Imagine if you worked where you were supported to grow in your career.  Where there was a plan, a system for you to follow in order for you to succeed.  Where your career worked in harmony with your life and most importantly your dreams.

2021 New Employee Paid Training Program

Career/Job Opportunities

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

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 one 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 with our 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.


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Benefits Include:

  • Guaranteed hourly wage starting at $10/hr
  • 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
  • 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/employee Incentive
  • Free Tool Kit (1 Year requirement)
  • For Newly Licensed with little experience: Paid Training Program

Career Flexibility:

  • Part-time & full-time positions
  • Student employment opportunities
  • 6 hour shifts with option for more
  • 32-hour full time workweek
  • Team lead & leadership opportunities

Earning Potential:

  • Level 1: $20.97/hour
  • Level 2: $28.08/hour
  • Level 3: $37.21/hour
  • Level 4: $49.68/hour
  • Level 5: $66.17/hour
  • Level 6: $87.74/hour
  • Looking for a shop home 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 shop that understands YOUR need for flexibility, family, and freedom while earning an amazing income for your time.

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"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

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 little experience, we have a 30 hour paid Training Program with a $10/hr guarantee starting wage with commissions, bonuses and your tips.

Jude's Barbershop specializes in men's services ?

We provide a wide variety of services to our mostly male clientel. It keeps the day interesting serving all of our clients needs. If you only want to do shaves & haircuts – we get you. We just ask that you work with your team so they can help fully 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 = $$$

Its important each team member can earn a living based on what they’re worth, rather that the number of hours they work. We pay commission so you can make a higher amount of money than you would on hourly.  Our employees earn over $39 per hour at some locations with earning potential up to $87.00/hr.

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.

Looking for something different ?

We accept you for who you are and YOUR current needs and meet you where you are in YOUR life. We just ask you to be NICE.

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, ect).

Looking for a challenge ?

We offer many professional development classes to enhance your current skills and maybe show you something new. We pay you to attend in shop classes.

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.

I'm not a barber, but I'm a cosmetologist ?

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 ?

We show you how to build a clientele who will come back to see you on a regular basis. Its a simple process if you know how.

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 that leaves every customer happy, relaxed and eager to come back for their next haircut.

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