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Top 25 Cosmetologist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
What excites you about designing hair styles?
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"I love being creative and finding ways that will be more flattering to enhance my client's eyes or jaw line. I get a lot of ideas from clients and I love making them happy."
"There is so much you can do with styling and designing hair. It excites me that you can make a statement by simply designing hair in a certain style."
"I love being creative and finding ways that will be more flattering to enhance my client's eyes or jaw line. I get a lot of ideas from clients and I love making them happy." Is it the creativity? Is it customer satisfaction? What gets you going when you get to try new styles on your clients?
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Question 2 of 25
Tell me about your experience styling hair?
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"I went to school for cosmetology for 4 years and interned at one of the top salons in the NYC area. I have worked with clients privately for events and have gained 5 years experience in the salon I currently work with."
Think about your clients, their hair, colors, and ways you have helped them get the look that they want. Even if your clients were all from hair school, talk about the ones who kept coming back. Those client relationships show you are competent in your skills and knowledge. What are some of the best moments from your experience? What were some of the challenges and how did you overcome them? Give the interviewer a brief summary of your experience and what you have learned.
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Question 3 of 25
What aspect of doing hair is most challenging for you?
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Question 4 of 25
How do you communicate with clients who are introverted or shy?
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Question 5 of 25
How do you help clients choose the best hair style?
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Question 6 of 25
How do you build relationships with customers?
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Question 7 of 25
When did you decide to become a cosmetologist?
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Question 8 of 25
Tell me about your customer service experience.
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Question 9 of 25
Do you have any experience with men's hair styles?
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Question 10 of 25
Do you work well on your own?
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Question 11 of 25
Do you have any experience with events?
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Question 12 of 25
Describe your typical day at work.
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Question 13 of 25
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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Question 14 of 25
What hair styles do you believe look the best for women?
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Question 15 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Question 16 of 25
Describe your dream job.
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Question 17 of 25
Tell me about your training. What did you like most about it? What didn't you like?
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Question 18 of 25
What techniques do you enjoy while styling hair?
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Question 19 of 25
Where do you gain your inspiration for trying new trends, styles?
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Question 20 of 25
Tell me about your experience coloring hair and working with color-treated hair.
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Question 21 of 25
Are you a team player?
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Question 22 of 25
Why do you want to work for us?
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Question 23 of 25
Tell me about your strengths.
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Question 24 of 25
Tell me about an area you could improve upon.
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Question 25 of 25
Tell me about a difficult work situation. How did you handle it?
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Question 1 of 25
What excites you about designing hair styles?
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I love to be able to customize hairstyles for every individual guest.
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The clients reaction when im finished with the hair style.
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I think it's very intersecting, fun, and awesome.
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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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I love when there all suprised and ask me my secret on how I did it.
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The overall design itself.
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Knowing what the style going to turn out like when finished.
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The different shapes colors and just the cuts itself.
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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.
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Makeing people happy.
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What excites me about designing hair is that I can make a person walk out looking like a super stare. I can have the power to make someone feel like they can except and love themself.
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Creating something of my own that I can share with others as well as give a new image to the client and make them feel special, and beautiful.
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I love making my clients feel beautiful, seeing their faces when I am finished with the styling. I also like feedback from my clients and learn from that client for my next.
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The one thing that excites me the most about designing hair styles is the look in the customers face when I am done. Also the confident change in their personality and I believe that is a big deal in a women.
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The ability to create something that makes my client feel good about themselves.
Question 2 of 25
Tell me about your experience styling hair?
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I been working for 20 years.
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I have worked on styling for a little over a year now.
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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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I am a recent graduate of the Aveda Institute, so including school it would be one year.
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About 4 years ever since I got out of high school.
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What are other commonly-used titles for this position?
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I have worked as a license stylist for 30 years.
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Since I throught applying for a Magnet high school in 8th grade.
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Like I said, since I could hold a brush.
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I have worked on styling since I was young but I started Cosmetology school a year ago and thats when I began to advance.
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I am currently studying in high school.
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One year, while I was in school. Plus many years on friends hair before school.
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Since I have only Just come out of training I have only worked on 1-2 years of styling hair.
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I have been doing hair since I was in high school but I just got my license two years ago.
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Including school 3 years now.
Question 3 of 25
What aspect of doing hair is most challenging for you?
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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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I am fine working with any style. Practice makes perfect and the more I practice it the more il like performing it.
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Nothing, I working any style and all of them is work on.
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I working hard for my job as a beautician.
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Nothing because all hairstyles I done is always work on.
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Nothing.. Because all hairstyles is work on..
