The mark of a great hair school is the opportunities available for students once they graduate. Many of our instructors and staff are also hair industry professionals themselves. As a result, we are able to offer our graduates the opportunity to compete for opportunities in the business.
What kind of job can I expect after completing my classes?
Decision makers within the hair and beauty industry are aware of the caliber of professionals we graduate here at the Hair Design Institute. That is why we are often their first stop to fill their entry level positions. Take a look at some of the entry level positions some of our graduates have been able to fill:
- salon assistant
- hair and makeup consultant
- fashion show assistant
- photography shoot assistant
- private hair stylist
- color consultant
Some of these positions offer a salary, tips, and sometimes benefits. While the Hair Design Institute does everything in its power to offer job placement assistance to all its graduates, it is essentially up to the graduate to make the best of every opportunity. Take advantage of all your classes and special workshops designed to make you a success.
Furthermore, once your main classes are complete, you can feel free to return to job placement services for support in making your next career move.
How can the Hair Design Institute help prepare me for my job search?
One of the keys to success in the multi-billion dollar hair and beauty industry is customer service. No matter if you are working with a big name movie star, the wedding of the century, or a soccer mom who wants to take a few hours for herself, you must remember that you treat all your customers with high regard.
One of the greatest assets of the Hair Design Institute is the opportunity to work in the field while learning. Our hands-on curriculum gives you a heads up on the competition whose training may be more theory based. As a result, many of our students are able to find short term opportunities to work at fashion shows, photo shoots, commercials, etc. These types of one- or two-day opportunities are excellent resume builders. They also offer you a unique opportunity to network with decision makers. If you impress the right people, you may be one of the first people they call when they need someone with your skill set.
Beyond having the skills for the job, you also have to know how to impress the decision makers before they hire you. That is why we offer the following workshops that help to get you prepared to meet with employers:
- How to transfer past skills and knowledge to your hair styling career
- How to network for your dream job
- How to write a winning resume
- Mock interview sessions
- How to negotiate your pay
- How to dress for success
- AND MORE!
What kinds of advanced training do you offer your graduates?
Current Hair Design Institute students as well as graduates participate in our advanced training courses. Many graduates find that this is a great opportunity to expand upon their skills allowing them to command a higher salary. These are skills that can be used in most salons and other environments where hair stylists are needed. These sessions can include:
- editorial styling
- bridal updo’s
- hair weaving
- advanced cut and color techniques
- men’s contemporary cutting techniques
- corrective color techniques
- medical hair loss
- AND MORE!