NappStar NYC Jr. Stylist (Hairstylist for Locs) New York, NY · Full time

NappStar is seeking Jr. Stylists with a passion for locs, who have great customer service! This is the perfect position for a loc stylist who wants to start their career in the loc industry. The NappStar model will allow learn and master their skills, while building a client base. Full-time and part-time applicants are welcome to apply.


Who we are:

NappStar is the #1 salon and brand for Locs. We are committed to providing our clients with an amazing salon experience, “The NappStar Experience". Every client, every time! 100% Black owned & Female owned, NappStar has a strong commitment to a positive work environment where hard work, respect and opportunity has led us to be the industry leader for locs. It’s our mission to be amazing, be profitable, and to create standards for the loc industry!

Jr. Stylist Pay

First 90 Days

  • Hourly Rate: $17 - $22/hr + tips 

After 90 Days 

  • Transition to a Commission Stylist 
  • Rate: 38% - 40% of Service Sales + Tips
  • Eligible for Bonuses, Benefits & PTO

Benefits of Joining the NappStar Team

• In house training

• Competitive pay

• Comprehensive benefit package (retirement plan, medical)

• Paid Time Off

Who we are looking for:

  • A Stylist with a passion for locs, healthy hair care practices and continuing education.
  • Coachable
  • Hardworking, goal orientated and be open to learning the NappStar way of things.
  • Willingness to participate with our social team to advertise the business
  • Works well independently and as part of a team,
  • Willing to build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Physical requirements of this position include: standing / walking for sustained periods of time, lifting up to 10 pounds / continuous repetitive movement with fingers, hands, wrists and arms, and continuous grasping and reaching / Continually required to bend, stoop, and talk
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Skill Requirements

  • Shampoo Service
  • Beginner Comb Retwist Skills - 4+ Comb Retwists / shift
  • Beginner Starter Loc Skills
  • Beginner Loc Styling Skills
  • Experience with all other Loc Services is a plus.

Position Job Duties:

  • Maintain a positive attitude and contribute towards a quality work environment
  • Clock In / Clock out for shifts
  • Be on time for shift
  • Perform services within time standards
  • In uniform, and meeting hair and make up standards
  • Complete open / close tasks per shift 
  • Follow our salon standards for services, behavior and general workflow
  • Have complete knowledge and understanding of all services and products while educating and training clients in these areas
  • Keep a clean & hygienic work space
  • Service clients within NappStar standards for quality of service and time standards
  • Develop professional relationships with regular clients & welcome new clients
  • Assist fellow stylists with services during downtown to ensure no wait time for clients
  • Communicate effectively with Front Desk team about service pricing and client notes
  • Participate in creating content with the social media team for salon marketing
  • Keep up to date & innovative with the latest styles & trends for locs
  • Offer quality shampoo experiences
  • Participate in Check Ins & Reviews 
  • Offer client service Redo’s at no-charge
  • Maintain a consistent, regular attendance record
  • Properly care for equipment and use proper amounts of product
  • Uphold the standards of sanitation and sterilization as directed by law and the salon’s policies and procedures
  • Communicate to management any and all occurrences involving staff or clients in the salon that require attention
  • Maintain complete confidentiality in all client matters in accordance with company policy
  • Handle client questions and concerns professionally
  • Provide accurate, appropriate and immediate responses to all requests by clients ensuring complete client satisfaction
  • Possess the ability to work without direct supervision
  • Regularly attend, participate in and support training and staff meetings for the salon
  • Assist in all areas of salon operations, as requested by management
  • Be flexible with your schedule, supporting the needs of the salon


$40,000 - $65,000 per year