Hair Cuttery

Hair Cuttery – Why Work For Us?


Hair Cuttery was founded with a simple idea—to create an environment that celebrates stylists’ talents while encouraging  well -rounded  career development. As stylists ourselves, we understand the importance of career empowerment in your role.

We are here to help you grow a great business, earn a great living and pursue your creative talent. At Hair Cuttery, you have the opportunity to control how much money you earn and your quality of life in a caring, family environment. Whether you’re a new beauty school graduate or an experienced Stylist with a book of loyal clients, we offer a place to build the career of your dreams.

Our most successful stylists are focused on delivering a “WOW” experience to their clients, are creative individualists that also work well as part of a salon team. And of course, our stylists have dynamite people skills.



We are the “People Company” of the beauty industry, committed to achieving extraordinary results through our people.


Self Confidence is believing in yourself, embracing change and acquiring the skills and training necessary to excel at any challenge which results in personal and professional growth.

Building Relationships creates partnerships through trust, consistent communication and follow through on commitments necessary to achieve a win for Associates, a win for clients and a win for the company.

Teamwork encourages open communication and active participation from all team members towards a common vision resulting in greater effectiveness, efficiency and fun.

Quality of Life is balancing life and work demands and nurturing personal and professional growth, resulting in a win-win-win.

Integrity means always processing our actions through our value system and owning and learning from our mistakes with accountability to fellow Associates, clients, suppliers, and most importantly ourselves.

Enhanced Direct Communications is fostering an open and honest exchange of information and ideas so all Associates have a voice; utilizing new technologies and trends to ensure communications are timely, accurate and impactful.

Accountability is acting as a representative of the entire organization and its culture by taking ownership of our individual work; committing to quality and Integrity at all times.


All about the people – It all starts with our Stylists

We are here to help you grow a great business, earn a great living and pursue your creative talent. At Hair Cuttery, you have the opportunity to control how much money you earn and your quality of life in a caring, family environment. Whether you’re a new beauty school graduate or an experienced Stylist with a book of loyal clients, we offer a place to build the career of your dreams.

Compensation = empowerment

You can earn up to 50% commission from day one! We believe you should have control over what you earn and enjoy where you work, not just what you do. And we believe in keeping it simple: when you achieve your goals, you jump to a higher compensation level.

Compensation is just the start

Our new bonus program includes opportunities for behind-the-chair retail rewards, quarterly productivity bonuses, and an extensive service commission plan. You’ll do more than earn—you’ll take control of your financial destiny.

Your clients are yours

We encourage stylists to build relationships. They’re your clients, so go ahead and WOW them! Your clientele stays yours. We support you 100%.

Going beyond the cut

Our full suite of services includes cuts, highlights, all-over-color, texture and straightening services, up-dos, and styling—all of which are designed to help you earn more as you build a clientele or bring past clients with you.

Education & Support

In partnership with Redken, we offer many FREE classes and events to sharpen your technical skills and learn service and self-promotion techniques that really drive your continued growth and success!

Relationships are the key to success.  We encourage stylist to build relationships with their clients. You are the brand so go ahead and WOW them.  Then, we will continue to support your relationship by “talking” to them via email and newsletters, sharing new services, products and promotions, keeping you top of mind!


Hair Cuttery has a long history of charitable giving through its support of local and national causes. At Hair Cuttery, we are committed to giving back to the communities we serve.


Through our annual Share a Haircut campaign, Hair Cuttery donates thousands of free haircuts to underprivileged families. To date, the Share a Haircut program has reached more than 925,000 children with haircut certification donations valued at $12 million.

Hair Cuttery Reviews

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Hair Cuttery CEO Dennis Ratner
Dennis Ratner
49 Ratings

    Provided excellent customer service in a diverse environment.

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Germantown, MD

    I worked at Hair Cuttery full-time (more than an year)


    Being giving the opportunity to help people to make a difference in their lives, while Multitasking to achieve salon expectations while performing salon services to clients.


    The inconsistency in work flow at times.

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    Providing employees with a base pay in addition to commission because there are times that you’re at work all day and you’re not being compensated for your time.

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Hair Cuttery Interviews

Updated Aug 15, 2014
Updated Aug 15, 2014

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    Hair Stylist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Daytona Beach, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Daytona Beach, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Hair Cuttery.

    Interview Details

    First you are interviewed by phone. Asking what are your strong skills what are your weak skills. Do you want to move up in the company etc. Then you get another interview by the store management where you will be working. Then you have to do a full foil, haircut, blowout, man's cut. Then they call you In a couple of days. Then they train you there way and send you to WOW classes to help you sale for the Haircuttery.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work here? You cant say for the money that is frowned upon It cant be for the money you don't make a lot.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    If you don't mind feeling like your back in Beauty School or making very little money and always walking on egg shells working crazy hours the go for it.
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Additional Info

Headquarters Vienna, VA
Size Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Consumer Services

Hair Cuttery strives to make people look good -- one clip at a time. The hair salon chain has about 800 company-owned and franchised locations in the US staffed with about 10,000 hair stylists. It operates in more than a dozen states on the East Coast and in the Midwest. The low-priced unisex salons don't take appointments and offer cuts, color, perms, and other hair services, along with facial waxing and hair care items the likes of Redken. Hair Cuttery, the flagship of Ratner Companies' salon brands, was founded in 1974 by then-newlyweds Dennis (CEO) and Ann Ratner.

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