Sample hair stylist job description 

[Company X] is dedicated to delivering excellent haircutting services, and actively seeks a team member who will contribute expertise and an upbeat, collaborative attitude. The experienced hair stylist will style and cut hair while building lasting relationships with clients. Our ideal candidate will know how to use various types of scissors, trimmers, and other grooming tools to treat hair accordingly. They will also be able to effectively communicate with clients to understand their needs, confidently guiding them through styling decisions and advocating for hair care products when needed.

Objectives of this role

  • Ensure finished hairstyles meet customer expectations

  • Maximize revenue by cross-selling hair products and services to customers 

  • Maintain the salon’s reputation for excellent customer service

  • Establish positive relationships with customers, leading to regular visits 

  • Manage and oversee hair appointments 

  • Stay up to date on new hairstyle trends and techniques 


  • Shampoo, cut, and dye different types of hair 

  • Provide scalp and hair treatments 

  • Describe and promote retail hair care products

  • Maintain proper upkeep of haircutting tools and equipment

  • Confer with clients to determine the best style according to their hair texture and facial features

  • Style hair for special and formal occasions 

Skills and qualifications

  • Experience using different types of haircutting tools 

  • Relevant licensing or certification from a cosmetology school

  • Strong knowledge of beginner, intermediate, and advanced haircutting techniques

  • Willingness to stand for extended periods of time 

  • Clear verbal communication skills 

Preferred qualifications

  • Eagerness to learn about new hairstyle trends and methods 

  • A portfolio of prior work that demonstrates creativity 

  • Ability to work occasional weeknight and weekend shifts 

  • Organizational skills