Hair Cuttery Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Hair Cuttery CEO Dennis Ratner
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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
  • No matter how long you work there you will always be at minimum wage unless you make commission (in 3 reviews)

  • My schedule was 40 hours a week, but some weeks I made less than the minimum wage per hour (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Quick hands on experience, not good to grow in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist- Key Holder in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Stylist- Key Holder in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hair Cuttery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Walk-In based was nice to build a clientele right out of beauty school. Easy interview process, as long as you have a license, you're basically hirers

    Cons

    They offer a lot of benefits and really focus on that as a big plus, but the benefits aren't really worth it. The education offered is mediocre at best, they just don't invest in their stylists and really care if they stick around. You're just a number in the company. Worked way too hard for what you make here as well. And if you're in management, say goodbye to your life since the turnover rate is so high and people call off all the time. Actually get managers who know what they're doing and really look into the regional/district leaders because everyone would complain how unorganized and unprofessional they could act.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise positions that will not be given. Was training for an assistant leader position for several months and never had a real follow up and had the position taken away from my by a girl they hired with 2 months salon experience and a month of management over someone who was with the company for over a year and was the higher earner in the salon. Train the stylists more. Invest into what the company already has and stop expanding and flooding the market. There's too many that're congested in certain areas.

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Aug 28, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Thanks for sharing over a year of your talent and expertise with us. We are indeed a great place for those right out of beauty school as well as those who have some experience under their belt! We ... More


  2. Salon leader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery full-time

    Pros

    So much room to grow, great education, great leadership.

    Cons

    Not for those that are lazy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Aug 28, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive comment. It is true that you have to have some energy to work with us!, there is always something cool going on from providing outstanding service ... More


  3. Looking for more

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people, variety of clientele, good location

    Cons

    Not much room to move up, schedule isn't flexible

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Aug 13, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Hi there!, its always great when you get to meet new and diverse people and clients - I wouldn't be surprised if you form lifelong friendships! While we try to remain flexible with schedules, in ... More


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  5. Hair Stylist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hair Cuttery is a great place to begin your Career. The upper management will help you build your career to what you believe you can achieve. They offer all the tools you need to be successful.

    Cons

    You have to put in your time, to reep your benefits.

    Advice to Management

    To stay real, to remember what it is like to be new. Hair Cuttery for the most part has fabulous management. They really are a solid company.

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Aug 13, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Hi Stylist from sunny Florida! We love helping talented Stylists build a career in the beauty and hair industry; as such we are committed to free training classes as well as the on-going mentorship ... More


  6. Assistant Leader

    Current Employee - Assistant Salon Leader in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Salon Leader in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and fun environment to work Great bonuses and lots of free classes which is always good flexible hours and family oriented

    Cons

    i wish we offered more waxing services.

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Hi there!, so glad that you gave us a five star rating! Associates like you help us to have a great and fun environment for our Associates and our Clients. I hope that you and your team are taking ... More


  7. Master stylist

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Stylist
    Current Employee - Master Stylist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've been with HC for 7 years. No plans on ever leaving! I love working at HC. Great pay, love the bonuses and I love my fellow stylists!

    Cons

    Wish commission percent was a little higher. Especially for master stylist.

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Jul 17, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    We love you too!!! Congrats on being a Master Stylist - that is a huge accomplishment! We agree that the pay and the bonuses are great and it is so cool that you love your fellow Stylists...it ... More


  8. Great place to grow & build a clientele

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team player atmosphere . Everyone works together . There's good Benefits. Good opportunity for growth. Commission if you make more than hourly.

    Cons

    The manager and assis. Manager of the salon are also a stylist so you have to interrupt her at her chair a lot when there's a problem

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Jul 17, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Thanks for taking the time to leave such a positive comment! It warms our hearts to know that your salon is living our vision and purpose by working in a great atmosphere that I am sure trickles ... More


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    Multi- Unit Leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multi- Unit Leader
    Current Employee - Multi- Unit Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery full-time

    Pros

    Average paying company with flexible hours.

    Cons

    not much room to advancement in your career unless you want to be away from home a lot, move out of city or state, want to deal with changing rules all the time after you just enforced them, and not paid enough to do two peoples jobs because they want to save on only paying one persons salary.

    Advice to Management

    Make up your mind and stick to it and learn to communicate better. Learn to fallow up especially i time instead of just talking about doing. Stop being cheap and just pay two people to do two peoples job it will be worth it in the end. Make more room for advancement. You preach quality of life but yet if the only way you advance is moving and you don't want to do that to you out your family then that's not quality of life.

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Hi there! Not sure if you started with us as a Multi-unit Leader or grew into the role, but the role in itself is proof of the advancement opportunities that we offer. I get it that the nature of ... More


  10. Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company! Great commission pay Big bonuses Free education Client flow Lots of room to grow Care about their people

    Cons

    None, great place to make money if you love what you do

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Jul 8, 2015 – VP, Total Rewards

    WOW! Thanks for highlighting all the wonderful aspects of working with us! We truly are proud that we offer a robust commission and bonus plan ...and the education truly is first class and as you ... More


  11. Great place to get started in the industry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible schedule. Good people to work with. Good product choices.

    Cons

    Hard to build clientele and cannot set appointments. They set goals too high for the traffic in some salons.

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Jul 6, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    We are happy to have you as a part of our team! We love that we are able to offer a variety of great products to include our CIBU KNOT SO KNOTTY Anti-breakage Detangler that was voted best by ... More



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