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We don’t just provide jobs
we build careers

Our professional team of licensed cosmetologists bring an energetic and educated approach to men’s hair styling and hair design, each drawing on years of experience, knowledge, and training.  As a salon hiring only experienced hair stylists, we pride ourselves on offering career opportunities rather than job openings. We set ourselves apart by hiring extensively qualified stylists and providing them with the industry’s best tools and hair care products. We offer a simple platform of hair services for men that allows our stylists to achieve high standards of precision and consistency with clients across all types of hair textures. Our stylists work in a culture that fosters quality and attention to detail, allowing for exceptional hair styling services without compromise while empowering clients with confidence and tailoring each experience around his needs and goals.


Work life balance

Our salon hours are amazing! You will get guaranteed weekend nights off and every Sunday off. Our salon closes at 4:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Every UM employee is entitled to accrue up to 40 hours per year of unconditional Paid Time Off. PTO automatically begins to accrue from day 1, for all UM employees.

All stylists are in regular rotation for full weekends off throughout the year. We do this to give staff the best natural schedule and the most opportunity to have an enjoyable life outside of the salon.

We offer fixed or flexible scheduling with guaranteed weekly hours that never get shortened or cut. Typically, there are extra hours that are available for our stylists to pick up every week.

Easily request days off and vacation time with the UM Access App. At Upscale Male, schedules are posted online 6 weeks out in advance, giving all of our staff flexible schedules so they can plan their life best.

our culture

At UM, we prioritize work life balance for our employees. Our stylists feel valued and respected at work every single day.

Our stylists are surrounded by professional, career-oriented peers in a fun, positive and drama free environment. Our salon is a lively atmosphere with great music and a positive energy.


We are proud to have very happy customers! If you want to know what our clients are saying, read our hundreds of positive online reviews.

Management at UM stays focused on individual situations. We make sure to find the right balance for scheduling that is unique to a stylist’s own availability, childcare and personal situation.

All stylists are given a 30 minute paid meal break every shift worked. At UM, we know our staff need a recharge during their shift and we happily offer a great selection of food and snacks because we genuinely care about our staff and their well being!


The industry's highest guaranteed hourly pay with consistently very strong client tips.

No current clientele needed. Youwill have a steady flow of appointments in your book right away.

With our extensive book of clientele and year round strong flow of customers, new stylists are consistently fully booked with appointments scheduled for them from day 1!

All of our hair stylists are automatically signed up for a UM Savings Account and begin to earn Bonus Deposits daily from day 1! UM Bonus Deposits are not based on a stylists sales performance or revenue targets. At UM, you are rewarded for organic client building and for growing your own book for the long term.

Weekly directly deposited paychecks and emailed paystubs.


401k Retirement Plan with 4% company matching available to all UM employees after 90 days.

Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/HMO Health, Dental and Vision

Insurance plans offered to all UM employees after 90 days.

Paid Advanced Training and Continuing Education provided though our UM Training and Development Program.

We staff dedicated all day assistants who sweep, clean and do laundry. This allows our stylists to focus on what they do best, offering tailored haircut experiences to our clients.

All high-end cutting tools provided, including NEW Shears.

Salon Provided CE hours for Illinois Cosmetology Licensing.

We sponsor the cost of your Illinois Cosmetology License renewal every two years.

Creative Team Collaboration

Community Outreach Participation

Industry Brand Representation

At Upscale Male, we recognize the versatility and capability of our stylists and we encourage everyone to give back and participate in the many fun, creative and voluntary opportunities that are made available to them. Every UM stylist is given an opportunity and a choice to participate in and be part of our salons unique approach to creative team collaboration and community involvement. We believe in the immense power of team engagement and maintaining a positive group energy. We create these voluntary opportunities for our staff to grow and learn from each other in a fun and lively environment, while also being generously compensated for their time and contribution to our salon culture. Our stylists can choose to contribute, either by giving back through our local community outreach initiatives or they can participate in attendance with our creative and training team in representing our brand at industry gatherings, educational affiliations, and UM sponsored training events.

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