How To Choose The Perfect Salon For Your Employment 

What is the Perfect Salon Career in Northern KY?

If you are NOT really happy where you are at right now, and you KNOW you can do much better and would like to work at a great place and in turn be a much happier person….Then this report is just for YOU! 

It’ll take you no more than a few minutes to read this report…but it could save you from making a bad choice, and months or even years of unnecessary aggravation, struggles, and suffering. 

So grab a cup of coffee or a soda or whatever and lock yourself in a room where you can’t be disturbed and read this from cover to cover. Once you are done reading this report you will then have the tools and strategies you need to “get the right job for you”, and ultimately be a much happier person. 

Are You Currently Experiencing Any Of The Following? 

Unmotivated at your current job? 

Not Happy With The Amount Of Money You Are Making? 

Frustrated At NOT Having A Steady Flow Of New Clients? 

Your Current Boss Just Doesn’t “GET IT”! 

Or Do You Just Need Or Want A Change? 

Or, Are You Just Getting Started In The Beauty Industry? 

If you answered yes to one or more (maybe even all) of these 

questions then this report is just for you. 

So here we go, First Things First… 

Confidentiality: 

If you’re already in a job, and looking to move, you’ll want to know that your job search isn’t going to get back to your current employer – or anybody else. 

(This should be done over the phone or through email)…If you don’t get a satisfactory answer to this question, DO NOT DO THE LIVE INTERVIEW!! 

Ask… 

“How do I know that my inquiry with you will be kept confidential?” 

You should get a similar answer to this one that we give at Zoe Grace Salon: 

“We have a strict, set-in-stone privacy policy, which means that you are completely protected. NOBODY will know that you are interested in working with us, until and if you decide it’s for you”. If you don’t, stop communications and do not give out your complete contact information. 

The Salon Interview – Your Questions… 

Often the interviewer’s last question is “do you have any questions for me”? If he/she doesn’t ask this question, it’s probably an indication that it’s “all about them” and probably wouldn’t be the kind of place where you would want to work. After all, this is about YOU finding the best job that is going to make YOU happy! Here are some sample questions you should ask a potential employer and the answers. I answered these questions the way I would during the interview, you should expect quality answers like these before considering employment. 

(Q) What sort of future do I have at your salon? 

Most owners of salons and spas haven’t thought further than “quick, we’ve gotta get somebody in NOW….help!” But that’s hardly planning for the future. And if you’re a hairstylist of any ambition, you’ll want to know more than just your pay structure and hours of work. That might be okay for the first week, maybe two, but sooner rather than later you’ll be wondering, ‘where am I going in this job?’ 

(A)Here at Zoe Grace Salon, we believe in giving every opportunity that is available to the growth of each individual staff member. We provide you with ongoing education and have established 4 levels of stylist. Once you reach the highest level we have management positions available if this is something interest you. 

(Q) “Will I get the chance to specialize at the salon if I want to?” 

(A) At ABC we pride ourselves on our dedication to helping ‘our’ staff achieve their hopes and dreams in their careers. We have a very detailed induction process during which we get as much information as possible from you, on where you are now, where you want to be, and what your ultimate goals are. If you want specialize, we’ll help you do it, including but not limited to helping you attend special training courses. 

(Q) “What kind of employee benefits are there? Do I get to attend expos, professional days, product knowledge seminars?” 

(A) At Zoe Grace Salon we are constantly putting our staff through intensive personal and professional development programs. 

(Q)”How flexible are you with working times – if I wanted to work a couple of evenings in exchange for a day off, or swap my shifts with another staff member, would that be okay?” 

(A)At Zoe Grace Salon, we are VERY flexible about working hours.  As long as the request is reasonable, and all your work is up to standard, we believe in treating our staff with the respect you deserve. 

Call 859-250-6827 now if you have any more questions about this issue. Just ask for Ella and leave your first name, and contact number only. I will call you back and remember it’s strictly confidential. To Watch an Example of What a Salon Mission is CLICK HERE

The Salon Interview – Their Questions To You..

