It is impossible to overestimate the significance of first impressions. People make choices quickly – they say during the first 60 seconds – therefore, it is a good idea to pause just before sitting down, smile, and create good eye contact with your interviewer.
Because nonverbal communication accounts for 70% of discussion, remember to smile and utilise open body language when speaking. Pose relevant questions and maintain an upbeat, relaxed, courteous, and pleasant demeanour.
Are there any specific dos and don’ts in terms of attire?
Respect your prospective employer by dressing correctly for their brand and expectations. You will be working in a creative environment, and customers will be inspired by what workers wear, so remember that you are on display and there to inspire.
Should I research the business and dress appropriately, or is smart always the best option?
Yes, you should. It is always better to be an informed candidate than one who knows nothing about them. If you are successful, you will be a business and industry spokesperson. Most salons will have worked hard to build their brand and image, and they will want you to mirror that.
Is it OK to show off my tattoos and piercings, or should I cover them up?
Piercings and tattoos may be allowed at some salons. However, it is generally better to be careful and discreet while displaying them during interviews.
Remember that our clothes reflect our emotions. A creative environment where self-expression is encouraged contrasts industries such as finance, where clothes and image are expected to be conservative.