Working at The Daily Details {dream job}

Two posts in 2 days..WOAH! We are deeeeeep into our quest for the #tdddreamteam filled with hairstylists, waxers and nail technicians. As you saw in our daily dish a few weeks ago, we held our first style trial for interested applicants to visit us at Paul Mitchell School to show us their skills. We were blown away not just with the talent we saw but the seriously awesome women (men are welcome too!!we just haven’t had any apply) that we can’t wait to become friends with/work with on a daily basis. To us, working with people we like, who are fun to be around, is the most important characteristic needed for a job at The Daily Deetz. Read more about our approach to finding killer beauty experts below!

TDD has taken an untraditional approach to hiring and employment. The fact is, the workplace is changing and there is no question that the younger generation values time, money and flexibility much differently than our parents. How do I know this for sure? It was no coincidence that 3 months ago I was sitting at a table with 6 other friends, my age, and 4 of them had left or were in the process of leaving their traditional job to pursue dreams, causes, or take a job that fit better with their life goals. Want more evidence? Check out her blog as she has just put being a lawyer on hold to travel the world for the next year.

Oh yeah, and my sister and I also left our stable jobs to pursue this…


Any who, suffice to say times are changing and we want our model to embrace this change. First order of business? Get rid of non-competes. In the beauty industry, it is quite common for a salon to force an employee to sign a non-compete contract so that he/she cannot do hair/nails/waxing anywhere else. While this might make sense for some businesses, for TDD it had to go. Since our services are very narrowly focused (no cutting, coloring, acrylic nails, facials etc.) and ensuring that our employees feel fulfilled, removing the non-compete allows the team to learn other skills in different environments. It also incentivizes them to really think of working at TDD as their own “personal” business within a business. Click with a customer that could use a trim or needs her makeup done for her wedding? All our experts are 100% allowed to offer services beyond The Daily Details umbrella on the days they aren’t working (and in their own space).

bye,bye non-competes

Which leads to our other major initiative. Keep pretty much everyone (besides management) part-time. We early on realized that if we were keeping everyone part-time, we had to give them the flexibility to work elsewhere. Logistically it is a lot more complicated on the back-end to ensure double the amount of employees are working seamlessly at the shop but it also gives our staff the flexibility that we know is important.

And you know what happened? We had a flood of applications from women (again, men, you can definitely apply) who were mommas’ who had left the business to raise their families, women in non-traditional jobs currently, or women who were also pursuing their own business on top of working. More interesting is that many of the ones who were working in other non-beauty related jobs said it was because if the inflexibility of the industry to work and carry on other commitments (sound familiar?).


Our bet is that there were plenty of people who wouldn’t mind being part-time, hourly (plus ALL tips) employee. TDD will worry about the never-ending details related to a salon like products, techniques and tools to achieve the looks and our beauty experts can come to work everyday focused, solely, on the most, most important pillar of our business. Service.

If you can’t tell, Nicole, Ashley and I feel very passionate about this and have spend many hours thinking the details through, from finding the right type of person, to keeping them happy and fulfilled and ensuring that it all aligns with the bigger goals of the business. I have only touched on the main highlights of working at TDD but below are some of the other awesome perks offered 🙂

– Competitive hourly rates

– Tips, tips and more tips! (you take ‘em all)

– In house, specialized training for all services provided

– Flexible schedules

– Retail commission

– ALL tools provided

– Awesome incentives for great service

Ready to quit your desk job and go to beauty school? Or dust off that cosmetology license that you have tucked away? It’s not too late! We will be holding our second Style Trial, Monday, October 12th at the Paul Mitchell School. Email for more info.

Come join us and find a job you love…and feel fulfilled by!



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