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Hair Cuttery Overview

Vienna, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Other Retail Stores
Unknown / Non-Applicable
A career with Hair Cuttery (HC) is a smart choice for creative, style-forward salon professionals of all backgrounds. We’ve discovered the perfect blend, balancing the strength of our 900+ salon organization with industry-leading rewards that even boutique salons ... Read more

Mission: The commitment to WOW and delight every client and our associates in a way that creates loyalty

Company Updates

  • Ratner's Artistic Team's collaboration on the Rhyme and Reason Collection for Spring/Summer was featured in Modern Salon and Salon Today! Click below to read the Modern Salon article. #ratnercompanies #joinhaircuttery #bubbles #saloncielo #advancededucation #behindthechair #inspiration #nowhiring #hair #styling #hairstylist #careers #salon #salonprofessionals #leadership

    Ratner Artistic Team Collaborates for Rhyme and Reason Collection - Inspiration - Modern Salon

    The Ratner brands- Hair Cuttery, Bubbles...The Color Salon, and Salon Cielo -each bring a different aesthetic to the table, yet their common thread is creating beautiful, on-trend hair for their guests. For the first time, the brands under the Ratner umbrella have one spring/summer collection that combine all the unique elements of each to inspire salon professionals and salon guests.

  • Congratulations to our own Ann Ratner! This month Ann Ratner was featured as one of the Leading Women in Business in Washington, DC in Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and Bloomberg Businessweek magazines! # #ratnercompanies #bubblessalon #saloncielo #haircuttery #achieve #passion #grow #love #nowhiring #hairstylist #revolution #inspiration #businesswoman #forbes #fortune #entrepreneur #bloombergbusinessweek

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Hair Cuttery – Why Work For Us?


Who knew that the hopeful vision of two stylists, drawn up on a restaurant napkin, could turn into such a stunning success story?

Dennis and Ann Ratner knew the possibilities. Poised to take the salon industry by storm, they struck the perfect balance of creativity, value and quality. Now, they’ve built a business empire that is over 1,000 salons strong and still growing.


Early Career - WE'RE READY FOR YOU

Founded by salon professionals for salon professionals, we understand what it takes to become successful in our industry. If you aspire to be a top stylist or a salon leader or a teacher of technique, you will find industry-best training and advancement opportunities that support your passions from day one.

Salon Professionals - HIGHLIGHT YOUR STYLE

When you join HC as a salon professional, you never have to worry about sacrificing your creativity, unique style or loyal guest list. We give you the tools, flexibility and encouragement to focus on doing what you love and do best - making people look and feel beautiful.


HC believes that to be truly successful and go beyond requires a unique blend of style and support. With ongoing training from top experts, you have the chance to stay on top of the latest, most innovative trends. Our salon professional-owned and led salons are the perfect environment for those who have the drive and the vision to live large and enjoy the journey.


HC champions creativity and imagination in every salon, without limits or quotas. We encourage salon professionals to build their own guest list, be creative and make guests look and feel beautiful. We believe we bring beauty to the world when we use our talents to help each other, our guests and our communities. It is such an important part of who we are!

HC Inspires

We believe that strength comes from empowering others. We want each and every one of our associates to have access to the tools, education and mentorship they need to pursue their passion, no matter what that may be.

From our free technique courses taught by industry-leading professionals to amazing discounts on products and services, you can be sure there’s an opportunity around every corner.

HC Creates

We are energized by the latest styles and creative trends and it reflects in the people we hire and the salons we build. As a unique organization, we are always evolving with the latest industry and business trends!

When you come to HC, not only do we encourage you through on-going professional training, but we also want you to freely express your creativity and never give up on your passion to showcase your unique personality.

HC Culture

Our culture is the set of customs and beliefs we follow. It is our way of life.


To be the salon of choice for our Guests, Associates and Communities


Our commitment to WOW and delight every Guest and enrich the lives
of our Associates



You’ve worked hard at perfecting your craft and we never want you to sacrifice your unique talents to make a quota. When you’re BOLD, you’re always seeking ways to go beyond quality. We love that our salon professionals have a passion for making people feel great and that’s why we give them every inch of our support. We offer above average commissions, flexible scheduling, and endless opportunities to grow your skills.

It’s All in the Techniques.

