The Salon Recruitment process can be a minefield which often ends in selecting the wrong person for the job. To optimise the opportunity of getting it right first time salon managers should begin by considering what the traits of the ideal candidate are.

Personal Traits

Fit, healthy, well spoken, polite, good listener, good dresser, well groomed, immaculately turned out, punctual.

Professional Traits

Qualifications should be congruent with length of service. IE, you would expect a dedicated stylist with 10 years service to be qualified to NVQ level 3.

Salon Recruitment Step-by-Step
STEP 1. Advertise vacancy
STEP 2. Receive written applications
STEP 3. Conduct telephone interviews
STEP 4. Conduct face-to-face interviews
STEP 5. Trade test
STEP 6. Make a job offer