Properly Dressed: Four owners weigh in on their dress code policies.
Director of Development, Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas (tricoci.com) in Oak Brook, IL
Owner of Aura Aalon & Day Apa (aura-salon.com) in Acottsdale, AZ
Owner of DK Hair (dkhair.com) in San Diego, CA
Owner of Salon de Nouveau (salondn.com) in Tucson, AZ
mplementing a dress code at your salon helps staff radiate professionalism. An immaculate appearance leaves a good first impression, and it promotes confidence in both the client and the stylist.
What is your salonâs
Tom: Our dress code is any
combination of black and
white, accessorized by silver
Sara: Professional attireâyet
fashion-forward. No short
shorts, cut offs, midriffs
exposed. Clothing must be
clean and not worn, hair styled
and appropriate make-up.
David: Dress to impress, no denim with
tennis shoes, no excessive skin
showing, sharp-looking denim,
sharp-looking tees, clean and
ironed, no underwear visible, no
offensive writing or images.
Kathy: The following is not allowed:
poorly fitted clothes, tank
tops, undershirts, mini-skirts,
shorts, athletic shoes, casual
fl ip-fl ops, long pants that drag
on the ground, and sweatshirts
including those with hoods. No
midriffs or excessive cleavage.
How does your salon
enforce the dress code?
Tom: Because weâve had our dress
code for so long, we find that
itâs really second nature and we
donât have to enforce it that
Sara: The managers are responsible
for handling dress violations.
If someone is inappropriately
dressed, they will be asked to
go home and change.
David: We have assigned someone
to monitor dress code.
Kathy: We rarely have to enforce it
but we have asked staff to
never wear something again
and we have sent staff home
Do you have reward
days where employees
can break the dress
Tom: Exceptions usually involve
adding a punch of color for a
special event or holiday.
Sara: Team members pay $5 to
wear jeans during a month.
Currently throughout this
month, any team member that
wears jeans is accruing time to
go volunteer hair services at a
local womanâs shelter.
David: We used to wear black as a
dress code so being able to
wear colors jeans etc. we feel
is a reward.
Kathy: Denim is allowed as long
as itâs neat, fashionable and
well fitting when worn with
shoes and a top that creates a
dressy, professional look.