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the Beauty School
QUESTIONS TO HAVE THEM CONSIDER
BY JEANNE DEGAN
ongratulations, instructors! Your students have made it through school
with flying colors, and are ready leave to launch their career. Before they
leave the "nest" of the classroom, offer some words of wisdom about life
Below is some advice I've often shared with new stylists beginning
Begin building experience and clientele at a chain salon that offers on-going education
and does lots of advertising.
Make a list of the things you would like an ideal salon job to offer. Visit several salons
as a customer and note both negative and positive observations, such as:
* s the customer service impeccable?
* s the salon clean and inviting?
* s the atmosphere friendly?
* s it a full-service salon or haircuts only?
Once you find a salon that feels like a good fit, prepare for the interview. Your questions
for the salon owner may include:
* oes the salon offer ongoing education?
* re hairstylists paid a salary or commission only?
* hat types of benefits are offered?
* oes the salon owner offer incentive programs?
* hat are the salon's policies?
* hat are the owner's expectations of his/her employees?
* hat are the work shifts like?
* hat type of goals does the salon set for employees?
* s there an orientation period? (An orientation time helps you become familiar with
the staff and salon.)
Remember, the more information jobseekers learn ahead of time, the quicker they will
be able to find the right fit.
Jeanne Degan is president and CEO of Positive Salon Strategies
and has been a leader in the beauty industry for more than 33 years.
She brings her expertise to the salon industry in an exciting and
unique style. She is a successful educator, trainer, stylist and former
salon owner herself. More detailed suggestions are available at
www.positivesalonstrategies.com and in Jeanne's book, Stylists are
Business Owners Too.
The courses CS102 - Empowering Students to Find and Secure the Right Job and CS103 - Assisting Students
in Designing Impactful Career Marketing Collateral are available on the AACS Online Training Center. Members
call AACS at 800-831-1086 for your VIP Discount Code. Visit the following URLs to learn more about these courses:
www.aacstraining.org/courses/CS102 and www. aacstraining.org/courses/CS103.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3
Message From the Aacs President & CEA Chair
The Workings of Washington
The Art of the Consult
A Student’s Perspective
Celebrating Our Graduates
Access and Affordability
And Then There’s Compliance
Are You Ready to Thrive?
Navigating the Acquisition Path
Creating a Marketing Mixture
Culture Trumps Strategy
Beauty Changes Lives
20 Ways to Celebrate You
Battle of the Strands
Students Leaving the Beauty School “Nest''
Why Every Educator Needs to Be at CEA This Year
Step by Step
Voices From the Classroom
People & Places
Create a Recipe for the Future
New Products & Services
Associate Member Profiles: Furniture Manufacturers
New School Members
Upcoming 2014-15 Events
Index to Advertisers
BeautyLink - Volume 6, Issue 3