Why work for Urban Retreat? Let us answer all your questions…
What type of salary can I expect?
At Urban Retreat we recognise that the bedrock of success is founded in hard work, and that hard work should be rewarded. We differ from other salons in many fabulous ways, but one is our commission structure - the sky is your limit when it comes to earning! We love to give our staff flexibility with what they earn therefore what salary you take home is up to you.
We work on a ‘The more you make, the more you take’ basis rather than limiting to a set percentage, the percentage you receive increases as your takings do. Also, on top of your service commission, you will also receive a competitive retail commission.
Not forgetting your tips! We have some incredibly affluent yet generous clients, who can increase your earnings by a considerable amount through tips alone.
Do you offer employed and self-employed options?
Absolutely, we offer both employed packages to suit you.
Where are you based? Is it a good location to work?
If you are looking to work in a five star luxury environment, then this is the place for you. The White House, is one of the most striking buildings in Knightsbridge; the beautiful old townhouse stands out from all its red brick neighbours. It has been converted to the highest of standards, modern, fresh and new, yet still keeping all of its original character and charm. Set over 5 floors, it is the ultimate destination where beauty meets hospitality. Nestled in the heart of glamourous Knightsbridge, an affluent area filled with leafy garden squares and excellent transport links.
What benefits do you offer?
Not only do we offer holiday allowance, a great pension scheme, amazing salary and commission structure, discounts on products both for yourself, family and friends, we also like to treat each staff member with a generous monthly grooming allowance to spend on whichever treatments you choose.
Do you offer part time and full time positions?
We offer both part time and full time positions, we like to work with our staff members when we are considering the business’ needs, we accommodate in every way we can.
Do I have to wear a uniform?
Hairdressers are creative individuals, and we want to encourage people to be expressive not hide it away with uniforms!
What brands will I be working with?
Like everything else with the Urban Retreat, it’s only the best for us! We use professional brands such as L’Oréal, Redken, Olaplex, Pureology, and The One by Frédéric Fekkai just to name a few.
Is there a room to progress within Urban Retreat?
Your progression is as important to us as it is to you, which is why we offer ongoing training with some of the best educators in the industry. We value our staff and would always prefer to promote within, we support each individual and encourage their growth in every possible way.
What can I expect my service prices to be?
Depending on your assigned level, your prices will reflect accordingly.
What would happen if I had external commitments, such a photoshoots, fashion week, editorial work?
We appreciate our team are the extremely talented which is why they are asked to do exciting events and external bookings. We are proud that they will be representing the Urban Retreat brand and we support our team by encouraging participation with such opportunities, as it’s vital to development and growth. Where relevant, we would love to promote content across our various customer channels.
Do Urban Retreat partake in any competitions or awards?
We pride ourselves on the fact we have the most elite and talented team, and therefore we absolutely want to showcase this!
What can I expect from the other members of the team?
Being a family run company, we ensure our ethos is in keeping with this. Regardless of your position in the salon we proud that everyone is supportive of one another and will assist whenever they are able. Our team are all hardworking, incredibly passionate about the industry and take great pride in their work. Each team member has areas were they excel, their knowledge and expertise is shared within the team to ensure everyone learns from each other.