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Regis Salon Reviews

Updated 1 January 2019
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Pros
  • "The actual structure isn't bad, the walk-ins are very appreciative, the products aren't horrible, the client experidnces & the atmosphere" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Lots of walk in clients makes it easy to build a following" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "I was basically doing her job for minimum wage and when I expressed this, she sulked like a child" (in 19 reviews)

  • "only once a year for continuing education for newbies" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Worst salon I've ever worked in!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Wigan, England
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Wigan, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regis Salon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely none, I literally cant think of 1.

    Cons

    The manager is an absolute joke! She couldn't manage to tie her shoe laces, never mind manage a salon. A number of stylists left because of her poor management skills yet the company still trust their salon with her. I worked their for just 4 days before she handed the keys to me to open up the salon and run it alone all day. I was basically doing her job for minimum wage and when I expressed this, she sulked like a child. I would NEVER recommend anyone to work their not get their hair done there.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess Wigans management, take notice of the amount of stylists that have left!


  2. "Bad upper management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Salon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commission structure which if your in a busy salon you can do well with

    Clear procedures and policies

    Support of other salons

    Retail promotions to help sell

    Cons

    Awful management team

    No progression

    Pay below nmw

    No opportunity for pay rise as commission structres make it pointless

    No work life balance

    All about money and figures

    Don't care about the staff

    No benefits

    Always short staffed

    Old broken salons

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff, they know the business and with more support the staff who want to help develop the business and want to progress the company could do well.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Former Employee - Manager in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The team I worked with were great.

    Cons

    Rubbish company stay clear! Don't value staff minimum wage for professional stylist and therapist. 12 weeks notice for a day off.

    Advice to Management

    Not management wage £8 an hour. Bonus scheme false expect a great deal from you including giving up well earned days off.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros apart from it being an employed job

    Cons

    No management training
    Not paying employees correctly
    Staff constantly working on their own
    Minimum wage for manager
    Expected to reach targets from last year when we have 2 members of staff
    Angry voicemails from regional managers
    Sacking member of staff then asking her back next day
    Long hours open Sundays
    Training given is not good at all
    Having to pay back course fees if you leave within a year when courses are rubbish
    Not fixing air con in salon
    Turning away 10 clients a day because they wont pay out for another stylist

    Advice to Management

    DONT WORK HERE


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Being manager for this company is 'impossible' 😡😤"

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    Former Employee - Salon Manager
    Former Employee - Salon Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regis Salon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There isn't any .. Awful ! ! !

    Cons

    Loads for paperwork when there's no need and no time to it, no support, no training, no overtime pay, basic wage, stock takes every week, unrealistic targets lol .. too much responsibilities for the awful wage! No breaks , left on my own weeks at a time and one1 came from another salon to help! Regional would text me 10pm about targets !!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your managers with more respect! Give them training, support, a better wage for some incentive to be able to take on the responsibilities you put on them. Targets are always unrealistic, what a depressing company to work for, 5 years of hell sort your own teams out Coventry !


  6. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regis Salon part-time

    Pros

    Good management, awesome coworkers, family environment

    Cons

    Pay, no opportunity for raise


  7. "Great salon to start in!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Salon part-time

    Pros

    Plenty walk ins to build up a clientele

    Cons

    Regis has a Low hourly pay wage

    Advice to Management

    Raise hourly pay

  8. "senior district later"

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    Current Employee - Senior District Leader in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior District Leader in Houston, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Regis Salon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coaching and motivating people giving them leader ship implement a goal and execute performance . Share best practices to drive global and market performance

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Continue on going education


  9. "Good for Starting Out and Gaining Experience."

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Salon part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Excellent place to start and get experience, especially as an Apprentice.
    *Located in a mall, so a great opportunity to do different types of hair.
    *The longer you do hair, you will have a chance to build clientele and hit commission.
    *Love Tools for the Pro. Love using points to buy tools!
    *Designline and Matrix are both awesome lines. Love Matrix Colour!
    *Level system pricing. Prices of your services are a reflection of your experience and how long you’ve been with Regis.
    *Mentor stylists willing to help and assist any new or learning stylists.
    *Points/reward system
    *Regis Employee Portal very easy to use. Workplace is an awesome way to connect.

    Cons

    *Very low hourly/base wage. Minimum wage even when you have your Journeyman Certification....
    *No Education opportunities. Very rare if any.
    *Staff Discount (Retail) went from 50% to 20%
    *No advertising or promotions to get people into the salon
    *Irregular pay schedule (No set day to receive our paycheques) It varies every time period. Very frustrating for Canadian employees.
    *POS and Scheduling Software is very slow and not modern or up to date
    *Dress code is very basic. Hard to express individuality.
    *Colour line is limited. We don’t get any of the new releases from Matrix.
    *Can be very cheap in regards to not supplying things the salon needs. (Repairs, cleaning services).
    *Retail selection is limited and not to the discretion of stylists in our location
    *No part-time benefits available for Canadian employees

    Advice to Management

    It’s be nice to be treated like a person...not just a number.


  10. "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regis Salon part-time

    Pros

    Good location in busy mall but hard to keep customers coming back

    Cons

    Not a lot of training