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I don't have any I like a challenge so I will try all styles.
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I love working on all styles. After all, variety is the spice of life!
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Braiding, simply because I do need more practice and patience to master them.
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I prefer if any not to work on haircutting styles.
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I prefer not to work on cornrowing is a challenge and it is painful after a while.
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My least favorite is ethnic hair because if I am not great at it then I dont like it. But I know practice makes perfect.
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I dont have a prefencer but im not that confortable with men cuts.
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I love gaining as much knowledge as I can about my profession, with that being said I would prefer to work with all styles.
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As a hair stylist you should be able to work with any hair style.
Question 4 of 25
How do you communicate with clients who are introverted or shy?
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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.
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To be honest, in social situations, I can at times be a little shy. However, while in school I serve several clients each day and became much more outgoing. I am now very comfortable in establishing a true rapport with my clients and coworkers.
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I'm very outgoing. Willing to get my hands in there and work on any client.
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Very outgoing im easy to get a long with and love interacting with others. I love trying new things and meeting new people.
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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.
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I am very out going I do well with a lot of different groups and I can get a long with pretty much anyone.
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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.
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Very outgoing and up beat earner to learn new things.
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Very! outgoing, I like to make jokes and be funny.
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I am a mix of both introverted and extroverted. I am able to listen and read my client well, but also keep up an enjoyable conversation and make them feel special.
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I would say I am a good mixture of outgoing and reserved. how I am with my client really depends on what kind of signals I am getting from them because some clients will love to talk and others just like their time at the salon to be quiet and relaxing.
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I am very outgoing I enjoy working with people and very personable.
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I would say I am an outgoing person. I love communicating and meeting new people. I consider my self as social person.
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I am very outgoing and can provide a comfortable atmosphere for a customer while maintaining professional communication as well.
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Makes good to work on people.
Question 5 of 25
How do you help clients choose the best hair style?
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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.
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I love men haircuts and short/medium length for girls! But i'm willing to do anything!
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In any type of hairstyles.
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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.
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Long hair personally it makes things alot eaiser to do .
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From up-dos to simple straight hair are the best for me.
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I prefer to work on up do because it is a challenge and it is a beautiful outcome.
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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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All types of styles . No matter what it is . Practice makes perfect .
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I perfer to work on any styles the customer like.
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I would love to work on all types if possible. But Long/Female hair is my best. Coloring and Dying.
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I prefer to work on long wavy hair because I can create different things with out all the effort of straight hair.
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I enjoy making everyone look their best. Styling is different on everyone. But coloring I really enjoy because the outcome if different for each hair design.
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Soft styles, bob haircuts, braids and dreads.
Question 6 of 25
How do you build relationships with customers?
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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.
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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.
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By being very nice and understanding.
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I would ask slot of questions about their style what they like to do for fun and get to know their personality.
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Start a conversation.
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Would ask slot of questions about their style what they like to do for fun and get to know their personality.
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Have a good attitude and what they want you to do,.
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You first start out on talking about the way they want their hair and when doing their hair start talking about themselves.
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You build relationship with customers through counseltation you have with that customer.
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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.
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Being curdious and providing an excellant service.
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By being nice, honest and careing.
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By actually caring about them and their hair and getting to know them and their style.
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By begin nice and give them what they want.
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By askin durty questions.
Question 7 of 25
When did you decide to become a cosmetologist?
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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.
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When I was in 8th grade, I was 14 and I loved just seeing the different styles people choose to do on their hair and make-up. Which was mainly straight or curled and there make-up was more natural at our school. So I looked at celebrities and older people and I just feel in love with fixing people up.
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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!
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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.
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I decided to become a cosmetologist when I was in 5th grade and I even cut my best friends hair.
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I decided in 1984 to become a hair stylist , Ijust decided to persue my career in cosmetology I am know a licensed cosmetologist today.
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When I was a little girl and I when I watch my aunt I wanted to do hair.
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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.
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About a year ago, when I was trying to decide what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I considered lots of options, but just kept coming back to the creative and exciting environment that cosmetology promotes.
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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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From a very early age I decided it was my passion.
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I decides to become a cosmetologist after my mom told me how much fun she had being one.
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I have always wanted to be a cosmetologist. I have always been passionate about doing all that has to do with makeup and hair simply all that has to do with fashion.
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Have always enjoyed playing with others hair and painting their nails. I believe it was a choice made by God as a small child.
Question 8 of 25
Tell me about your customer service experience.
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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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Building customers you really have to agree with what they say. Do what they want and please them. Give them suggestions and help them.
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The hair style of a person defines who they are.
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Well im good with people and I love doing hair.
