In the hairdressing industry, the most powerful marketing tool is word of mouth. Client-salon trust is paramount, and with this in mind, finding reliable, well-qualified stylists is essential – although not always simple.
While other industries have seen their profits compromised by the technological revolution of the last fifteen years, hairdressing is one service that can never be replicated cheaply online. Some stylists have found their jobs affected by the recession of the last few years, but hairdressing is still solid as an industry.
If you are an experienced hairdresser, you will know that pay arrangements vary considerably. Some salons offer a low rate of basic pay plus commission, and some work with you on a ‘self-employed’ basis, where the company provides the products but you split the pay 50/50. It all depends. Experts advise considering what might suit you best, and being prepared to negotiate.
Seeking the help of an experienced recruitment consultant can save both stylists and salons time and money. Today there are even specialist recruitment agencies that serve only this industry. Often, they are best placed to match a candidate’s skills and aspirations with a salon’s ethos.