Great place to work until a new salon leader took over
Dulles Town Center (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – January 15, 2016
I worked there as a receptionist for almost a year and a half! My old boss, which hired me, was amazing and always will be. She however stepped down to do bigger and better things and im proud of her, but when the new salon leader came in, i could feel myself getting more and more unhappy to the point i didnt want to be there. I dreaded having her around and i talked to the people i worked with and they were all getting the same vibe as me. She is guna end up running this salon into the ground. She has never been a salon leader before so she had no experience going into this and is trying way too hard to take on everything at once and she micromanages everyone which is a big pain! The job its self of reception is easy but its not. Its very stressful and not for everyone tbh. And you certainly don't get paid enough to deal with everything thrown at you. I was greatly underpaid for everything i did. It just simply isnt worth it!!!! Do not expect a lunch break or anything like that when working at the front desk cuz its just you up there! money isnt worth it, you practicaly have to beg for a raise and they will just say that "sorry, it isn't in the budget" which is BS, it is NOT your fault that the company does NOT know how to budget, if you deserved the raise then they need to give that to you.
free hair cuts and blowouts and getting your color done cost next to nothing.
no breaks, no raises or at least they are not easy to get
The job was easy but you get treated as if you're furniture. People walk all over you and aren't considerate about your feelings. My friend use to work at a different bubbles and she quit solely because of the employees there including her manager. I rather be broke and jobless then work here.
receptionist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 25, 2015
As a former receptionist of Bubbles hair salon my experience was great to start off with but terrible in the end. Management is unorganized and very unfair. Pay isn't worth it nor are the hours. Capitol Hill Bubbles has too much drama which is why they always hiring because no one wants to be around drama. Discrimination, poor pay, took advantage of and more. The choice of managers, well Salon Leaders are terrible (especially on Pennsylvania Ave) I seen and heard so much terrible feedback from people. Glad I found something better and worth working!
lead receptionist (Current Employee) – Washington, D.C. – April 15, 2015
in the beginning they promise you a lot and they have absolutely no intentions on keeping those promises. I was hired to be a salon leader and was never given the pay I agreed to or that position. Management is extremely sneaky and they have no problem having you train the people who they are hiring to take your job. Also, the turnover rate is extremely high which should be a warning sign. Beware of this company, it's not as great as it seems.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – November 7, 2014
The salon was a busy salon. Working the front desk, even on my typical day was busy. I have learned how to control and handle 4 lines coming in at the same time, how to handle a busy front desk with timely manner and have all the clients leave satisfied. I loved my manager and co-workers. Everyone was extremely nice and just a joy to work with. I loved the salon. I met so many new faces and made lots of friends. Which I love to do.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Dulles, VA – October 25, 2014
The traffic in this salon near the end of my employment was usually very slow. I think that is due to losing a few good stylists, and others becoming lazy. I typically like to stay busy while I am working, so I always found something to do and it was usually to clean the salon. No shampoo assistants, and the stylists think it is beneath them to clean after themselves. Not too much discipline coming from management. I got along with everyone. Being a receptionists is a pretty easy job, but I did very well and enjoyed my time there.
free hair services, discount on great products, laid back environment
no room for growth, gossiping, they don't promote within the company, no raise opportunities
My typical day at work was that I would come in and pull my chair out getting prepared for my first client. Prepare them coffee or water and have a consultation. Next shampoo and dry hair. then I styled it in the fashion that would make the costumer satisfied and very happy with. I answered phone call and booked people as I went on. Gaining product knowledge and explaining to costumers. Clean my station and clocked out.
in the mall, great clients, liked the work and the creative side i have.
had to eat around your clients, hard to work with some staff
fast paced , costumer oriented. Good growth opportunity
Hairstylist (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – October 15, 2013
very fast paced, have to be ready to exceed the clients expectations and satisfactions. Great co workers with a positive vibe. Constantly learning new ways to excel in my costumer service skill and enhancing my skills. The hardest part would be the physical labor. The most enjoyable part would be to see the clients satisfaction and happiness.
A typical day at work would consist of opening the store, getting the computers up and running, handing out stylist scheduled appointments for the day. I would make sure all stylist had the supplies they needed, made coffee for the clients. As customers came in i would assist with anything they needed and direct them to their stylist. I answered all calls, scheduled/cancel appointments, also ran the register. I assisted clients in what products would be best for their hair to take home. At the end of the day i would make sure the saon was clean for the next day, shut down computers, make deposit, print out the following days schedule and lock up.