Beauty: Career ladder
Pay: Up to Rs 5,000 per month depending on the salon, some pay nothing at all.
You get walk-in clients, who don’t have a preference for a stylist. Pay: Rs 10,000 plus 5-10% commission depending on the salon.
You work on your own clients plus walk-ins. Pay: Rs 15,000-20,000 plus 10-15% commission depending on the salon.
You have your own set of clients. You also conduct in-house training for assistants. Pay: Rs 25-30,000 plus 30-40% commission for stylists with more than 6 years experience.
You manage the salon and look after the welfare of staff. You conduct in-house training programmes. Pay: Rs 35-40,000 plus 40-50% commission. Along with the basic salary, senior hairstylists can earn at least a lakh per month.