New Talent Program

Accelerate Your Learning.

VIDA Salon provides a unique opportunity for new and experienced stylists to grow as professionals and individuals. You can accelerate your learning and earning potential. VIDA Salon New Talent program is an advanced, in-salon training program that helps grow and develop salon professionals through proven business systems, skills and practices.

This program allows selected licensed professionals to develop and refine their technical and guest relation skills. Our objective is to create industry professionals committed to success, customer service and professionalism. VIDA wants to help you learn the business skills that will make your career help elevate your potential, both personally and professionally.

With our training, you will learn all aspects of first class salon delivery - technical cutting, coloring and styling, as well as consultation, guest relations and product recommendation. We will impart the skills and confidence required to exceed the expectations of every guest.

As an alternative to an apprentice program, VIDA Salon's New Talent program creates an atmosphere ideal to develop great talent. Our team sets goals and lives within the expectations we have created. This makes our mission possible: to provide a positive guest experience in our salon environment.

Core Curriculum

Months 1 - 2

During this introductory phase you will be familiarizing yourself with our salon culture, you will help provide rituals of renewal, shampoos, as well blow outs to salon guests, You will be given the opportunity to observe the VIDA team while attending the New Talent technical training. You will also be introduced to Aveda Benchmarks which will serve as a guide to success throughout the rest of your career with VIDA Salon.

Throughout this process you will be evaluated on your client interaction skills, professionalism, appearance, time management skills, team interaction, overall attitude, and work performance.

Earn hourly pay plus tips.

Months 3 - 4

Following the first 3 months of New Talent Training you will be introduced to the salon floor as a New Talent stylist. You will be accepting haircut and style appointments as you continue to familiarize yourself with Aveda color systems. In addition you will continue to attend New Talent technical training.

Your skill development will include: Foundational Haircuts, Color Theory, Color systems, and placement techniques systems.

Earn hourly pay plus tips.

Months 5 - 6

This part of your training experience elaborates on your Haircutting and Hair Color Skill Development. At this time you will begin incorporating hair color services into your client service list.

Earn hourly pay plus tips.

Months 7 - 9

This is the final phase of your initial training in the New Talent program. At this stage your training experience will include: Career-Pathing and Goal setting for your success, trend collections and progressive techniques. In addition, you will be learning and applying master technical skills, contemporary color techniques and continuing to cultivate your talent.

Earn hourly pay plus tips.

Upon successful completion of the New Talent Program, there will be a final testing phase, a performance review, and Audition to graduate the program. Those stylists that demonstrate mastery of the program will be invited to stay with VIDA Salon.

Career Details


The New Talent work week is approximately 35-40 hours. New Talent attend training every Tuesday and work the remainder of their week in the salon.


A current local state Cosmetology License, technical tools, professional communication / customer service skills, professional appearance, a motivated commitment to growing your skills and knowledge and full time availability.

The Benefits

At VIDA Salon, we understand the importance of security and benefits when seeking a career-oriented environment. We are proud to offer the following benefits after 90 days of full time employment:

  • 401(k)
  • On-going Advanced Education
  • Paid Vacation
  • Fashion Shows/Events
  • Generous Retail Product & Service Discounts
  • Continuing Education
  • Great Work Environment

Apply Now

Please forward your resume to to Please include in the subject which position you're applying for: New Talent, Stylist or Receptionist etc. We would appreciate candidates to apply that have adequate experience and schooling. New Talent Hiring will be helding January 2nd 2013, April 1st 2013, July 1st 2013 and October 1st 2013.