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The following is a brief outline of the steps you must take in order to become a designer at Cooper Alley:


1. You must have a valid/current California License.

2. You must complete a job Interview and or audition.

3. You must complete our training program.

4. Complete an online Employment Application

Please email resumes to:


Step 1

Complete the online employment questionnaire and attach your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document if requested. If you would like to speak with someone from recruiting before starting the process, please feel free to call our Recruiting Department at 415-461-1146.

Step 2

After you have completed the online questionnaire and attached your resume, an email response will be sent to your email address to let you know that we have received your employment questionnaire. If, for some reason, we do not respond back by email, please contact us by phone at 415-461-1146.

Step 3

If you are identified as the best fit for the position, a manager will invite you to become a Cooper Alley team member either in our advanced training program, or as a regular employee.

Step 4

Designers may be invited to an audition to helps us better understand their capabilities. If we decide that the designer’s skill level is advanced and we deem their abilities salon ready we may invite them to enroll in our vartership program. This is an accelerated program for experienced designers with extensive skill sets. If you are less experienced or perhaps a recent graduate from cosmetology school you will be invited to enter into our designer in training program to develop the skills necessary to be successful within our company.