Careers & Employment

Once you have obtained your license, you're ready to work!

Your license must be signed and posted in plain view of the public while you provide services at a licensed salon.

 

When you begin working at a licensed salon establishment or if your work location changes, you must notify the Board within 30 days, per NRS 644A.510.

Update your work location by:

  • Completing the Licensee Work Location Update online

  • Contacting the Board via email

  • Contacting the Board via phone

  • Visiting either of our office locations

How to Look for a Job

Create an employment portfolio with a collection of photos and documents to reflect your skills, accomplishments, and abilities in your field.

Be prepared to perform a service. This may be included as part of a salon interview.

Only perform a service at your interview if you have obtained your license and have your license with you to display while performing the service.

Be aware of salon policy and salon/employee contracts.

Some salon contracts prohibit you from working at other salon locations and can require you to adhere to a set schedule, dress code, or other policies.

 

Where to Look for a Job:

Career Options & Salaries

Career Opportunities in the Beauty Industry

  • Work at a licensed salon establishment as an employee or independent contractor

  • Salon Establishment Owner – additional State Board licensing required

  • Instructor – additional school hours as a Provisional Instructor or Student Instructor and State Board licensing required

  • On-Site Service Provider - additional State Board licensing required (Limited License); limited services allowed

  • Product/Sales Representative

  • Platform Artist

  • Product-Sponsored Stylist

  • Practical Exam Rater at a licensed school establishment

  • Salon Establishment Manager

  • Specialist (Specializing in specialty services; EX: Color Specialist, Texture Service Specialist, etc.)

  • Salon Establishment Receptionist/Front Desk Staff (Possible career while enrolled)

  • Makeup Artist (Possible career while enrolled) – State Board registration required

  • Shampoo Technologist (Possible career while enrolled) – State Board registration required

  • Threader (Possible career while enrolled) – State Board registration required

  • Hair Braider (Possible career while enrolled) – State Board registration required

 

 

Average Salaries & Income*

 

Cosmetologist - $28,647

Hair Designer - $21,216

Esthetician - $36,275

Nail Technologist - $34,905

Instructor - $33,280

Salon Receptionist/Front Desk Staff - $23,046

Salon Establishment Manager - $41,468

Makeup Artist - $24,294

Sales Representative - $61,720

 

 

 

*Based on statistics from indeed.com, payscale.com, & glassdoor.com