Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Colorist is $53,241
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Colorists?
A mid-career Colorist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,137 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Colorist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,510 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), …Read more
What Do Colorists Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.