Hair colorists can make enough money to work only a few days a month. This leaves plenty of time for school, hobbies or lounging on the couch and watching an all-day marathon of “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”
“Many are paid as much as $500 or $600 for a single treatment and that's the average for colorists,” according to Roy Cohen, career coach and author of “The Wall Street Professional's Survival Guide.” He also adds that “they stack 10 or 12 clients a day,” which at $500 a pop can add up quickly.
Cohen also points out that despite the sluggish economy, colorists are still getting as many bookings as ever. ”It's one of the few luxuries that has not seen a cutback since the market meltdown,” he says. “In fact, more and more people are paying for premium grooming to look good in this very competitive job market.”