Beauty First

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Beauty First Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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    retail sales and salon sales

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    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Beauty First full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great for the product junkie training class bring in product to give away. employee discount is good. the salon can style your hair.

    Cons

    Upset customers about out of stock sale items replenishment is slow or nonexistent. sales goals are high and raises are unattainable.Staff works hard and the company never notices it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your staff happy they will sell more than a discouraged staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    This company will be out of business soon

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Beauty First full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Products, free salon services, very reasonable hours. Good jobs for high school students.

    Cons

    No backup from owner. Was a franchised store I was employed in. Owner was nice enough, but really was clueless. This company went through three owners during my tenure there. Cameron capital destroyed the future of the company by hiding the fact that Regis Salons was a large shareholder of theirs. We were basically given away to Prestige after that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff and your managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible company

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Stylist in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Beauty First full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WORTH MENTIONING. THIS COMPANY IS HORRIBLE TO WORK FOR.

    Cons

    CEO doesn't know anything about the salon industry, too many VPs who don't know what they are doing, company is completely broke so individual salons don't get any supplies (colors, retail products, etc.), locations are being closed down everyday...the list can go on and on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop promoting idiots to VP or regional positions, close down more locations & start focusing more attention to the few good locations that you want to maintain, start doing more things to promote business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mediocre at best

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    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant/Stylist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant/Stylist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Beauty First

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to play with a large range of hair, skin, and nail products. It's great for a product junkie like myself. Free product giveaways happen regularly. The company offers product training classes that you can use to further help you sell products. This job is great for a highschool student or a beauty school student who only needs part-time hours. The salon offers hourly vs. commission and booth rent opportunities. The store hours are nice as far as retail is concerned... I never leave later then 8:15pm.

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage with almost non-existant opportunities for pay increases. The managers have first grabs on hours so the rest of the staff is left with limited part-time hours... like 15 hours per week. Overtime is a no-no if you are an hourly employee. Beauty consultants have sales goals that are unrealistic in the face of the sour economy. Management pushes Gold Card sales and then they are the ones who get bonuses if we meet our goals. The products are overpriced and slow to replinish... our store is always out of our best sellers and it's embarassing to turn down sales to frustrated customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where are our products??!?! We cannot meet sales goals if we don't have products to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Great first job, incompetent management.

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    Former Employee - Senior Beauty Consultant in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Senior Beauty Consultant in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Beauty First

    Pros

    Learn to open and close a retail store, learn how to market products effectively to clients, and learn how to maintain a functioning salon.

    Cons

    Management more concerned with physical appearance than company success, hours given and taken away in the blink of an eye. Stand up for yourself if you choose to work at Beauty First.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they have a lot of good advice that can be pertinent to the success of your store.

  7.  

    Beauty First

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Beauty First

    Pros

    Very flexible for student schedules that change frequently

    Cons

    Ability to receive yearly raises needs improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent reviews for raises needed

    Recommends

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