Which Salon Jobs are in Demand?

The market runs on demand. The demand for a commodity, a service, a service provider, and a job, all matter in the modern world. The jobs which are in more demand would end up having more competition and thus, would end up having most of the employment of a country. 

There is a similar scene in the beauty industry. There are jobs which are high in demand and then there are others that many people do not even know exist. In this blog, we will take a look at the jobs which are comparatively high in demand in the salon businesses. 

Salon Jobs in Demand

The following jobs take most the aspirations of beauticians –

  1. Stylist;

The stylist uses the client’s hair, nails, makeup and clothing to achieve the look that suits the goals of the designer, runway show promoter, or client. For example, you can prepare a model to walk on the runway or a bride to walk in the aisle. Stylists can work for fashion shows, weddings and individual clients. 

A lead stylist is  paid in lakhs per year. You can choose this profession if holistic style is your forte. You can be a stylist parallel to any other profession as well. Perhaps that’s why many people opt for this occupation. 

2. Make-Up Artist;

Makeup artists make up their customers at large events such as weddings and photo shoots. Makeup artists usually work in salons, photo studios, acting studios, theatres and spas. These specialists have technical knowledge of makeup and its safe use. 

Make-up artists often are paid per hour and if you are a famous one in your locality, more. You can start practising on your own and then on the people around you, get certified and start working professionally. 

3. Product/Sales Representative (Cosmetics);

Product personnel sell hair care and beauty  products to various companies such as spas and salons. Representatives encourage companies to sell these products to their customers. You can work in the office, from home or while travelling. 

Product personnel need to have strong communication and sales skills. The main task of the salesperson is to greet and service the customer so that the customer feels comfortable and can demonstrate the product. She determines the customer’s needs and recommends the right product based on the customer’s preferences. Some salesperson positions may require more personal contact with the customer than others. In such cases, you can promote repeat business by building relationships and providing personalised services. 

 The working conditions of a cosmetology salesperson vary greatly depending on whether she works in a retail store, in a remote location, or on the go. She can work on salaries, commissions, or both, and her work can be  full-time or part-time. Work schedules can fluctuate, especially on public holidays when  demand for certain products is usually high. 

4. Esthetician;

Beauticians are state-approved skin care professionals  to promote skin beauty and health. These professionals can provide services such as eyebrow waxing, facial peels and microdermabrasion. They work in salons and spas, providing skin care to clients with diverse needs and aesthetic goals. 

 Beautician is a trained technician specialising in skin beautification. Estheticians (spelled estheticians) are not health care providers. Instead, we offer beauty skin treatments such as facials, surface peels, body treatments and waxes. These treatments are usually taken at spas and salons.

Estheticians are often also called normal beauticians in India.

5. Hair-Stylist;

Hair stylists cut, style, treat and colour hair for their clients. Stylists work in spas, salons, and at home, offering clients  new hair colours and treatments. Stylists often offer regular haircuts, but they trim their hair in a unique style before big events such as weddings and proms. 

 Almost 70% of cosmetologists, hairstylists and hairdresser are self-employed. They either owned their own hairdresser or rented space for a spa, hotel or hairdresser. Hairdressers work in a comfortable environment with good lighting, good air conditioning, and often background music, as their stores need to attract customers. 

 They are trying to attract a large customer base that can follow them if they decide to change locations. Many professionals work part-time, but those who work full-time on their own may work long hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays. This matches the schedule normally available to customers. It is one of the jobs which is the most in demand in today’s salon world. 

6. Shampoo Assistant;

Yes. Shampoo assistant is a thing. It is basically a disciple of the Hair-stylist who assists the hairstylist for a brief period. 

The shampoo assistant is responsible for supporting the beautician’s job. An assistant will provide a shampoo service, disinfect the shampoo area, apply conditioner, prepare shampoo and other products, and dry your hair. She can also clean up the salon area and work at the reception. Often people work in this position while getting a licence in the field of cosmetics. It’s a great way to earn experience. 

7. Beauty Consultant;

Beauty consultants have insights and knowledge about the beauty industry that they share with others. They provide  information  to help businesses make more successful decisions and provide retail counselling to help shoppers choose the beauty products they want to buy. Consultants can work  freelance  or in cosmetology and cosmetics stores.

8. Skin Specialist;

Skin specialists beautify, cleanse and improve the appearance of clients’ faces and bodies. They perform skin treatments and facials, sterilise the equipment, exfoliate the client’s skin and remove makeup. If a specialist discovers a serious skin problem, he can also recommend a visit with a dermatologist.

9. Nail Technician;

Nail technicians can provide manicures and pedicures to create complex designs for client nails. They keep track of nail trends and follow health and safety protocols to ensure that all customers are happy with their nails. Technicians need to learn artistic techniques to impress clients visiting salons and spas.

10. Cosmetologists;

They offer a variety of beauty services, from hair styling and manicure to scalp massage and hair colouring. We listen to our customers and provide the  services they need to  achieve their beauty goals, such as changing the colour and texture of their hair and improving the health of their nails. These professionals work in salons and spas.


These were the jobs which are ever increasing in demand in the salon industry. Know some more? Let us know in the comment section! 

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  1. Where do hair stylists get paid the most? 

Hair stylists are paid the most in the USA. They get an average wage of $44,000 per annum. In India, metropolitan cities rule that bar. 

2. Is the hair salon industry growing?

Indeed. The number of hairdressers, hair stylists and cosmetologist positions is expected to increase 9 per cent between 2018 and 2028.

3. Is a hair stylist a good career?

Hair styling can be a highly creative, fulfilling career offering a wide range of specialisations and continual growth. 

4. What makes the most money in the hair industry?

Selling hair extensions is by far the best way to make money in the hair industry. 

5. How many customers does an average hair salon see per day?

The average number of clients a hair stylist has a day is 12. Most stylists have somewhere between 6-20 clients per day but the right number of clients depends on several factors.

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