Hair Colorist – Chicago
Charles Ifergan Salons are growing and looking to hire the following positions! We have exciting opportunities for newly graduated Colorists and Stylists for our nationally acclaimed training program. We also have opportunities for more advanced Colorists and Stylists through our accelerated training program. You will then graduate with the potential to become one of our high earning Technicians. The position is for 5 days a week, Tuesday-Saturday. We offer health insurance, 401K, paid sick leave, beauty perks and much more!!! Learn more about working at Charles Ifergan Salons →Apply Now!
Chicago (on Oak Street in the Gold Coast):
Who are we?
We began our company in 1973 with a simple vision: to bring the je ne sais quoi that defines sexy, French hair to American women. What made our style different at the time, and what continues to set it apart today, is that we approach hair with an emotional edge as sharp as our sheers. We know hair is more than just hair. Our clients experience life in it, create memories in it and derive an understated confidence from it.
Our company was founded on an idea by Charles Ifergan and is run today by Charles and his two children, Lana and Philippe.
What is the Assistantship Program?
Our program has 3 Stages.
- Stage one is the beginning of your education.
- After you reach certain skills, you pass on to Stage 2: the “Bridge”. At that stage, you start to service one or two of our paying clients a day to hone all your skills.
- Stage 3 is Graduation. Over a period of time, we will provide you with 320 new clients that we generate through social media, advertising, marketing and P.R. It will help you to establish a base for your future clientele
Our training program is intensive in technical skills and verbal communication in the department of your choice. It will motivate and inspire you. Every week you will practice on live models provided by the salon. You will acquire fabulous technical skills and the ability to communicate effectively with every client. The result is “your success through long-term client retention”.Learn More!
Q & A mostly asked about our training program.
Q: Are you departmentalized?
A: Yes, our Stylists and Colorists are extensively trained in their respective department. During our training you will still have an overview of the other department as we work closely in teams.
Q: Why are you departmentalized?
A: We believe that Hair styling and cutting are very different than hair coloring. Each one is a specialty that requires a very different approach to education for exceptional knowledge and financial success. You will become a Master in the department you choose because the salon offers continued education both in the salons and abroad.
Q: How long is the program?
A: Our program is based on the merit system. You will be evaluated every other month. The faster you learn, the sooner you will graduate.
Q: What’s in it for me?
A: You will help other Technicians on paying clients. This will give you the confidence on how to care and deal with paying clients before you do your own and make great tips.
Q: How much $$$$$$ can I earn?
A: As a Charles Ifergan Stylist or Colorist, you can expect to earn $50,000 to $60,000 by the end of your second year after graduation. From there the sky is the limit!
Q: Is that true that Colorists make more money than Stylists?
A: Of our top 10 earners, 5 are Stylists and 5 are Colorists. Our Stylists can make a lot of money because they can book every 30 minutes and/or use the help of Assistants to do their blow dries.
Q: Can I work on photo shoots or fashion shows?
A: All our team members have the chance to participate in this fun and exciting part of our job.
We are a Fast-Paced, Hard-Working, Departmentalized Salon that offers:
Job Type: Full-time (Tuesday – Saturday)
Salary: $20 – $30.00 per hour
- Health Insurance
- Paid Sick
- Employee discount
Supplemental pay types:
- Bonus pay
- Cosmetology License (Preferred)