It’s graduation time for beauty school students! After having spent your time going through months of classes, hours practicing on the floor and countless services rendered, the day has finally arrived. Perhaps you’ve been proactive and even received your cosmetology license. Good Job! But now you need a job! So what do you need to do in order to get hired at your dream salon or spa? 4 tips for new grads to get hired fast by a beauty salon or spa!
1. Professional Attire:
We are in an extremely visual industry, so it is very important to always look the part. How you dress, style your hair and do your makeup is your business card. When you show up to an interview, the first impression you make will be summed up in the first five seconds. Dress in a manner that is professionally appropriate to the position for which you are applying for. What you wear to an interview creates an image or perception of the type of person you are, so choosing your attire is critical to presenting yourself as the right candidate to hire.
It is important to do some exploring and research in finding an environment that will nurture where you see yourself in the future. By doing research on a beauty salon, it will tell you if they are passionate about their craft, which is critical to career staying power. Choose a salon that will help you grow and nurture your skills.
You are a salesperson whether you are selling an add-on service, recommending a treatment or prescribing a take home regiment for your client. These are all factors that make you a professional and highly valuable to anyone who is hiring.
You are your own brand. Social media is such a powerful tool to promote yourself and build client relations, but remember to be mindful of what you post, employers will look at your Facebook page before they hire you.