salon owner cosmetologist nail technician resume example with 16+ years of experience

(555) XXX-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Looking to get back into the workforce to sharpen my skills and experience in new areas again.

Highly motivated professional with years of entrepreneurial and management experience. Skillfully creates and maintains professional and loyal relationships with co-workers, staff and clients while managing employees. Comfortable working independently as manager and leader and as collaborative team member. Applies business acumen and experience and exercises decisive judgment to meet and exceed organizational goals.

Also, a hardworking employee with customer service, multitasking and time management abilities. Devoted to giving every customer a positive and memorable experience.

  • Maintaining Customer Relationships
  • Fast Learner
  • Task delegation
  • Deposits/Money Management
  • Supervision
  • Performance improvements
  • Decision-making
  • Employee Engagement
  • Product and Service Explanations
  • Relationship Building
  • Trend Awareness
  • Friendly Communication
  • Active Listener
  • Problem Anticipation and Resolution
  • Creativity and Originality
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Supply Ordering and Maintenance
  • Focus and Follow-Through
Education and Training
Forsan High School Forsan, TX, Expected in 05/1994 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Howard College Big Spring, TX Expected in : Business/Cosmetology - GPA :
Boyne Resorts - Salon Owner/Cosmetologist/Nail Technician
Gatlinburg, TN, 03/2010 - 12/2019
  • Kept records for production, inventory, income and expenses.
  • Kept up-to-date on regulatory changes affecting business operations.
  • Conferred with customers to understand needs and finalize purchase orders.
  • Determined pricing for products or services based on costs and competition.
  • Interviewed, trained and supervised employees.
  • Reconciled daily sales, prepared bank deposits and assessed financial transaction reports.
  • Set pricing structures according to market analytics and emerging trends.
  • Resolved issues quickly through meticulous research and quick decision-making.
  • Completed thorough opening, closing and shift change functions to maintain operational standards each day.
  • Used strong issue resolution and communication skills to cultivate and strengthen lasting client relationships.
  • Formed and sustained strategic relationships with clients.
  • Backed up reception desk by answering phones, scheduling appointments and processing payments.
  • Met with new clients and provided successful hair consultations detailing expectations for color, style and cut.
  • Placed inventory orders, monitored shelf stock and tracked expenses.
  • Supervised banking procedures, cash flow and accounting processes.
  • Enforced safety procedures in accordance with facility policies and government regulations.
  • Resolved guest complaints.
Banner Health - Cosmetologist
Tucson, AZ, 01/2006 - 04/2009
  • Stylist
  • Nail technician
  • Maintaining clientele & improving on customer satisfaction
  • Engaged positively with clients to deliver memorable customer experiences that resulted in repeat business.
  • Backed up reception desk by answering phones, scheduling appointments and processing payments.
  • Stayed up-to-date on current and emerging trends to increase professional value and meet diverse client needs.
  • Met with new clients and provided successful hair consultations detailing expectations for color, style and cut.
  • Washed, colored, cut and styled hair for high volume of clients daily.
  • Kept notes listing preferences and services provided to clients for quick reference.
  • Evaluated client's hair and physical features to determine style and cut plans.
  • Kept work stations clean and sanitized scissors, combs and other styling tools.
  • Demonstrated and sold hair care products and cosmetics.
Dr Brent Huckabay DDS - Dental Assistant
City, STATE, 01/2002 - 12/2005
  • Sanitized equipment, cleaned treatment rooms and restocked supplies after each patient's treatment to maintain cleanliness and prepare for next patient.
  • Provided chair-side assistance during dental examinations and procedures to boost efficiency and calm nervous patients.
  • Laid out dental instruments and equipment before procedures.
  • Documented patient records with procedures performed and added notes taken to charts.
  • Took bitewing, periapical, panoramic and occlusal X-rays and prepared for dentists to review.
  • Educated patients on treatment procedures and post-procedure home care.
  • Utilized automated washers to sterilize instruments and prevent cross-infection between patients.
  • Entered patient data into dental records system and observed confidentiality rules to maintain patient privacy.
  • Gathered and reviewed patient records, data and health history to share with dentists for quick and accurate patient assessments, diagnoses and treatment.
  • Created dental x-rays using traditional and digital methods to help dentists detect tooth decay, cavities and other issues needing to be treated.
  • Assisted dentist during examinations by retracting patient's cheeks and tongue.
  • Built loyal patient following and retained return patients by providing empathetic and caring service.
  • Took preliminary impressions of patient teeth to prepare for custom impressions and fabrication of permanent dental work.
  • Prepared patients by explaining scheduled treatments and potential side effects.
  • Checked with participants throughout procedures to help alleviate anxiety.
  • Followed dentists' directions for giving patients desensitizing agents to prepare for anesthetic administration.
  • Applied sealants and protective coatings to teeth to protect enamel and prevent cavities.

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School Attended

  • Forsan High School
  • Howard College

Job Titles Held:

  • Salon Owner/Cosmetologist/Nail Technician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Dental Assistant


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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