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Our Hairstylist Structure

Let's be honest, most job titles lack clarity. 

And trying to understand how different salons label their hairstylists is no different! We made this page to hopefully clear things up, at least at Queen's Shop. 

Associate Hairstylist
  • Working one on one with other hairstylists at Queen's to complete their apprenticeship program

  • Actively building a clientele

  • Rates Hourly $73 (gratuity is included)

  • Salon employee

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  • Licensed professionals

  • Salon employee

Hairstylist Tier 1​

  • Up to 3 years of hairstyling on floor, after receiving license

  • 3+ classes each year

  • Rates Hourly $85 (gratuity is included)


Hairstylist Tier 2

  • 2+ years of hairstyling on floor, from receipt of license

  • Or 9+ in person practical classes

  • Beginning to focus on educating or specializing

  • Rates Hourly $105-128 (based on training and demand)(gratuity is included)

Leadership Hairstylist

Specialist Hairstylist - Have the demand to specialize 

Educator Hairstylist - Active educator internally or externally

Director Hairstylist - Leader in artistic direction for salon (or other areas of the industry)


  • Licensed professional

  • Senior role

  • Mentor other hairstylists and apprentices

  • Salon employee

  • 5+ years (showing drive and desire to be in a leadership role)

  • 15+ classes

  • Actively representing one of the above roles

  • Rates Hourly $123+(based on training and demand)(gratuity is included)

*Partner Hairstylist
  • Licensed hairstylist 

  • Set own prices hourly and session

  • A hairstylist who has succeeded in developing their own brand

  • Operate under Queen's umbrella as an Independent Contractor

  • Use brands supplied (additional products options within the salon ethos)

  • *Independent Contractor or Chair Renter

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