The management and the business really tries and help you further your education/ knowledge in their products and technical training for the job. If you are fresh out of school, it's been a while or need a refreshers course this is a place for you. Some managers are great and some are okay. The coworkers and clients are what really make your job fun. They require you to sell a certain amount of product or at least some franchisees do.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Shelby Twp, MI – October 11, 2018
Good company to work for as a starter job, I learned hands-on customer service skills and everything that comes with it. Handling the cash register and scheduling clients for appointments, typical receptionist duties.
Could be a great experience depending on the location
Hair Stylist (Former Employee) – Atlanta – October 5, 2018
Each salon is individually owned, no corporate stores. So while I truly believe some stores can be great, the Atlanta market sucks. They offer hourly pay + sliding scale commission but are never busy enough to hit those #'s. Hours not consistent so you can't build your clientele. Also you can schedule appointments but if a walk-in comes in before your appointment you are required to take the walk in. No benefits offered unless, once again, you are management. Credit card tips are put on paycheck and taxed so if no one leaves cash, you walk out with no tips until 2 weeks later. They offer free "continuing education" but the corporate educator they have is a joke. Reads from a book word for word, no hands on, schedules classes last minute and cancels them day of after you've already showed up. This place is the lowest level you can get as far as full service salon goes and very unprofessional.
Walk in clientele, good for sharpening skills
Poor management, slow store, no consistent hours, very low pay
Open salon. Open til on computer register. Turn on equipment. Set up station. Wash and fold towels and capes. Consulting with clients on hair services. Performing hair services on clients. Taking payments and entering into computer. Cleaning salon.
5 paid holidays. Hourly pay if commissions are not met.
Manager is not fair to all employees, and is unprofessional and rude. Owner gets over 50% of all services.
Stylist (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – October 2, 2018
Great place to work. The management is great and very flexible with hours. The only reason I quit was because I had no benefits. The amount of money you make completely depends on how much effort you put into your work.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Johns Creek, GA – September 18, 2018
I just think the people who allow people to buy these places might need to be checked in on more to make sure they're not doing shady things. My owner was extremely shady & I was fired for not doing something illegal.
Long lunch break.
Healthcare never kicked in, pay was low, a lot of lies, horrendous management.
Stylist (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 16, 2018
Working here has some benefits for instance if you are fresh out of Cosmo school and can't find a salon with an assistant position or you are new to the area and are trying to build a quick clientele. You will get faster working at a place like this because the slower you are the fewer clients you will service. All clientele is walk in based, appointments are for chemical services only. Being that majority of the clients are first come first serve the mentality is every stylist for themselves vs a team player mentality. If you care about the integrity of your clients hair, love being a "hairapist", and the artistry of creating beautiful hair this is not the place for you.
Manager/Stylist (Former Employee) – Union City, TN – September 5, 2018
great place to work , they offer a variety of services. If you are just starting out as a stylist its a great place to start. you learn new things off other stylist while keeping up your skills you learned in school.
Key Holder / Stylist (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – September 3, 2018
I loved working for the salons, but I felt as though they kept putting people who weren't best for the job as managements, they started getting desperate for employees and started hiring everyone who walked through the door and were not efficient at their jobs.
Hair Stylist (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 24, 2018
This fantastic sams owner does not tend to the salon i worked at and does not stock products. They have scheduled classes but are way too far. Manager does not know how to perform simple manager tasks. He will not come in when someone has called out to fill in.