Top Cosmetologist interview questions, as voted by our visitors!
Top Cosmetologist interview questions, as voted by our visitors!
1. What excites you about designing hair styles?
I love to be able to customize hairstyles for every individual guest.
Its fun, and exciting being able to see their reaction and how they feel when its all done. Also i love seeing the end results and how much you can change things and how drastic or not drastic you can make things and just how much of a difference it can make
The thing that excites me the most about designing hair is seeing the smile on my clients face.
Knowing what the style going to turn out like when finished.
I like there faces.
2. How many years have you worked on styling?
I been working for 20 years.
I have worked on styling for a little over a year now.
I am a recent graduate of the Aveda Institute, so including school it would be one year.
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.
3. What styles do you prefer not to work on?
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.
im fine working with any style.practice makes perfect and the more i practice it the more il like performing it.
Nothing,, i working any style and all of them is work on.
I working hard for my job as a beautician.
Nothing because all hairstyles i done is always work on.
4. How outgoing would you say you are?
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.
I am very outgoing I enjoy working with people and very personable.
I would say I am a good mix of outgoing and reserved. I treat my clients as though they are my best friend when they walk through the salon door even if it is the first time I am meeting them. I try to be as happy, outgoing and polite as possible, but I also try to assess the current attitude of my client as well. I make sure that if they seem a little uneasy or nervous themselves I might tone it down a notch to get more on their level before being too intimidating.
I am just the right balance of "outgoing" and "relaxed". I'm always up for trying new things and learning, but I don't mind taking it easy either.
I'm very outgoing. Willing to get my hands in there and work on any client.
5. What hair styles do you prefer to work on?
I love color and cutting, but my favorite part of the service is the blow out because I get to see everything come together.
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.
I like working on all styles. I really have the most fun doing a style when the client is easy to talk to and optimistic about their hair. That way, I don't feel as much pressure.
I love working on all styles i love trying new things and learning new things. and i love being able to make people feel good.
6. How do you build relationships with customers?
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.
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.
Building relationships with a customer starts off by listening and getting to know each of your clients. Not only by giving them the best service but showing in all aspects that you want them there. All around you must be social and sympathetic to all of the clients needs.
First ask them what style or how they are wanting there hair done. Then ask them what they like to do and about there famnily. Find out what is best going to work for them. Always listen to them and what they are telling you let them know you are litstening. Always be kind and courteous.
You first start out on talking about the way they want their hair and when doing their hair start talking about themselves.
7. Do you have any experience with men's hair styles?
Yes. In our student clinic.
I do, in school with family and friends as my models.
Yes ive done many in beauty school and on my family.
Yes I do I have worked on mens hair cute for few years now. Its a hair cute I enjoy very much.
Yes in school on the clinic floor with my friends and family and what ticket they gave me.
8. When did you decide to become a cosmetologist?
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.
@ a very young age . Also working in a salon early on in my teen years.
I decided to become a cosmetologist not too long ago. My mom has always done my hair and in 2005 officially became a licensed cosmetologist. I always enjoyed watching her and learning new tricks. I got a job as the receptionist at the hair salon she was working in and loved the atmosphere. A year ago i enrolled in the cosmetology program at CCTE and I had my mind made up that this is what i want to do.
When i was a little girl i would work on my sisteres hair, or my mothers. i was always wanting to stlye someones hair or do someones makeup.
What I liked best with my training was I was able to express how I feel. I could create my own creations, and i'm able to be super outgoing!
9. Hair styling is a tricky business, building customer relations is a must, what experience do you have in that regards?
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.
The knowledge of knowing what my customer want done to her hair.
First you have to listen to what they want and what they are trying to go for. Offer them suggestions but dont be to pushy. make them happy. keep them up to date on the new styles. be freindly and courteous.
Building customers you really have to agree with what they say. Do what they want and please them. Give them suggestions and help them.
The hair style of a person defines who they are.
10. How dependent are you?
I am pretty independent but I am not afraid to ask questions when I need to.
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.
I am a very dependable person in the salon. I am always on time and will always show 15 minutes before each shift. I like to stay busy even when I do not have clients whether it is cleaning or watching how another stylist works.
I am very dependable I try to be early to a job instead of right on time i generally get to work 10-15 minutes before im suppose to be there. Im dependable when you need extra help. I like to stay busy and if i see something that needs to be done and i know how to do it i will just do it.
11. What are your principal duties and/or responsibilities?
Cleaning up, setting up for the day, taking clients, retail sales.
Making sure everything is nice and tighty for the next costemer.
They are to teach my students the basic skills of cosmetoloy, meaning personal hygiene, hair and nail care, while helping them reach their full learning potential.
To style and create hairstyles have good cummunicating skills with client, work well with other emlpoyees,continuos education.
Manicures, pedicures, opening and closing duties, helping out team members, exception customer service.
12. Have you worked on anyones hair before a big event, such as a wedding?
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.
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!
Yes, I have worked weddings. Being prepared and giving a thorough consultation is a must. These events are usually very important to the clients therefore the stylist must be clear with what they are doing.
Oh yeah. i was in fashion shows. and also i had to flight to boston to do make up and hair of the bride and bridemates.
Yes i have.
13. How do you interact with customers?
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.
Talk with them while getting their hair done..
Comunication and consultations.
Communicate consultation ask how was your day show consern give scalp massage to relax them.
I first intrduce myself and then refer them by their their first name and then we would go into a consultaion.
14. What hair styles do you believe look the best for women?
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.
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.
It depends. I like to see women who have good hair and embrace it by styling it different ways. I think depending on your personal style and what looks best on you, you should choose the style you want.
Depends on the facial shape and hair color.
The natural look.
15. How long do you believe you will be styling hair?
I have a passion for it so i dont see myself stopping anytime soon .
For 20 years maybe more
The rest of my life.
I don't know i have already developed osteoathritis in my body i can't tell you how long.
Until I retire. Being a cosmetologist is something I've dreamed of my entire life.
16. What is your favorite hair style to work on, when you are just at home?
Well my favorite hair style to work on at home is to wash and straightin the hair.
Braiding , curling , and blowdry in different ways .
short or long hair styles
What do you need to know to work as hair styles.
17. What is your ideal company to style hair for? What makes them ideal?
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.
Paul mitchell they are very grounded in everything they do.
Any company who has a great working environment and who truly values and shows customers that they are valued as well.
Design Essential. The company is a multi culture company.
I would love to work for a company that supports their team members. I want the company to take me in as one of their own as a family.
18. Did you receive any education regarding cosmetology?
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.
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
Yes a cosmetology liscence and a teachers license.
Yes 2000 hrs and now state license.
Yes I have I have done redkeen class matrix class.
19. What other techniques do you enjoy while styling hair?
I lyk to experiment a lot...so if a customer has very good hair...i excell in this technique wich is my favourite!!
I love completely enhancing the entire look, the hair color, cut and style.
how do you color hair?
I love the finish because all my work is done and my client could see the finished product.
Always have some sort of thermal styling simply because I know that it always gives hair styles a smoother better look.
20. Where do you gain your inspiration for trying new trends, styles?
No it doesn't.
No it doesn't it really depends in what salon your working at and how many hours you work.
Not really but if I get to learn about style then I could help them out.
Not at all.
No it doesnt.
21. How many years experience do you have coloring hair?
3 years of coloring like i said i'm not to fun of coloring but i will do it,
I have colored my hair every color under the sun. So I've been coloring since my teen years.
How to put A COLOR ON HAIR?
I have about 3 years. But I went to a great school and my experinces have nothing to do with the amount of time I have been working.