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Hair Cuttery Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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Pros
  • "walk in clients, free education (not the best, IMO), good if you are a new stylist" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Great opportunity for FREE education" (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • "Only minimum wage or commission" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Otherwise amazing salon leader gives weekend days off and works with you" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Wonderful Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salon Leader in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Salon Leader in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits-Health, life, Paid time off, 401k, many more. A company founder and owner that LOVES his people and company. Busy Salons.

    Cons

    No receptionist, when it’s busy it can be really hectic, checking everyone in and answering the phones. Just like any salon, you have to build your clientele, you gotta hustle.

    Hair Cuttery Response

    Mar 20, 2018 – Director of Associate Relations

    Wow, thanks for the nice shout out! A founder and owner that loves the company and the people truly sets the foundation for our unique, caring culture! Every decision is made with the salon... More


  2. "Stylist"

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

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery full-time

    Pros

    Walk ins available to take

    Cons

    Competitive pay by the other stylists

  3. Helpful (2)

    "hairstylist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    walk ins, good for beginner stylists

    Cons

    they don't value their employees, huge turnover


  4. "Stylist"

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

    I worked at Hair Cuttery full-time

    Pros

    Great condition of salon and good co workers

    Cons

    Management and some salon leaders


  5. "Key Holder"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and room for growth

    Cons

    Pay should be increased


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Salon review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You as a stylist are in control of what you make. The potential to make unlimited commission.

    Cons

    There is the opportunity to have insurance, but it doesn't include major medical.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "The new pay scale is terrible"

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    Current Employee - Master Stylist in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Master Stylist in Melbourne, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Hair Cuttery part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady mostly cheap walkins. Flexible schedule new dress code. You get to work for free with all these coupons they give out

    Cons

    Running for the phone is super fun now that we take appointments so get to neglect the person in your chair to check ppl in and answer the phone. It’s so fancy there are no paper towel no drinking water. With the new pay scale the only way to make money is pimp lots of retail no one needs. I went to school to do hair not be a used car salesmen.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the freaking coupons before you turn into great clips and stop stealing from your stylist making them do reduce services, that takes food out of my kids mouth. give your stylist 50 percent. Get a receptionist and a professional cleaning company to come clean these filthy germy salons. If this gets much worse you will not have any senior stylist left

  8. Helpful (6)

    "CULT"

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of walk ins, great co workers

    Cons

    I feel like they are trying to brain wash the employees to eat sleep and drink HC . If you sell stuff that most people cant afford or need you can make a good living. I'll be moving on I start my new job next week.
    Too bad I loved this company 5 years ago now just corporate greed

    Advice to Management

    None they don't listen anyway


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Salon leader"

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    Former Employee - Salon Leader
    Former Employee - Salon Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hair Cuttery full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great for just starting out or relocating
    Plenty of opportunity to build a clientele
    Great vision and dental benefits
    Free Continuing education
    Stylist app to track ur goals and paycheck
    Leadership is trained to help the stylists succeed

    Cons

    The medical benefits are supplementary preventive care benefits. If you or your family gets sick, breaks a bone, or has a baby... coverage is very little from an actually major medical plan.
    Salon leader pay is base pay plus 20-25% commission.. larger salons the leader gets paid a little more salary and less commission. Smaller salons less base with more commission.. which kinda evens itself out... $11.50-$15 an hour it seems
    If your understaffed, your work life balance can suffer.
    Felt like on call 24/7
    Dls seemed very overworked

    Advice to Management

    Please offer actual major medical benefits. It’s a little sad when ur onboarding a stylist and showing them the print out to medical and how it covers the vaccination fee of a newborn delivery hospital bill. You want more responsibly professional stylists? That’s what we are looking for when working for Corp.

    Rethink your hours biased on demographics and locations. Ive worked in haircutterys where 9-9 worked perfect! And others where 8-8 would have captured more business...


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Stylist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Wellington, FL
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Wellington, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salon is beautiful and updated.

    Cons

    They say they pay hourly. This is true if you like minimum wage. As you are building a clientele thats what you get. But if you are in a slow location. They will blame you . 6 years ago no matter what salon you we're at you made money. Things have changed and all of us are scared to death to tell the higher ups. How dissatisfied we really are. We have lost a lot of great styles because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Dont just say you are for the stylist and ask us why we leave . Dont look at the numbers look at us . I believe change's can be made. Why 6 years ago you had all kinds of great people now you dont.