The average wage for a Colorist is $15.86 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
|Salary||$29,069 - $84,430|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $14,681|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$25,619 - $72,126|
|Hourly Rate||$10.02 - $29.59|
|Overtime||$18.25 - $85.01|
|Bonus||$-0.50 - $14,681|
|Total Pay (||$25,619 - $72,126|
Job Description for Colorist
Colorists work primarily at beauty parlors and hair salons to color customers’ hair and sell hair care products. Many employers require colorists to be familiar with a variety of hair coloring products, and other duties include keeping the work area clean, administrative work, operating cash registers, answering phone calls, and greeting customers. Because they work directly with customers, strong interpersonal and communication skills are important in this position, and they must be able to stand for long periods of time. They should also be flexible, as some may work on weekends, evenings, or rotating shifts, and they should be able to work independently as well as in a team environment.Read More...
Some states require beauticians and skin care specialists to have cosmetology licenses and they must always adhere to local and state licensing laws, rules, and regulations. A high school diploma or GED may be a minimum requirement for this position, and attending a reputable beauty school may also be required. Colorists should keep themselves up-to-date with hair products and coloring techniques by reading relevant journals and attending workshops and training, and some may also be required to train new colorists.
- Perform various beauty services and treatment to hair, such as bleaching, tinting, dyeing, shampooing and conditioning, and styling.
- Schedule client appointments and coordinate follow-ups.
- Maintain a clean, sanitary work station.
- Assess client needs according to previous chemical treatments, personal coloring, and hopes and expectations.
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Pay by Experience Level for Colorist
Pay by Experience for a Colorist has a positive trend. An entry-level Colorist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 37 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Colorist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Colorist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 12 salaries. A Colorist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 6 salaries.
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