“Creating confidence through a sustainable salon experience built by a team connection that thrives off our passion for the humans we serve and the earth we inhabit.”
So often we are asked, “Will my stylist get commission for that?” The answer is no. No they won’t. You’re probably thinking, “How can this be? How do they make money?” If you’ve ever been a guest at LE, you’ve probably noticed a different vibe as soon as you walk in. You’ll find more of us smiling here than you will at other places. Unlike many salons, you’ll find team members helping each other in order to stay on schedule and deliver a better experience for you. In fact, it’s not uncommon for you to receive services from one, two or even three people before you leave. It’s all part of our purpose of making your day.
Behold! You are about to learn our secret to happiness! Are you ready? Here it is: We don’t pay commission. Not on service sales and not on product sales. You know how you dread going to some places because as soon as you walk in the door, you have a salesperson drop off the ceiling or leap from behind a large potted plant? We know the feeling too, and we don’t like it. So we designed our system to be different and more enjoyable. How? You ask? We compensate all of our staff by salary, a very nice salary. This means no matter what’s going on, whether they are booked or not, they are getting paid. By compensating our staff on what’s known as a “Team Based” system, it allows us to function more efficiently and to allow more flexibility for our guests.
Can’t get in with your favorite stylist or maybe just want to try someone else? Go for it! We don’t mind. We actually encourage it! The entire focus of our team is to ensure every guest’s day is being made. This even comes down to products. When our staff is recommending a product, it’s because they truly believe it’s the best product for you, not because they’re trying to make commission on the sale. The same goes for services too! So next time you feel like switching it up a little, just let us know. After all, variety is the spice of life! TEAMWORK
Owner/Founder, Lead Stylist
Mary Jo "MJ" Mielnik
Brow Guru & Waxologist
Nigel Bray was born in Canada, raised in Pennsylvania and California, and is now a local Oregon City resident and has been living here since 1993. He began working with wood at an early age, and started his own contracting business in 1985. His business has been very successful and kept him busy, but he recently was looking to make a change. Partnering up with his daughter Sydnie, they collaborated on a business where a hair salon and live edge wood building could share a space with other local artists and crafters. That’s where LiveEdge Salon and Local Artistry came into play.