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Students Leaving the Beauty School "NEST" QUESTIONS TO HAVE THEM CONSIDER BY JEANNE DEGAN C 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 after school. Below is some advice I've often shared with new stylists beginning their career. 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? I * s the salon clean and inviting? I * s the atmosphere friendly? I * s it a full-service salon or haircuts only? I 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? D * re hairstylists paid a salary or commission only? A * hat types of benefits are offered? W * oes the salon owner offer incentive programs? D * hat are the salon's policies? W * hat are the owner's expectations of his/her employees? W * hat are the work shifts like? W * hat type of goals does the salon set for employees? W * s there an orientation period? (An orientation time helps you become familiar with I 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 and in Jeanne's book, Stylists are Business Owners Too. Learn More 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: and www. B E AUT YL I NK | C E L* E * BR AT E | 2 0 1 4 | 61

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
Multicultural Corner
Culture Trumps Strategy
Beauty Changes Lives
Engaged Learning
Superstar Graduate
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