How to Prepare for Your Salon Interview

Are you ready to work at your dream job? A successful interview can get you there. Here’s how to prepare for your salon interview:

Update Your Portfolio

Does your portfolio include the latest and greatest? Be sure your portfolio represents your best work. If it’s been a while since you last updated it, include new quality photos with the latest trends that you’ve mastered. For example, if you are applying for a position as a nail technician, show off your skills using both gel and traditional lacquer. Make certain your portfolio highlights your talents and is also neat, well-organized and packed full of pictures.

Do Your Research

Before you step foot in the salon, do thorough research. Check out the salon’s website and social media channels. Get to know the type of environment it offers and the clientele it attracts. Is it high-end or trendy? What services does it offer or specialize in? What professional products does it use or sell? The more knowledge you have, the more you’ll be able to speak intelligently and ask the right questions.

Primp Yourself

Dress for the career you want. When you apply for a job in the beauty industry, your appearance needs to send the right message. Show up for your salon interview with nicely polished nails, styled hair, and makeup that is well-done, but subdued. Wear neat and professional clothes and keep accessories to a minimum –no jeans or over-the-top jewelry. Choose neutral over flashy and make sure your whole outfit says that you can look great, but still work hard.

Bring all the Right Materials

Bring extra copies of your résumé, license, and any other certifications you have. You might meet with the salon owner and a manager, so arrive prepared with extra copies to go around. And bring a small notepad and pen to jot down some notes; it shows you’re serious about the job so you’ll be taken seriously.

Do you want to have career-long success in the beauty industry? It starts with an education! At Salon Success Academy, we’ll help you get on the path for success. We offer quality career training that stands out to employers. We are proud partners with the world renowned Sassoon Academy. Our instructors bring the lessons of Sassoon to the classroom, providing students with the wide scope of knowledge and techniques it takes to become a master stylist. Call 877-987-HAIR (4247) to learn more.