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Hairdressing Salon Manager

Find out how to become a hairdressing salon manager, working in the beauty therapy industry. Find out all you need to know about salary, job growth, and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Hairdressing Salon Manager is $52,500 - 60,800 annually


Hairdressing salon managers own, manage or operate hair salons in various formats. The number of hairdressing salon managers stayed fairly stable over the past 5 years and is expected to grow moderately over the next 5 years. There are likely to be around 137,000 job openings for retail managers (of which hairdressing salon manger is a job role type) over this time from workers leaving, as well as new retail manager jobs being created.

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Key skills

Hairdressing salon managers provide services relating to hair and beauty products, and provide advice on hair styles, haircuts, colouration and other health and beauty related services. They might manage other hair salon team members.

  • Defining the hairdressing salon’s product mix, as well as stock levels
  • Implementing marketing and purchasing requirements, and setting the price of hair services
  • Advertising the hairdressing businesses’ services to clients
  • Demonstrating hairdressing services to customers and advising them on product use
  • Keeping the records of hair product stock levels and items
  • Controlling the selection, training and supervision of hair salon staff

Quick facts

Working as a hairdressing salon manager could prove to be a stable, creative and fun job move, Here are some facts on your career as a hairdressing salon manager.

  • Average Hours Worked
    44 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Retail trade; accommodation and food services; and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    20.5% Certificate III/IV

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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