A bit about us
We may have started small, but we’ve always had very big ideas. We launched in 2001 and we just haven’t stopped; a years’ worth of achievements always seems more like three at AO.
Our customers are now our biggest advocates, and we’ve made millions of them happy. We’ve even launched in new territories throughout Europe. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves.
But, we’re determined to be the best electrical retailer in Europe, and for that, you need to be driven. We need to be bold enough to try new things, and smart enough to see them through.
More about the Hairdresser role
Yes we are a logistics company and Crewe is our head office and our main UK distribution centre, and yes we do have two wonderful purpose built salons just for employees.
Why you ask? Simply because we like to be different, we do things the “AO Way” by offering the use of our salons for treatments, including hairdressing appointments, as a perk to employees.
We are looking to grow our Hairdressing team. This is a full time role which would mean you get to work from our purpose built salons inside our Alpha and Omega buildings. You will have regular contact with employees of all levels throughout our business as you help them to achieve their perfect hair styles.
If you are looking for a role within a company as dedicated to its employees as it is to its customers then this could be the opportunity for you!
Hairdresser Working Hours: Our on-site salons are open for employees to use from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, so no weekend work is required.
Here's what you can expect to be doing
As our Hairdresser you will support a vital element of our employee engagement programme which allows our employees to have their hair cut and styled while they are at work. You will demonstrate your “flair for Hair” whilst remaining professional at all times and living our values whilst delivering great customer service.
You will utilise your skills in the following areas;
- Working in a functional salon as the primary hairdresser
- Washing, cutting, blow-drying and styling both male and female hair
- Completing stock orders
- Completing all hair appointments on time and to schedule
- Time management and diary bookings
- Providing great customer service with every client
A few things about you
You will be approachable and have a caring and friendly personality. You will also have the ability to manage your workload independently whilst displaying excellent organisational skills. You will have the ability to treat all of your clients with the same attitude and professionalism.
- Has at least 12 months experience of working in a professional salon without the need to be supervised
- Understands the importance of client confidentiality
- Has cut and styled both male and female hair
- You must be qualified in NVQ Level 3 in Hair including barbering
- Able to build and maintain relationships with colleagues
- Hair washing, cutting, and styling without supervision
- Effective communication skills
- Excellent time management skills
Why choose AO?
It’s not about the job you need now, it’s about who you want to be and where you want go. The thing about AO is that you don’t have to leave to move on. We have the kind of environment where people learn and thrive and be the best they can be. That’s our values talking.
We empower each and every person to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’re growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost have to feel it to believe it. We’ve got everything you could need in one place, so it’s really no wonder we were named Retail Week Employer of the Year 2015.
“Our people are our biggest asset, they’re our culture: that unique, indescribable thing that makes us really different.”
Great people deserve great things
As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as fundamental benefits, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our “AO Perks” to help you out financially, make your work life a little easier or make your home life a lot more fun.
For your chance to join our AO family and be part of our future as a Hairdresser apply now!