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Common interview questions for hairdressing jobs

Are you interested in hairdressing jobs? Whether you have started applying for job vacancies or whether you are still in the process of thinking about a career move, it's a good idea to start planning your strategy for that all-important job interview.

To help you prepare, we've rounded up some of the most frequently asked job interview questions for hairdressing jobs. Read through them and brainstorm your answers. If possible, get a friend to ask you them and then respond back to them.

One word of caution - don't learn your answers off by heart. Not only will this sound unnatural, you also run the risk of becoming flustered if the questions that you're hoping for don't get asked. It's a better idea to have a broad notion of how you'll handle questions. These are the ones to think about...

  • Tell us a bit about yourself.
  • Why did you get into hairdressing?
  • Why do you want to work in this salon?
  • What do you know about this salon?
  • What can you bring to this position?
  • Do you have any specialisms?
  • Talk us through your hairdressing training.
  • Talk us through your career history.
  • Do you work better as part of a team or on your own?
  • What do you think defines good customer service?
  • How do you make sure that you're doing what the customer wants?
  • What are your greatest strengths?
  • What are your main weaknesses?
  • When can you start?
  • Do you have any holiday planned?
  • What are your salary expectations?

 

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