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Sample cosmetologist job description

We’re looking for a cosmetologist to provide high-quality skin, hair, nail, and spa care for our clients. An ideal candidate will be creative, passionate, and dedicated to staying up to date on the latest cosmetology practices. Our clients are looking for relaxation as well as beauty improvements, and the candidate will be able to provide both strong cosmetological talent and excellent customer service. The best candidate will also have a strong business mindset and entrepreneurial enthusiasm for growing our client network.

Objectives of this role

  • Perform high-quality skin, hair, and nail treatments
  • Provide exceptional customer service to clients
  • Grow a client network with consistent business
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a business
  • Provide hair and makeup styling services
  • Stay up to date with the latest trends and tools of the cosmetology and spa trade


  • Perform facials, skin care, nail care, and other spa services for clients
  • Facilitate the upkeep and inventory of the business
  • Provide hairstyling and makeup services for clients
  • Continuously learn the most up-to-date cosmetology techniques
  • Maintain cleanliness of work areas before and after client appointments
  • Manage schedules and ongoing business with clients

Skills and qualifications

  • Relevant training in skin care, hair care, and other spa care practices
  • Possession of a cosmetology license for the location of services provided
  • Demonstrated customer service and sales skills
  • Creative styling talent
  • Working knowledge of hair, nail care, and makeup styling
  • Strong organizational skills for scheduling appointments

Preferred qualifications

  • Relevant certifications for cosmetology services provided
  • Experience providing hair, skin, nail, and makeup services
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Business management experience
  • Up-to-date knowledge of changing cosmetology techniques, tools, and trends
  • Pre-existing client network in the beauty or spa industry