Working as a hairstylist on a cruise ship is a fun way to make people look good, get paid, and see the world at the same time. A qualified hair dresser can meet many people, including well-known ones, and be able to focus on just taking care of various hair needs.
A hairstylist will need to have gone through an accredited program of hair styling and cutting at a beauty school or college. They need to be familiar with hair cutting, shampooing and conditioning, hair coloring, cutting and styling, permanents, and more. They will also need to be familiar with techniques for both men and women.
Experience in the field is also required, and may be as little as six months on some ships. You will also need to be licensed, have good listening skills, be friendly, and be able to make sales. Hairstylists are often on a commission basis, and you will need to be able to talk to potential clients with excellent English. Private companies often run onboard salons and also do the hiring – and they may also provide you with specialized training.
Compensation: $2,500 – $2,900 a month plus tips