Great to start, but not for long term.
Stylist (Current Employee) – Hanover, PA – November 13, 2017
This is a job that's great for someone fresh out of school. You get the experience you need to advance your skills in a fast-paced environment and learn how to handle customers. With the recent changes from corporate, however, it is not a good long-term option. Making commission is difficult, so you're stuck at minimum wage unless you've been there for years with a heavy following. Upper management and management place unrealistic expectations on stylists and make them feel like it's their fault that numbers are low on slow nights. They are told to market themselves, work the lease line, etc. You can bring a horse to water, but you cant make it drink. They got rid of the stylist of the month recognition program and dont do anything to make things fun. The "uniform" is black everything. Oh, you can accessorize with color, but dressing like youre going to a funeral everyday gets old after so long..... My closet is nothing but black and it gets difficult to find things to wear any other day..... The build up to actually being on commission and almost jumping to the next commission level, then the subsequent let down when they dropped their prices at the expense of their stylists has killed my passion for this company. They even got rid of their hands-on education program in exchange for video/iPad education. Nothing beats hands on..... Anything to save a buck, I guess.....
Steady walk-in traffic
Low pay, expensive medical benefits, poor performing stylists are kept damaging salon's reputation