Once youve gotten established in the beauty industry and started to figure out how it works in your area, you may have many opportunities to take your career to the next level.
If you enjoy managing staff, handling the administrative end of operations, and broadening your list of responsibilities, learn more about salon management programs in Rhode Island.
Depending on which school and program you decide on, you may spend between six months and two years completing a salon management program. Typically, requirements are more stringent if you dont have prior work or educational experience in the cosmetology industry.
During your time in school, your classes may cover many important management topics. You may study methods for hiring and managing staff, including techniques that help you create a safe work environment and handle disputes between staff members. You may also find out who to keep the salon floor running smoothly by handling customer concerns and complaints. Other courses may focus on managing business finances, following state labor laws, and keeping up on salon paperwork.
Its relieving for some students to realize they dont need a license to become a salon manager in Rhode Island. However, if you want to develop the beauty and business skills to be the best candidate, we think you should consider cosmetology licensure. Many of these programs will include business classes that help salon owners and managers stay focused and competent in their work. If you pursue cosmetology licensure in Rhode Island, you will need to renew every other year by September 30th. The fee is currently $25 to renew.
There may be many benefits that come with starting your career in Rhode Island. According to O*Net, the average salary for a Rhode Island salon manager is $42,000 per year, which is almost $7,000 higher than the national average. The job market may also be promising in this area. Between 2012 and 2022, O*Net anticipates an 11% increase in salon management jobs.
Working as a salon manager can be an exciting and challenging experience. Specific requirements vary from employer to employer, so its important to meet the expectations and needs of your salon owner. Part of your day may be spend in administrative duties, like creating schedules, processing payroll, and filling out paperwork for state licensing agencies. This paperwork often has to be done on a monthly basis, so it may lead to longer-than-average days at the end of the month. Other times, you may spend the majority of your shift on the salon floor. From assisting staff to connecting with customers, your salons needs should determine your schedule.
Rhode Island Dept. of Health - Division of Hairdressing & Barbering
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105A
Providence, RI 02908-5097
Phone Number: 401-222-2828
The Rhode Island State Board of Cosmetology is your best resource for help with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating your change of name or change of address information, or for acquiring out-of-state license applications and other useful forms.
As the beauty industry soars in Rhode Island, quite a few talented
individuals find themselves in the position of being able to manage a
salon. While it can be an arduous task, it is a rewarding one to them.
Aspiring professionals can learn more from these groups.