What does a Hair Colorist do?

As a hair stylist you would provide insight to men, women and children on various hair styles, cuts and color. In addition, you would have the ability to learn and share information on the hair care products to upsell items solid by the salon. Effectively use various marketing methods to grow your clientele such as social media and customer referrals.

The ability to successfully communicate with a diverse customer population is essential. A friendly and approachable individual who finds it easy to speak with a variety of individuals. Experience with various types of hair is preferred. A valid cosmetology license in the state you are practicing is required.

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Superior oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop your own clientele through social media and customer referrals
  • Demonstrate consistent telephone etiquette
  • Keep your station clean and sanitary
  • Assist in upselling salon products and services
  • Safe use of equipment and chemicals
  • Assist with laundry and linens as needed
  • 3+ years of experience as a hairstylist
  • Knowledge of products solid by the salon
  • Exhibit basic computer skills
  • Accurate use of an office phone
  • Able to lift boxes up to 10 pounds
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with customers
  • Reliable transportation to meet scheduling requirements
  • Maintain inventory product log
Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.0 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Hair Colorist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$43,041 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $43K
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Hair Colorist Career Path

Learn how to become a Hair Colorist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Hair Colorist Insights

Read what Hair Colorist professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Casual Stylist
Oct 9, 2021

“retail pay on the weekend was good (though I guess this would standard casual pay)”

Boardroom Salon for MenBoardroom Salon for Men
Aug 12, 2019

“The company provides the resources and knowledge you need to become the best stylist and to really grow your career”

Stitch FixStitch Fix
Jan 28, 2021

“I had the chance to meet many other lovely stylist and my team lead was absolutely amazing!”

KaRu Salon
Aug 12, 2019

“Manager Nikki is great and takes care of any issues I have and always listens to my concerns.”

Sport ClipsSport Clips
Hair Stylist
Oct 14, 2021

“$24. Manager Kendall is super nice and I still keep in touch with her.”

Cost CuttersCost Cutters
May 9, 2019

“Pay was not the best and I really didn't add much to my income with tips.”

Hair Stylist
Dec 19, 2019

“It’s nice to work here because of the interactions with children and the pay is good too.”

Part Time Stylist
Jan 19, 2021

“I have a great shop manager atm who genuinely empowers her team and strives to run the best business possible.”

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