HIP Salon jobs



Are you a hair professional who is looking for an exciting, innovative environment – a culture created and shared by hair professionals who are passionate about their craft?

Join our team at Hair Innovation Professionals – HIP Salon. We are a high-end, departmentalized salon, locally owned and operated (no corporate affiliation) for 16 years in the Woodfield-Schaumburg area.

Open Positions:

  • Stylist
  • Colourist
  • Receptionist
  • Assistant

Apply Today!

Email HIP Salon Owner Debra Hanaway at debra@hipsalon.biz.

What We Offer Our Hair Professionals

  • Competitive compensation, including among the highest commissions locally
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance with salon contribution to full-time employees’ premium costs
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • In-house classes to earn continuing education (CE) hours
  • Updates from our vendors and partners about trends, innovations, and techniques
  • Ongoing training opportunities to develop new skills and specializations
  • 401(k) available
  • Earned paid vacation available
  • Education (with travel) reimbursement available
  • Support staff services including hair washing, scheduling, marketing, and administrative
  • Positive, constructive feedback
  • Highly collaborative, team environment

Stylist or Colourist Requirements

  • Current Illinois Cosmetology License
  • Graduate from cosmetology school 
  • 3+ years’ on-the-floor experience
  • Flexible scheduling available
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Reliable transportation to meet scheduling needs
  • Proper tools to perform professional services for clients
  • Established clientele a plus, but not required


Why Join HIP?

At Hair Innovation Professionals, we endeavor to educate and motivate our salon team to the highest achievable level, allowing us to create the utmost positive, professional, and creative atmosphere for clients and staff. Our mission is to reflect this energy to better serve our clients in new trends, products, and services.

How to Be a Successful HIP Team Member

  • Give excellent client service – always.
  • Communicate.
  • Present a professional image. Be professional and respectful to clients and staff.
  • Be neat. Keep your station, equipment, and tools clean.
  • Chat up our salon services and products.
  • Manage your time. Be punctual.
  • Attend all classes and staff meetings.
  • Be a team player.
  • Show your PASSION for our craft!


“Hairdressers are a wonderful breed. You work one on one with another human being, and the object is to make them feel so much better, and to look at themselves with a twinkle in their eye.”

– Vidal Sassoon