Hair stylists shape a person’s look by creating just the right style to complement their face and personality. They wear many hats — shampooing, cutting, perming, coloring and styling hair, depending on the client’s preferences and desired look. Hair stylists use a variety of tools and products every day: cutting shears, blow dryers, flat irons, deep conditioners, and a variety of styling products, just to name a few.
Hair stylists can work with a client to create their every-day look, or create a style for a special occasion, like a wedding. Hair stylists need to be visionaries — someone who can see past what’s already there to what could be. People are always looking for a great stylist. Once a hair stylist establishes a robust clientele and a good reputation, their chairs and appointment schedules tend to fill up fast.
See how Angel Drake and other Regency Beauty Institute graduates have created successful careers in hair coloring and styling.
specializes in color and stars in a web series with other industry professionals.
owns her own salon and styles hair as a runway artist for fashion shows and other red carpet events.
soldier husband was transferred to Germany where she opened her own salon doing hair styling for other military wives.
Hair stylist jobs are available in a variety of settings, including salons, spas, resorts, photography studios, etc. Some stylists work out of their homes or travel to clients’ homes to provide services. Having great hair will never go out of style, which gives you lots of job opportunities no matter where your life takes you.
To be a successful hair stylist, you’ll need to know how face shape, skin tone, hair type and texture all play a part in creating the right look for clients. Consultation skills and the ability to tactfully give advice are just as important for a hair stylist as being up on the latest tools and techniques. Hair stylists are also expected to look their best. They need to maintain their own look and image so clients will have confidence that their hair is in the right hands.
Depending on where you work as a hair stylist, you may focus solely on hair. However, some hair stylist jobs also include skincare or nail care services. According to a 2007 study by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences, the average salary without tips for barbers or hair stylists was $42,842 at a specialized salon and $39,669 at a full service salon.
Regency Beauty Institute can put you on the path towards a successful hair stylist career. Our comprehensive cosmetology program covers hair styling and coloring, skincare and make-up, manicures and pedicures. In addition to all you’ll learn about cosmetology in general, our hair styling curriculum specifically teaches you:
- Wet styling fundamentals (fingerwaves, pin curls, roller sets)
- Comb out techniques, hair wrapping
- Thermal styling (blow drying and thermal irons, pressing combs, flat irons)
- Principles, tools, and sectioning
- Set up, shears, and sanitation
- Product knowledge
- Haircutting techniques
Enroll in Regency beauty school to get a complete cosmetology education, including business-building skills. And learn to style your way to the top of this popular cosmetology career.
Certain of these career paths may require additional training, experience or licensure, and others may not require a license to perform. Students should also be aware that (1) the law may differ by state as to the training, experience, or licensure that will be required for any of the career opportunities in the list and (2) state reciprocity laws may limit the application of program completion in one state to licensure in any other state.
Regency has not made and will not make any guarantees of employment or salary upon graduation.