Open Positions


Are you looking for a salon where you can be part of a team, have access to some of the best tools in the industry, and also maintain a great work-life balance? Look no further! We are seeking Hair Stylists who are passionate about the industry, constantly seek education, have superior customer service skills or want to improve them, and want to be part of a Commissioned, Teamwork based salon. We use Goldwell Haircolor & support products and carry the full line of R+Co & Oribe Styling/Care products.

Benefits & Compensation

  • 4 Day Work Week: 
    • Rotating every other Monday & Saturday Off (Only 2 Saturdays a month)
    • 1 Rotating weekday off every week (Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri)
    • A 3 Day Weekend with normal rotation
  • Flexible/Unlimited Time Off
    • Enjoy unlimited requested days off for meeting goals
    • Closed almost every major holiday 
      • New Years Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, 4 Day Thanksgiving, 4 Day Christmas, and more
  • Provided Tools:
    • YS Park Clips and Combs, Hair Dryers, Styling Brushes, Hot Tools, Clippers, Edgers, etc.
    • All you need to provide are Shears/Razor
  • 50% Commission Structure on all services:
    • No additional fees or splits, straight 50/50
  • Retail & Service sale promotions
    • Product Specials & Great Referral Program
  • Quarterly Client Building events
    • First Thursday, Retail Pop Up Events, Braid Bars
  • Access to Regional & National Education
    • Goldwell Academy NYC, Instagram Stylist Classes
  • Quarterly Retail Sales Bonus option
    • 10% Retail Bonus with Service Sales Goals
  • Anniversary Bonus
    • $100 for every year of employment
  • In Salon Education
    • Goldwell, Oribe, R+Co, as well as Independent Artists
  • Access to Disability Insurance


  • Current SC Cosmetology or Barber license
  • Availability for clients 9:00 to 7:00 Monday through Saturdays.
  • 2+ years of recent Salon Floor experience in Columbia, SC
  • Comfortable working in a team based environment, including assisting other stylists, salon coordinators, and helping onboard new team mates
  • Ability to provide exceptional client customer service, as a Hair Stylist understanding the client's needs, providing quality consultations and performing services requested in a competent, efficient and professional manner
  • Ability to perform opening, running, and closing duties as well as light housekeeping duties
  • Reliable transportation & local applicants preferred
  • Open to in house training & refinement of service performance/customer service
  • A great social media presence/portfolio including Instagram and Facebook highly encouraged
  • Knowledge of Blow Drying Techniques, Up-Dos, & Special Occasion styling is a plus
  • Makeup knowledge & training is a plus

Stylist Apprentice

We are excited to add a Stylist Apprentice to our professional team. Seeking recent Cosmetology Graduates who are passionate about making people look good, feel beautiful, and superior customer service, all while being part of a team based salon. With up scale and modern facilities, quality products and a trendy, relaxing atmosphere, we will help you transition from cosmetology school graduate to a licensed hair stylist.

Benefits & Compensation

  • 4 Day Work Week, 3 Days Apprenticing, 1 Day of Personal Clients
  • Competitive Commission Pay Structure & Hourly Wage
  • Monthly Retail & Service sale promotions
  • Quarterly Client Building events
  • Access to Regional & National Education
  • Quarterly Retail Sales Bonuses
  • Anniversary Bonus
  • Frequent In Salon Education
  • Access to Disability Insurance


  • Must be a SC licensed Cosmetologist or Barber
  • Reliable, on-time, responsible, and friendly team player
  • Located within greater Columbia
  • Knowledge of salon products/retail
  • A mature professional who takes pride in producing quality finishes
  • A good communicator with excellent customer service skills
  • Self-motivated, fast learner, and a problem solver
  • Willing and able to produce a local community marketing plan
  • Retail experience preferred
  • Hospitality or Restaurant experience a plus

In this role you will be working in an up beat and fast paced environment with a professional leader and team who have expansive knowledge in the industry. 

Your duties will include all aspects of hairdressing, including styling, coloring, cutting, shampooing, social media photography & posting, as well as salon duties and chores.

As part of this program, Metropolis will help hone your customer service, cutting, coloring, and styling skills. Personally, you will interact in the local community and market your personal business behind the chair.

Blow Dry & Makeup Artist

We are seeking some talented Makeup Artist & Blow Dry Stylist to add to our team of talented professionals. If you love working on bride's and bridal parties, styling and setting hair, and full makeup services then this position is for you. Due to our high demand for these services we are looking for staff available on Fridays & Saturdays with possible weekday availabilities. 

This is a part time position with the possibility of becoming full time.


  • Must be a SC licensed Cosmetologist
  • Reliable, on-time, responsible, and friendly team player
  • Extensive knowledge in makeup application techniques, product lines, and proper sanitation
  • Extensive knowledge in hair setting, blow dry techniques, up-dos, braiding, and special occasion styling
  • Previous Bridal Hair & Makeup experience is a must
  • Retail or Hospitality customer service experience a plus

Operations Team Member

Our Operations Team is looking to expand. We are looking for a few individuals that are: people oriented, upbeat, and energetic. You also must be able to multi-task in a FAST paced environment, demonstrate great communication skills, and be computer savvy. You should be a TEAM player, have a smile in your voice and be willing to go above and beyond. Customer service experience and some retail knowledge is a plus.

This is a part time position with the possibility of becoming full time.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Hourly Pay
  • 50% Service Discount (After 90 days)
  • 45% Retail Discount (After 90 days)
  • 10 - 20 Hours a week


  • Availability of some evenings until 7:30 and some Saturdays
  • Greet clients arriving at the salon and provide them with the information regarding salon services
  • Answer any service related questions
  • Ensure that clients are handed over to the correct stylist within the salon
  • Answer telephone calls and provide information to callers
  • Schedule appointments and make follow up calls to customers to remind them of their appointments
  • Handle appointment cancellation and shifting duties
  • Collect cash in exchange of services rendered and tender change to customers
  • Ask clients for feedback on salon’s services and provide assistance with problems or complaints
  • Endorse retail products that the salon is selling by providing information of benefits
  • Direct team members to ensure cleanliness, neatness and sanitation of salon and equipment
  • Count cash at the end of the shift and ensure that cash flow information has been logged into the salon’s register
  • Help take pictures and upload to Social Media accounts


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