Why Work for Douglas J?


Are you ready to work for a salon that feels like home AND offers everything it takes to build your dream cosmetology career?

Imagine working for a salon that has career paths in mind to keep you from plateauing. Imagine working for a salon that offers company-paid continuing education and exposure to industry icons. We do that and more. We want you to have a sustainable career, so in addition to making sure your technical skills are being pushed, we also know you need things like insurance benefits and paid time off. We’ve been in the industry for 3 generations, so we understand what professionals in this industry need.

Let’s start with your continuing education, because we understand that growing your technical skills has to come first in being a great hairdresser. That’s why your education never stops at Douglas J. Graduating from beauty school is just the beginning – it teaches you the basics, but it’s fast-paced and you don’t go as in depth in certain areas. At Douglas J Salons, we kick-off your career with our Developing Mastery Program; it’s a specialized course with a focus on the domain of your choice: Hair Design & Cutting or Color. It’s designed to take your skill set to the next level so that you feel confident offering guests new styles and techniques way beyond what you learned in beauty school.

Our Products

The last thing we want at Douglas J Salons is to make our employees feel uncomfortable because they don’t agree with our products’ policies. That’s why we use Aveda products at our salon. Not only is Aveda well-recognized, but it’s also continually working toward helping our environment in any way it can.We’re proud to say that Aveda is a cruelty-free brand. Our products aren’t tested on animals and Aveda doesn’t ask other companies to do so on their behalf. Aveda also uses limited animal-based ingredients. For people who like to know what they’re putting in their hair, Aveda is open with the ingredients they use. Our employees can rest easy knowing that the ingredients they use are always available for their clients to look at.

Not only is Aveda a cruelty-free brand, but it’s also committed to responsible packaging and manufacturing of their products. Aveda is the first beauty company that uses 100% post consumer recycled PET. Aveda is mindful of their impact on the environment, which is why they’re committed to minimizing the amount of packaging and maximizing the recyclability of their products. It’s also the first beauty school to manufacture with 100% wind power in its primary facility. Aveda is continually looking for ways to help with the environment.

Stylist coloring hair

Aveda is conscious of the environment and we love them for that. We love them even more because they make sure that their products are not only eco-friendly, but that they are safe and effective for treating your hair and skin. No matter your hair and skin type, Aveda is committed to ensuring that everyone gets the product they specifically need. We only want products that align with our goals and we are glad to say we’ve found that with Aveda!

We love that Aveda is environmentally-friendly without sacrificing any benefits for your hair. It’s a brand that really wants the best for both individuals and the community. That’s exactly the standards we set for our salon and we couldn’t be prouder to carry this product!

Bonus: Not only do we provide our guests with Aveda, but our employees get a discount when buying their products!

Part of the Community

We want you to feel like you’re a part of our family when you join us. We would like to take that a step further by making sure that all our employees feel like they’re a valuable person in the community. Our company loves giving back to our community by providing help to local organizations. We’ve been involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Shining a Light to help make our community even better! With help from our employees, Douglas J Salons has donated over 1.5 million dollars to these and other organizations over the past ten years. It’s all thanks to our dedicated teams that we’re able to give so much back. We want our employees to not only help individuals with their hair but engage with the community to help them realize the difference they can make!

Stylist sectioning hair to color it

Benefits of Working Here

We know you’ve been waiting to hear what benefits you’ll get when you join our team. It’s important to us that you can thrive in your profession, so we make sure we offer competitive benefits. It’s what you need and it’s what you deserve. Here are some benefits you can expect when you choose to work at our salon.

We’re proud to say that Douglas J Salons maintain a culture where our employees are excited to come in for work. Growing a career around your talents might be your aspiration, but if the atmosphere at your work is filled with negativity, you might start dreading going to what should be your dream job. At Douglas J we have an intentional focus around employee engagement and ensuring our workplace meets your needs! You’ve worked hard to get where you are, it’s important to work with a team that will continue to push you and help you grow as a professional.

Stylist cutting a short bob

We believe that every position at our salon is a valuable part of the team. Not only will you be learning from us, but you’ll also gain knowledge your teammates. Everybody brings something unique, their own talents and passions, that we learn from – we look forward to learning from you too!

That’s the feeling you can expect when you work for us!

We’ve already mentioned that employees get a discount on Aveda products, but that’s not all you’ll receive when you work here. We’ve said it before, but we don’t mind saying it again: once you join us, you’re part of the Douglas J family. Everyone wants to make sure that their family is taken care of, which is why we give our employees benefits like company sponsored insurance, a 401 (k), and paid time off. We know that not many salons offer these perks, but we’re committed to giving our teams the benefits they deserve.

Blonde Stylist giving hair cut

Ready to Join the Team?

We’ve given you some reasons why you should work here, now it’s your turn – check out our current opportunities by visiting our website – www.douglasj.com/careers/! It’s a new year – are you ready to ignite your career? We look forward to reviewing your application.

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