Many salons or spas will ask you to perform a technical interview as part of their interview process. The purpose is to access your technical abilities. Keep in mind that while they're paying attention to your technical skill level, they are also looking to see if you have the soft skills it takes to make it in the industry. These include sanitation/cleanliness, customer service, level of confidence/body posture, product education, and home care.
Preparing for your technical interview is as important as preparing for your face to face interview. Here are some steps to make sure you walk into the interview feeling confident.
Ask Key Questions
A great deal of preparing is asking the manager key questions to learn exactly what you need the day of your interview.
Day of Interview
After all is said and done, there is no such thing as being too prepared. If you're extra nervous, reach out to friends, family, and your beauty network to see if anyone you're connected with has gone through a technical interview at the same salon. Most importantly, believe in your abilities. If you feel confident, the salon team will see that. Good luck!
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Patti Wanamaker brings 21 years of experience to the Milady team where she currently serves as an Implementation and Training Specialist. Her intimate understanding of the salon, school, and beauty industry comes from 18 years of hands-on experience as a multi-faceted training specialist, including 8 years of salon and spa ownership of 3 salons with annual sales of $5 million. Her experience in all 3 areas of our industry allows her to think outside the box and develop innovative training that inspires and empowers beauty industry professionals.
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