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Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Cosmetologist

Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Cosmetologist

Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Cosmetologist (Short)

Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Cosmetologist

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Keep work stations clean and sanitize tools, such as scissors and combs.
  • Bleach, dye, or tint hair, using applicator or brush.
  • Cut, trim and shape hair or hairpieces, based on customers' instructions, hair type, and facial features, using clippers, scissors, trimmers and razors.
  • Schedule client appointments.
  • Update and maintain customer information records, such as beauty services provided.
  • Demonstrate and sell hair care products and cosmetics.
  • Analyze patrons' hair and other physical features to determine and recommend beauty treatment or suggest hair styles.
  • Train or supervise other hairstylists, hairdressers, and assistants.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Cosmetologist Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Cosmetologist test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:39-5012.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Personal Care and Service
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$18,420 or less
Bottom 25%:
$20,900 or less
$26,090 (Average)
Top 25%:
$36,730 or more
Top 10%:
$51,870 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$8.86 or less
Bottom 25%:
$10.05 or less
$12.54 (Average)
Top 25%:
$17.66 or more
Top 10%:
$24.94 or more

US Employment Statistics
2028 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:94,600

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Service Orientation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Active Learning
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Time Management
Top Abilities
  • Near Vision
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Originality
  • Speech Recognition
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
1 - 3 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Barber Stylist, Beautician, Beautician Apprentice, Beauty Advisor, Beauty Operator, Beauty Specialist, Beauty Therapist, Colorist, Cosmetic Consultant, Cosmetician, Cosmetician Apprentice, Cosmetologist, Cosmetologist Apprentice, Cosmetology Instructor, Cosmetology Teacher, Electrologist, Electrolysis Needle Operator, Electrolysis Operator, Electrolysist, Funeral Home Makeup Artist, Hair and Makeup Designer, Hair Colorist, Hair Cutter, Hair Dresser, Hair Specialist, Hair Stylist, Haircutter, Hairdresser, Hairpiece Stylist, Hairstylist, Hypertrichologist, Image Consultant, Manager Stylist, Master Cosmetologist, Men's Custom Hair Piece Consultant, Mortuary Beautician, Salon Customer Experience Specialist, Salon Designer, Salon Manager, Salon Stylist, Stylist, Trichologist, Wedding Makeup Artist, Wig Dresser, Wig Stylist

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"Hiring managers can easily understand the reports"

Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a time-sheet.
  • Estimate gross pay for a month.
  • Review and explain work schedule guidelines.
  • Review and explain corporate policies to colleagues.
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