Hair Stylist (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – December 2, 2018
Disgusting...I didn't learn anything I didn't already know. Drybar sucks! Management needs Basic to Advance Management classes. Workplace culture is horrible...instead of helping a weak, struggling Stylist the other Stylists watch their fellow Stylist sink like the Titanic. The Bartender's 'need' attitude adjustments. The hardest part of the job...nothing hard about it. If you're desperate be prepared to be dealing with inexperienced and lazy management, unprofessional and nasty habit Stylist!
Stylist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 24, 2018
Initially drybar can be great! Unfortunately it all depends on management. How great you are is erelavent. It's great money if you hustle. Dry bar s all about retail no more no less!!! Core values are questionable. You can be late every day and a slow paced worker, and lazy and somehow its overlooked, but others would be on their game and be more aggressive and is fround up on. This job is as secured as playing Russian roulette It's high school entertainment, with over grown children running these stores. A "TEAM PLAYER " is never appreciated , but taken advantage of. My final thought is in my experiance dry bar is an in and out job!get your experience and get out!!!!
RECEPTIONIST (Current Employee) – Westlake Village, CA – November 9, 2018
A typical day is checking in/ checking out clients. Cleaning up and selling product. Learned to handle upset customers and how to us BOOKER. Most enjoyable part of the job is when clients leave happy with their services.
Very busy very low worth of their employees. The Supercuts of blowdrys
Buttercup/stylist (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – November 5, 2018
This place is very deceiving they sell you a lot on that they are bringing g you potential clients by the bus load and that they are very caring of their employees based on their core values. If you make the mistake of giving them open availability expect to work every weekend And if you are dying be prepared to still find coverage, your schedule never changes so if you are like me who is scheduled Friday Saturday and Sunday you can’t request a day off in advance the only way you can have a day off is if some one else will pick up your weekend shift which no one wants to or they are all already working weekends also be prepared to be sent home or called off during weekday shifts, and on weekends be prepared to work a double clean up after everyone or be told that if you don’t you’ll get the fine from state board, take back to back clients and be shamed for taking a minute to eat something real quick or drink water because you are not finishing your clients within 15 -30 min no Matter the hair type. Managers will log on and shorten every appointment to 15-30 minuets to squeeze in as many appointments as they can my shop has ten chairs and there will be 15+ stylists working with clients upset waiting in shampoo bowls, in the waiting area waiting for a chair to open up, they blam you for not being fast enough and shame you taking yo long when clients get upset they are running behind management will walk by and whisper to you to hurry up. They tell you it’s Drybar policy to blow in curl and style with round brush then they turn around and tell you to rough try it straight and curlmore... it to get them in and out leaving you with clients that are upset that their blow out didn’t last and fell as soon as they left which leaves the stylist looking bad and giving a poor quality of work. They provid no drinking water they tell you to get water out of the faucet from the sink same water they serve clients same tap water from the sink. It’s also a popularity contest on who get what shifts who gets what client who moves up every person iv seen move up has been very young newly licensed girls with no salon experience or management leaving older experienced stylist fully capable and experienced working with salon clients and management behind. Lastly if you work weekends which is when majority of when clients comin you are getting a lot of teenagers and kids and women going out who have hairdressers already who couldn’t get in with their hairdressers clients also can not call in the store to request you they have to call HR which is over seas to personally request you and all clients hate that so they opt out of that you are also going up against 40 other stylist in one location trying to build clientele Drybar hires larg amount of stylist so you are in a very competitive situation. Putting my cons here to long to put below -You can not have a day of without personal finding some one to cover you even if your sick or have an emergency, education is very cookie cutter their technique Dosnt work for all hair types and they do not like you to think on your own to do something different very Supercuts style every stylist has to do the same technique so clients can go to any stylist making it difficult to provide a personalized style for clients, you get over worked sweat shop and looked down upon if all your blowdrys are not under 30 min, management is usually very young and inexperienced with managing stylist. Blow dryers are heavy terrible brushes cause a lot of fatigue in hands do to being very slippery from the plastic coatings didn’t haven’t to grip more then usual, products are not very good they also push you very hard to sell their products not only are u a machine blow drying but they also have very high sell sell sell expectations,less
The training is decent in teaching a blow dry technique to beginners, Discount on tools and products.
Sweat shop, heavy dryers, bad products, inexperienced management, you literally have to be dead to have a day off.
It was a good environment. Coworkers were always helping each other out.
Hairstylist/Cosmetologist (Former Employee) – Beverly Hills, CA – November 4, 2018
A typical day at work consisted of taking clients back to back from the moment you walk in until the end of your shift. Lunch breaks were usually 30 minutes if we weren't too busy. I learned to work quicker so we can take as many clients as possible and we didn't have them waiting at the front too long.
Gaining a good clientele, great location, and fun environment.
Short breaks, poor management, difficulty taking vacations or time off, and unsteady schedule.
n/a (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – October 18, 2018
This company is awful! They over work and disrespect their staff and managers. They require ridiculous hours of work, dont give breaks, change timeclocks to deny any earned overtime, ask staff to work off the clock, and engage in discrimination. The culture is terrible, the treatment of managers is boarderline abusive.
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Stylist (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – October 11, 2018
liked working for the company. great work culture . great training . wish they paid more. liked the clientele. can build your own clientele here also if you have your own chair
Stylist/Front Desk (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – September 24, 2018
Start off good. Worst experience ever. Terrible management. Management will harass you. There is a lot of blame put on the stylist due to management not communicating with on another. I you want to work in crazy environment.
Hairstylist/Cosmetologist (Former Employee) – Naperville, IL – September 20, 2018
Love working for Drybar loved doing hair for our clients. Hours sucked I’d be put on lunch for 2 hours+ because of “labor” which I get but it’s not fair. Getting called off multiple times a week. Almost impossible to get a day off without it being an issue. Your allowed to take vacation but have to give notice 21 days in advance. But the week before you are supposed to be off management will tell you we over booked and you need to find coverage. If you can deal with this then awesome but I really think it will get old.
Bartender (Current Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – September 5, 2018
A typical day at work includes checking in clients, getting drinks/snacks/ helping other coworkers with duties, and managing/scheduling appointments accordinlgy to the weeks schedule. I have learned great marketing skills, customer service skills, and multi-tasking skills. Management was extremely poor, though this is only pertaining to the Baton Rouge location. Workplace culture involved a lot of unnecessary unprofessional conflicts. The hardest part of working at this location was working with coworkers that do not want to be a part of a team or professional work environment. The most enjoyable part was the customers I came to know and talk to ever visit. They made the job worth it through challenging aspects.
Friendly customers, discounts on products, free blowouts
Hairstylist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 30, 2018
Overall Drybar is a fun, up-beat, fast paced working environment. You meet tons of clients throughout the day and have 45 mins to transform each client that sits in your chair. The music is always good, vibes are great.
Assistant manager / Receptionist (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – August 6, 2018
this is a great place to learn blowout techniques and promotion techniques for selling products. The stylists are very nice and as long as you are focused on the main goal of satisfying every client then work will be very fun,.