Salon Manager




OFO No: 522102




Other names for a Salon Manager:

  • Beauty Salon Manager
  • Hair Salon Manager
  • Nail Salon Manager
What is a Salon Manager?
A Salon Manager usually has a beauty qualification and has worked in the industry for a few years to get experience before being appointed this position.
They are in charge of running the operations of the salon effectively.
What does a Salon Manager do?
  • manages client appointments
  • meets and greets clients
  • performs treatments
  • sells cosmetics and skincare products
  • keeps standards of hygiene extremely high
  • manages staff
  • makes sure sales targets are met
  • analyses budgets and performances
  • controls expenses
  • issues advertising campaigns
Are you … ?
  • interested in the field of beauty?
  • good with your hands?
  • professional?
  • hygienic?
  • neat and presentable?
  • warm and open?
  • friendly?
  • caring?
  • fit with high stamina levels?
  • good with time management?
How do I become a Salon Manager?

Most employers want you to have a relevant beauty qualification and a number of years of working experience in a salon.

Extra ‘management’ qualification/s will be an advantage.

You must also be registered with one or more of the following:

  • CIDESCO – Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie
  • SAAHSP – South African Association of Health and Skincare Professional
  • ITEC and City Guilds

There are many places you can study skincare therapy. There are public as well as private instititutions.

TVET colleges may offer beauty therapy courses.

We advise contacting these institutions directly.


  • Relevant beauty therapy qualfication
  • Work in a salon for a number of years to get experience


  • Certificate in Beauty Salon Management 


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  B&B Manager … or … Day Spa General Manager

Is becoming a Salon Manager the right career choice for me?