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We Offer BOTH The Industry's Highest Wages and The Best Benefits Package to ALL of our employees!

We also foster a wonderful salon culture and offer a flexibly scheduled and life balanced career to everyone. You will you wish you applied a lot sooner!

  • $18/hour starting base pay for all full time stylists.

  • 401k Retirement Plan with 4% Company Matching available to all stylists and staff after 90 days.

  • PTO, unconditional paid time off of up to 40 hours a year, automatically begins to accrue from day 1 for all UM staff.

  • BCBS Health Insurance PPO & HMO plans are available to all stylists and staff after 90 days.

  • BCBS Dental Insurance plan is available to all stylists and staff after 90 days.

  • BCBS Vision Insurance plan is available to all stylists and staff  after 90 days.

  • Paid Individual Training and Onboarding is paid to you at $30/hour plus tips from day 1, with live models provided.

  • You will have a full book scheduled for you immediately after training ends and every day afterwards, all year round. Even brand new UM stylists are often booked out 1-2 days from day one out of training!

  • Company sponsored savings accounts, IL Cosmo license & CE sponsorship, and an array of UM Perks for all stylists.




At Upscale Male, we believe in a salon culture that has both realistic and rewarding expectations. We do not gauge a stylist’s success or value based on volume numbers, haircut times or achieving financial goals for the salon. Instead, a UM stylist is hired as a creative artist who is tasked to deliver tailored haircuts to our clients drawn on years of experience, knowledge and training. We recognize a stylist’s value based on what is on display every day to our clients and coworkers. Our only priority is to employ stylists who take pride in their work, offer their professional best to clients daily, and have a genuine desire to be part of our growing company family for the long term.

​Our stylists are given achievable opportunities for success. We are a company built for and around professionals, and we stay passionately committed to maintaining a salon culture that fosters personal growth, friendships, and career-oriented mindsets.

​We stay committed to quality and consistency, so we supply the highest quality tools and equipment to all our stylists. We provide all staff with high quality wireless sets of both Andis Clippers and Wahl Trimmers and detailers, as well as a variety of combs and specialty combs and razors.

​Upscale Male employs a full time operations team. The salon is cleaned daily beginning at 4:30am, so it is fresh and inviting at our 9:00am open. There is always an operations assistant on staff during all stylists shifts to sweep for you during haircuts, prep and sanitize your station in between clients, and tend to all the salon's needs including laundry, cleaning, stocking and closing up. Our stylists get to punch in and handle their book like seasoned professionals who have the benefit of a full support system every day at work. Our stylists all make great money and when they finish their last haircut, they simply get to go home! Our operations team will take care of everything else and close the salon down for them.​ Our salon also employs a full time management and front desk receptionist team. They handle all appointments and client scheduling, cancellations, phone calls, and client check-ins. Our stylists do not leave their clients to answer phones or check in clients ever!


· Guaranteed Hourly Starting at $18/hour & Consistently Strong Tips that average $19 to $25 per hour additionally.

· The average UM stylist earns $37 to $43 per hour with Tips from the day they start AND our salon stays nearly 100% booked everyday year-round, often into 3-5 days out. There is no need to bring clients to UM and we have no shortage of customers for you as a new stylist. We are fully booked year-round and as a stylist and your income and weekly hours are as predictable and stable as possible at UM!

· No clientele is needed, we build your book of clients for you from day1! With our extensive book of clientele after 17+ years in business and very strong appointment demand as a premium brand, new stylists are consistently fully booked with appointments scheduled for them from day 1! Typically, a new UM stylist is still booked out 1-3 days on the first day on the floor.

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

· Weekly directly deposited paychecks with emailed paystubs.


· $30/hour plus tips during paid training in our salon. All UM training is individualized and taught one on one with UM provided models for up to 10 days before your book opens up.

· Coaching and Mentoring is provided by our training team as you get started, and continues throughout your career at UM. Team Mentors and helpful guidance from senior staff is standard and provided to new stylists through the UM Training and Development Team. We support our staff from the day they are hired and through their entire career at UM!

· Ongoing in-house continuing education provided to all staff twice a year as part of our continued effort to build your advanced men’s skillset. All ongoing training and staff meetings are paid at the $30/hour training rate. Your time is valuable and we recognize that!


· A complimentary break room like no other salon you have worked in before with snacks, food, coffee bar, with pastries and drinks provided complimentary to our whole UM Family. 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!

· You will get up to 30-minutes or more of scheduled downtime built into your day for every one of your shifts. We understand how important it is to rest and eat and how helpful a small window of time can be to get caught up in life and responsibilities.

· $400 is allotted and given to you upon getting hired to purchase all new business professional tops, pants, and shoes for work. We make sure you are dressed for success from day 1!

· $400 is allotted to all new stylists for a brand new quality pair of scissors from our partnered shear sharpening and sales vendor.

· UM will provide pre-paid links and classes for your Cosmetology License renewal every other year.


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

· Our salon is a lively atmosphere with great music playing and a positive energy amongst our whole team.

· Our stylists are surrounded by professional, career-oriented peers in a fun, positive, and drama free environment.

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


· Our salon hours are amazing and unmatched! Guaranteed weekend nights off and every Sunday off. We close at 4:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, with rotating full weekends off for all stylists.

· 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.

· Generally fixed schedules with guaranteed weekly hours that never get shortened. There are generally extra hours available to all stylists and they are posted on our UM Access employee scheduling and benefits app. Our UM Access app gives you real time access to your posted schedule, as well as the ability to manage your upcoming one, and much more.

· Easily request days off and vacation time. At UM, staff work schedules are posted online SIX weeks out. UM scheduling policies are very flexible and actually give you the ability to plan your life and achieve a great work-life balance.


· 401k Retirement Plan with 4% Company Matching available to all F/T and P/T stylists after just 90 days.

· Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO & HMO Health Insurance plans available to all F/T and P/T stylists after just 90 days.

· Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental Insurance plan available to all F/T and P/T stylists after just 90 days

All appointments scheduled on-line for 30 minutes through FlexAppointment. You are allotted 30-minutes for each client and 40- Minutes for all New Clients. Come work for a company that values your attention to detail and sets you up for success from Day 1!

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 and creative opportunities that are made available to them. Every UM stylist is given a chance to participate in and be part of our salon's 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 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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