Did you know that doing color can boost your earnings as much as 20%? We’re salon professionals too, so we understand how important it is to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques. It’s what keeps our chairs and our pockets full. HC makes it easy by offering all associates free training classes in design, color and finishing with REDKEN color certified & design certified educators.

Grow Your Earnings.

Our salon professionals have great income potential and earning power because we have plentiful walk-ins and offer hard-to-beat commissions. Learning new techniques and skills is a great way to supplement your income and at HC, the sky’s the limit.

Brighten up Your Career.

HC salon professionals have access to a variety of creative and trend-focused classes so they can brush up on the latest techniques in hair care. Some of our favorite programs are in color and are taught by REDKEN certified professionals. Learning the newest color techniques can mean earning 15-20% more and commanding a more loyal client base. The more you learn, the more you can earn! 

Education & Support

We are passionate about helping people grow a great business and live well while pursuing their creative talents. Whether you’re just out of school or already have some experience, we are ready to support your journey to success. From classes on the newest techniques to redesigned salons and more, we're reimagining a salon professional career and having tons of fun doing it. Join us!

Future Professionals

If you’re waiting to take your boards or will be graduating in the next 90 days, 90-day mentorship program and new hire classes make your transition from student to salon professional fail-proof. You’ll have the chance to observe styling and color techniques and get hands-on training, all while getting to know your salon team. What a great way to start!

Free Training is Just the Start

One of the major benefits of working for a 900+ salon-strong company is the connections and training made available to you right away. Our relationship with REDKEN lets you experience world-class training in styling, color and product knowledge. If it’s business or management skills you want to learn, we’ve got that too.

Hair Cuttery would not be the company we are today without our deeply rooted culture of caring for our associates, our guests and the communities we serve. We are committed to making a positive impact through our signature Share-A-Haircut program, partnerships with local and national causes and support of our family of associates.


Through our annual Share a Haircut campaign, Hair Cuttery donates thousands of free haircuts to underprivileged families. To date, the Share a Haircut program has reached more than 925,000 children with haircut certification donations valued at $12 million.

Ratner Family Giving

The Ratner family has a long philanthropic history, helping fund organizations such as: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Camps for Kids and The American Red Cross. They gladly support wounded warriors, the arts, education and at-risk youth. Grateful for their successes, they recognize the importance of giving back and encouraging all of their associates to get involved with causes dear to their hearts.

Grassroots Giving

We believe that doing the right thing is the goodness we put out into the world. Through salon cut-a-thons, our associates raise funds to help a neighbor or a guest in need. Our School Donation Program sets aside 20% of a day’s proceeds to local schools. We also love to sponsor local sports teams, youth groups, Boys and Girls Clubs and children’s theaters.

The Hope Fund

We care for our associates like they are family and we support them through both good and bad times. The HOPE Fund’s mission is to offer emergency financial assistance to associates experiencing temporary hardship and unexpected situations such as natural disasters, home destruction or a death in the family. It’s a great feeling to know that your team will always have your back.

Regional Partnerships

HC is committed to getting involved with the communities it serves. Our work with respected, national organizations is impacting a variety of causes. Additionally, we connect with local and regional groups whose values closely aligned with ours. We’ve supported events such as: Girls on the Run, The Neptune Festival, The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and Krausey’s Koats, just to name a few.

Salon Ambassador

Our salon professionals are very important to us, so we want them to have a direct line of communication with our leadership and a voice in our company! Our dedicated Salon Ambassador makes regular visits to our salons, serving as a sounding board for our associates. The Salon Ambassador provides an open forum to discuss ideas, ask questions and provide us with valuable insights to be better every day.

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    "Great company to work for!!"

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    I have been working at Hair Cuttery full-time (More than 10 years)


    Unlimited commission ,free
    Education and flexible schedules


    Offer Health Insurance benefits not just supplemental

    Advice to Management

    I’ve been with hair Cuttery over 12 years and would really benefit from having Better health benefits .Suplemental isn’t enough .

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    Hair Stylist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hair Cuttery (Arlington, VA) in December 2017.


    The interview was very relaxed. First a phone interview which consisted of computer generated questions about how you would rate yourself and how you can be successful in the salon. You immediately schedule the technical interview for which i brought all my own implements and used a mannequin. I was asked to do four applications and then a cut, i wasn't watched the entire time so it was very relaxed. The cut was checked at the end and i was offered the position on the spot.

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