There's no doubt that as a client you have walked into Elleven Salon and have seen all the different people we have working here with all different types of jobs. We have our Front Desk Staff, our Stylists, our Shampoo Staff, but you also might have noticed another type of stylist that seems to be helping out A LOT! We know what you're thinking...Who are they, and what do they do? Well if you've been one of our clients for a while, you may know by now how our Salon's stylist structure works, but for those of you that are new to Elleven Salon we would like to explain to you about our Associate Program. That wonderful person you see running around the salon with our other stylists is more than just a "helper", they are Associate Stylists and an important part of how Elleven Salon runs!
Here at Elleven Salon we are passionate about two main things: Our clients' experience, and growing future stylists! Growing and developing future stylists is what keeps this constantly changing industry moving forward, and we feel that there is still so much to be learned beyond Cosmetology school. With our Associate Program, we are able to expand the minds and skills of fresh stylists in order to create a legacy of Master Stylists to better serve our clients! Take a look at the video below to get a sneak peak of what some our Associate Program graduates have to say!
So what exactly is an Associate Program? Think of the Associate Program as a sort of "Master's Degree". After Cosmetology School, we offer a program for new stylists to grow themselves further, beyond the fundamentals that they learned in school, and we challenge them to advance their skills and build their clientele with the help of a Mentor in the salon, usually someone who has already gone through the Associate Program themselves. The Associate/Mentor relationship is an important one because coming out of school and trying to create success for yourself can be hard when done alone. With the support of a Mentor, an Associate Stylist has the opportunity to further their education and gain the courage that it takes to become a successful hairstylist, and maybe even a Mentor one day!
So how does all of this effect you, the client? We value giving our clients outstanding service and a premium salon experience, so in order to achieve this, we must create the ultimate salon culture complete with Associates who are eager to learn how to best serve you! As our Associates flourish, our Elleven Salon team expands, and we've made it no secret that teamwork is an essential and integral part of how our salon works. As a team, we are constantly updating our skills with salon education, so we know that in order for Elleven Salon to be better, we must train beyond what is learned in school to ensure that we have the best professionals serving our clients. This all starts with our Associate Stylists who are the future of our salon and this incredible industry...all of this is so we can better serve all of our clients on a daily basis!
If you or someone you know might be interested in the Associate Program here at Elleven Salon, please visit the Careers page on our website! Also we will be hosting a Shadow Night on Thursday October 24th from 5:30-7:30pm for Cosmetology students to come and watch what working as an Associate at Elleven Salon is all about!