I have been a great clips stylist for over 3 years. First off I will defend that if you get a bad haircut it isn't the companies fault.
But I will say this is a terrible place to work for. Think of Mcdonalds of Hair. First off there number one goal is IN AND OUT. They do not want you to spend more than 17 minutes on ANY CUSTOMER.
Why? Because they don't want future customers to wait in the lobby for more than 15 minutes. This is all apart of there "walk right in, sit right down" slogan and walk-in only, no scheduling policy. It is not unusal to do 25+ haircuts a day.
Great Clips wants quantity, not quality. Did you know according to washington state law all metal implements (clippers, scissors, razors) must be santitized and disinfected for 10 minutes after EACH AND EVERY CUSTOMER? How does Great Clips abide by this if we're required to only have 3 minutes between customers. (I'm serious) If we take longer than 3 minutes the computer logs this information which reports on our productivity papers.
Potentially we could get fired for not being fast enough, therefor not producing enough income for the salon. Which by the way is a joke. They require us to do at least 2.5 haircuts an hour. With a haircut price of $14 that makes the franchisee $35/hr.
Most all stylists get paid close to minimum wage, here it's 9 something. There are no advancement opportunities. We are excellent at clipper cuts and short hair, or if you get the same thing every single time Great Clips is perfect for you. I wouldn't come here looking to do something drastic or change your style.
That takes too long and the stylists frown upon this as it messes with our times. Sad but true.
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