Hair & Beauty Salon Assistant

Assistant positions in hair and beauty salons work as a receptionist for the salon, and may also work as a shampooer. They assist hairdressers and cosmetologists who provide clients with beauty services. They require good communication and organisational skills, as well as a basic knowledge of the beauty industry.

Duties and tasks

  • Answer phones and e-mails; schedule appointments and call clients
  • Greet clients and notify beauticians and hairdressers that their appointments have arrived
  • Keep the salon and lobby area clean and merchandise stocked and organised
  • Prepare and serve refreshments to clients
  • Shampoo hair and escort clients to hairdressers stations
  • Take payments for beauty treatments and product sales

Skills required

  • Attention to detail
  • Customer service
  • Knowledge of Hair Care
  • Organisation skills
  • Time management

Working conditions

Hair and Beauty Salon Assistants work in small and large salons. They may also travel to various locations for celebrations, special occasions, and other events accompanying hairdressers or beauticians requested to work on-site. In addition to a Monday through Friday work week, they can work weekends and holidays.

Professional associations / Industry information

Advanced Association of Beauty Therapists 

Hair & Beauty Australia 

Hair and Beauty Industry Association 

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  • Beautician
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  • Beauty Therapist
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  • Hairdresser
  • Make-up Artist
  • Nail Technician