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If our guests are the heart of our company, then our employees are the soul.

Our shops are independently owned by a local Michigan family, so we build roots and a community within our shops- Not just between employees, but also with our guests, because we live here too.

19 Years In Business

Jude’s Barbershop is a locally owned West Michigan family business.


2022 Earnings

Jude’s Barbershop had Barbers & Stylists with Gross Income, including tips;

  • $30,000 to $39,999 = 25 people
  • $40,000 to $49,999 = 30 people
  • $50,000 to $59,999 = 23 people
  • $60,000 to $69,999 = 9 people
  • $70,000 to $79,999 = 2 people
  • $80,000 to $89,999 = 1 people
  • $90,000 to $99,999 = 2 people

Wait until you see what they do this year!

Less than a year and a half ago, we had someone who started at one of our shops, just out of school, and embraced our process. They are one of the 9 who earned over $60,000 last year (33 hrs per week avg.).

“When I was getting towards graduation I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, a bunch of places came to talk at school about what they did/afforded but the one that stuck with me was Jude’s Barbershop. I was able to come and do a tour and see how it worked and I knew that that’s what I wanted to do. My ah-ha moment was when Marissa was explaining it and breaking it down for me. The level system helped push me towards new goals and grow my potential as a stylist. My manager (Marissa) was always in my corner telling me I have the potential to move up, always pushing in the best ways to grow as a stylist which made me want to level up. Mentoring in the first year was a surprise and a huge opportunity that was presented to me. This experience has also been amazing to see how a shop runs behind the scenes. My end goal is to use this opportunity to become the best stylist I can be.”

