How to Make More Money as a Hair Stylist?

how to make more money as a hair stylist

I’m not making a lot of money off of making this post. I sincerely just wanted to help hair stylists make more money. I just thought I should mention it. There is an awesome opportunity for you to make money online, and I just wanted to inform you about it. Being in the hair stylist industry can be a very lucrative business, as you know. It also has it’s ups and downs. I understand this because my mom used to be a hair stylist. She owned her own business in fact for about 20 years.

There is more than one opportunity that you can take to earn more money while you’re on the job. You can join an mlm, sell products wholesale, or get into internet marketing as a hair stylist. There are so many people who are looking for tips and tricks, along with product recommendations online from professional hair stylists. You definitely could have a lead in the industry!

how to make more money as a hair stylistI will focus on internet marketing in this post because that’s what I know most about, and that’s how I make money. However, I know a little bit of the business side of the hair styling business so I’ll be able to share this with you. Before I get into the meat of this conversation here go a couple of other ways I think you can make more money as a hair stylist:

1) Mlm, or multilevel marketing companies may be good for you to earn some extra cash. You know, like Amway, ItWorks, Kyani or any other mlm company. However, these companies require an initial investment and you really need to enjoy what you’ll be selling, or have a passion for it, or else you won’t like it.

2) I mentioned selling products from wholesale to retail because that is what my mom used to do. She used to buy those girdle things, do you know what I’m talking about? Those things that keep your body tight, lol. She would sell both for men and women, and she would actually sell them for a profit right there in her salon. During or after the haircut or style, she would go ahead and present it to her client. If the client bought it, awesome! More money in her pocket; and if they didn’t that was ok too. I’m almost certain she would make an extra $200 a month just by doing that, more or less.

The Main Course Has Arrived!

how to make more money as a hair stylistI hope you enjoyed the appetizer because I will get into the main course. Did you know that you can sell other people’s products online and generate sales for them to earn commission? Yeah, this is called affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is the process of earning commissions for helping companies generate sales. Some affiliate companies pay out up to 75% commission on products sold. Did you know that over 80% of companies online have an affiliate program?

Yes, affiliate marketing makes up around 20% of companies’ income. The online world is a valuable place! You know this, you’re here! Affiliate programs are free to join, and you can learn how to market online with a website called Wealthy Affiliate. They have a free starter membership, so you can enjoy the website and training until you become comfortable and knowledgeable with it. You don’t have to consider spending a dime until you’re ready to advance in your online business.

What Will You Selling?

how to make more money as a hair stylistThe possibilities are endless! Literally, there are millions of things that you can sell online. Consider Amazon; You can sell anyone of their millions of products and they’ll pay you anywhere between 4% – 15% commission.

The main idea is you that you make it to the first page of the search engines, like Google, Bing, or Yahoo, and you’ll be in the gold. There are billions of people online, and many of them are shopping! Keep in mind, you don’t have to sell anything if you don’t want to. You can just blog and get paid by advertisements. There are so many ways to make money online.

You can join affiliate programs to sell beauty products on your website. Something like shampoo, conditioner, other hair products, scissors, other salon products or equipment, apparel, accessories, aprons.. Do you get my drift? You can make a lot of commission this way! While searching for
affiliate programs in your field this is what I found on the first page of how to make more money as a hair stylistGoogle, (You can do this too, if you search “beauty products + affiliate program”) that Sephora and Sally Beauty were on the first page for affiliate programs. Sephora states that it has one of the largest selections of beauty products, and Sally Beauty states that it pays up to 12% commission on products sold. This can be a very lucrative business for you. 🙂

How Do You Make Money?

As I mentioned before, the main idea is that you get on the first pages of the search engines. Can you imagine how many people are online searching beauty products everyday? If you manage to land the first pages, you can get a lot of traffic, and as a result convert that traffic into sales. Do you understand now? Can I help you take the next step?

You can learn how to do all of this at Wealthy Affiliate? You can check out my full product review on my website here.

Do you have any questions? Maybe how it works, or what products can you sell? If you follow any of the links on this page you can get more information on anything I mentioned in this post. I hope I was able to help you with ideas on how to make more money as a hair stylist, and I wish you all the luck in your business.

I really like your trade, after all, my mom was a cosmetologist for her whole working career. 🙂




I read another article on this topic, so I’d like to also refer you to them. I think you’ll enjoy the read.

4 thoughts on “How to Make More Money as a Hair Stylist?”

  1. This is some really great information that you shared. I work in the spa industry and I’ve seen some of my coworkers try out the MLM route and have some success since they are already talking to so many people throughout their day. However, I think if you have downtime, while sitting in the break room waiting for your clients, it’s also a great option to consider affiliate marketing. If you already know about a product or service, why not tell people about it and make money in the meantime? Thanks for the great information here and I look forward to reading more.

    • Hi Kristin,

      I’m glad that you agree with me. Affiliate marketing is such a lucrative business, and if done correctly you can earn a substantial revenue from it. Also, who better to recommend products but the specialist him/herself. I think I would much rather take a recommendation on a product (hair care/hair accessories) from a cosmetologist than anyone else. Therefore, they can be helpful to a lot of people. Wealthy Affiliate will put them in the right spot to learn such lucrative business.

      As you said, you can do it in your downtime or even when you’re at home relaxing. Hair stylists are just like everyone else, they want to make more money! Affiliate marketing is such a creative way to do so!

      Thanks for your comment,


  2. This is a pretty good advice for hairstylist. Like professionals and freelancers, hairstylists are trading time for money, and there is a limit to the number of clients they can take a day.

    I believe this will work for them as there are so many men and women looking for tips on how to get their hair right. Offer the tips for free and make money from other affiliate products.

    • Kenny, I’m glad you mentioned that. People are looking for good tips on how to get their hair right all the time. Hair stylists can offer their tips for free and then earn commission on any products they recommend. Also, affiliate marketing can enhance their income because it is a passive income. While their job consists of trading time for money, an online business will be working when they are not!

      Thanks for your comment.

      – Jonathan


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