No matter what the field of work or line of business, potential employers have some serious demands when it comes to hiring employees. In the hairdressing industry, the prospective employer must look for many attributes.
Naturally, their skills are very important because if they don?t have the ability to do the work it doesn?t matter what other attributes they have they just will not fit into the salon in the capacity they are being hired for.
There are many people skills that are required in the Hairdressing Industry. No matter how wonderful of a technical job the applicant may be able to do, if she possesses no people skills then she will not have good customer relations. This means in the end that there will be very little repeat business generated from this employee. That is one critical element of being successful in the hair industry and that?s being able to build a clientele.
As a potential employer during your interview, you need to look for the signs of an individual having a good personality. In addition to this, they need to be enthusiastic about their work. An initial interview really doesn?t give you much time to get to know the person so you are going to have to make judgments very quickly, which can sometimes seem unfair. The applicant who can present positive qualities within this short period will most likely be an asset to your Salon.
Not only should the applicant be showing interest in the job because of finances and needing to work, there should be a natural eagerness to work at something they enjoy. Potential employees that are looking at the position as merely a job often do not stay in one place for any length of time.
If possible, try to find out what their attendance record was like during school. This will give you a good idea as to how committed they are to their vocation, as well as being punctual. Nothing worse than having a client wait for the stylist to show up.
You also want an employee that is eager to continue learning. Quite often hairdressing students believe that once they graduate that?s the end of learning it?s just a matter of gaining experience. This is not the case in this industry. Fashion, which includes hair, is ever changing and the success Salon has to keep up with those changes. If the staff is not motivated in, doing this then the business will soon become outdated.
Another asset that your potential employee should possess is the ability to work under pressure. Keeping to time schedules can be a daunting task and at times clients may become irate at being kept waiting. The stylist must be able to calmly handle this type of situation. A salon that employees numerous stylists means that employees are working in constant contact with each other. Your employees must be team players otherwise; it makes for a very negative environment. Clients have the knack of being able to notice this and it makes them feel uncomfortable. All considerations must be based on the clients because the success of the business is built on this.