Be enthusiastic and confident when responding to questions. Don’t rush your answers, but don’t ramble on and on, either. A good technique is to write out your answers to the questions you anticipate, and then edit them to make them more concise. Then practice your polished answers out loud, over and over. If you can 

have someone help you do a “mock interview,” that would be the best way to do this. 

Most questions will relate either to your ability to do the job or to the type of employee you will be. Here’s some that are very commonly used to help the interviewer (your future boss) learn about you. 

(1) Be ready and anticipate likely questions; (2) Develop excellent but honest answers; (3) Practice! 

Salon Interview Questions:

(Q) “Tell me a little about yourself.” When responding to this request, you should focus on both your personal and professional core values. Always be honest, but talk about your best traits, especially those that relate to the position for which you are applying… Consider this your own personal commercial. If the interview consisted of only this ONE chance to sell yourself, what would you say? 

(Q) “What is your greatest strength?” This is a great chance to highlight your best skills. Don’t pick just one, focus on your top three or four. Some examples are: color and hi-liting, hair cutting and styling, organizational skills and working as team member. 

(Q) “What is your greatest weakness?” State a true weakness, but then emphasize what you’ve done to overcome it and action you take to hold yourself accountable when it flares up. Example: I used to be hesitant to recommend hi-liting to my client, because I lacked confidence. But I have been focusing my education on this for the past year, and I’m much more comfortable and confident. Or I have gotten in a bad habit of gossiping, so even though it’s really uncomfortable for me to do, I have started to tell on myself and amend directly to the people I have caused harm when I fall short. Be truthful, be real, employers have heard all the cheesy fake answers and call them for what they are.

(Q) “Why do you want this position?” Be carefully not to expose or be too harsh on your former employer. Simply be honest and leave out the gritty details, their are always two sides to every story.

(Q) “Why are you the best person for this job?” As with all other questions, be confident and enthusiastic when you answer this. Don’t try to say you are the best qualified person, because you don’t know the qualifications of the other applicants. Instead, emphasize several reasons why you should be hired. For example: 

“I’ve got extensive experience in beauty industry and have the specific skills you are looking for. I’m a fast learner who adapts quickly to change and will hit the ground running. I focus on how I can give to my team rather than what I feel I should be getting from them. I’m dedicated and enthusiastic about helping your company meet its goals, and will provide top-quality results with minimal oversight. I’m an outstanding performer who takes pride in my work. You won’t have any regrets when you hire me.” 

Call 859-250-6827 now if you have any more questions about this issue. Just ask for Ella and leave your first name, and contact number only. I will call you back and remember it’s strictly confidential. 

The Salon Interview – Compensation… 

Money is important to everybody, and there should be no muddy areas. It should be absolutely clear right from the very start. But standard or base rates of pay don’t mean much. What you should be asking is 

(Q) “What’s the base rate of pay? What kind of incentive plan do you have? Is there a limit on how much I can earn?” Nobody likes to feel they’re stuck in a job, like a mouse in a treadmill, with no hope of ever earning above a certain amount. If your prospective boss says “yes, we have an incentive plan, and we’ll discuss that if you join us,” press for more detail. (Many salons simply don’t have a defined incentive plan, and ‘wing it’ as they go.) 

IMPORTANT: 

At Zoe Grace Salon our incentive plan is generous and well-defined. For example, if your total sales commission exceeds your hourly base rate, you receive your commission, if you would make more with your hourly pay, you make your hourly. Every level of excellence you achieve, you charge more for your services and make more in commission %.

Call 859-250-6827 now if you have any more questions about this issue. Just ask for Ella and leave your first name, and contact number only. I will call you back and remember it’s strictly confidential. In closing…Now you have the tools and knowledge you need to find the right job for YOU, go forward with confidence. 

I would love the opportunity to talk with you further regarding employment in my own Salon. Call me at 859-250-6827, or email at [email protected] and we can chat, and I’ll answer any questions you have regarding employment or anything else that might be on your mind. 

Best Regards, 

Ella King 

Zoe Grace Salon 859-250-6827 [email protected]

P.S. Remember, all inquiries are strictly confidential. 

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