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The knowledge of knowing what my customer want done to her hair.
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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.
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Make sure that everything is about them and not about you. They walk out happy. Make sure you know there name and give them a good service.
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I feel that it is very important to listen to your clients. Treat them with respect and always give them what they want.
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My experience with building customer relations has grown and is continuing to grow. I could say most of my experience comes from school but it is the best experience anyone can get.
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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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Really getting to know and talk to your client is key for building customer relations. Getting to know what they like and dislike is very important.
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I am a pretty independent person. I like to figure out things on my own.
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I am a generally smiley person by nature; I have a big, toothy smile so it just a habit to smile big at anyone and everyone I meet. I have built relationships with grocery store workers and cosmetologists who have been in the business for quite some time.
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Having excellent knowledge is key along with being creative. Being personable is a huge part within this industry.
Question 9 of 25
Do you have any experience with men's hair styles?
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Yes. In our student clinic.
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Yes I do I have worked on mens hair cute for few years now. Its a hair cute I enjoy very much.
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I do, in school with family and friends as my models.
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Yes ive done many in beauty school and on my family.
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Yes in school on the clinic floor with my friends and family and what ticket they gave me.
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Yes, my favorite mens style to do is a fade because its more challenging and leaves no room for error.
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Yes, especially men who have the long, wavy hair that is easy for me to condition it and cut or do whatever with it.
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Yes . In school practicing with friends and family.
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Yes...I also eat pie and applesauce.. It seems to work on bribing the mans for all their hair.
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Yes in school and on my family.
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Yes, I try to keep up on all the new trends.
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No, I do not. I can cut longer hair on guys.
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I do. I have cut my dads, brothers, and boyfriends hair along with a police that came in the salon.
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I have, only with clipper cutting, and shear-over-comb.
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Yes, we learned a no guard technique at Nova.
Question 10 of 25
Do you work well on your own?
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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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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.
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I like helping out in other situations when needed.
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Very dependent very dedicated to my job and my family.
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I am very dependent and dedicated in what I do in my career.
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Very dependent always on time.
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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. I am 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.
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I am very dependable. I am always on time for my shift and I like to be 15 minutes early.
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I am ver dependent I work well doing things on my own but also can work in any group situations.
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I would say im both independent and dependent, always on time responsible with my duties but at the same time like to figure out things by myself. Questions are asked when I know I need help.
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Very dependent. Prepare myself for what ever challenge I have to face in life.
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Very, I set a goal and make a new one once I reach that goal.
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I am very independent I usually find answers on my own. But if I need to I will ask.
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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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I am pretty independent but I am not afraid to ask questions when I need to.
Question 11 of 25
Do you have any experience with events?
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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.
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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.
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Yes I did and is really fun to share what you can do to people.
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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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I have worked on weddings before mainly doing the hairstyles for little girls.
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Prepare . Make sure you have an idea of what they are wanting for this special day.
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Not specifically for a wedding, but I have worked on hair for a hair competion and also before a fashion show.
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Some big events I have done hair before are weddings and also 15aneras. You just have to make sure you listen to what they want.
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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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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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Yes, I have done a brides hair for her wedding, it was so fun and exciting being part of her big day!
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Yes I did a have just recently a bride. I had so much being part of her special day.
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Yes I have. She was just one of the bridesmaids but still an important part of the wedding. I made sure I was able to understand what she wanted and was able to do that for her.
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Have worked with May clients in helping them pre pair them for their special event,
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Yes I did but not in usa in back home.
Question 12 of 25
Describe your typical day at work.
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How much education is required for this occupation.
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Manicures, pedicures, opening and closing duties, helping out team members, exception customer service.
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To style and create hairstyles have good cummunicating skills with client, work well with other emlpoyees, continuos education.
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How does your career affect your personal life?
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My responsibilities would probably would be to make sure that every client walks out happy. To make sure that I am educated in everything I can put my hand on.
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Be on time, be as professional as possible, do as I am asked.
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Say on task with. Making sure you are doing what need to be doon.
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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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Some of my principal duties and responsibilities are to make sure to keep busy, if not with clients then with cleaning or learning from other stylist. Make sure I am always doing something.
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Excellent customer relations, cleanliness, and retail sales.
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To do what my job requires me to do and to have the customer walking out with a smile on their face and a prebook in the computer.
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I made a resolution awhile ago that I would be a very personable and approachable person, and I try to live by that today.
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Come on work time and everything is on time and clean and organized and perfect.
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Care hands, feet, shape nails and apply nail art, perform permanent wave and soft curl permanent., perform thermal straightening, curling and waving, style hair, shampoo and conditioning scalp and set hair.
