We ask you to treat Art + Science as a career, and we promise to do so as well. Every full time staff member receives a full benefit package including health, dental, matching 401k and paid vacation. That’s not to mention the parties, photoshoots, runway shows, cut-a-thons and more. If you have any questions, email Andrew, Head of Recruitment, at


Our assistants are paid an hourly wage as well as a weekly tipout and tips from clients. However, any stylist on the floor receives 1 year of walk-in priority as well as sliding scale commision. This sliding scale goes from 40%-55%, so the more you make, the more you make.

Between benefits, paid vacation and commission, a first year stylist on the floor typically makes $40,000+. Income increases year over year with raises as well as performance based quarterly bonuses. Our stylists can make of six figures a year over the course of their career.

Every full-time member of the Art + Science family receives a full benefits package after 90 days. This includes all assistants, front desk and support staff.

Health Insurance

Art + Science pays 50% of all premiums. All costs are deducted pre-tax on your paycheck. We have plans ranging from $150-$250 per month through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, with options for spousal and family coverage.

Dental Insurance

Similar to health insurance, we pay half. Plans are through Humana PPO and cost around $20 a month.

Matching 401k

Doing hair is amazing, but everyone deserves a chance to retire, right? Art + Science is committed to helping you plan for retirement. For the first 3% of your paycheck that you contribute to your 401k, A+S will match it dollar for dollar. For the next 2%, we will match it 50 cents on the dollar. In short, if you contribute 5% of your paycheck (pre or post tax, your choice), A+S will contribute a further 4% for a total of 9% per paycheck.

Paid Vacation

Sometimes, you just need to get away to recharge. After one year full-time on the floor, all employees receive 1 week paid vacation time. After 3 years, you receive 2 weeks paid. After 7 years, you get 2 weeks paid, one week unpaid. Being able to take a vacation and not worry about bills is one of the best benefits of all.