Stylists careers are always an exciting career path to choose. If you are what they call a people person, then a career as a hairstylist might be for you. Hairstylists are in demand all over the country and especially in Michigan or Florida. Also, careers as a hairdresser, hairstylist, or cosmetologist are projected to grow 8% in the coming years. This is a faster rate than most occupations.
There are many roads to becoming a stylist. One of the most common is to attend cosmetology school. Beauty schools as some refer to them, are usually close to a 2-year program. In addition, some of the schools offer job placement upon graduation. While in school they will help prepare you for your hairstylist license. In the state of Michigan, for example, for a Cosmetology license, you need to be at least 17 years old. Also, 1,500 hours of course study from a school of cosmetology and passed an examination prescribed by the board and department.
Being a stylist has certain perks, in some cases, a stylist can set their own schedule or work for themselves. In addition, you can build a large clientele book so you know you will have good paying customers. A good “book” will ensure you have a consistent well-paying income. Also, some establishments pay hourly or by the cut depending on where you work. To maintain your stylist career, you may need to stay up on the latest trends and techniques by continuing education or workshops.
When applying for a stylist job make sure you know some qualities that many salons are looking for in a good stylist. The first is friendly and motivated. When dealing with people every day, you need to maintain a positive attitude or you will lose clients. The second trait is the ability to work as part of a team or independently. No salon owner wants to hire a stylist that can not get along with their coworkers. The third trait is the ability to keep your work area clean and maintain sanitation skills.
At Hair Mechanix, we are always looking for experienced and exceptional stylists to join our team. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our career opportunities for stylists. With higher commissions and a great working environment, our barbers and stylist stay and get paid well. Finally, if you are currently looking for a stylist career in Michigan, Florida, or Pennsylvania get more career details and apply at Hair Mechanix today!