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Salon Assistant Courses

A Salon Assistant provides services to clients in a hair salon. You might greet customers as they arrive and discuss available treatments with them. Salon Assistants might provide services such as hair washing or styling or you might help to keep the salon clean and tidy. You might also answer phone calls, make appointments and respond to customer enquiries.

Salon Assistants should be flexible and be able to follow instructions. It’s important that you have good personal skills and can provide excellent customer service. Salon Assistants need to communicate well with a range of clients. You should be able to manage your time well and prioritise your tasks.

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Popular Salon Assistant Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Salon Assistant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Salon Assistant earn?

In Australia, a full time Salon Assistant generally earns $850 per week ($44,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Salon Assistant?

This industry has seen an increase in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 900 people working in this job role in Australia compared to 740 five years ago. Salon Assistants may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Salon Assistant?

If you’d like to start a career as a Salon Assistant, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Salon Assistant. You’ll learn to prepare clients for services, provide shampoo and basin services and work as part of a salon team.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within hairdressing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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