Continued education is a must. Learning and executing a great consultation. A professional, not trendy, personal hairstyle. Classy conversation, don't gossip. Clean, sanitized station and tools. Knowing your skill limitations and asking for help.
Some of the qualities of a good hair stylist are good listening skills, friendly and he or she should act professionally towards clients. A good stylist will also make recommendations on the best style to fit your face shape and hair type.