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Laid back and slow
Slow place, don't get paid enough to live, un organized, understaffed and overworked, limited hours a week even though we're understaffed??????????/???
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No kind of growth or creative advancement
The most enjoyable part of the day are the coworkers and clients.
The cost of living is too high for minimum wage, especially for people who pay thousands of dollars for an education in this career.
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Fun Workplace, Amazing clientele
I learned countless things at smart style.
an average day was working with regular clients and bonding with coworkers.

The hardest part of the job was dealing with difficult clients.
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No comment
Lots and lots of changes. Many are worried about salons being shut down due to it happening to other salons underneath this corporate logo. Other than that great place to build clientele and skills.
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Aucun professionnalisme
Il y a beaucoup de compétition, aucun respect , parler dans le dos des autres
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Good beginner salon
Smartstyle is a decent salon to start and build a clientele but not the kind of salon you stay at for a long time. Management is very poor. There is no chance of advancement. And the hours are rough
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Good place to start.
SmartStyle had a great atmosphere, but there is not enough support. It is a great first job. You get to meet different people everyday, which makes it fun.
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Excellent environment for new artist and senior
Excellent start for a new stylist and great training opportunities management and other available are treated with respect And help solve any issues to
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work you like a slave
its an okay place to work at if you dont have a family and can work alot. under staffed and under paid.
manager had set hours and worked what was convient them
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Control your pay is a Joke
You will make minimum wage. They will sell you on the idea that you are in control of your pay.

New employee should ask them to calculate their pay cheque based on a 25hr work week. Bringing in 1500.00 per week making on average 60.00 per hr.


Now in this post they are saying up to 23.00? So Sounds like you will never make more 23.00 per hours sounds pretty realistic. As for your tips not every can afford to tip but Regis will explain Tips are part of your wage. "Give good customer service and give yourself a raise" They rely on customers tips to help with your wage.


23.00/hr x 25hrs = 575.00 per week on your pay-cheque


60.00/hr x 25hrs = 1500.00 per week


1500.00 - 575.00 = 925.00 this is what you are making for Regis weekly


Ontario minimum wage 14.00/hr x 25 hrs = 350.00 per week


You % 350.00 x 4 weeks = 1,400.00 per month


Possibly you 575.00 x 4 weeks = 2,300.00 per month


Pretty much it's a 60/40 split 60% for Regis and 40% for you


But don't just bring in an hourly rate of 14.00 per hour. You need to bring in a consistent 22.40/hr to start. You won't make commission on that 22.40 just so you understand. But soon they will say we need 30.00 per hr from you and you still won't commission. The only way you will see a difference on your pay-cheque is if you always make 60.00 per hour.


I hope this helps:) give you an idea of what you are in for.
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une belle gang
mon expérience à ce salon fut courte mais ce fut une belle expérience
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horrible place to get an apprenticeship
The women who run's this store treats her employees with disrespect, She scares them with threats or job loss, if they try to clean she gets mad, They do not clean Brushes /combs... She tends to lose what hour's they have worked and they pay employees poorly, yet expects them to work long hours. , She never keeps track of hours if an employee is doing an apprenticeship, I would not recommend this salon , i feel for those seeking employment here , or an apprenticeship This Salon is in Fredericton New Brunswick,
Poorly managed .
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none
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poorly managed, work long hours with little pay, no chance for advancement
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environnement de travail agréable
es coiffeurs et les barbiers coupent les cheveux, font des mises en plis et offrent des services connexes. Ils travaillent dans des salons de coiffure, des salons de barbier, des écoles de formation professionnelle, des établissements de soins de santé, des théâtres et des studios de cinéma ou de télévision.
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no customers
there were less than 50 customers at the time that i was employed there
i really cant say much

i went to unpaid classes to learn

i ate a meal less than 1 time each day
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Fun place to work
I loved working for smart style. I worked with awesome ladies and had great customers. product sales are easy with the flow of Walmart customers as well.
Pros
fun, great customers
Cons
alot of people dont know about smart style in walmarts
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Good place to work starting out.Not so good if you like to make money.
Understaffed and underpaid. No advancement opportunities. Education is limited to basic skills and common sense courses online. Staff not supported for any extra courses outside of (Regis Corp) education.
The pay structure is terrible and you don't make any money no matter how hard you work. Not much positive to say about this place other than you are garanteed to at least make minimum wage.
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Always a paycheck
Cons
Low pay
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Unfair pay but a relaxed environment
Minimum wage pay for a very expensive education. If you want to pursue hairstyling as a career, go to a salon that will treat you fairly and compensate your hard work and talents.
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Job was fine, management was great
Random schedules made it hard to get a clientel. Never having a weekend off made having a hoe life a struggle. However, loved the manager, she was awesome to work for.
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great place to work
I love meeting new people everyday no clientelle nedded they come to you only complaint is the manager no respect for her staff but overall love what I do
Pros
beefits
Cons
working sundays
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Favourite salon I have worked at
The people that work here are very friendly and management is great. I don't have anything bad to say about this salon, it was always a fun time even if it was slow.
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We have everything you need to succeed as a stylist!
Working inside Walmart with thousands of customers walking by the SmartStyle salon everyday can become your guests! And once they're your guest, they are going to tell their family and friends, who could become referral guests, There are thousands of potential guests waiting for you!
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