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SalonCentric Overview

Saint Petersburg, FL
1001 to 5000 employees
L'Oréal
2007
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Wholesale
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL and operating in 48 states, SalonCentric is the premier distributor of salon professional products in the U.S. We service beauty professionals through a field force of 600 sales consultants, 570 SalonCentric stores, a 24/7 eCommerce channel ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to be an inspirational force in the development and success of beauty professionals by providing the best brands, the best education and the best business-building support. Our commitment to the industry also extends to proactively fighting product diversion ... Read more

SalonCentric – Why Work For Us?


In 2007, L'Oreal USA purchased several regional professional beauty distributors to begin building a single national distribution company - SalonCentric.  This company would not only be the official distributor for the L'Oreal Professional Products Division, it would also allow L'Oreal and a host of other top professional beauty brands to connect directly with the beauty professional in a way that is different from any other partnership in the industry.

Today, SalonCentric is comprised of:

  • Six distribution centers throughout the continental U.S.
  • One National Operating Center in St. Petersburg, FL that functions as our headquarters
  • 570 retail stores the sell exclusively to licensed beauty professionals
  • More than 600 sales professionals who provide consulting services to large salons on products and innovations to grow their business
  • A 24/7 B2B eCommerce and information/edcuation website

In addition to selling L'Oreal branded products, we also sell a wide array of non-L'Oreal products that complement and diversity of portfolio to better meet our customers' needs.  

We are innovative, hardworking and passionate about celebrating the influence beauty professionals have on all of our lives.

PASSION + CREATIVITY = SALONCENTRIC

We love beauty.

Past experience in the professional beauty industry is not necessary to work for us.  But we are looking for people who are passionate about our company and our industry, who understand that supporting beauty professionals is our single mission and who want to be a part of it.

Whether you prefer to be behind the scenes or on the front lines with our customers, we offer a diverse range of career opportunities for experienced professionals as well as those who are just getting started on their journey.

At SalonCentric, we're making the world a more beautiful place every day.  Are you ready to join us?

STORES

Our 570 store locations from coast to coast are community resources for beauty professionals.  A SalonCentric store is a place for stylists to gather and learn through hands-on, in-store education opportunities in our Shop & Learn environment.  Retail opportunities within SalonCentric include:

  • Store Manager, Assistant Manager, Full-time and Part-time Associate roles
  • Regional and District management, overseeing multiple stores and large teams of Stores Managers and Associates and providing support to our beauty brands
  • Store operations and support functions, including Visual Merchandising, Training, Analytics and Finance

SALES CONSULTING

Salon Sales Consultants partner with salon professionals and owners to help them build their businesses, maximize profits and stay on trend.  With more than 1 million potential salon customers in the market, Consultants cultivate their salon businesses while building new relationships for long-term growth.  Opportunities include:

  • Sales positions directly managing territories and accounts
  • District and Regional management, coaching and developing field sales teams to reach and exceed their sales targets

WAREHOUSE

SalonCentric is the largest company of its kind in the U.S., servicing multiple channels of distribution through our supply chain and logistics functions.  With six distribution centers located through the country, we offer supply chain career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Operations Management overseeing multiple functions and teams within a distribution center
  • Safety Management responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our employees
  • Supervisory roles leading teams in inventory control, shipping/receiving, picking/packing

NATIONAL OPERATING CENTER / BUSINESS OPERATIONS

SalonCentric's National Operating Center in St. Petersburg, FL housed most of our corporate support functions.  This includes a broad range of roles in

  • Merchandising/Product Management
  • Demand Planning
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • eCommerce
  • Customer Care
  • Data/Sales Analytics
  • Sales Administration
  • Education Planning
  • Trade Show Support

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    I have been working at SalonCentric part-time

    Pros

    Flexible fun lost of education on products and customer service.

    Cons

    Not alot of hours so if you need more than part time it's not for you but it's such a fun place to work.

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SalonCentric Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at SalonCentric (Miami, FL) in January 2016.

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    Manger and district manager interviewed me.
    They have a paper full of basic questions.
    The manager asked me questions while the other stood there and listened.
    Questions have to do with your experience in the past and how you would deal with customers sales and shipments. They ask you about 10+ questions on the paper and explain what you'll need to do

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