Resume Advice From a Celebrity Stylist

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Writing a resume can be really fun. With the right approach, it can feel like a trip down memory lane. As you start the process I want you to keep two things in mind:

  • Who are you? What a question right?! Spend some time and brainstorm. Write out all the things you’ve done and seen in your career. Enjoy this part! From here it will just be a matter of putting it in order.

  • Who are you writing to? Keep in mind what type of company you are reaching out to. Are they casual and funky or are the serious and sophisticated? Make sure your language reflects the tone of the company. If they are a good fit, this should come naturally to you.

I’ve listed some key sections you’ll want to have on your resume. Before you email it off, have a friend review it for edits.

 

Traditional Resume Sections:

Salon Experience

  • Where have you worked?

  • For how long?

  • What was/is your role?

Education/Training

  • What education do you have and what trainings have you attended?

  • Be sure to include product knowledge - what brands are you familiar with?

  • Include local trainings, maybe you attended a class from an Instagram star?

  • Do you have countless hours invested in your youtube channel?

Artist Experience

  • What companies/teams have you worked for?

  • Did you do a fashion show? Teach a class? Assist/do a hairshow or photoshoot?

  • Have you won an award?

Additional Skills

  • Do you know web ex/meeting software?

  • Are you a blogger, a great illustrator, a whiz at powerpoint?

  • Do you do photography or shoot video?

 

Non-traditional items I suggest you add:

Social Media 

  • Do you have a youtube channel? Make sure to add these details.

  • If you add your Facebook or Instagram handles, make sure they are open to the public.

  • Don’t forget links to yelp and your StyleSeat profile, you’ll want to share your awesome reviews and portfolio.

Branding

  • Add your logo to the heading or a small image of yourself.

Quotes

  • Have you mentored or taught previously? Add in a few quotes and/or reviews from your students.

Goals

  • List some of your goals that you would like to accomplish by working with this brand. How would it support them and our industry?

 

Keep your resume short and relevant. The key is to spark their interest and entice them to call you for an interview. If you need help formatting, there are tons of great templates online that you can download and edit.

Have questions? Want me to cover certain topics? Email social@styleseat.com and I’ll answer your questions in a blog post!

 

XO

Pepper Pastor | Celebrity Stylist

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Written by Pepper Pastor
Pepper is a globetrotting stylist, stage and makeup artist. Over the years, she’s worked with brands like Aussie, Stuart Weitzman, Urban Outfitters, Alice & Olivia and celebrities including Christie Brinkley, Mickey Rourke, Sting/Trudi Styler, and Whitney Port. Beyond that, her work has appeared in notable publications like American Vogue, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, The Knot, and Modern Bride. But it’s the evolution of beauty that keeps Pepper committed to continually learning, shaping, studying, and practicing her art across her many specialties. She says that trends are “fun”, but beauty is a matter of opinion—one which you can change at any time.”