The average wage for a Colorist is $17.47 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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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