Hair Stylist Job Description

Hair stylist is a job title given to a trained professional who is involved in many different aspects of the hair and beauty industry, such as cutting, styling, colouring, and treating hair.

A hair stylist may specialize in a specific area of hairdressing through additional training and education.

For example, a barber is a type of hair stylist who specializes in male grooming, but a master stylist is a general professional who manages all aspects of hair styling.

In a salon, a hairstylist may focus mainly on cutting hair, such as with scissors or a clipper.

They may also specialize in styling hair, such as with straightening irons or curling irons.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Hair Stylist to join our team! We offer a fun and relaxed environment where you can really show off your creativity. If you're passionate about hair and fashion, then we want to hear from you!

Hair Stylist Duties:

  • Check-in with clients, use appropriate haircutting and styling stations and equipment, and appropriately train stylists for the execution of haircuts and styling
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clients
  • Prepare and maintain logs and records of all services provided, including client preferences and payment, to ensure smooth running of the salon
  • Prepare and maintain a working area that is clean and organized
  • Correct or clean up mistakes made in hair design
  • Identify and resolve issues that may negatively impact customer satisfaction
  • Recognize client needs and suggest solutions
  • Maintain a tidy and organized working environment
  • Obtain client feedback and suggestions
  • Develop and implement programs to enhance the image of the salon
  • Perform other duties as requested by management

Hair Stylist Responsibilities:

  • Treat clients' hair to professional hot tools treatments, including cuts, coloring, and perms
  • Provide customer service by answering phones, greeting clients, and scheduling appointments
  • Build client relationships, conduct consultations, and suggest styles, colors, and haircuts based on clients' hair type, facial structure, and lifestyle preferences
  • Provide product recommendations based on clients' hair texture, condition, and personal style
  • Develop and maintain a professional image, including wearing company apparel during appearances at events, client weddings, and fashion shows
  • Ensure salon is clean, tidy, and well-stocked at all times
  • Assist in running day-to-day operations of the salon, including bookkeeping, scheduling, stocking supplies, and answering the telephone
  • Make necessary repairs to the salon, including plumbing, electrical, and gas
  • Perform light housekeeping duties

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Requirements And Skills:

  • High school diploma or a cosmetology license
  • 2+ years experience in a salon or barber shop
  • Knowledge of cutting, coloring, and styling hair
  • Ability to create and maintain hair styles
  • Ability to use salon tools and equipment

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an organization. We are committed to building a team that reflects these values and we encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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