UPDATE: We recently added a full-time commissioned barber as well as hiring our apprentice as a barber on salary plus bonus and have already selected our 2020 apprentice. As a result, we can currently only consider Colorado-licensed barbers (2-6 years experience) or senior barbers that have an existing following within a ten-mile radius of our shop for immediate employment at $30K annually (approximately $15/hr) plus bonus plus tips and split costs on health premiums or 45% to 55% commission for junior to senior barbers. That said, we are always open to talking to everyone about their future plans. Just complete the application and with your patience we will respond.
Yes, we’re hiring. Slowly. Carefully. Thoughtfully.
Hi. Thanks for checking us out.
We are completely different from any other barbershop employer. And don’t let “employer” scare you off. What other barbershop sends their barbers off to Holland for advanced barber training? What other barbershop offer their barbers access to samples of unreleased products from Reuzel and a direct channel for feedback? What other barbershop offers truly talented and personable barbers a wide open horizon for both professional and personal growth?
Our Business Model
We want to be your employer, instead of just a chair renting landlord, so that we can invest in you and your career and your financial security while still managing the shop’s bottom line responsibly for everyone.
Our barbers enjoy big chain access to barbering resources while having the intimacy of a 6-chair shop. A truly happy barbershop is when everyone is at 55% having a blast with their customers and their colleagues and making more money than ever before.
We offer a sliding scale commission option for established barbers in the area.
While anyone can elect to go the commission route for their compensation, our salary plus bonus option is an excellent way to provide a steady income during a barber’s building period.
We Reward The Right Fit
We operate on a principal of transparency. Everyone knows what everyone is making. Everyone has the same opportunity to excel.
Salary plus Bonus Employee
Salaried barbers receive $30,000 annual base salary (about $1,153 gross every two weeks) plus tips (typically about another $300 to $800). A bonus of 10% of the total revenue earned by a barber is paid when revenue from that barber exceeds $4,000 in a pay period. For example, if a barber generated $4,500 in two weeks, they would receive both their gross of about $1,153 plus 10% of $4,500, or $450 in addition to their base salary and tips.
Barbers within 3 miles of BarberX who can demonstrate an average of $400 daily revenue will start day one with our top 55% commission. If a barber can demonstrate that revenue but their shop is over 3 miles away but less than 10 miles, then they start at 50% commission on the assumption fewer clients will follow. Any other barber that doesn’t meet the revenue and distance requirement is initially offered 45% commission if they don’t choose instead to become a salaried employee. Once a barber achieves an average revenue of $400 per day over a 90 day period, their commision goes up 5 points until the barber reaches the maximum of 55%.
Our payroll is deposited into barber accounts every two weeks instead of twice a month (26 times a year instead of 24).
We provide all supplies except hairdryer, clippers, shears, and straight razor (we provide the blades, both Derby and Feather).
Barbers receive 15% commission on hair care product sales with no minimum sales required before qualifying.
We offer a quality healthcare offering to all employees.
For salaried employees, we pay 50% of any health insurance premium selected. For commissioned employees, we offer the same excellent group plan (not a high-deductible individual plan) however the responsibility for the premium is fully the barber’s.
All barbers receive accident insurance fully paid by BarberX.
Time Off & On-the-clock
Barbers have up to 18 days off, 8 of which are paid days for salaried employees.
Barbers, commissioned or salaried, receive two weeks vacation each year. Unfortunately, we can not yet offer paid vacation but intend to do so when shop revenue supports such a benefit. Travel and class time, when going to Europe are paid time for salaried employees. Additional time taken off while in Europe is, of course, considered vacation time.
Salaried barbers receive 8 paid holidays (New Year, Fourth of July, etc.). Commissioned employees receive 8 unpaid holidays.
If a commissioned barber is called to the shop outside their normal bookable times, BarberX will additionally compensate each barber $15 per hour for that time.
Little attitude and loads of passion.
We are seeking barbers who are passionate about their art and seek to constantly grow their talents. Our barbers are great conversationalists but also know how to read their client’s wishes. They understand the power of educating their clients on how best to extend their client’s “just cut” look by correctly selecting and applying Reuzel product. And they know there is always more to know about the art of cutting hair and shaving and love to learn more and share their knowledge with others. Our barbers are individual spirits but always seek the camaraderie and wisdom of a team.
WE HAVE SUPPORTIVE FRIENDS.
Our relationship with Reuzel is unique and we are the world’s first Ruezel Certified barbershop which affords our barbers with early access to products and lots of educational opportunities. We have the personal attention of the co-founders of not only Reuzel but also their first creation, American Crew. Be on the ground floor and expect exciting things with this special relationship.
We HELP YOU BUILD YOUR GAME.
And you will have a week-long trip to receive advanced classic barber training at Schorem Barbershop’s The Old School Barber Academy in Rotterdam, Netherlands and then, of course, return to share your new-gained knowledge.
There is fine print to this perk. You must successfully complete (keep the shop always looking great and get great customer and colleague reviews) three to twelve months (depending upon your experience) at BarberX before you are eligible and trips are only scheduled during late winter/early spring each year.
We’re in the right location.
Barber X is located in the epicenter of Denver’s creative communities. A proud sponsor of CRUSH street art festival that attracted over 100,000 people and a year-long sponsor of a monthly rotating exhibit of street art curated by RiNo Art District, BarberX is committed to supporting its creative neighborhood. Expect starving artists to fast-car-driving ad executives, blue collar and white collar in your Belmont custom made in Japan barber chair. We pride ourselves in the diversity of our clients and seek to have a community of barbers that reflect that diversity.
Get a great haircut for $35 and your first New Belgium beer is free.
Our barbers receive training in Europe at The Old School Barber Academy.
If that sounds like your kind of place, give us a shout.
To CONSIDER IF JOINING BarberX IS THE RIGHT THING FOR EVERYONE.
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