At StyleSeat, our mission is to help people look and feel their best. We are on the path to achieving this mission by being the go-to marketplace for consumers to discover, book, and pay for beauty and grooming services (hair stylists, colorists, nail artists, estheticians, barbers, etc). We are also the premier solution for all independent professionals in the industry to run and grow their business. We have powered over 155 million appointments booked and over $10.6B in revenue for small businesses and are on the path to much more.
Why join us?
We have a strong value-based culture that serves our community, gives every individual ownership and is diverse. Being a part of StyleSeat means: clear ownership, constant learning, data-driven decision-making, great cross-functional partnerships, and serving millions of customers everyday. We also truly believe in promoting from within so you can take your career to the next-level at StyleSeat.
We haven’t needed to fundraise in the past because we have a sustainable business model, but we’re currently looking for new levers to supercharge our growth. StyleSeat became profitable early on, and we were responsible about our growth so now our focus is on building innovative marketplace products to fuel our growth even further. Although we have been able to establish the premier marketplace for beauty and wellness almost entirely organically, we are excited to have just started investing in marketing by hiring our first ever VP of Marketing to build a full marketing team. Not only are we now #12 on Andreessen Horowitz’s Marketplace 100 - we’re also the top beauty marketplace. https://a16z.com/2020/02/18/marketplace-100/
One of our values as a company is Diversity & Inclusion. We ruthlessly prioritize, but know that good ideas come when people of diverse backgrounds tackle problems together. Some of the greatest product ideas have come from non-product team members across the company. We are a 100% remote organization and one way we support Diversity & Inclusion is by providing our employees with many ERGs. We invest heavily in People & Culture initiatives and provide career-growth opportunities. We regularly have fun team-building events and hack-a-thons where everyone gets to participate to bring us all closer together as a team.
We are on the cusp of changing the way beauty and technology work together. We’re building the premiere destination connecting top beauty and wellness professionals with high-end clients.
We believe in shared ownership over problems where team members are encouraged to fill gaps and push initiatives to ensure we’re all driving toward success. Every single person makes a huge impact on our Community and the Company’s growth. If you step up and own it, we will recognize that. If you are curious and a self-starter, the sky’s the limit.
Our Board Members Include:
- Linda Kozlowski (Currently CEO of Blue Apron, former COO of Etsy and Evernote, and former director at Alibaba)
- Travis Kalanick (Uber Co-founder, CloudKitchens)
- Melissa Kim (Co-founder and President of Minted)
- Danny Hadar (Managing Director FOSUN Capital)
The beauty industry generates $500B a year and accounts for millions of jobs. Even in times of economic uncertainty, it tends to stay strong and stable. There is a TAM of $151B for personal services in the U.S. alone.
On average, we help Beauty & Wellness Professionals increase their revenue by 70% in their first year on StyleSeat.
Engineering at StyleSeat
Our Engineering team uses Agile practices to regularly improve our Product and processes. We push to production daily, and update our apps every week. Engineers have code in production within the first few days. Our teams set their own goals every Quarter and are not pigeon-holed into a Product Vertical. We unit test our code, have solid integration test coverage, and treat coding as a craft.
We have hundreds of millions of dollars flowing through our platform and millions of appointments booked every month. We build both enterprise-level tools for Beauty Professionals as well as a consumer marketplace for Clients to find and book them.
We’ve been building our supply side, building powerful business management tools for Beauty Professionals, now we can focus on driving and scaling demand, and building a consumer brand that people are excited about.
We are almost complete in our migration from Python2 to Python3, and all new development is 100% ReactJS following React Native best-practices on the frontend.
We are implementing infrastructure automation using Terraform, and building a microservice deployment pipeline.
We are also continuing to invest in and build our Data Science and Analytics (Datalytics) team so they can build self-service data tools for the rest of the organization to use in making insight-driven decisions.
Working at StyleSeat
We are a collaborative and ambitious team that is passionate about empowering small business owners. We are scrappy and driven, but we also remember that this company is built by, and ultimately for, people, so we do a great job at creating an environment in which we all want to work. Come check us out and see for yourself.
StyleSeat always keeps diversity top-of-mind in our recruiting strategy. StyleSeat currently has diversity holiday allowance, ERGs, and a framework of recruitment efforts focused on creating a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which StyleSeat operates. In 2022 we are continuing on this path by increasing the number of partnerships we have with universities, organizations, and conferences that will support our diversity hiring initiatives. We are also implementing custom demographic surveys. The reason for this is that we need more data. What gets measured gets achieved. We won't know where our DEI gaps lie if we don't measure everything along the way.
StyleSeat recently hosted a company-wide Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workshop with an outside consultant, Adriele Parker. We also have a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Squad that regularly comes up with culture initiatives and events for the entire company. Also, all new employees are partnered with an onboarding-buddy from a different team to show them the ropes, answer questions, and get a jump on cross-team collaboration.
At StyleSeat we have several ERGs such as PrideSeat, AfroSeat, CarSeat, FeelYourBest, Legaci (LatinX), et al.
As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.
If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!
Unlimited time off policy + 12 observed holidays a year + 2 floating days for personal holidays & birthday
Monthly $75 Wellness credit for gym-type memberships, virtual fitness classes, meditation apps, therapy platforms, and other wellness resources.
“Paw”-ternity Leave - 5 full days of flexible working time a year to bond with a new pet, care for an ailing pet, or grieve over the loss of a pet.
Currently our team enjoys remote company-wide events, we plan to resume in-person events as soon as it is safe for us to all get together again.
Medical + Dental + Vision + Life Insurance + Carrot Infertility Plan
Work from Home
One of our values as a company is diversity, and one way we support that is by having gone fully-remote, and expanding our search for talent outside of San Francisco. We regularly have fun team-building events and hack-a-thons where everyone gets to participate to bring us all closer together as a team.
Brunch & Bantersessions; Weekly
Wine-Down; Fun virtual team-building events; Holiday celebrations - representative of all Faiths & Cultures
Other Monthly Perks - Internet credit $35 per month + Music accounts $9.99 per month + Beauty/Grooming product credit $10 per month + StyleSeat Service Credit $75 per quarter
Prioritizes diversity in hiring
Serves underrepresented populations
Social impact driven
Dedicated Human Resources team
H1b Transfer Options
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