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Does MasterCuts Hire Felons in 2021?

By Last update October 10, 2019
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Are you a hair professional with a felony? Then come check out what we found on the question: Does MasterCuts hire felons? They’re a pretty big hair salon known for great haircuts at affordable prices.

Whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned stylist, let us help you get a job at MasterCuts with a felony. We’ll go over and answer the following questions, and more:

  • Does MasterCuts hire people with misdemeanors?
  • Are they on the Ban the Box list?
  • Does MasterCuts do background checks?
  • Do they drug test?

We know former felons have a tough time finding work. Our team is comprised of ex-offenders and those who’ve worked closely with them, so we get it. That’s why we directly contact companies and ask them if they hire former felons. We also do extensive background research to bring you additional information to help you land a job.

Relaunch Pad is committed to helping ex-offenders achieve a normal life!

Now, let’s take a look at how to get hired at MasterCuts with a record.

Does MasterCuts hire felons?

does MasterCuts hire felons as hair dressers

Official company policy for hiring felons

We’ve been unable to contact MasterCuts to ask about their hiring policies for felons yet. Not to worry! We’ll get through eventually, we’re sure.

Has MasterCuts hired felons in the past?

Our sources can neither confirm nor deny if MasterCuts has hired former felons in the past. We have more information to help you get a job at MasterCuts with a felony just below.

Does MasterCuts hire people with misdemeanors?

Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough information to answer this question.

Is MasterCuts on the Ban the Box list?

MasterCuts doesn’t participate in this program.

But what is the Ban the Box list? It’s an effort aimed at getting rid of the checkbox asking if you’ve been convicted of a crime. Companies that take the Fair Chance Business Pledge are making a commitment to give felons a fair shot at a second chance.

The good news is that we filled out their online application and there wasn’t a question asking about convictions.

Does MasterCuts have special programs for hiring felons?

No, MasterCuts doesn’t offer anything like this at this time.

What are the odds that someone with a felony will get hired?

uncertain likelihood of being hired

We’ve done extensive research and give your odds of getting hired at MasterCuts as uncertain. This is because there is very little information regarding their hiring policies. While they aren’t on the Ban the Box list, the company doesn’t ask if you’ve been convicted of a crime on their application. If you’re charge is for something small, you should apply for an entry-level position.

What are some entry-level jobs?

The entry-level position at MasterCuts is a stylist-in-training. This is basically a 90-day trial period for a stylist without their license yet. You must obtain your license during this time to become a stylist at MasterCuts. As a stylist-in-training, you’ll receive on-the-job experience cutting, coloring, and styling the client’s hair.

How to get hired at MasterCuts with a felony

So you’ve decided MasterCuts would be a good fit for you. Now what? That’s where we come in. We’re going to look at ways to spruce up your resume and give you some helpful interviewing tips.

Since they’re a hair salon, you’ll want to tailor your resume to what they’re looking for.

  • Start by naming all previous employment history related to hair care and what you did there. Have you worked as a stylist at another location? Maybe you were the prison’s barber or beautician. Or maybe you worked at a hair care counter in a department store, selling shampoo, conditioner and hair gel?
  • List all the experience you have working with hair: Cuts, styling, coloring, etc.
  • If you have a special beauty license or certificate, make sure to add that information.

Once you’ve made it to the interview process, you’ll want to:

  • Wear something business casual. If you don’t have anything to wear, check out your local clothing pantry or Goodwill.
  • Hide any tattoos and take out piercings. You can discuss the company’s policy on these things at another time.
  • Turn negative questions into positive answers. You’ll be working directly with the public, so the company is going to want to know that you can handle any situation under stress.
  • Build trust with your future employer by being honest about your past.

If you do these things, you’ll be ready for a job at MasterCuts. But if you need additional help, check out our guide made specifically for felons.

Does MasterCuts do background checks?

Our sources don’t say whether or not MasterCuts will do a background check. Keep in mind that most companies will do some sort of check, even if it’s to verify that you’re legally able to work for them and that you are who you say you are.

Here’s what you need to know about background checks:

Some states only go back seven years. If you live in one of these states and it’s only been six, consider waiting a year before applying:

  • California
  • Colorado*
  • Kansas*
  • Maryland*
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire*
  • New York*
  • Texas*
  • Washington*

(* sometimes certain pay or salary bracket positions require one.)

Even better, these eight states don’t consider court cases where you were found not guilty:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana (limited check)
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New York

Be aware, however, if you live in these states. They will see your entire record, including the not guilty verdicts.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Idaho
  • Indiana (extensive check)
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Company ratings

We did some research on MasterCuts’ ratings and found that glassdoor.com gives them 2.9 stars out of 5. The nicest thing people had to say about the job was being able to stay busy while the worst was the low pay.

What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?

Does MasterCuts hire felons? We’re not sure, but there are certain felonies that might hurt your chances even more. For example, since you’ll be working directly with the public, any violent or drug crimes might cause a problem. You’ll also be handling money and credit card information so theft charges could prove to be an obstacle.

Does MasterCuts drug test?

According to our sources, MasterCuts doesn’t perform drug tests. However, it’s best to prepare as if they do, just in case.

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Leah Mailcoat
Reentry Educator

Leah is a Reentry Educator with The Relaunch Pad. A recovering addict and mother of three, her two oldest adult children are dealing with their own addictions and problems, one being recently released from prison and the other is currently incarcerated. Her goal is to give hope to not only her own children, but to others in similar situations.