Skills That You Need To Land a Great Salon Job

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Salon work is an attractive option for many individuals who are interested in the cosmetology field. Although there are many jobs that a licensed cosmetologist can do, salon work is one of the most prominent. What are the most important things you’ll need to know as a salon worker? Here are five important skills to start developing.

1. Sanitation Skills

Your sanitation skills are going to be one of the most important things you can stay up to date on as a salon worker. When you work in a salon, you’re going to be dealing with multiple individuals every day, often while using much of the same equipment. Keeping your equipment clean ensures that no one is spreading diseases or generally affecting your ability to provide services to other individuals. Plus, it’s one of the things a salon owner will invariably look for as you do your job.

2. Stamina and Persistence

Salon work is a physically and emotionally demanding job. If you don’t have the physical stamina and mental persistence necessary to do it, you may not be able to succeed at it. You need to make sure you’re able to physically manage the moving around that goes along with salon work, as well as mentally manage the requirements that come along with the process of salon work.

3. Overarching Knowledge of the Industry

As a salon worker, you’ll need to stay up to date on the current trends and information coming out from the industry in general. Many salon workers end up subscribing to magazines, blogs, YouTube channels and more, all talking about the current trends in the world of cosmetology. This way, you can stay up to date on what people are interested in and provide these things for them, even if they don’t know that’s what they want.

4. Teamwork Skills

When you work in a salon, it’s much different from just working as a freelancer by yourself. You and everyone else who works in the salon with you are part of a team. If you’re not able to work as part of a team, you’ll likely find that working in a salon is very difficult for you. This is why it’s so important to build your teamwork skills as you’re learning your cosmetology skills, as the two are intertwined.

5. Ability To Turn Out a Beautiful Product

At the core of your performance in a salon is always going to be your ability to turn out a truly beautiful product. There are many secondary abilities that salon owners want you to get better at, but at the end of the day, none of these things will matter if you’re not good at what you were hired to do.

One of the best things you can do is have a great educational grounding for your skills. By going through the cosmetology program at Evergreen Beauty College, you’re sure to know the most important foundational skills for your cosmetology career. This way, you’ll be able to put those skills to use as a salon worker, which will help you succeed for years to come.


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These five skills are all extremely important if you want to succeed in the world of salon work. Likely the most important skill you can build is your ability to do your job, but there are plenty of skills for you to build so you can succeed as a salon worker. Make sure you have a great background and an even better education to succeed in the best way possible.


Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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