J. C. Penney – Sterling, VA
Interview Questions for a Hair Stylist
Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
Share an effective method you have used to keep work stations and tools clean.
Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
Name a time when your patience was tested. How did you keep your emotions in check?
How do you balance cooperation with others and independent thinking? Share an example. (Try to determine if the candidate has a cooperative attitude or is otherwise good-natured.)
What factors do you consider when cutting, trimming, and shaping hair or hairpieces? Share an experience.
Provide an example when your ethics were tested.
Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
Provide an experience in which you analyzed a patron's hair and physical features and made an effective recommendation for beauty treatment or hair style.
Describe your experience bleaching, dying, and tinting hair.
What is the state of your customer information records? Name one thing you would like to improve.
Name a time when your creativity or alternative thinking solved a problem in your workplace.
Share an experience in which personal connections to coworkers or others helped you to be successful in your work. (Make sure candidate works well with others.)