GSA (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – March 22, 2018
It is a sales position. You receive a percentage of all wax passes sold to guests. The percentage should be higher in my opinion but it does make a notable difference on your check. We do have a set schedule but my manager has been great at being flexible when you need to make changes.It is very important that you sell or you could loose hours but it is not strictly enforced and tend to retrain you or do one on one sessions to help you get the hang of it. My only con would be that you need a 4 week notice for any requested days off. You have to find your own coverage for those days as well.
Great job when you're fresh out of school. Not for long term
wax specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 21, 2018
It's a great place to get started at but not to stay for long. Tops one year. Everything it written out for you so learn as much as you can and go else where! They'll make you feel like you can't do great things with your talent unless it's with them. Management gets very money hungry since they make money based on what you make and sell. They don't care if you have other responsibilities outside of work.
Short breaks, poor management, no work like balance
Waxer (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – March 20, 2018
I loved my job here and learned so much. The training is excellent and it’s a fun job!
The problem is that they tell you how much you can earn but it’s highly unrealistic unless maybe you live in Miami or New York City or something.
The reality is you make minimum wage with .25 cent increase per quarter for 1 year. Plus tips and a very small commission on service an product. Where I live in Ohio even after 2 years I was lucky if I made 1800 a month including cash tips. Some places do bonuses but ours did not. You have to be waxing like a psycho in order to get these bonuses anyway which only giant cities can offer. Like 4,000 service dollars or more in two weeks. I generally did about 2,000 in sales per two week period.
Great training, great wax, product discount, fun job
No breaks during the weekday shifts, low pay, only two shift options
They don't care about anyone's livelihood or you as a person.. you are a number. And if you don't make the number's, you are out. The waxers and staff are not paid fairly for the amount of work. It is a cash cow.
Wax Specialist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – March 5, 2018
It's very hard to find good managers leading in a franchise company. When you raise your concerns and complaints to management, they are the type to take it offensively instead of looking at it as an opportunity for improvement.
After you raise your concerns they will do small things to make your work day awkward and unbearable. No sign of maturity from management and the other employees follow their actions.
Waxer (Former Employee) – Queen Creek, AZ – February 26, 2018
I was hired into a brand new center, and at first I absolutely LOVED every aspect of the job! A few months in, I started noticing that new rules would be made up over night by the owner, manager, and partial owner which is also employed at the center as a Wax Specialist. When you tried to talk to the manager about the inequality throughout the work place, you were fired the next day by the owner. Tread carefully.
Great guests, amazing co workers, and love for the art of waxing.
Poor management, Inequality throughout the work place, racial discrimination.
GSA (Current Employee) – Royal Palm Beach, FL – February 23, 2018
I love this job! Realize that I stayed home and raised 5 kids and once the youngest went off to school I wanted to get out of the house and work part time. This is a great job for that and I am older and a mom so I work well with younger people. This isn’t the job if you are trying to pay bills but it’s a great job for someone going to college or like me a mom. The environment is competitive and when you do well with selling the bonuses are nice and commission. It does seem difficult to grow with the company but I am content and just want to learn the business more so hopefully I can buy a center of my own because it is a good business. I know I am lucky to work in such a great center and some aren’t as lucky but it doesn’t mean the company is bad sometimes the managers can be at other centers. It’s what you make of it and of course a positive attitude. I told the girls I work with I am never quitting unless we move. Lol
Wax Specialist (Current Employee) – Burbank, CA – February 21, 2018
Good place to start off for recent esthetician graduates, not much room for growth. Each center is a franchise which is independently owned so health insurance isnt provided, commission is (2%-5%) on retail & services and hourly wage varies on the owner but know that they aren't obligated to pay minimum wage if there's less than 26 employees. They'll tell you that you can make up to 56,000 annually by factoring in your credit card tips, commission per service, retail sales commission, and upsales on services. You'll recieve a $50 bonus' once you make the center 5,000 + in services a month.
Inexperienced/unqualified managers can make or break you in any situation. It wasn't the job itself that was difficult, it was working with catty GIRLS (not women) all age ranging from 20-28. If you can steer clear of the high school drama, you'll do fine.