Hair Cuttery

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Hair Cuttery Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
74 Reviews
2.5
74 Reviews
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Hair Cuttery CEO Dennis Ratner
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They have plenty of walk in clients (in 5 reviews)

  • Benefits-Great Commission rates-great team environment-encouraging leaders-free education (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • You half to do between 17 to 20 haircuts a day to make any money at all (in 6 reviews)

  • No matter how long you work there you will always be at minimum wage unless you make commission (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not a bad first job out of beauty school

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Bel Air, MD
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Bel Air, MD

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

    Pros

    They offer a lot of educational classes, and you can make pretty good money of you are good at up selling.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get ahead and they don't seem willing to change or facilitate change to adapt to the local climate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the large turn over has a lot to do with the attitudes from some of the dinosaurs towards the new staff, sometimes it is better to get rid of the old wood in order to expand!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    So so

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    Current Employee - Stylist
    Current Employee - Stylist

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Guaranteed pay. Which is not enough.

    Cons

    Not enough walk in clientele to meet commission quickly and consistently. Not allowed to have a appt book unless your specifically selected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees fairly and equally. Don't bend company rules only for certain employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't do it.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery

    Pros

    I had seniority and so was given a lot of leeway and extra perks. For new people coming in, not so much.

    Cons

    Constantly changing pay scale or benefits. Opening new stores just a few miles apart which always costs the original stores clients. My income has steadily decreased with every year, and they continue to find ways to make it harder to make any money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE PAY & BENIFITS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery

    Pros

    I have met some wonderful customers that will be lifelong friends.

    Cons

    This company is not about the people only about putting money in the owners pocket. Is the owner even aware that a lot of his staff are receiving Medicaid and food stamps ? As the years go by your pay is supposed to go up not down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and they will take care of you. Stop robbing us blind. You have made it impossible for us to receive a decent retail check or bonuses. These are things that we have worked hard for and deserve. We are not your slaves so stop giving us crumbs.

  6.  

    Easy to build clientele.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Valparaiso, IN

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Hair Cuttery was the fellow employees. It was like working with family. If I ever needed help with anything they were always there. They worked around my schedule, and gave me the hours that I needed.

    Cons

    I didn't like the pay scale. In order to make a good check you had to be constantly doing colors, or 13 cuts per day. I left feeling like a robot at the end of the day. They took away walk in retail commission, which hurt us in the end. We take the time to advise the client on what product is right, and sometimes missed out on taking a client. That's money out of our pockets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place for experience.

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    Former Employee - Management and Stylist in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Management and Stylist in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Hair Cuttery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great classes. great for learning and excellent advancement

    Cons

    nonei have no cons at the time, just wokring weekends and nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i have no advice to managemnet at this time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Loved my coworkers, disliked the company

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    Former Employee - Stylist- Key Holder in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Stylist- Key Holder in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I got lucky with an amazing manager and co workers. I also liked that there was PTO and you can have a flexible schedule. They also do allow you to make more that a base pay with tips and commission.

    Cons

    I didn't like the fact that I was scammed by previous management, although when I brought this up to new management they fixed the problem. I also don't like that they dont take much interest and initiative to find new employees. Because they were so short staffed i had two work two weeks in a row at one point with no days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a plan and stick to it. Develop contests and be role models to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    popularity contest

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Cranston, RI
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Cranston, RI

    I worked at Hair Cuttery part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    customers are great to meet

    Cons

    open weekends, late night hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to your individual salons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    They don't pay me enough for this... Ish.

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I'm a receptionist so some of these are observed.
    It's a people oriented job!
    Discounts on hair products and services!
    If you get a busy salon you can get a lot of experience for new clients!
    You can make a few good friends and connection with some of your clients and coworkers!
    You can do you hair during business hours! Hang out with your own clients under the dryer! (sarcasm)

    Cons

    Minimum wage with tips unless you make a service quota. As a receptionist, that means you make minimum wage period.
    This quota makes the salon completely cutthroat, you either have a clique or a partner in crime or you go it alone.
    Again quota sparks deep drama, nobody is excluded especially the receptionists.
    No team effort.
    I have seen people steal tips off stations, and management has done nothing.
    No consequences for discrimination, stylists are able to refuse certain clients or conveniently wander off
    Management can be hands off, and will ignore issues as long as salon goals are met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your stylists a decent base wage to eliminate workplace drama.
    Since receptionists don't receive tips, pay us a little more than minimum.
    Introduce consequences for stylists and managers that condone or allow pick and choosing stylists
    Allow people to make appointments ahead of time with anyone!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slave shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist in Parkville, MD
    Current Employee - Stylist in Parkville, MD

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free ongoing training. You will make min. Wage.

    Cons

    The more you do, the more they expect. It is all about what you make for hc nothing about you. They push you to sell retail and if you don't sell enough you only earn 45 percent of total service amount . Hair Cuttery is a slave shop. Work harder get less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have feeling. We are human beings.Say nice job once in a while. You want to offer a smile back guarantee. The stylist need a reason to smile . Afterall it is the stylist that make the clients smile. Pay us make us smile. Stop cutting our pay. And demanding more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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