Latest Team Members Comments

Love it way better here. Work life balance is good with Jude's. Like the chill atmosphere. Like not having to wear a uniform. Love being closed on Sunday so I can spend time with my family. Love that I'm shown how to grow.
Formally from Great clips
Jude's has exceeded expectations. Loves how busy it is with a built in clientele. Very welcomed by the group. Very happy here. Like that its different all the time. Like cutting mens hair way better than womens hair. Like learning how to use straight razor for shaving the neck. Like the vibe at Jude's. Like the structure Jude's provides.
Feels like Jude's is walking along side me on my journey. Like that Jude's works with me the way I learn. Jude's has exceeded my expectations. Like coming to work. Love that everyone checks in on me. Feel welcome from everyone and everyone is so different but cool and kindhearted.
Learning a lot at Jude's compared to school. Learning a lot about fades. Feel comfortable asking a lot of questions. Like everything about Jude's. Everyone is nice, helpful and very welcoming.
Love coming to work. Make way more money at Jude's. Love coworkers and everyone is welcoming and felt they were all friends the first time at the shop.
Like relaxed atmosphere at Jude's. No drama. Making more money and less work.
Formally Supercuts
Going really well. Wish I would have made the move to Jude's sooner. Way better work/life balance. I would tell someone thinking about coming to Jude's to go for it.
Couldn't be more happy working at Jude's. Very welcoming by everyone. Love how simple things are at Jude's. Love that staff opinions matter. (One of Rose's ideas was implemented to the benefit of all)
Formally SportsClips
Jude's is amazing. Love doing mens hair. Team is very welcoming. Love the culture of the company.
Formally SportsClips
I wish I would have started at Jude's first. Can you imagine what level I would be at and how much I would be making.
Formally SportsClips
Feels good about where Jude's has gone. Love how laid back the atmosphere is and how nice clients are compared to other places I've worked. Happy I can wear my own clothes - no uniform. Feel welcomed from the team. Like there's room to grow with the level system.
Formally Great Clips
Loves the laid-back atmosphere. Expectation have been great so far. Making more money. Everyone very welcoming. Able to take time off for family medical is great.
Formally SportsClips
Jude's is great. Like my coworkers. My manager is a great manager. Make way more money here. Love that I can grow and not stuck making the same amount of money. Like seeing the schedule posted in advance. I have everything I need to do my job. Happy I don't have to wear a uniform. Really like work life balance.
Formally traditional barber shop
Good experience with training. Jude's has helped her love men's haircutting again. Like the Billy Jealousy classes. Love coworkers, feel I have a great team, awesome to come to work. Like how relaxed it is. Great work life balance. Love being able to track my progress to jump to the next level.
Formally Lady Janes
Love it here. Like how relaxed it is and not having people come at me all the time. Like being able to do manager duties anytime. Like the vibe of each Jude's being different with each having their own culture.
Formally SportsClips
Making more money 1 day at Jude's than 4 days at past shop. Jude's has exceeded my expectations. Was worried things would be uptight but found everyone gets along and is helpful. Customers are very nice. Like how relaxed it is but still has a professional atmosphere. Feel Jude's is doing a great job and moving in the right direction, taking care of staff and level system. Love we close at 6pm on Saturday and closed on Sunday.
Formally Supercuts
Like that Jude's has a clear path and is willing to listen. Love not having to answer the phone. Love how professional but relaxed at the same time. Team is very welcoming.
Formally SportsClips and barber shop
Love working at Jude's and very happy. Love the girls and my manager. Really feels work life balance is way better. Really feels the company cares with upper managers checking in on me. Jude's exceeded my expectations. Going on commission was a little scary but now is amazing how much more money I'm making. Like being able to wear what I want. Love being able to do more services and love the services that are offered. Feel like I'm a valued person and not just another number who can be replaced. Respected by customers more.
Formally SportsClips, Regis, Great Clips
Company has gone way above my expectations. Upper manager meeting with me to check on my progress is beyond impressed. Very welcoming. Love the culture.
Company has exceeded my expectations. Learned a lot from coworkers. Feel respected by clients and coworkers. The clients are way nicer at Jude's. Like the energy of the shop. We laugh and joke around a lot. Like how professional and artistic I can be with clients. I like wearing my own clothes.
Formally Great Clips
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Cosmetology was always a field of interest for me. Ever since I was a little girl I would always style my barbies’ hair, and even try to cut my own! When I was in cosmetology school, I was introduced to Jude’s at a career fair held by my school. Out of all the booths, Jude’s Barbershop was the first to catch my attention. Not only did they have a ton of locations to choose from, but to my surprise they were a family owned company! As a stylist that was really important for me to feel like I was apart of a community and not just a number. I’ve been with Jude’s coming up on 3 years now and I couldn’t ask for a better family! I started knowing nothing but how to hold a pair of clippers, little did I know how far this company would take me. I’ve grown so much as a stylist, team member, and now manager of our West River Dr. location thanks to Jude’s. They not only welcomed me into the industry brand new with open arms, but also formed me into the stylist I am now. Looking back, I would’ve ran at the idea of ever becoming a manager. Jude’s gave me the confidence, education, and drive that I needed to be successful and I’m excited to continue to grow with my team and this company!


Jude's Barbershop West River Dr

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent, with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.” ~Henri Matisse

Paid Training Program

Our Paid Training Program is a comprehensive hands-on experience that provides training in the areas of technical skills, guest handling and business building. As an associate, you work with a dedicated educator/service provider to grow into a skilled technician. The shop provides an environment for growth, learning and support. It is our commitment that every person who graduates from our 30-hour program will have all of the skills necessary for success in our industry. We pride ourselves on a culture of growth and we are always on the lookout for potential newly licensed associates. We are looking for individuals with passion, eagerness to learn and willingness to be trained, mentored and coached.

"Great Job
Great People to Work with
Great Customers"
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"Love It Here"
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Benefits Include:

  • Guaranteed Hourly
  • Commission up to 47.5%
  • Retail Bonus up to 20%
  • Paid Vacation (1 week up to 2 weeks)
  • Paid Health Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Available
  • Child Care Discounts Available
  • Annual Education Benefit ($100 – $600)
  • Product & service discounts for self & family
  • In Shop Education (we pay you to take classes); multiple certifications classes
  • Personal Business Development Sessions
  • Monthly Promotions w/Team Member Incentives
  • Free Tool Kit (1 Year requirement)
  • For Newly Licensed with little experience: Paid Training Program

Career Flexibility:

