Every Hair Stylist’s career path is different, but there are plenty of perks available for those who work with the people and products at Boots.
Many aspiring Hair Stylists start out by creating prom hair or wedding hair styles, before graduating to fashion catwalks and photo shoots, but working in store can be a slightly different experience. Not only is this the perfect opportunity to try your hand at new and fashion-forward styling techniques on a daily basis, but you’re also required to demonstrate to customers how they can achieve a similar look at home.
Unlike those working in more traditional hair salons, Hair Stylists at Boots are encouraged to assist customers in stepping out of their comfort zone and provide a breakdown of the styling method which has been used to create a certain look. Trying something different with a customer can be a nerve-wracking experience, but nothing beats the feeling that you get when they love their new style and are eager to learn how they can recreate it themselves.
Having a confident knowledge of the products available and how they work is important for this role. Using cutting-edge brands such as Bumble and bumble or Ojon gives you the opportunity to really demonstrate your styling expertise and completely transform your customer’s look. Often, when you put together a style that your customer really loves, you’ll see them taking photographs in the mirror so that they can show their friends. It’s exciting to think how many people might see and admire a style that you have created.
Hair Stylist jobs at Boots are never dull. If you’re passionate about hair and always dreaming up new styles, then you’re sure to enjoy being able to indulge your creative side and practice styling techniques every day. Working in store also means that you have the opportunity to team up with the wide range of make-up counters at Boots and give your customers a complete makeover! Seeing customers leaving the store feeling fabulous is just one of the many perks that this role has to offer.
As a Hair Stylist, it is important to stay ahead of the trends when it comes to creating new looks. Whether you’re inspired by fashion magazines or the styles that you spot online via sites like Tumblr, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to grips with the latest looks.
More importantly, however, you need to be able to be to see what will work well with a customer’s individual hair type and overall style. Not all styles will work for all hair types and being able to identify what will look great on each customer requires real talent. Taking the time to perfect this skill can prove extremely valuable, as well as offering the perfect way to develop your career as a Hair Stylist.