In small businesses, the owners are not the only ones who need to multi-task. So, we need to find employees who are willing to be flexible, going the extra mile to grow our business. When interviewing a hairstylist, it is crucial to ask questions to have a gauge if that candidate has the skills to handle tough problems, deal with conflict, and decisions making.
Here, we put together a list of interview questions to help you find the best candidate for your hair salon business. But before we get to the questions, the first thing I look out for and throughout the interview is the attitude.
Skills can be taught, but character, common sense, and passion we can’t. They either have it or not. If someone is down-to-earth, genuine, and has a friendly personality, they are more likely to appeal to a broader range of guests.
Here are ten right interview questions
- If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
- When have you failed? What happened, and what did you learn from it?
- What accomplishment are you most proud of, and why?
- What do you think are essential characteristics of successful people, and how do you rate yourself in this area?
- Describe a crisis you faced at work. What was your role, what were the results, and how did you resolve it?
- What about this opportunity that most excites you?
- What qualities in your co-workers do you appreciate most? What about them bothers you most?
- If I were to ask your most recent employer what your most significant strength is, what would he/she tell me? What would they tell me about your greatest weakness?
- If you were limited to just one person to get advice and help from, who would you choose and why?
- What will make you love coming here to work every day?
Taking time to learn and educate ourselves about hiring as salon owners or managers prevent high turn-over and save ourselves time and heartache in the long run. I hope these questions will come in handy for your next interview. Good luck.