Do you have a knack for hair styling? If so, you may have considered working in a popular salon, but wondered: Does Regis Salons hire felons?
Relaunch Pad contacts companies directly to ask them about their hiring policy for former felons so you don’t have to.
Not everyone understands what you face . . . but we do! In case you weren’t aware, the majority of our team is made up of former felons! This is why we’re so eager to help and how we know which questions employers need to be asked. By using our experiences, we can make your job hunt a little bit easier.
We ask questions like:
- Does Regis Salons do background checks?
- Does Regis Salons hire people with misdemeanors?
- What job experience do I need?
Does Regis Salons hire felons?
Official company policy for hiring felons
We attempted to contact Regis Salons, but unfortunately were unable to reach anyone. We will continue to make contact, but in the meantime we have done our own investigation in order to bring you answers.
Regis Salons doesn’t have their hiring policy for former felons online. We had to do some searching to see how to get hired at Regis Salons with a felony, which we’ve shared with you below.
Has Regis Salons hired felons in the past?
We weren’t able to locate any information to support or deny this. Most companies don’t put this information online, so don’t allow this to discourage you. We didn’t let this stop us from bringing you answers, though! Let’s move on to see what else we uncovered.
Does Regis Salons hire people with misdemeanors?
Regretfully, there wasn’t any information found that provided an answer to this question.
Is Regis Salons on the Ban the Box list?
No, Regis Salons isn’t a supporter of Ban the Box. But, what is Ban the Box, you ask?
The Ban the Box Campaign is a resource that was designed to assist former felons in finding jobs. It’s used to persuade employers to remove all questions concerning criminal backgrounds. By doing so, the employer is only able to see the applicant’s experience and skills, which gives the applicant an equal chance at being hired as those without criminal records.
The Fair Chance Business Pledge is another initiative created with the former felon in mind. If an employer is agreeing to commit to fair hiring practices for everyone — including those with a criminal history — they sign the Pledge.
We took the time to fill out an application just so we could see if they asked about criminal history. And guess what? They don’t!
Even though Regis Salons doesn’t support either of these resources, they can still hire you. Supporting these initiatives isn’t required in order for a company to be able to hire you with a felony!
Does Regis Salons have special programs for hiring felons?
Regis Salons doesn’t offer these special programs, but most companies don’t.
However, we do have some helpful pointers to show you how to get a job at Regis Salons with a felony. So, let’s get to them!
What are the odds someone with a felony will get hired?
Does Regis Salons hire felons? We really aren’t sure. Therefore, we say the odds of being hired here with a felony are uncertain. Our sources didn’t provide anything one way or another and the company didn’t have anything to say on the matter. So, until we make direct contact with Regis Salons, we can’t say for sure.
But in the meantime, we’re going to provide you with some advice on how to apply so you will have the best chance at being hired — even with a criminal past!
What are some entry-level jobs?
Their entry-level position is a stylist-in-training. This position is pretty much a 90-day probationary period. In these 90 days, you will gain on-the-job experience for styling, cutting and coloring hair. In order to become an actual stylist with Regis Salon, you’ll need to obtain your license during this time frame.
How to get hired at Regis Salons with a felony
There are always a few things to keep in mind when you are applying for any job. Here are a few good things to remember when applying with Regis Salons:
- Their application is available online and is pretty straightforward. Make sure to fill everything in and give as many details as you can. And, if you have any references, make sure to list them.
Remember: Client referrals are key! It would be great if someone whose hair you’ve done would agree to give you a shout-out — or, as you’d say on the application, a testimonial or referral.
- Your resume needs to include any previous experience you have working in a shop or doing hair. Even if you were just shampooing, make sure you include this. Also be sure to include any certificates or certification you have in this field. If you were an aide in cosmetology while incarcerated, this counts too!
Need help with your resume? No problem. Check out our section dedicated to the resume for some advice on highlighting your skills.
- Your interview is going to be the best opportunity to discuss your background. We’re not sure if they will do a background check, so it’s best for you to address it first. Also, this gives you the upper hand and allows you to explain the situation and your growth.
Does Regis Salons do background checks?
There wasn’t anything we saw that spoke on this topic, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared for one.
Here is something to keep in mind regarding background checks:
As changes are being made regarding how far back background checks go, there are now some states that will see an offense only if it’s less than seven years old. Here are those states:
- New Hampshire*
- New York*
*Pay scale can impact what will show up on a background check.
There are also states that will only see guilty convictions. They’re as follows:
- Indiana (limited check)
- New York
Some states haven’t changed. The following states will still look at everything:
- Indiana (extensive check)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
We wanted to see what people were saying about working at Regis. We went to glassdoor.com, and we found that Regis Salons is rated with 2.9 out of 5 stars. Looking closer to see why they got this score, this is what we found:
The seminars and the training provided are exceptional. However, the health benefits are not so good and there isn’t a retirement plan provided.
What felony convictions might have a hard time getting hired here?
There may be a few convictions that may have a harder time getting hired here. Here are a few we think may cause you problems:
- Since this is a field based on customers and interacting with the customers, any violent crime may be frowned upon.
- Any theft or fraudulent use of a credit card will probably be something that gets a closer look. Hair salons have access to expensive hair products, tools and customers’ credit cards.
Does Regis Salons drug test?
While looking at our online sources, there were some saying yes and there were others saying no. This may depend on the location at which you are applying. However, when you are actively seeking a job, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for a drug screen . . . just in case.
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What do you know about how to get a job at Regis Salons with a felony? Did our guide answer your questions? We appreciate your feedback!