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Tanya December 12th, 2004 01:49 AM

Beauty salon
 
Was just wondering what type of income I should expect to receive on a cruise liner's salon. I would be consisered a cosmetologist, or nail technician. Do you receive a wage, or comisssion, and what about tips? Which cruise liner would be best for this type of work? Any recommendations? Also, what would the average hours be?

Clare December 13th, 2004 03:57 AM

Re: Beauty salon
 
My experience is through working for Steiner Leisure.
Working in the salon you will receive commissions of about 7.5% on treatments and products you sell, and no wages.You will be expected to make at least half of your commissions through selling products and will be expected to sell products to every single guest. If you have a quiet day in the spa you will be expected to clean, sort out the stock room, do seminars, man the reception desk... but you will not be paid for any of this. The average hours vary depending on the opening hours. Usually you start at about 7am and finish at about 10.30 pm with one hour for lunch and half an hour for dinner. However within this 'free time' you will have to prepare your room for the next guest as clients are booked back to back.
Tips are not automatically added to the clients bill so what you get depends on the guest.
At the end of each cruise you will have to do a port clean, which means that along with the other members of staff you will have to clean the entire spa area thoroughly. This can often mean not finishing work until the early hours of the morning.

Clare December 13th, 2004 04:05 AM

Re: Beauty salon
 
My experience is through working for Steiner Leisure.
Working in the salon you will receive commissions of about 7.5% on treatments and products you sell, and no wages.You will be expected to make at least half of your commissions through selling products and will be expected to sell products to every single guest. If you have a quiet day in the spa you will be expected to clean, sort out the stock room, do seminars, man the reception desk... but you will not be paid for any of this. The average hours vary depending on the opening hours. Usually you start at about 7am and finish at about 10.30 pm with one hour for lunch and half an hour for dinner. However within this 'free time' you will have to prepare your room for the next guest as clients are booked back to back.
Tips are not automatically added to the clients bill so what you get depends on the guest.
At the end of each cruise you will have to do a port clean, which means that along with the other members of staff you will have to clean the entire spa area thoroughly. This can often mean not finishing work until the early hours of the morning.

surfcarol January 30th, 2005 12:39 AM

steiner.....
 
Clare,

I'm a massage therapist planning to apply to Steiner and wonder if massage therapists are on the same commission scheme etc? It seems ridiculously exploitive to me.
Cheers if you can help

Rara January 30th, 2005 02:20 PM

Re: Beauty salon
 

Hello , Clare ,

This is a lot of work , really . Does staff have the opportunity to see the ports of call , is there a whole day off per week ? I am asking this because I am fascinated by the possibility of seeing beautiful countries by working on a ship spa . And what happens if I get sick ? Can I stay in my cabin and have a rest ???

I 'll be happy to hear from you .
Rara


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