Skills All Great Stylists Should Have

July 28, 2022

Skills All Great Stylists Should Have

Becoming a successful hairstylist isn’t just about knowing how to cut, style, and dye hair. All great stylists have specific skills that make them a powerful asset to the beauty industry. The world of beauty is competitive and growing more than ever, so it is better to learn as much as you can now about different products, trends, skills, and techniques. A beauty school education is the best way to sharpen your skills, but there are so many other ways to become a great stylist! Learn about what it takes to become a great stylist and what skills you should have! 

Keep up with the Latest Trends

The more knowledge you have, the more confident you can feel as a stylist. It’s important to always keep up with the latest trends, so you can be prepared for any style requests that may come your way. By being open-minded to learning new styles and developing adaptability, you are able to keep up with new trends that come out every year.

Learning a variety of technical skills and mastering different styling tools, can help you to become a successful hairdresser. When you stay up to date on the techniques, style, and tools, you keep up with the latest trends and are more likely able to perform that style your client always wanted. Besides, if you strive to develop as many skills as you can now, the more likely you are to stand out in a job interview or resume.

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Knowledge of Products

It’s important to choose the perfect product for your client’s hair. Knowing your salon’s products can help you to become more proficient in sales, so you are better able to persuade clients to purchase those products. Knowledge of products shows potential clients and future employers that you have awesome customer service skills and are committed to going above and beyond when working for a salon.

Time Management and Staying Organized

Working in a salon can feel overwhelming at times, so it’s important to stay organized and on top of your schedule. Use a planner or scheduling app to help you with time management. When you are prompt with appointments and keep your station clean and organized, clients are more likely to trust you and reschedule.

Awesome Communication Skills

Communication is especially important for a stylist. Great communication shows clients that you care and that they can trust you with their hair. An effective communicator is someone who is prompt with answering clients’ questions, able to work as a team, and clearly explains expectations or styling processes. 

Listening is a huge part of communicating. You want to be on the same page as your clients in understanding their needs and knowing what style they want. Successful stylists and hairdressers are great listeners and understand how important it is to know how to cut or style their client’s hair. Hair appointments are also a great time for clients to open up and share their problems, so it is important that you are empathetic and an attentive listener.

Build Your Social Media Presence

If you are currently attending beauty school, now is the time to start growing your social media presence. While you are in school practicing new techniques and styles, you can expect to have all sorts of content. Be sure to take before and after photos, as well as a variety of videos of what you are learning each day. 

Not in school? That’s okay! If you have a passion for beauty and are someone who enjoys styling your own hair or your friend’s hair, then you have the opportunity to produce more content for your profile. Whether you are looking to build your Instagram or TikTok, this can go a long way in building your clientele and creating a portfolio for future potential employers. Now is the time to start your social media beauty profile! 

Build Your Social Media Presence

Beauty School Education

If you possess these traits or want to further your skills, then beauty school is a great way to grow your skills as a stylist. An education in cosmetology or barbering can teach you everything you need to know about the different techniques, current trends, and so much more! Are you ready to begin your beauty education?

Attend Beauty School in Idaho

Do you currently live in Idaho? Then Aveda Institute Idaho might be the perfect school for you! In most states, you are required to work towards licensing and must be a licensed cosmetologist to work as a beauty professional. Learn more about the Idaho licensure requirements and what it takes to start your beauty journey. If you are interested in learning more about our programs, then contact our admissions office and book a tour of our Boise or Twin Falls location! We are excited to answer any questions or concerns you might have! 


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