We’re hiring!

Salon Apprentice / assistant

Our apprenticeship program is effectively a one and a half to two-year tiered system, meant to develop young and earlier-stage stylist into POPULATION all-stars. We cultivate and shape our best through this system—with a solid intention to have them (willing) anchored here well beyond the education period. Our senior stylists teach every assistants to cut and color in the studio's tradition, and the basics are expanded upon in a creative sense, allowing every apprentice to mature with confidence. 

Inquire and apply at populationsalon@gmail.com

Grow with our brand! What we're looking for in our potential team members...

Stellar Work Ethic — You are driven and persistent, with a passion for growing in your career and education. You’re committed to attending weekly in-salon classes and improving your cut + color skill sets. You want to be the best at what you do in all aspects!

Excellent Customer Service— Support an environment that is passionate about customer service. Promote a feel-good, fun and positive environment for our customers and employees respectively.

Fun + Positive Character Qualities— Punctual, courteous and focused. Act professionally, ethically and always with integrity. Use good judgment and lead by example. Take initiative and make things happen. Keep to your commitments and build high expectations for you and your staff members. Motivate and help others understand the importance of their jobs and quality-control factors by holding yourself to high standards.

Embody the POPULATION lifestyle and brand spirit:

We value people, build strong positive relationships and treat them all with respect. Always be approachable and an effective two-way communicator. You understand Population’s brand values and embody them naturally, making your own contributions to the brand as you grow with us.


You are:

• Self-driven with a passion for cut + color

• Interested in growing with a brand

• Willing to dedicate 1.5 - 2 years and committed to attending weekly education classes, bringing in models, and working on the floor as a salon assistant

• able to work at least 4 days/week - including evenings and weekends (Sat + Sun)

• able to work at both SF locations

• Have a strong work ethic

• Self motivated to contribute to a positive work culture and offer an amazing experience to all clients

• Fun sense of humor balanced with a professional demeanor

• Interest in photography + social media, prior salon experience a plus!

• Must have Cosmetology license or State Board date to apply

• Please include your Instagram handle and be sure to peruse ours!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Inquire and apply to populationsalon@gmail.com


  • Must have Cosmetology license or State Board date to apply

  • Previous salon experience a plus!

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations (both Mission and NOPA locations)

Hours per week:

  • 32 hours / 4 full days per week

  • Must be able to work both weekend days as needed

    Cultivating careers and nurturing family…

Our approach to creating a great work environment is simple — we're all here to grow and develop, but we're also independent, creative professionals that care about the collective energy. We care for our outcomes and results as much as we care for our team. Whether you're in the early stages of your career (assistant/junior stylist) or perhaps well into your professional prime, by our own standards, we come to expect a lot from one and other as we grow together. For the right folks in this industry, we've become a real milestone and brand to be a part of. Driven by art, music and youth culture across the spectrum, POPULATION is a company where roots can take hold, and the nourishment is vital.