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Miniluxe Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2019

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Amazing Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studio Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Miniluxe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working full time as a Studio Director in Boston for almost 2 years. After reading a lot of the reviews for the company, I felt I needed to set the record straight. This job, just like any position here or anywhere, is exactly what you make of it. I have hustled and worked hard, and it has paid off. They have given me 2 generous pay increases in less than 2 years, as well as great and fair bonus potential....

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    Cons

    As a Studio Director, sometimes your work/life balance can be difficult. It takes a lot of work to get the proper team in to place, and get them feeling empowered and confident when you are not present. Since it's the service industry, the hours can be daunting. Especially working a lot of "bank holidays" that most people have off. Clients can be trying and very demanding, and it takes confidence and a tough skin...

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    Advice to Management

    My advice is to possible future employees- take all reviews with a grain of salt. Frustrated people lash out, and many people expect the grass to always be green somewhere else. As they say- the grass is green where you water it. I am watering mine every day- are you willing to water yours? If you are, you will be rewarded and successful.

    Miniluxe2019-04-03
  2. "Unorganized, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Wax Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Miniluxe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Getting your nails done for free... Literally, that's it.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, catty environment, unorganized, communication is poor. Everyone in management and upper management preaches a positive "girl power" type of environment, but no one actually lives that way. Lots of judgment, cattiness, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers.

    Miniluxe2019-07-11
  3. "Nail Tech at 296"

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    Current Employee - Nail Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miniluxe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Provides tools and uniforms. (Unlimited supplies) Commuter pre-tax account Health insurance, Pet Insurance Good PTO 401K (company doesn’t match) Pay is better than other similar places. Tips in Venmo, Cash or Card. Pet Insurance

    Cons

    Favoritism. Long-time employees who have worked 10+ years act like they own the salon, lots of gossips, they are on the phone all day long, watching movies of different language and don’t even bother putting in headphones. These employees punt their chores to other hard workers, and just seem to come to work to secure their hours. Managers seem to turn a blind-eye for these long-time employees which sets a bad example...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire more active and smart employees. Should have more check and balance of Managers and employees. NO Favoritism!

    Miniluxe2019-04-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome culture and really passionate teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miniluxe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The culture here is awesome. The studios are clean and so are the business practices, MiniLuxe is committed to taking care of their employees. Everyone is so passionate and it is such a fun environment to work in. The business is evolving, and quickly, so there is a lot happening at once, a lot of change - for the better! Really glad I joined this MiniLuxe.

    Cons

    Would be great if there was a match for the 401K

    Miniluxe2019-03-27
  5. "Love the culture"

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    Current Employee - Studio Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Miniluxe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Support, culture, benefits, creativity, up on current trends.

    Cons

    Still a growing company.

    Advice to Management

    Being in management I am able to see all aspects of the client experience as well as the employee experience. In DFW the management team strides to create a positive working environment.

    Miniluxe2019-03-11
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Look elsewhere if you can"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Miniluxe full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hourly pay instead of depending on commission

    Cons

    Most managers are not respectful to their employees. Does not treat nail techs like equals. Unprofessional. broken promises.

    Advice to Management

    literally everything.

    Miniluxe2019-04-12
  7. Helpful (2)

    "It goes straight to the top"

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    Current Employee - Nail Designer in Brentwood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Miniluxe part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome co workers Dazzle dry polish Cute decor

    Cons

    Fraud Favoritism No tips Horrible higher management Constantly changing for the good of style not funtion

    Advice to Management

    I know you just work there too... The CEO and higher ups dont care if youre paid or if your taxes are taken out correctly. They are on a 1099, dont understand the value of a w2. I have begged for my withholdings to be changed for months, never were, accumulated a big expense i have to pay at the end of the year. Brian said who cares if it wasnt done timely it was done....not realizing when its not done immediately...

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    Miniluxe2019-04-09

    Miniluxe Response

    April 29, 2019Human Resources Director

    Hello! I am truly sorry to hear that you've had a negative experience with MiniLuxe. The information you have shared does not accurately reflect the company. We do operate on W2s, not 1099s. We take pride in ensuring that everyone is paid appropriately and on time. All employees ...

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Tons of Room For Growth!"

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    Current Employee - Studio Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Miniluxe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ethical treatment of employees, honest and fair wages, higher prices means higher tips for technicians, competitive salaries, room to work your way up into leadership roles.

    Cons

    parking at some of the locations, growing company needs to work out some of the kinks.

    Miniluxe2019-02-28
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Dangerous Company!"

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      Former Employee - Esthetician in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Miniluxe full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There are absolutely no pros for working at this company whatsoever and all of the reviews on here with positive experiences are written from corporate or people who work there who are told to do it while their bosses watch... I’ve seen it firsthand.

      Cons

      They have many open court cases from employees. Look them up! This place is a sweatshop. What they do is hire a mixed crowd, and only give the top positions to white staff who play their dirty game. When they give a position of “power” to a staff member who is not white, it is simply to be the scapegoat. They paid me $17 and hour and I later found out that the majority of the white staff in my same role were making min....

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      Advice to Management

      Throw your whole company away! You all are a disgrace and I’m not sure how you are getting away with this or sleeping sound at night but everything done in the dark comes to light. I hope your company tanks because you do not deserve to thrive and step on the backs of your hardworking employees.

      Miniluxe2019-04-01

      Miniluxe Response

      April 3, 2019Human Resources Director

      Thank you so much for your response! I am truly sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at MiniLuxe and wish I knew sooner, so I could help look in to your concerns. Your perspective on our legal situation does not accurately reflect our current position. In addition, ...

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    • "A company that cares."

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      Current Employee - Studio Director 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Miniluxe full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Miniluxe is setting a new standard in the beauty industry with their ethical treatment of employees and training/development opportunities. This company also allows for the individual to experiment and take chances in a warm creative space, which allows for more chances to be successful.

      Cons

      There were some infrastructure issues in the past, but with a new CEO at the helm it seems like all of the confusion is subsiding and there is a clear path forward.

      Advice to Management

      Create and enforce slightly more regimented training protocols for upper level management.

      Miniluxe2019-02-23
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