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Cosmetologist Interview Questions

1. What excites you about designing hair styles?
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Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatment. Branches of specialty including hairstyling, skin care, cosmetics, manicures/pedicures, and electrology.
Source: wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmetologist

Cosmetologist Interview Questions

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Tell me about your experience styling hair?

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I love to be able to customize hairstyles for every individual guest.
 
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The thing that excites me the most about designing hair is seeing the smile on my clients face.
 

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#3 of 25

What aspect of doing hair is most challenging for you?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I enjoy making people look their best. Whatever style needs to be done I have no problem doing. However, I really love coloring hair. It's fun to see the finished product and how you can completely change someones look.
 
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im fine working with any style.practice makes perfect and the more i practice it the more il like performing it.
 

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#4 of 25

How do you communicate with clients who are introverted or shy?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I am both outgoing and reserved, I know what things to be kept to myself and also have a nice, fun conversation with the client always keeping it respectful and professional.
 
2.
I am very outgoing I enjoy working with people and very personable.
 

Education Requirements

All states require barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists to be licensed. To qualify for a license, candidates are required to graduate from a state-approved cosmetology program.

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#5 of 25

How do you help clients choose the best hair style?

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I love color and cutting, but my favorite part of the service is the blow out because I get to see everything come together.
 
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I like working on all hair styles. Each style is a learning experience and to work on it over and over again would enhance my skills.
 

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#6 of 25

How do you build relationships with customers?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Get to know them better, not so much as to a personal level but make them feel a way that they know that they do have a say in opinions and are not just there for the money.
 
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I think the best way to build a good relationship with a customer is to really get to know them. Client consulations help in figuring out what kind of look the person is going for and what the DEFINITLY don't want. Also, taking notes never hurts. Personally, I wouldn't want to walk into my hair salon and have my stylist forget my name! So if I have to reread my consultation notes I will.
 

Work Environment

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists work mostly in a barbershop or salon, although some work in a spa, hotel, or resort. Some lease booth space in other people’s salons. A good number manage salons or open their own shop after several years of experience. Many barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists work part time. However, some self-employed workers may have long hours. Work schedules often include evenings and weekends―the times when barbershops and beauty salons are busiest. Those who are self-employed usually determine their own schedules.

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#7 of 25

Tell me about your customer service experience.

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Finding out what my client likes/dislikes and remember faces and names. Listen, listen and listen some more. I rephrase what they want so we are clear on our plan.
 
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The knowledge of knowing what my customer want done to her hair.
 

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#8 of 25

When did you decide to become a cosmetologist?

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I decided that I wanted to be a cosmetologist about 5 years ago. I was working in a hair salon and I enjoyed it so much that I decided that I wanted to do it for the rest of my life.
 
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@ a very young age . Also working in a salon early on in my teen years.
 

Cosmetologist Pros

1. Make own hours, get to talk, and its easy. May 30th, 2012

2. Great customer service starting with indepth listening to your client, working to give superior service and to not undermine the needs of your client. Advising clients on what is really possible and what can be achieved honestly. May 30th, 2012

3. YOU dressed the part you know the part and you be professional in the part of being a cosmetologist. July 3rd, 2012

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#9 of 25

Do you have any experience with men's hair styles?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes. In our student clinic.
 
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I do, in school with family and friends as my models.
 

Questions to Ask

1. First of all is the salon trama free how many lawsuits you had,has their been many complaints and is the salon crime free?

2. What made you choose this salon?

3. What do you look for in a stylist?

4. how would you handle a situation if you messed up some ones hair cut and they didnt want to pay you?

5. What credits are needed to apply to a cosmetology school?

6. What caused you to become interested in this field?

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#10 of 25

Do you work well on your own?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I am pretty independent but I am not afraid to ask questions when I need to.
 
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I'm a pretty independent person. I like to figure things out on my own but I am not afraid to ask questions or ask for help if needed.
 

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#11 of 25

Do you have any experience with events?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes I have and I have two more wedding I will be working on I am very exited to be working it and make them look beautiful.
 
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Yes, I have done a brides hair for her wedding. It was so much fun to be able to make her feel beautiful for her big day!
 

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#12 of 25

Describe your typical day at work.

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Cleaning up, setting up for the day, taking clients, retail sales.
 
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Making sure everything is nice and tighty for the next costemer.
 

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#13 of 25

Tell me about a time when a customer was not satisfied with the service you provided. How did you handle it?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I actually have a good attitude and put on a smile. I try to help them and try to see what kind of personality they have and work with that.
 
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Talk with them while getting their hair done..
 

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#14 of 25

What hair styles do you believe look the best for women?

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Depending upon the particular client I like to ask how much styling time they are willing to put into it. It is always important to do a proper consultation because what you may want to do for the clients hair, the client also has to be willing and know how to recreate the look.
 
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The best lokk for a women is one that suits her facial features and body type. One that enchances her beauty and diminshes her flaws.
 

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#15 of 25

Where do you see yourself in five years?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I have a passion for it so i dont see myself stopping anytime soon .
 
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For 20 years maybe more
 

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#16 of 25

Describe your dream job.

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I would love to work for a paul mitchell salon because I love the products. Basically, any salon I can be myself and enjoy what I'm doing is ideal.
 
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Paul mitchell they are very grounded in everything they do.
 

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#17 of 25

Tell me about your training. What did you like most about it? What didn't you like?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes. I am currently enrolled in the cosmetology program at CCTE and I have 1250 hours. I need 1500 to take the State Board Exam.
 
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Yes, I completed my education at Fortis and am currently going on to get my Associates Degree, also I feel that Advanced Training Classes and Hair Shows are great addition to make u more knowledgable
 

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#18 of 25

What techniques do you enjoy while styling hair?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I lyk to experiment a lot...so if a customer has very good hair...i excell in this technique wich is my favourite!!
 
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I love completely enhancing the entire look, the hair color, cut and style.
 

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#19 of 25

Where do you gain your inspiration for trying new trends, styles?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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No it doesn't.
 
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No it doesn't it really depends in what salon your working at and how many hours you work.
 

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#20 of 25

Tell me about your experience coloring hair and working with color-treated hair.

User Submitted Interview Answers

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3 years of coloring like i said i'm not to fun of coloring but i will do it,
 

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#21 of 25

Why do you want to work for us?

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#22 of 25

Tell me about a difficult work situation. How did you handle it?

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#23 of 25

Tell me about your strengths.

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#24 of 25

Tell me about an area you could improve upon.

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#25 of 25

Are you a team player?