Salon duties

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  • Introduction

    Salon duties

    Beauty salons usually offer services such as hair, nail and skin care. Most beauty customers are females, though men sometimes use their services. An owner or manager, who has both full- and- part-time assistants working for her, usually runs a beauty salon. Beauty salon workers usually have a number of responsibilities and duties because they often work at various stations.

    Beauty salons have many different services. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

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    Setting Appointments

    Beauty salon workers usually answer the phone and set appointments for female and male customers. Sometimes, beauty salons also have tanning beds for which they make appointments as well. Managers and assistants usually write appointments down on a calendar or enter the appointment into the computer. Salon workers must occasionally change or reschedule appointments with customers, too.

    Setting appointments (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

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    Hair, Nails and Facials

    Beauty salon workers shampoo, condition and cut hair, give people perms or dye their hair, according to specifications. These professionals also use certain formulas to cover up grey hair. Beauty salon workers may also file and polish fingernails and toenails, depending on whether the establishment is a full-service salon. Additionally, a salon worker's duties can entail giving facials.

    Shampooing hair (George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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    Cash Register Duties

    A salon worker' duties also include checking customers out at the cash register, running credit card transactions and giving people change. If the beauty salon has tanning beds, the salon worker schedules customers for sessions and processes their checks and other payments.

    Cash register duties (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

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    Sweeping and Cleaning

    At least part of a salon worker's duties entail sweeping hair clippings off the floor, washing clipper attachments and laundering towels, clothes and other materials used throughout the day. A salon worker will also clean chairs, work stations and counters, and occasionally clean the windows and doors of the establishment.

    Sweeping salon (Michael Blann/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

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    Inventory Management And Ordering

    Salon workers, particularly owners or managers, have responsibility for tracking inventory such as shampoos, dyes, hairsprays, clipper parts and other items used throughout the day, including products the salon sells. The owner, manager or assistant manager will then reorder out-of-stock items on a regular basis.

    Inventory (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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    Bank Duties

    The manager or owner of the salon will usually go to the bank to make daily deposits or get a supply of change, singles and £3 bills. Throughout the day, the owner or manager will take money out of the registers and deposit it in the safe. This prevents the salon from having too much money on the floor, and avoids possible theft.

    Bank duties (Keith Brofsky/Photodisc/Getty Images)

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