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Hiring One Full-Time Barber

Beardsgaard is on the hunt for the barber who shall helm the 5th and final chair of this destination barbershop in the Shire of the Middle West. The shop is presently fully booked 5-6 weeks out.
Please note that while plenty of cosmetologists can cut the classics just like barbers, if you are a cosmetologist, you must additionally hold a valid Illinois barber's license to cut at Beardsgaard, as the majority of our services require razor work beyond the neck.


  • Full time only (34 hours per week on the floor, 30 minutes for opening/closing)
  • Hours: Tue-Wed 11:30 am-8:30 pm / Thu-Fri 9:30 am-6:30 pm / Sat 8:30 am-3:30 pm
  • Employed commission
  • Health insurance benefits available
  • 401K matching available up to 5%
  • 50% service / 15% retail @ expected $2000 service and $500 retail weekly (a hair and beard service is $60 here)
  • Profit sharing on online sales
  • Credit card tips paid out daily, paychecks issued weekly
  • 40% employee discounts on retail


  • Operating since 2014
  • All chairs fully booked every day for weeks out
  • Front desk staff to handle appointments, client check ins and check outs
  • Continuing cutting and product education provided in shop
  • Continual marketing and social media support provided by shop
  • Full backbar provided
  • Unemployment insurance (such as the sort provided during the pandemic)
  • Built by a family to be a long-term sustainable work home for barbers who are looking to put down roots
  • Welcoming environment for the rainbow and neurodivergent communities


  • Has an Illinois barber’s license
  • Has at least some experience, preferably 1+ years, but can work with newer barbers as well
  • Is comfortable with clippers, scissors, razors and blow dryers
  • Has strong sales skills
  • Has a drive to never stop learning
  • Loves dogs/animals in general
  • May be a giant nerd of some sort (not required, but certainly helps)
Are you the barber Beardsgaard seeks? Send us that resume at and a link to your portfolio (if you have one) to apply today.