Soft skills are anything but "soft;" they can make or break anyone’s career in the beauty industry and often take years of practice to master. Utilizing data from O*NET and the Department of Labor, beauty schools, and employers, we researched existing job openings to find the most sought-after skills in our industry. Want to know what employers are looking for? Here are the top 7 skills needed to succeed in our industry whether you're looking for a new job or to open your own salon or spa.
Up to 80% of your financial success is based on how well you communicate and the experience that a guest has with you. The other 20% of your financial success is based on your technical ability. What that means is that you have more opportunities to earn a better living and live a better life by focusing on developing your soft skills than you would if you focused on your technical skills. Don’t misunderstand our message: you must be technically proficient. However, all the technical skills in the world will get you nowhere if you lack these soft skills.
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