Question 13 of 25
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 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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Comunication and consultations.
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Communicate consultation ask how was your day show consern give scalp massage to relax them.
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I first intrduce myself and then refer them by their their first name and then we would go into a consultaion.
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Lauphing smiling talking.
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Compliment them! even if you don't like what you complimented on.. Talk to them and make them feel comfortable and relaxed.
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Ask alot of open ended questions.
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Always be friendly and greet with a smile, try to interact with the customer as much as I can unless it is noticeable that the mood of the client is not at its best and would just have the service done in silence.
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I like to find out about my client as much as I can without being unprofessional. Even if its just a couple important details about their life, I feel like thats really important.
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My interaction with customers is by educating them with anything between hair to skin to nails.
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I always greet them with a smile, I am their friend, but keep it professional. I ask the right questions and listen to determine what they are looking for.
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I like to talk about their hair mostly. You can tell when a client is talkative or not. If they are I chat along with them. If not, I keep the talking to a minimum and just focus on giving them a nice relaxing experience.
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I get along with all customers and make sure I do my best to be the best help they can get.
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Professionally. They are there to get a service and relax. Having a positive attitude and making sure their needs are taken care of.
Question 14 of 25
What hair styles do you believe look the best for women?
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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.
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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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Depends on the facial shape and hair color.
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I believe that long hair cute with long layering is the best look for women.
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It absolutely depends on their face and lifestyle. No one cut will look good on every woman. All of my clients are unique in their own way!
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It depends on their faceshape and personality. Alot of different people can pull off anything.
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It all depends on the individual face shape, age, head shape, bone structure and above all their personal style because if they are not comfortable with the results, then they will never be able to pull it off no matter how good it looks.
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Every women has their own identity and style. You need to inquire about those things and work together to create what is best.
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Bob haircuts, curls, and waves.
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There are no right and wrong hairstyles for women. It depends on the face shape.
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It depends on their facial shape.
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It all depends on the shape of her face and her skin complexion and her personal style.
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It depends on the faice and head shape.
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Any hairstyle that makes them comfortable.
Question 15 of 25
Where do you see yourself in five years?
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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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The rest of my life.
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I don't know I have already developed osteoathritis in my body I can't tell you how long.
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Until I retire. Being a cosmetologist is something I've dreamed of my entire life.
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I think I will stay working forever because I enjoy it so much.
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I love the hair so much that I would probably stay doing it for years to come and enjoy every moment of it.
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For many years to come hopefully, it is something I want to both gain more experience in and keep on learning about new trends and styles.
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I believe styling is something I will do for the rest of my life, weather it be in a salon, on a runway, or out of my own home.
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I plan on styling hair until I become unable to style anymore.
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As long as my fingers and eyes work proficiently!!
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I see myself doing it for the rest of my life. Unless, of course, I get into an accident of some kind, I see myself doing it for awhile.
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I do have a passion for it so I feel I will not stop anytime soon.
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Most likely for 10 years, because its my passion and I plan to further it in the future. Its actually one of my long term goals in life.
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Until I grow bored with it or am forced to retire.
Question 16 of 25
Describe your dream job.
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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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Any company who has a great working environment and who truly values and shows customers that they are valued as well.
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Design Essential. The company is a multi culture company.
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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.
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A small and unique salon. Small because I believe being personal with one another is important to everyday life and customer satisfaction. Unique because creativity is a huge part of styling.
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David Scott ... The diversity.
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My ideal would to be owning my own shop.
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Fantastic sams, or city limits.
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I like to work for corporations because you are always kept up to date and supplied with traing classes as well.
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Wells because they are universal.
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I honestly don't have any ideal company for me anything is good.
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I would like to start my own company.
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Vidal Sassoon because of their precized hair cuts.
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A company who allows independent creativity and is able to keep a clean safe environment for it's workers and clients.
Question 17 of 25
Tell me about your training. What did you like most about it? What didn't you like?
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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 you more knowledgable.
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Yes a cosmetology liscence and a teachers license.
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Yes 2000 hrs and now state license.
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Yes I have I have done redkeen class matrix class.
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Yes, I had 1 year of training at Aveda Institute and received my cosmetology license shortly after completion.
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Yes have worked in the industry for 20 plus years and have started part time as an educator and have come to realize that that is the direction I choose to follow.
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Yes. I went to penrose academy and I graduate may 13, 2015.
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I received a Bsc. Degree from Vancouver island university in Canada.
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Yes My Junior and seinor year of highschool.
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Yes I went through a cosmetology program for 11 months.
