Job Description

Yes, you read this correctly. Scissors & Scotch is revamping the men's haircut experience throughout the nation and have a spot for an amazing leader in Houston.


So what exactly do we do? To be blunt, we're the coolest barbershop-with-a-twist out there, combining spa-like offerings with your favorite craft bar services. Bespoke cut? Yep. Shave and shoulder massage? You bet. With a Glenlivet 18 neat or Basil Hayden Old Fashioned? Hell yes.


We need a kickass manager to keep things rolling. We don't need a cookie cutter boss who wants to spend time tracking down TPS reports. (...although let's be honest, there will be some typical P&L responsibilities. But if that's your main passion, then this isn't the right job for you.)


Here's wat needs to be done:

  • Hire and supervise our amazing team of creative, artistic professionals. We have the highest retention rate in the industry because we respect what they do. We need a leader who will guide and support our team in creating a top-tier service experience in each encounter - with clients and ourselves.
  • Establish a culture centered around our core values (listed below so you don't have to search our site for 'em - but we certainly encourage you to check us out there, too).
  • Serve as a resource for the team on processes and policies and ensure they're followed.
  • Consistently review barbershop and bar operations to identify concerns and areas for improvement.
  • Manage expenses and drive sales through new client marketing.
  • And of course, the big one - other duties as discovered. It's a new shop, so we know your day 1 won't be the same as your day 365. There will be plenty of creative problem solving on the daily.


Which leads us to what we're looking for in a leader:

  • Morals and Core Values - Above all else, we value honesty and doing the right thing. That means if you make a mistake, own up to it and let's learn from it (we don't yell, we learn). If the right thing to do costs the company more, do the right thing regardless. we will help you learn how to be one of the best mangers in the country. The only thing we can't teach is morality and simply being a good person when making decisions.
  • Vibe match - that you've made it this far indicates we're off to a good start. S&S is about fun, excellence, and growth. This will be the first of many shops in Houston. Do you want to grow with us? We want people that do.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills - we are industry leaders in customer experience for a reason. Can you handle tough conversations professionally? Do you give and take feedback well?
  • Experience in delegation, holding others accountable, and communicating across a dispersed group of employees - we know this isn't always easy, but we also know it's essential for your team to feel that they can rely on our to make the difficult decisions.
  • A track record of maximizing results through leadership and management of others - yes, past performance as indicator of future results, we've read the books too. In short, did you crush it at your last job or jobs...no matter what they were?
  • Demonstrated expertise in hiring, training and overseeing a large staff - I don't think this one needs much more description.
  • The ability to work full-time, variable hours including early mornings, weekends, and/or holidays. (The work regularly demands more than 40 hours per week.)
  • Strong desire for continued growth and personal development - yes you will be required to read the books and take the classes. At S&S we are obsessive about developing our leaders. Sure, everyone says that, but we mean it. If you're not someone that wants to get better and grow, you will not fit in here (specifically as a manager). Our brand is exploding, and we always try to hire from withing. That means we want today's managers to become tomorrow's district managers, regional managers, and vice presidents. This is a career, not a one stop job.
  • Be a licensed Barber/Cosmetologist - expect a schedule that supports you being a leader in the industry while leading a team that exceeds industry standards.


Okay, so that's a lot about what we want from you...now what about what you can expect from us?


At Scissors & Scotch, we believe that great teams start with trust and shared purpose. In short, we will not micromanage, but we will always be there to help. To that end, we offer industry leading compensation and a leadership culture that is built on teamwork, personal growth, and hitting our goals (personal and professional).


Oh, and did we mention the Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay (our goal is to get you to $100k+ in total compensation...)
  • Profit-Share Bonus Structure
  • Full benefits (Health, Dental, Vision, and disability insurance)
  • PTO
  • Christmas, the day after Christmas, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Easter, 4th of July, New Year's Day...all off work!


As promised, here are our core values:

  • Be a daymaker. We say we're the best part of your day. And we mean it. We're confident the S&S experience will leave you looking good, feeling great and saying damn. What's our secret? Passion, positivity, enthusiasm, and flashin' them pearly whites to everyone who walks in the door.
  • Create real relationships. We're relationship people. We care about our clients, employees and communities. We communicate, listen and learn. we create and foster connections, hold ourselves accountable and establish trust. And, the pinnacle of all successful relationships, we make a mean Old Fashioned.
  • Push your limits. Give change a big ol' hug and invite it to stick around - because as far as we're concerned, the only comfort zone we need is a plush sectional sofa for the occasional binge sesh. We credit pushing our limits for many successes along the way and don't ever expect it to stop.
  • Embrace your weird. At the end of the day, we're in the business of making people feel good about themselves. Sit back and relax. Have a drink. Have some fun. Be weird, be kind and keep things in perspective.
  • Give a damn. We hope and expect ourselves and our employees do, simply put, give a damn. What does that mean? Stay committed to greatness and hold themselves to a higher standard. Expect excellence, do more with less, always raise the bar, lead others and be humble.

Application Instructions

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