salon apprentice/ assistant


We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Salon Apprentice/ Assistant to our Dream Team.
This charming individual will set the stage for an inviting and pampering salon experience for clients. The ideal addition to our team is customer- service driven, a team player, goal- oriented and a quick learner.
We offer a professional, positive and nurturing environment where learning and creativity never end, teamwork is paramount, and education is ongoing.

- complete intensive cleansing, conditioning, and detangling services on clients
- perform rapid and thorough blow drying
- meet/ exceed retail sales goals
- maintain scheduling and appointment conrmations for all stylists
- eectively and professionally communicate via email and phone with current and potential clients
- style nishing (removal of rods, clips, etc.)
- educating clients on product usage and retail
- consistent salon upkeep (inventory, sweeping, laundry, light cleaning, etc.) during the workday
- run errands, if needed
- perform various other tasks as needed for the business

- must possess a valid cosmetology license, or be eligible to take the State Board of Cosmetology exam, or qualify for the Diaspora Salon Apprenticeship program
- be professional and have a positive personality
- be customer service focused
- possess sales/ retail experience (at least 2 years)
- have *open* availability Tuesdays- Saturdays, and able to work 30- 40 hours per seek
- possess excellent written communication skills
- be extremely reliable and timely
- possess an extremely strong work ethic
- knowledgeable about social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
- be extremely knowledgeable about, and/ or have a passion for natural hair
- exercise good grooming and have an image in alignment with that of the business (wearing of natural hair)
- be able to adhere to a professional, stylish all black dress code
- be dedicated to providing the best possible service to our guests
- have a strong sense of “team” and be company/ brand driven
- have reliable transportation with valid driver's license
- ability to work at a sustained, fast pace
- exceptional time management skills, good judgment, and the ability to multi-task
- be adaptable, coachable, open and willing to receive training, information and instruction
- computer knowledgeable (Microsoft Office, OSX) 
- high school level reading, writing and mathematical skills and comprehension

- continuous standing and walking throughout the day to perform duties, up to 8 full hours (with necessary breaks, as required by law for 8 hours of work)
- continuous exposure to various chemicals and fragrances used in performing services and styling hair, including but not limited to hair color, lightener, shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, heat tools and guest perfume
- occasional lifting up to 10 lbs. to stock retail shelves. Occasional lifting 10-25 lbs. to assist unloading weekly shipment of products
- continuous repetitive movement with fingers, hands, wrists and arms, vigorous movement to massage/shampoo guest’s hair, twisting wrists to blow dry and styling tools

Interested in this position? Please send an email expressing your interest, along with a resume, and short bio to yy@diasporasalon.com, or click here.

• Compensation: Hourly and based on experience
• Schedule: Tuesdays- Saturdays (open availability required)
• This position is FULL- TIME