Since I started writing for The Hair Society I have been asked some questions that I could not answer. I am a writer, not a hair stylist. So, I took some time to research the questions and am going to try to answer them to the best of my ability.
What is the difference between a senior stylist and a master stylist?
Answer as found on the Internet
“Senior hair stylists usually fill the middle tier of the stylist hierarchy. These stylists usually spend time, sometimes years, in entry-level junior positions. Duties for each stylist vary between salons, but junior positions often assist higher-level stylists while learning more about their craft. When stylists reach senior level, they require little supervision and have the knowledge and skills that usually equate to a higher cost for the customer than those fees charged by the junior stylist. In some salons, stylists advance as their customer bases grow, others have continuing education requirements as well as several years of experience.”
“Master stylists are typically the highest ranking stylists in the salon. They usually help train and mentor junior stylists, helping them move up the ranks to senior stylists. These stylists usually have a large customer base, receive positive comments from existing and new customers and log regular continuing education credits. Haircuts and styles by master stylists often are the most expensive in the salon. Their experience helps them use a variety of cutting and styling methods that stylists with less experience might not know.
What are the current yearly salaries of a hair stylist?
“In USD as of September 9th, 2015”
- Junior Hair Stylist $21,000
- Senior Hair Stylist $26,000
- Colorist $21,000
- Master Hair Stylist $29,000
Of course, these amounts vary according to location, experience, arrqangement with the salon owner and customer base