• Report: #392264
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Great Clips

  • Submitted: Tue, November 18, 2008
  • Updated: Wed, March 18, 2009

  • Reported By:Amelia Ohio
Great Clips
www.greatclipsforhair.com Amelia, Ohio U.S.A.

Great Clips Crushing Stylist Amelia Ohio

*Consumer Comment: perms at great clips

*UPDATE Employee: First of all

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I currently work at a Great Clips and I wished that I didn't. I have worked at many salons but I have never been in a salon that works so hard at stifling creativity. They start thier stylists off at $7.50 an hour, Have a Dress code so strict that you'd have to have either a large closet to pull these exact outfits out of or alot of money to afford the attire just to make less then the outfits themselves are worth.

They work their stylists to death with very little breaks and huge amounts of patrons....that by the way must think they are getting alot more an hour because they either tip very little($1) or stiff you all together. They pressure stylist to get each haircut done in a small amount of time. Their training is absolutley ridiculous. They have "Blackout" days when you cannot call off work, normally set around times the average person goes away on vacation, spends time with family for holidays, or have a special occasion.

They are what people talk about when they say Greedy Corporate America. They make so much money off of their stylists and put up so little themselves that I would suggest booth rental or comission work to anyone thinking of working there. Think of it this way If a stylist has to cut 4 heads in a hour each paying $12 a cut you get a total of $48 an hour.

Now multiply that amount by...oh we'll aim low and say 4 stylist are on the floor that day. You now have $192. Lets just say they work an 8 hour day Thats $1536 they've made that day. Lets take out the stylists pay....thats $240 for all 4 of them, Then you have the total amount of money they made off of owning a building and the name of Great Clips.....which is $1296, The Schooling and the tools the stylist paid for are as expensive as most tools used in nursing. These people provide none of these.

After the building utilities are paid its pure profit off of someone elses skills for these greedy MFers. Just think of this before you walk into the next Great Clips to feed these money hungry monsters.

Amelia, Ohio

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#1 Consumer Comment

perms at great clips

AUTHOR: Keahi - (U.S.A.)

Is there a time limit when giving a customer a perm? After all, it takes more time to roll up their hair, add the solution, and the having to wait to let the solution set and then you would have to remove the perm rods and style the hair than cutting hair. I wonder if it would easier if the employees rent stations like other salons and purchase their own supplies and set their own prices for services. After all, is it not against the labor law not to have any breaks or lunches while on duty? I go to Great clips to get my hair cut and notice that it is more like a barber shop than a salon.
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AUTHOR: Nat - (U.S.A.)

all great clips are franchised. Mine starts you off at 9 an hour. The owners are amazing, as well as the staff. You can always make more. Do 3 cuts an hour and make almost $2 more. You make as much as you work hard to do. if you are lazy and dont learn their way, of course you arent going to be making a lot. Our dress code is business professional with the exception of all back on the weekend.

The blackout days are for some holidays and busy times like haircut sales. you will find that everywhere that there are certain times when it is too busy to let people get off.

If you give 4 cuts an hour you are making 7.70 extra on top of hourly! I dont know if yours was different but all of the ones ive had interviews at, the chart is the same.

Maybe this industry is not for you.

PS it is not their fault if someone is a lousy tipper. maybe you didnt do the cut right or they didnt like something you said. its not the employers fault if you dont get tipped. some people (usually older) dont tip sometimes. Also didnt you learn in school that once you start expecting tips thats when you dont get any?

find a different profession, if its all about the money and not about making people feel good you should not be in our industry at all.
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