  • Part-Time & Full-Time
  • Student Employment Opportunities
  • 6-hour Shifts with an Option for more/less
  • 32-Hour Full-Time Workweek
  • Team Lead & Leadership Opportunities
  • Closed Sundays
  • Are you looking for a positive shop that accepts YOU for where YOU are in life?
  • Only want to work 2 days a week?
  • Don’t want to miss your child’s football games on Saturday mornings?
  • Love traveling every few months but can’t get the time off?
  • We are the place that understands YOUR need for flexibility, family, and freedom while earning an amazing income for your time.
  • If your passion is in specialty haircuts or color or shaves or waxing or maybe nothing right now. We’re ready when you’re ready. But if you’re interested in color (for example), we can help you develop your interest in color by providing additional education and training opportunities.  Then when clients interested in color come to your shop we’ll schedule them with you.
"Great Place to Work"

You can make an amazing living working in the right barbershop

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." ~ Amy Poehler
"Love This Place"
"This is truly the best company I have worked for"

Frequently asked questions

How is Jude's Barbershop different ?

We have a proven system with a career path to chart your career. You can see your earning potential for year 1, year 2, year 3, etc.

I don't have much experience ?

If you have limited experience, we have a 30-hour PAID Training Program. We will pay you during your training. Schedule a meeting with our recruiter to find out more.

What barber shop services do I need to provide ?

We provide a wide variety of services to our mostly male clientele. It keeps the day interesting, serving all of our client’s needs. If you only want to do shaves & haircuts – we get you. We ask that you work with your team so they can helpfully service our clients’ needs.

What is your dress code ?

Our laid-back dress code allows you to express yourself in a way that is comfortable while keeping on trend. We ask you to dress at the same level as your clients or, in some cases, the clients you want to service.

Do you pay hourly or commission ?

Hourly = $
Commission = $$$

You can start out hourly and stay on hourly as long as you like. At some point, you’ll see the math of how much more you can make on commission. When you’re ready, you just let your manager know you want to switch to commission.

Each team member should earn a living based on their worth, rather than the number of hours they work. We pay commission so you can make more money than you would on hourly.  Our Barbers and Stylists earn over $39 per hour at some locations, potentially up to $87.00/hour. 

Do you offer full or part-time ?

We offer a flexible schedule so that you have time to earn a living while having the time to spend it.

Do I have to do 6-minute haircuts ?

If you can do a 6-minute haircut, Jude’s Barbershop is NOT the place for you!  Jude’s Barbershop focuses on quality haircuts and great customer service, leaving customers happy, relaxed, and eager to return for their next haircut.

Are you looking for something different ?

Working in a modern barber shop like Jude’s is trendy, fun, and laidback. You’ll be challenged but you’ll find you’ll be smiling and laughing a lot.

Schedule a time to come into one of our shops and meet some of our current team members and ask them questions, and watch them work. Stay as long as you like. Ask as many questions as you can think of. You’ll be able to see if Jude’s Barbershop is the right fit for you. If it’s not, that’s okay, as we are not for everyone, and it needs to be the right fit for you and our current team.

Many stylists only think about women’s hair, but after stopping in, they get hooked and see themselves behind a barber chair.

Will you help me or leave me alone ?

You choose. If you want to grow in your career, we’re here to work with you to help develop your skills (trends, techniques, new services, social media, consultations, personal business development, etc.). Or if you know what you’re doing and want to be left alone, we’ll leave you alone, but we’ll check in to ensure everything is going well.

Are you looking for a challenge ?

We offer many professional development classes to enhance your skills and maybe show you something new. We pay you to attend in-shop classes. Yes, we pay you!

What is it like working at Jude's Barbershop ?

We try to keep it Simple and Fun. If you like Simple and Fun, you’ll fit right in.

Schedule a shop tour to see what we do and talk to some of our current team members.

I'm not a barber, but I'm a cosmetologist. Can I still work at Jude's Barbershop ?

Yes. We hire both licensed barbers and cosmetologists.  Most of our service providers have a cosmetology license, but we don’t discriminate.

Do I need to have my own clients ?

Most of our shops have more clients than we can service. That’s why we need you. We’ll also show you how to build a clientele who will come back to see you regularly. It’s a simple process if you know how.

Cosmetologists and Barbers

Office Positions

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Dream It! Do It!

At Jude’s, we want you to see your potential because we see it.  You can make this the career you’ve always dreamed of while having the lifestyle you choose; whether that’s buying a home, traveling, or providing for your family- you will achieve it here.

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