A salon junior is a stylist who is undergoing an internship or apprenticeship at a beauty salon. Junior stylists may perform tasks such as shampooing hair and giving simple hair cuts, keeping towels and supplies stocked, and cleaning the salon.
Salon juniors learn their trade through hands-on experience and instruction from senior and master stylists. They are paid for their work, though they earn a lower wage than a fully trained stylist. Salon juniors must learn practical skills such as cutting and coloring hair, as well as customer service skills, such as properly communicating with clients and staying knowledgeable about the latest style trends.