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Assistant Program

  • One year program
  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunity shifts to begin to build your clientele.
  • Advance Education in  color, customer service, social media, branding and marketing
  • Ideal for those looking to become Extension Specialists
  • This program is designed for new cosmetology graduates & those new to town

YEAR AT A GLANCE

Your year will begin with a couple of training shifts with my current assistant where she’ll show you the ropes of the front desk systems. You’ll then take on assisting shifts with me. Assisting me includes; setting up our stations and carts, shampooing, blowouts, toning/shadow-roots, co-coloring, removing and prepping extensions, checking out and rescheduling guests. Throughout your program we’ll work on your skills and timing. We’ll give you an opportunity shift to begin building your clientele and as the program goes on, more opportunity shifts will be added. 

PAY

Hourly + tips. Tips are based on performance and hitting our daily goals. During your opportunity shifts you’ll continue to make hourly, however you’ll also have the chance to earn commission on retail sold and keep 100% of the tips you receive from guests. 

OPPORTUNITY SHIFTS

You’ll begin with 1 shift a week and will build to 3 opportunity shifts a week by the end of the program as you transition onto the floor on your own. During these shifts you’ll focus on excellent customer service, perfecting your skills, educating your guests on proper at home care and re-booking. 

ADVANCE EDUCATION

Think of this program as a paid internship. You’re able to step into your new career with a mentor to guide you. I’ll provide you with all the tools to build your skills, you just have to provide the drive! We’ll begin with mannequin work, move onto models, taking your own guests and working with my guests beside me. Once your foundational skills are set, we’ll begin to focus on different techniques, speed and efficiency. Social media, marketing and branding play HUGE roles in building your new business. We’ll spend a good amount of one-on-one time on this area to make sure we’re finding you your ideal clientele. 

HAIR EXTENSION SPECIALISTS

Because this is my specialty, you may end up learning more than you’ll ever want to know about hair extensions. This position is ideal for someone also looking to work or specialize in extensions as well. During your program, you’ll learn proper removal, washing, prepping, blowouts/styling and coloring of extensions. If you decide you want to pursue extension work, then I’ll recommend the Harper Ellis Method Training & Certification. 

NEW TO THE INDUSTRY or TOWN?

Perfect! This position is great for both. Being fresh out of cosmetology school can be intimidating. Let’s build on what they taught you and make you a rockstar! Just moved to Nashville? Re-building a clientele can be tough when you don’t know anyone. I’ve been there and re-build quicker than I ever could’ve imagined. I’d love to guide you with tips and tricks that have helped me.

RANDI-RAE AS AN EDUCATOR

I’ve been a stylist since 2007 (14 years, yikes!) In 2017 I moved to Nashville from Seattle and completely re-built and re-branded my business. I’m all about education and staying up-to-date and relevant on techniques and styles. Another area I completely geek out on is tracking our numbers and growth. We set daily, weekly, monthly and annual goals to achieve the growth and dream income we’re looking for. Building those around me and seeing their success is what drives me.

WHAT DOES A RANDI-RAE STYLES ASSISTANT LOOK LIKE?

DRIVEN! I cannot stress that enough. I can give you all the tools to be a total badass, but you have to want it. My assistant babes dress the part, trendy and professional with hair and make-up on point. They’re attentive and aware of their surroundings; making sure I’m good, knowing the schedule, caught up on chores, co-workers are good and salon is clean. Any down time is spent practicing, learning, observing or working on social media (not just scrolling). 

WHAT MY ASSISTANTS SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Q: What do you think of Randi-Rae as a mentor?

A: I am so grateful to have Randi-Rae as a mentor in the process of building my career! She is full of energy, genuinely cares about her clients and is great to work alongside. She always goes out of her way to make sure she is giving you the best education so you are getting as much out of this program as possible!

Q: What has been your biggest take away from the program?

A: I have learned so much skills wise from Randi but even more on how to promote myself as a stylist. She has so much knowledge to share aside from behind the chair that is worth paying full attention to. She has helped me to go out of my comfort zone in all aspects to help build my career.

Q: Do/Did you feel confident taking the floor on your own?

A: I felt 100% confident taking the floor. Randi did a great job of teaching me all of the skills needed. I was also reassured that I could come to her with any questions I had during the process!

Q: What would you like to share with future assistants?

A: Take full advantage of all the opportunities thrown at you and don’t be afraid to ask questions. At the end of this program you will walk away with so much knowledge in all aspects of being a stylist!

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN THE TEAM?

Time to submit your resume and application. I’ll review your application and get back to you within 72 hours to set up a shadow day. A shadow day is a great way for us to meet and get a feel for each other’s and the salon’s vibe. If we both decide it feels like a good fit then we’ll set up a formal interview over coffee.