Job Spotlight: Hair Stylist

Let’s cut to the chase and discuss hair stylists!

Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer the age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from pay and duties, to why people do the jobs they do.

Hair Stylist

In this month’s Job Spotlight, we’re clipping through what it means to be a hair stylist.

Required Education: Typically Postsecondary Nondegree Award


Although pay varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, industry, geographic area, etc.), hair stylists can make $24,830 per year or more.


What Hair Stylists Do

Hair Stylists deal with a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Cutting, styling, and coloring hair
  • Cleaning and maintaining haircutting implements
  • Engaging and interacting with clients


What Companies Look for in Hair Stylists

Every position is different, but many companies need the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to be on your feet all day
  • Knowledge of the haircare industry and popular haircare products/techniques
  • Good listeners
  • Solid sales skills (for salon products)
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances


Not sure where to find a position like this?

We can help.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. and Canada. If you have any questions about hair stylist jobs in your area or job search in general, contact your local Express office,  download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.


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