Initial Interviews and Practical Demonstrations
With over 750 locations in 16 states, Hair Cuttery hires for an abundance of positions in the hair salon industry. Interview formats mainly include one-on-one sessions with a hiring manager. Generally informal and relaxed, the interview process conducted by the hair salon rarely takes longer than a week to complete; however, some associates cite waiting up to four weeks before receiving job offers. Applicants may apply online or in a neighborhood salon. The hiring process usually culminates in a skills assessment, or practical, where applicants demonstrate styling abilities on both male and female clients.
Typical Interview Questions
Applicants may regularly respond to questions about customer-oriented or work-related scenarios in order to gauge necessary interpersonal and technical qualifications. For example, "How would you cope with an upset client?" or "How do you correctly deal with conflict in the workplace?" deal with situations common to the hair salon industry. Other questions posed may include, "Is there anything, as far as working with hair, that you are not comfortable doing?" and "Are you proficient with both male and female cuts?" Applicants who exude friendly, motivated, and enthusiastic personalities as well as aptitude for the desired position often receive job offers. Depending on state regulations, candidates may need to procure appropriate licensing and certifications before the hiring process concludes.