The business has been owned and operated since 1978 and has many long standing career employees. We have attracted stylists from many of the top salons including Vidal Sassoon, Andrew Collinge, Charlie Miller, and Toni & Guy. We ensure that all out Beauty Therapists are Clarins-trained.
We are committed to providing a work environment and conditions of employment that are both flexible and responsive to the needs of our employees, and to provide the best possible salary, benefits and working conditions to maintain a strong, healthy relationship between management and staff. Our long term goal is to continue to be the leaders in our industry and to provide the very best in customer care.
For those interested in a career with Strands in Bermuda, the following information will answer many frequently asked questions.
Bermuda Immigration requires that you are 21 or older, in good health and fully-qualified for the position. For further information check their web site at: www.immigration.gov.bm paragraphs 1.3 and 2.1.
Bermuda is a beautiful destination and a wonderful place to live, but it is not for everyone. It is small 22 square miles, 700 miles from New York and 3,000 miles from England, and the cost of living especially accommodation is expensive, as virtually everything has to be imported. For more information on the island visit the following web sites:
* www.bermuda.com * www.bermuda-online.com * www.bermudatourism.com
The salary structure takes into account the high cost of living, and many of our staff members have been with us for several years and earn a very good salary with no income tax. We offer a very comprehensive benefits package including Social Insurance, Health & Dental Insurance, Workers’ Comp. Insurance, Pension Plan, holidays, etc.
Strands Day Spa comprises Strands Hair Salon and Strands Skin Spa. We are considered to be the premier facility in Bermuda affording an excellent reputation. We have been in business for 30 years and are situated in the most central part of the city of Hamilton on Reid Street. The Salon and Skin Spa are situated side by side at ground floor level with their own separate entrances.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:45 a.m. 6:00 p.m., Saturday 8:45 a.m. 5 p.m. Thursday late openings ‘til 8pm.
All full-time employees work a five day week including Saturday. We cater to 99% resident clientele, therefore we are busy year-round and not subject to seasonal fluctuations that affect most of the hotels and resorts. In fact most of our stylists and therapists are fully booked on a daily basis.
The Hair Salon operates with ten senior hair stylists including the manager, five assistants, receptionist and senior receptionist. Many of our stylists have taken part in shows, and won awards. Strands work has been published in many international magazines, including Hairdresser’s Journal, Hair, Pelliguerias and Passion.
To be considered for a hair stylist position with us we require City & Guilds (or equivalent) with at least three years experience in a top salon gaining experience in precision cutting, blow drying, styling, colouring and hair processing. We require a portfolio of current work (photographs or email) along with all relevant certificates, a current Curriculum Vitae, 2 job references, dated on letterhead paper, 2 character references and a recent photograph of the applicant.
The Skin Spa houses a large Clarins retail centre, a complete day spa with sauna, whirlpool, showers, steam room, water room etc. We have nine treatment rooms with nine beauty therapists (each with her own room), one nail technician, a Clarins resident consultant, a spa attendant, receptionist and manageress.
To be considered for a position as beauty therapist you must be qualified by City & Guilds, I.T.E.C., C.I.D.E.S.C.O. (or equivalent) have at least two years experience with a top clinic or spa, and be proficient in all aspects of beauty therapy. Some of our basic requirements are Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Electrolysis, but it would be an advantage to also have LaStone, CACI, Reiki and Indian Head massage. Preference will be given to Clarins trained professionals. We need a current Curriculum Vitae, 2 job references, dated on letterhead paper, 2 character references and a recent photograph of the applicant.
To be considered for a position with Strands it is important to remember that we ask for a commitment of a minimum of two years. We have a Statement of Employment/Contract which outlines the conditions of employment. Serious enquiries should be directed to Ms. Kendaree J. Fray (see Contact Us) to request more information and to set up an interview and trade test.