5 Hair Stylist Resume Examples That Worked in 2022

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: January 5, 2022

You’ve worked countless hours mastering your craft and building your client base. At the end of the day, when you’ve cared for a dozen clients and your feet ache, you shouldn’t have to work on creating your resume.

That’s where we come in. At BeamJobs, we analyzed numerous hair stylist resumes to learn what makes (or breaks) a resume.

We synthesized this information, condensing it into five resume samples, along with a few essential tips and tricks for creating your perfect hair stylist resume.

With job growth projected to decline during the next decade, your resume must stand out against the crowd in 2022.

Hair Stylist Resume

Hair Stylist resume example

Why this resume works

    • Do you need to include a resume objective in your hair stylist resume?  Resume objectives aren’t always necessary. If you don’t need to fill up space on your resume or aren’t willing to personalize the objectives for every application you submit, you shouldn’t use them. However, they can be a great tool to communicate interest and key takeaways to hiring managers when used appropriately.
      • Include the job title and the company’s name in your objective.
      • Mention specific skills you have and the value you will add. A career objective that states, “Hair stylist seeking a role at XYZ hair salon” will not communicate anything helpful. Instead, be as specific as possible and emphasize relevant skills. For example, this resume objective highlights years of experience earning high rebooking rates.
    • Include any certifications or extra training in specific areas, such as chemical hair treatment, trichology, hair smoothing, coloring, etc. Listing customized skills will attract salon owners seeking ways to draw in more clients and provide specialized services.

    Senior Hair Stylist Resume

    Senior Hair Stylist resume example

    Why this resume works

      • One of the most important skills to learn when writing your senior hair stylist resume is the difference between showing and telling employers about your accomplishments. It’s tempting to say, “attended workshops and courses,” but it’ll be far more impactful to say, “attended 10+ workshops and courses per year.”
        • When you don’t have an exact number, you can give a range of numbers (ex: saw 6-10 clients per day) or use a plus sign (ex: oversaw care for 150+ clients per month). Alternatively, you can say “up to” (ex: oversaw care for up to 200 clients per month).
      • Quantifiable metrics draw the eye of hiring managers, who, otherwise, consistently spend mere seconds looking at any given resume. Having trouble figuring out how to include metrics?
        • Include your rebooking rate, the number of clients you have, deals you’ve received on hair products, the number of courses you’ve taken, the percentage of your positive reviews, the number of clients you see per hour, and your sales-to-service ratio.

    Junior Hair Stylist Resume

    Junior Hair Stylist resume example

    Why this resume works

      • Don’t forget about including your resume skills on your junior hair stylist resume. It’s one of the most under-appreciated sections on most resumes. But once you realize its importance, we doubt you’ll neglect it.
        • An ATS is a robot hiring managers program to remove resumes that are not a good fit. To get past the system, you’ll need to ensure your resume includes keywords and capabilities.
        • Fun fact: At least 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use an ATS to filter applicants.
        • The skills section is the first hurdle you must clear in the application process because your resume will be checked by an applicant tracking system (ATS) before it ever reaches a hiring director.
      • List any relevant field-specific expertise you have. Review the job description and include similar skills, but avoid reposting the exact wording on your resume.
        • Important strengths for hair stylists include creativity, flexibility, cleanliness, organization, physical stamina, style recommendations, technical ability, customer service, communication, patience, and sales.
        • We recommend listing 6-10 skills on your resume. Include relevant expertise without creating a laundry list through which hiring managers will have to sort.

      Self-Employed Hair Stylist Resume

      Self Employed Hair Stylist resume example

      Why this resume works

      • Having a period of self-employment on your resume can be more helpful than you might think. Use quantifiable metrics to show the ways you’ve streamlined booking systems or reduced expenses for your own business. This will be appealing to a prospective salon.
        • Since you’ll lack a recommendation from a superior on your self-employed hair stylist resume, include verifiable metrics for the number of clients you’ve maintained and supply discounts you’ve received.
      • To catch the attention of hiring managers, take advantage of our resume builder, which helps you use powerful, impactful language. Use action verbs and active voice, quantify your achievements, avoid personal pronouns (ex: my, I, we), and be concise.
        • Examples of great action verbs to use at the beginning of each bullet point: achieved, drove, exceeded, outperformed, spearheaded, guided, built, organized, briefed, authored, and cultivated.
        • Remember that each bullet point should be under 200 characters. If it’s difficult for you to decrease the length, remember to use metrics and consider breaking up your bullet point into two.

      Student Hair Stylist Resume

      Student Hair Stylist resume example

      Why this resume works

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