Top Job Opportunities at a Salon

If you are creative, patient, love people, and love hairstyles, you should consider working in a salon. You may think you already know everything there is to know about beauty, but you could probably learn a few more tricks or techniques. If you have not done so already, consider attending beauty or cosmetology school.

Why You Should Consider Education

Education is important, no matter what your career path. There are many reasons why education for beauty school should be considered. These can include:

Learning New Techniques

It can be easy to cut hair or apply makeup, but there are great tricks available to make it quicker and easier.

Think Bigger

Cosmetology school gives you an added bonus. Potential employers know you are serious about your career and will realize you have had professional salon-quality training and will already know the basics.

All Salons Are Similar

Granted, each salon will provide different features to their clients, but all will have the basic hair styling and makeup. This means you will have more opportunity to find work.

Different Jobs Available at a Salon

When someone thinks of a salon, his or her first thought is a hairdresser. Not only does this person cut and style hair, but they can also add color. Other jobs can include:


Men like their hair cut professionally as well, and the lone barbershop is almost unheard of anymore. Many barbers are considering working in salons to give them more clientele.


This may not be a glory job where you get many tips, but this position is very important in larger salons. In many cases, new employees are put in this position to learn the basics of meeting and greeting clients. In this position, you may also sweep up old hair and comb out clients before the work begins.

Nail Technicians

Depending on the salon, they may offer more services, such as nails, massages, etc. Cosmetology schools usually offer this type of training as well as makeup and more.

Massage Therapist

Many salons are considering adding many different options to their building. This way, they have a more diverse clientele. Someone may not need a haircut or new style, but may need a massage.


In some salons, the hairdresser does the coloring, cutting, styling, and shampooing. However, in some salons, each person does one thing only. This way no one person is required to do a ton of work while the others are sitting with nothing to do.


If the salon has more than a few clients, they will be in need of a receptionist to help with scheduling, phones, and payments.

As you can see, there are many areas at a salon where you can find work. It is important to choose carefully and make sure it is the career you want.

Evergreen Beauty College offers esthetics and cosmetology programs. Contact us for more information.

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.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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