What it's all about...
While our space is amazing, our team is the most beautiful part of The Velvet Edge. Our stylists are driven, inspired, kind, and take their careers seriously. We are careful whom we bring into the salon. Those who are unmotivated, negative, or don't care to connect with the rest of the group won't be invited to join our team. You can have peace of mind in knowing that if you choose to work with us, you'll love the stylists working beside you.
COACHING & EDUCATION
With in-salon technical education and on-demand business coaching, our goal is to help you grow in whatever direction is best for you. We are a team focused on chasing dreams, and ours is to help you achieve yours, professional and personal.
We believe you work to live, but you shouldn't live to work. You should work a schedule that fits into your lifestyle while earning an income you're proud of. You should be able to take a vacation when you want to, take a day off to rest if needed, and have boundaries that protect your soul. Our mission is to provide a salon and culture where you have the structure that helps you succeed, with the freedom that allows you to thrive.
WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON THE AMAZING EXPERIENCES WE PROVIDE TO OUR CLIENTS
We're an hourly versus commission salon, meaning you earn commission on services, and are guaranteed an hourly rate. We also offer the ability to transition into a booth rental position if desired. Details on the Transitional Commission Program below.
All tools provided. Brushes, clips, combs, clippers, Dyson dryers, Babyliss irons. Bring only your shears.
Freedom and flexibility of schedule
In-house Technical Education Specialist and Business Coaching
Hair services at cost
Amazing team atmosphere
Phenomenal client experience offerings
TRANSITIONAL COMMISSION PROGRAM
Allowing you to gain technical experience, business skills, and build relationships with your clients, this program lets you take advantage of all the skills necessary to help you succeed.
WHO is the program for?
Those wanting unlimited growth opportunities
Those wanting to build a clientele in a traditional salon environment
Those wanting the future option of shifting from employee to independent business owner, and the ability to do it within the same building
Those, new OR experienced, who want consistent technical training and business coaching
WHAT are the benefits of this program vs working in a traditional commission salon?
This program allows you a place to build your clientele and provides you with an option to (but no required commitment to) transition later to independent booth renter, without having to move to another location. Aside from the hassles of a job shift, there are well-known downsides anytime you switch salons. Most importantly, losing clientele. You have just worked so hard to build these client relationships and getting to stay amongst your work team you’ve come to know and love is an obvious plus. Our luxury space designed for our independent stylists, The Suite is right next door.
The Velvet Edge provides an on-site Technical Educator and Business Coach to help propel you toward a successful career in the industry.
WHEN can I expect to become an independent renter?
The program is customized to you and your individual goals are considered. If you are new to the industry, you will begin by assisting for a while before taking clients. If you have more experience, you may move a little faster.
If you decide to make the shift to business owner, how fast you do so, is determined by you. Some people make the shift as soon as a few months, while some stylists take a few years.
Not everyone moves at the same pace. In fact, independent ownership is not for everyone, and there is no requirement to transition at all.
What are the stylists saying about this place?
A NOTE FROM MEAGAN, OUR OWNER:
"The Velvet Edge has been a thing since 2010 when I was in cosmetology school and I was doing wedding hair and makeup even before I got my license. I worked at a few different salons after I graduated. I was the salon manager at 3 of those salons. From the time I started in the industry, I saw stylists being worked so hard with no real guidance and no real goals. I knew I wanted to open my own space and I wanted to give stylists more. I opened a salon in 2014. From the very beginning, we have had the transitional commission program, allowing stylists to start out, build a clientele, then switch to booth rent so they could earn more and have more freedom. I've helped dozens of stylists through and had the honor of watching numerous stylists go on to open their own salons.
Since starting over 7 years ago I've learned a lot. I've learned that the culture of the salon is what allows people to thrive and I've worked hard to refine that culture to make it what it is today. Everyone who works here knows and loves that we have a space for growth, honesty, feedback, support, and the ability to work towards whatever someone's individual goals may be. I work diligently to make sure that culture is upheld and the environment in which we all work is one of safety. If you have some crazy new ideas that you want to pursue- no judgment, we'll help get you there. Want to open your own salon? No holding you back, we'll help you do that. Want to work commission for the rest of your career? No problem, we'll help set you up in a way where you can make just as much money as you can as a booth renter. Nothing's out of the question.
Your goals should work for you, and when we succeed as individuals, we succeed together."