cosmetology instructor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Cosmetology Instructor with 16 years of experience teaching and 23 years of experience in Cosmetology with a flourishing clientele in the salon. Outstanding eye for detail and organizational capabilities with extensive knowledge of individualized lesson plans and monitoring student growth. High level of skill and extensive education in the industry. Ability to motivate and encourage while maintaining an appropriate expectation of excellence in skill and professionalism. Committed to long-term results in stimulating environments.

  • Redken Master Specialist
  • CND Nail Certified
  • Various classes/seminars in haircutting, , hair coloring, hair texture, etc
  • Lesson planning knowledge
  • Salon administration understanding
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Good listening skills
  • Customer Service
  • Multitasking abilities
Work History
Cosmetology Instructor, 11/2005 to Current
Paul Mitchell SchoolsFort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Recruited clients for students to get practical experience.
  • Prepared students for Arizona cosmetology exam.
  • Conducted practice exams for students including both theoretical and practical sections.
  • Followed curriculum accurately with detailed lesson plans.
  • Planned both theory and practical lessons for up to 40 students in a class.
  • Met training needs with well-organized, factual programs based on contemporary requirements.
  • Developed teaching aids for industry professionals, including software content, study aids and handouts.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to problems.
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Actively listened to customers, handled concerns quickly and escalated major issues to supervisor.
  • Actively listened to customers' requests, confirming full understanding before addressing concerns.
  • Created plans and communicated deadlines to ensure projects were completed on time.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
Cosmetologist, 05/1998 to Current
Ascension HealthRochester Hills, MI,
  • Researched latest trends in hair and makeup to stay updated on color, style and technique.
  • Maintained client treatment records and designed long-term care programs for return customers.
  • Spoke with clients regarding health history, expectations, services and procedures for safety and customer satisfaction.
  • Kept work areas, tools and equipment clean and properly sanitized to minimize disease transfer and health risk of shared environment.
  • Suggested treatments and styles to suit customer appearance and fashion choices.
  • Created memorable customer experiences, adding bonus services such as head and neck massages during appointments.
  • Supported reception desk as needed, receiving phone calls, entering appointments and collecting payments for services rendered.
  • Attended regular trainings and workshops to maintain cosmetology license and stay current on technique and skills.
  • Grew sales with great work ethic, individualized beauty care plans and positive attitude.
  • Booked appointments, answered phones, greeted clients, handled payments and created client service tickets.
  • Helped clients achieve desired looks for daily wear and special events by designing makeup strategies for each scenario.
  • Processed payments, entering sales in register for prompt customer service.
  • Shampooed, conditioned and rinsed guests' hair using salon-exclusive products while educating clients on product benefits to increase product sales.
  • Maintained high number of return customers through precise cutting, coloring and styling of clients' hair.
  • Educated clients about products and self-maintenance for healthy hair based on needs and preferences.
  • Built strong and lasting rapport with clients through consistent delivery of requested services and exceptional results.
  • Evaluated client needs and recommended treatments and strategy to achieve desired result, while maintaining hair health.
  • Consistently received positive performance reviews from guests.
Photographer, 05/1991 to 12/2005
Fox CorporationAtlanta, GA,
  • Photographed high-quality images for various print and digital projects.
  • Determined and adjusted subject position, props and lighting equipment while selecting camera angles to optimize final product.
  • Defined and recommended detailed solutions to capture images.
  • Planned and prepared for all on-location and studio shoots.
  • Shot photographs in controlled lab, field and remote environments.
  • Tracked inventory for photo products and equipment.
  • Completed complex photo shoots at indoor and outdoor venues.
  • Scheduled and booked locations for photo shoots, working collaboratively with clients and contacts.
  • Selected and set up appropriate props, backdrops and lighting.
  • Inspected proofs to verify quality and determine needed adjustments and retouches.
  • Consulted with clients to discuss commission ideas and style preferences to create mutually agreeable project parameters.
COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR: Cosmetology Education, Expected in 11/2005 to EASTERN ARIZONA ACADEMY oF COSMETOLOGY - Safford, AZ,
COSMETOLOGY LICENSE: Cosmetology, Expected in 05/1998 to SAFFORD COLLEGE oF BEAUTY CULTURE - Safford, AZ,
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1995 to Thatcher High School - Thatcher, AZ

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School Attended

  • Thatcher High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Cosmetologist
  • Photographer


  • High School Diploma

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