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I went to school at jolie and have been licensed since 2012
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Yes I went to Auburn Career center for 2 years to get my beauty certificate.
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I'm in highschool right now.
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Yeah multiple workshops and classes.
Question 18 of 25
What techniques do you enjoy while styling hair?
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How do you color hair?
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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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I love the finish because all my work is done and my client could see the finished product.
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Always have some sort of thermal styling simply because I know that it always gives hair styles a smoother better look.
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I love to round brush hair . Also full foils and partial foils are fun.
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I enjoy working with the different products available.
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I enjoy everything but I would have to sa I really like doing hair coloring.
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I absolutely love braiding hair, whether it be the classic French braid, or the unique Dutch braid, or the beautiful waterfall braid.
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I love doing beqachy curls quincenera hairstyles and all about that .
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I like to picture in my mind how the certain person would look with the style or how would they most likely want it because at the end of the day it is about the customer and their happiness.
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To get to know the customer and see what type of person they are while deciding what to do and what they will like.
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Sewing, updos, and twisting.
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I also love doing makeup. I am trained in makeup artistry as well.
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Makeup, nails, and plain out just hair.
Question 19 of 25
Where do you gain your inspiration for trying new trends, styles?
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Pin curl just because not many people who wear the styles.
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What are the requirements of a cosmetologists?
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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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Not really but if I get to learn about style then I could help them out.
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Yes, they now want me to do their hair!
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I am young now and thats why I think its the best time to be a cosmetolgist so I would say no family would not interfer with me since I only have myself.
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I am young now and thats why I think its the best time to be a cosmetolgist so I would say no family would not interfer with me since I only have myself.
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Absolutely not, my family is the one that has been supporting me from the start.
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No it does not interfere with my family. They support me and the choices that I make.
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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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On the contrary, I believe it helps me support my family while giving me the flexibility to spend time with them!
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Not at all. My family has been extremely supportive of me and my decisions to pursue this career.
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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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No actually its the best for my family.
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No it is just something I love.
Question 20 of 25
Tell me about your experience coloring hair and working with color-treated hair.
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How to put A COLOR ON HAIR?
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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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I have colored my hair every color under the sun. So I've been coloring since my teen years.
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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.
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I have 3 years of experience but I also went to a great school that taught me more then most school do.
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Unfortunately coloring hair is something I am not so much experienced with but definitely willing and eager to learn more about. Hair color is such an amazing art.
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I have not had alot of experience on coloring 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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No just I was doing in school.
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I have only about 3 years of experience with hair coloring.
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Just a few.. Here and there...I'd love to learn more!
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For me, this is the most challenging aspect of hair service,Corrective coloring, formulation a bit tricky.
Question 21 of 25
Are you a team player?
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I am.I am very flexible and can pitch in, in almost any situation.
Question 22 of 25
Why do you want to work for us?
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Supercity! Is a household name with ano excellent reputition.A team I'll be happy to be a part of.
Question 23 of 25
Tell me about your strengths.
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My ability to remain calm and assess a situation as they arise.I'm punctual, reliable and loyal.A team player.
Question 24 of 25
Tell me about an area you could improve upon.
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Corrective color.As fascinating as it is, its challenging.
Question 25 of 25
Tell me about a difficult work situation. How did you handle it?
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A client came in for a virgin relaxer and wanted a haircolor. IT took many explanations, permanent and temporary color, convincing the client that temporary was the best choice for now.After two weeks she could get the permanent color.

About Cosmetologist

May 25th, 2017

Cosmetologists are highly skilled and talented professionals who specialize in providing a variety of beauty services such as hair styling, skin care, makeup application, hair removal, manicures, and pedicures amongst others. They are committed to helping their clients look good and feel more confident. Cosmetologists typically work in privately owned salons or in salons and spas attached to hotels.
Smaller salons may hire cosmetologists who have completed a general cosmetology training program. However, high-end salons will only hire applicants who have a undergone specialized training in each individual beauty service. Cosmetologists must have great aesthetic sense and excellent customer service skills. Physical stamina and endurance also play a role as the job involves staying in the same position for the major part of the day. Experience is crucial. Very few employers will want to hire someone who has not had any experience.
At your cosmetologist interview, the salon owner, who will be conducting the interview, will ask you why you chose this particular career. They will also want to know if you have had any experience working in a salon and what beauty services you provided during that time. They will also ask you if you are willing to undergo a training period to learn their particular styling and beauty techniques. Knowing the questions that you are likely to be asked can give you the advantage at this type of interview. You can find these at mock interview questions. Check them out and take the time to prepare compelling answers before heading off to your cosmetologist interview.

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