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Cosmetologist Interview Questions
1. What excites you about designing hair styles?
Cosmetology is the study and application of beauty treatment. Branches of specialty including hairstyling, skin care, cosmetics, manicures/pedicures, and electrology.
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Cosmetologist Interview Questions
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Tell me about your experience styling hair?
 
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When I was little my grandmother use to have me give her finger waves all the time. Professionally I have been doing hair since aug. 2013.
 
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Hair is art, I m the artist I use my tools and sculpture and form my creations.
 
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What aspect of doing hair is most challenging for you?
 
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I don't have a style I don't like working on because they all present different challenges.
 
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I don't like doing real fancy updos.
 
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How do you communicate with clients who are introverted or shy?
 
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I'm a very outgoing person when it come to working with other people.
 
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Very outgoing I consider my self to be a people person I love making people laugh.
 
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How do you help clients choose the best hair style?
 
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I don't have any preference.
 
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I prefer to work on prom styles.
 
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How do you build relationships with customers?
 
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I greet them as soon as they walk through the door. I listen to what they have to say and build a friendship through the conversation we will exchange.
 
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By asking them personal questions, having them get use to me and gaining trust with them.
 
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When did you decide to become a cosmetologist?
 
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Hair has always interested me since I was a little girl but my grandmother was a salon owner befor my time and my mother told me its not the kind of profession to get into if I want to make money... So I took a few college courses and only liked the art classes so I decided to try it out despite what my mother told me, and I fell in love.
 
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I decided to become a stylist when I saw my older sister going through the same process as I. She inspired me to do something creative with my hands and to have an outlet for my artistic side.
 
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Tell me about your customer service experience.
 
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I know that being yourself is the mane thing for me... The more your clients get to know you the more they will like you.
 
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The experience I have is from beauty school and I've had many returning customers.
 
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Do you have any experience with men's hair styles?
 
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Only the year at beauty school.
 
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Men's hair styles is a weak point for me, but I am eager to learn more about men's cuts and styles.
 
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Do you work well on your own?
 
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I like to more of a dependent when it comes to things but I'm not afraid to ask for help when I need it.
 
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Very dependent. I arrive to work earlier than scheduled. I help others in in areas where needed. I am able to work with minimal supervision.
 
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Do you have any experience with events?
 
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I've done many prom Updo's!
 
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Yes iv done quite a few weddings and I enjoy it very much, especially when I have to go to them because it makes me think of what ill be doing when I reach my goals of doing movies sets.
 
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Describe your typical day at work.
 
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I have to continue to follow safety and sanitation guides throughout the work place.
 
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My duties are to maintain a sanitary salon while also catering to my client while satisfying their hair/skin/nail needs.
 
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Tell me about a time when a customer was not satisfied with the service you provided. How did you handle it?
 
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I'm always very friendly and ask how their doing.
 
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I interact with customers by matching the same level of energy as they do. Asking open ended questions to keep the conversations fluid and natural.
 
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What hair styles do you believe look the best for women?
 
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I believe it all depends on their facial shape and hair color, I would need to do a consultation before I know that.
 
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This depends on the women.....Antthing can look good if pulled off correctly with confidence and a smile.
 
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Where do you see yourself in five years?
 
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I am pursuing this a career.
 
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I hope to be styling hair for probably the next twenty years. I would like to grow and become someone who helps on movie sets.
 
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Describe your dream job.
 
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It doesn't really matter aslong as the salon has a good reputation.
 
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One that offers advancement opportunities and allows me to do what I enjoy.
 
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Tell me about your training. What did you like most about it? What didn't you like?
 
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Yes I've gone to cosmetology at boces for the last two years.
 
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Yes. I went to penrose academy and I graduate may 13, 2015.
 
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What techniques do you enjoy while styling hair?
 
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My favorite way to style hair is with the blowout method. Just choosing a different tool can drastically change the way the hair looks and I love that. Mixing different products for certain thing to achieve a look.
 
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I enjoy doing different styles and techniques.
 
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Where do you gain your inspiration for trying new trends, styles?
 
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Hours would have to be not too crazy, but a regular full time work day would be more than suitable.
 
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Being a cosmetologist does not interfere with my family. They love it because they have someone to come to when it comes to do with anything with cosmetology.
 
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Tell me about your experience coloring hair and working with color-treated hair.
 
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11 months. I just recently graduated cosmetology school, but that does not mean that I am not capable of learning and becoming more educated in the field of hair dressing.
 
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I have only about 3 years of experience with hair coloring.
 
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Are you a team player?
 
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Why do you want to work for us?
 
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Tell me about your strengths.
 
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Tell me about an area you could improve upon.
 
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Tell me about a difficult work situation. How did you handle it?
 
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