SmartStyle Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Pros
  • If it's located inside WAL-MART, it allows you to have Walk-ins (in 6 reviews)

  • if you have moved or relocated and need to start over and build clientele, then it is for you (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Very low pay for stress level if you are unable to make commission (slow shifts or slow salon in general) (in 4 reviews)

  • They try to tell you that if you work harder to build the business that you can make commission (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Stylist in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SmartStyle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good locations. Walk in clientele to build a client base. Tools & back bar supplies provided. Marketing items provided. Plenty of retail products available to sell.

    Cons

    More Clarification needed for clients on pricing lists. Dress code is bland and boring. Open on Sundays. Always short Staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Better Commission system needed. Recruiting more stylists would be easier with better commission rates. Better choice in dress code would also show the stylists individual style and artistry.


  2. It was informative and helped me to grow.

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SmartStyle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have the ability to work on all kinds of hair and learn from others

    Cons

    No consistent schedule, no consistency, weird policies, no appointments so inconvenient for regulars.

    Advice to Management

    Make the commission more obtainable and higher.


  3. Stylist

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Flowood, MS
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Flowood, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SmartStyle full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet new people and get a ton of different hands on training on a little bit of everything.

    Cons

    Working on sundays is a minus. Competition with other stylists to get customers to increase commission.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees the same and dont try to take clients from employees. Make sure everyone gets the chance to work.


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  5. Great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leland, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leland, MS

    I worked at SmartStyle (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience diverse customer base positive work environment great oppurtunities for advancement

    Cons

    Constant policy changes, needs more training classes


  6. Hair Stylist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Product availability Walk-In Clients

    Cons

    Pay Work Every Weekend including Sunday

    Advice to Management

    Not likely unless the manager leaves


  7. Looking forward to my interview

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Warner Robins, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SmartStyle full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home easy access love what i do roomy salon hope i get hired i think i will like it there

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to writ about the company yet. Check back with me later...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work


  8. Stylist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Maybe tips, but that's it

    Cons

    Work schedule never make commission

    Advice to Management

    Adjust commission I didn't pay $20,000 to go to school to get paid 725 an hour


  9. Frustrated

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Gaffney, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SmartStyle (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good walk in area, able to preform various services, nice coworkers, client return is very high. Pay could be good

    Cons

    They want you to do so much for the amount you get paid. Sometimes some things are out of your control but it gets blamed on you. Most of the time your managers don't put in things to corporate that they are supposed to, so when you are supposed to get a raise you never do. Also no floor mats so standing for that long kiss your legs and back.

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to your stylist. Instead of telling us we are number one priority, how about you mean it. When tools get stolen, don't tell us there is nothing you can do about it. Very frustrating.


  10. stylist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mankato, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mankato, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SmartStyle (More than a year)

    Pros

    good experience to work with different clients

    Cons

    not fast pace enough, days were very long


  11. Hair Stylist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SmartStyle full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity for new hair stylists who are just starting out in the hair industry. No booth rent has to be paid. Guaranteed salary and commission paid.

    Cons

    No opportunities to travel for advanced training. Training was done through watching dvds. No opportunities to attend hair shows as a team.

    Advice to Management

    More hands on educational training and in salon product demos should be offered with this position. More traveling to hair shows outside of working in the salon should be offered.



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