How to become a Hair and Beauty Salon Assistant

Hair and beauty salon assistants perform routine tasks in hairdressing or beauty salons. As they gain experience, they are given more complex tasks to carry out under supervision.

Personal requirements for a Hair and Beauty Salon Assistant

  • Good health with no skin allergies
  • Good hygiene practices
  • Good communication skills
  • Pleasant personality
  • Neat personal appearance
  • Able to follow directions
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to work within timeframes
  • Able and willing to follow instructions.

Duties & Tasks of a Hair and Beauty Salon Assistant

Hair and beauty salon assistants may perform the following tasks:

  • Comb, brush, spray, shampoo, condition and rinse hair
  • Apply temporary hair colour and remove residual colour products
  • Apply and maintain safe and hygienic work practices such as cleaning combs and other equipment
  • Maintain work areas by sweeping floors and cleaning benches and shelves
  • Assist with salon reception duties such as answering telephone calls, making appointments, seating clients and taking payments
  • Prepare refreshments for clients
  • Assist senior staff with tasks
  • Display and maintain stock of hair and beauty products.

Working conditions for a Hair and Beauty Salon Assistant

Hair and beauty salon assistants may be employed in women's, men's or unisex salons. They spend most of the day on their feet and are usually required to work staggered shifts to fit in with the salon's business hours. They have a high level of public contact so they need to be well presented.


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Hair and Beauty Salon Assistant

Hair and beauty salon assistants perform routine tasks in hairdressing or beauty salons. As they gain experience, they are given more complex tasks to carry out under supervision.

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