Beauty Brands

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Beauty Brands Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
42 Reviews
2.8
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSS  in  Waco, TX
    Former Employee - CSS in Waco, TX

    I worked at Beauty Brands part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This was one of my favorite places to work. They are flexible, understand, and became like a little family!

    Cons

    I wish the pay would increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let CSS's get more involved :)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have loved working here.

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    Former Employee - Advanced Master Designer and Trainer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Advanced Master Designer and Trainer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Beauty Brands part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They give salon staff a lot of freedom to move up and receive free training. Management does all they can to help promote and retain business.

    Cons

    The appearance of the store is dated. Management changes frequently and a lot is expected of them. Coupled with the store aesthetics, the retail staff could be more professional in appearance. I believe the clientele would take the stylists, estheticians, and make up artists more seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the rules so frequently and listen to your staff at the very bottom.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ccs  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Ccs in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Beauty Brands part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth
    Discount on product and services
    good training
    Lots of good promotions

    Cons

    Not the nicest salon in the back, think they should focus on just retail.
    No commission on selling retail and not great hourly pay
    My location got really slow sometimes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Build

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist  in  Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Stylist in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training, Walk-In and appointments, customer growth, great commission pay.

    Cons

    No commission on selling retail, salons need updated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in existing stores before opening more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You get what you pay for

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Manager

    I have been working at Beauty Brands part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, generally pleasant clientele, upbeat work environment, motivating location manager and assistant manager, friendly and personable salon staff

    Cons

    Very low hourly pay. A keyholding shift manager should be making more than $8.25/hr or there will be a lot of turnover. Same for CSS's, you get what you pay for. Understandable for seasonal positions, but employees will stick around longer and create a better workplace environment if they're getting paid appropriately for their time and expertise. Facilities haven't been updated since the store was opened years ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate compensation more than annually, and raise your base pay. Also, updated salon and retail floor and OUTDOOR VISIBLE SINAGE I feel would drastically increase amount of foot traffic into the store. You've got to spend money to make money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Loved the positoon

    Former Employee - Product Knowledge Specialist  in  Lone Tree, CO
    Former Employee - Product Knowledge Specialist in Lone Tree, CO

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was a Product Knowledge Specialist and loved my position

    Cons

    Unfortunately there were many younger women working alongside me and there was a little bit of animosity from them towards me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat each of your employees equally.

  8.  

    Great Company, Moving Forward

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Specialist  in  Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Beauty Specialist in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is growing quickly with a lot of advancement opportunities. The people are great and with all the new products, customers are happier than ever.

    Cons

    The hours can be a little long and if you don't show your worth and work hard the pay won't be worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Dead End Hourly Job

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The discounts on products and services was the best, and really, only benefit of working for Beauty Brands on an hourly basis. I would recommend Beauty Brands for a hairstylist, nail tech, or esthetician, but not to deal with the customers on the retail floor.

    Cons

    Though I was cross-trained to do just about every job outside of the salon, I was never given a raise above minimum wage in the two years I worked for Beauty Brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good job to have as a student.

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    Former Employee - Retail Associate  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Beauty Brands part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, manager at the time was incredibly friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Coworkers changed fairly frequently - a bit of a revolving door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding experience in a family culture for 17 years.

    Former Employee - Executive  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Executive in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family Culture, and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Company was sold to private equity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain the family culture and the great people that built the company.

    Approves of CEO

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