Assisting in a Hair Salon – How to hire the best assistant ever! | Hairstylist Business Tips

Learn everything about my salon assistant, Annie Sullivan!

My assistant has been with me for over 1.5 years and I wanted to interview her to share with you guys how we work together in the salon.

In the interview, I talk about how I found Annie, what the interview process looked like, what she does for me in the salon, how we run our schedule, and what advice she has for salons or stylists looking to hire an assistant and stylists looking to be an assistant!

I hope this gives you a behind the scenes look into how I work in the salon even more!

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  1. Ma Colpitts on November 29, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Wow, she’s a dream assistant!

  2. Lysett Cuervo on November 29, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    I dont think you should be tipping her but your clients should def. be tipping her seperately from you.

  3. emilymichelle on November 29, 2018 at 5:33 pm


  4. beach glow on November 29, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    Jamie i work on my own but I’d love an assistant like this great girl . It’s hard work sometimes alone

  5. Ana Vieira on November 29, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    So Lucky you are Ann!!!! Working with someone nice. And you Jamie beeing a wonderfull Boss!!! Not for all people. ❣️

  6. Giovanni Bissoli on November 29, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I love this video! so much great informations 🙂 I agree with the music being a little too loud but really great video 🙂

  7. Courtney B Stylist on November 29, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    I have been pondering on having an assistant. I have booth renters in my salon. Do you have her set up as an “employee” or do you 1099 her. I hope the question isn’t to personal. But starting with an employee makes me nervous with all the fees and all that you need to set up.

  8. Madison Wright on November 29, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    I really enjoy your videos, and this is meant as respectful as possible, but for me personally, the music was so loud I couldn’t really hear what you were saying and I really wanted to know what was being said!

  9. Ese Abigail on November 29, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I Love This! I’m literally just about to employ my first assistant and this has made me much more confident.

  10. Elsy K Mendez on November 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I love this. I wish that when I started out in a salon I felt I was growing & learning. I quit after a year and haven’t bothered to look into it again. I sure do miss it but its honestly hard to find anyone in my area that wants to take the time to educate as well.

  11. Delia Hernandez on November 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    The music it’s to loud!!! 🤯

  12. bethanynoelle on November 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    I am a new stylist and i assisted two girls in my salon through school and still assist them when I’m not with my own clients and let me tell you…you guys sound just like me and my bosses. Haha! Speaking as an assistant, the relationship you have with her is so valued. I can’t thank my bosses enough for the things they’ve taught and continue to teach me (even down to self employment taxes). Thank you for passing on your legacy! Now, it’ll be up to girls like your assistant and i to build upon that legacy, personalize it, and then pass it along one day too. 💕

  13. medped on November 29, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Noise pollution

  14. Azadeh Rinadi on November 29, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    I wish the music in the back ground was lower !

  15. Victoria Whittaker on November 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    How long were you in the industry before you did booth rent and then opened you own salon?

  16. Carmen Lofton on November 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Background music is too loud and too much. Difficult trying to hear the conversation.

  17. Katlyn Brady on November 29, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Did you guys ever do any separate training together?

  18. Kasey Willis on November 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    what do you do when she is sick or calls in sick?

  19. abra berkson on November 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    The music is so annoying

  20. bridavilaHAIR on November 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Jamie what is the name of the plant in the background? The tall one behind you. Thanks babe!

  21. jessica watts on November 29, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I used to be an assistant and i think it’s wrong to not tip them out. We are doing your glosses base breaks and sometimes full blowdrys which you get all the commission and money for. When i would do a full blow dry for my boss and she made 25 dollars on the one blow dry that i did and then didn’t tip me out… that’s wrong. Even as assistants our paychecks and tips should reflect the amount of work we do

  22. Momma Bates on November 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    She does a lot. Sounds like she would be hard to replace

  23. Angela White on November 29, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    I wish I had counted how many times Y’all say, "like." Very cute & thank you for the informative post always. I wish your assistant success as well as your continued success!

  24. Sydney Shepard on November 29, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Please make a video concerning inventory