SmartStyle Reviews

Updated May 9, 2021

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3.1
47%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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SmartStyle CEO Hugh Sawyer
Hugh Sawyer
80 Ratings
Pros
  • "As far as a starting place and getting a new stylist educated it’s a great place(in 34 reviews)

  • "Walk-ins are more frequent than other salons(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Short staffed who are often not quality stylists and steal money(in 59 reviews)

  • "you start at minimum wage and they dont give you enough hours to make commission(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      they won't tell is anything

      May 9, 2021 - Hair Stylist in Osage Beach, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      my manager has taught me alot

      Cons

      they won't tell anybody anything

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Apr 19, 2021 - Stylist In Training in Bangor, ME
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I love the atmosphere. Friendly co workers and bosses!

      Cons

      None I have no cons love it there

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      smartstyle

      Apr 19, 2021 - Manager in Mooresville, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible hours, supportive management, safe,

      Cons

      Less pay, stress, high employee turnover

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good experience

      May 3, 2021 - Hairstylist in Palmyra, ME
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to continue building your self confidence after beauty school.

      Cons

      Low pay per hr for being a licensed professional

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to build clientele, but management styles need work

      Feb 24, 2021 - Stylist in Weatherford, OK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great walk in traffic so days are usually busy. Supportive coworkers so you can always ask for help or bounce ideas/techniques off each other. Building a loyal client base is very doable if you are personable and skilled, and this will translate to a decent commission paycheck.

      Cons

      The pay scale is better than it was when the company was corporate, however locking retail commission behind service commission is pretty low. Management can be disorganized when it comes to inventory orders and overall salon cleaning

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to start for new stylists

      Mar 23, 2021 - Hair Stylist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Abundance of walk-ins which is great for building a clientele. Can provide additional classes/training if requested. Collect your tips after each service, included ones tipped on card.

      Cons

      No real coverage for insurance provided.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      This is actually for SMART program

      Apr 29, 2021 - Program Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Small team, diverse environment, casual dress

      Cons

      Low pay, not much room for growth

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      worked several years ago

      Apr 28, 2021 - Sales Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible hours and on the job training

      Cons

      Low pay and unhelpful management and staff

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      okay

      Apr 27, 2021 - Hair Stylist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      opportunity for learning for beginners

      Cons

      didn’t see myself growing here

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great company

      Mar 21, 2021 - Receptionist in Ambler, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      benefits were excellent and given before 30 days.

      Cons

      The only con I can think of is not enough opporunity to move up

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