Join our team
We are always looking for the best talent in Austin to join our team. If you are passionate about nails and want to work in a fun team environment, check out our open positions and let's talk! We are a Certified Safe Salon and ethical employer. All of our staff are paid a legal, living wage and all services are performed at the highest level of sanitation and safety. We also offer the following benefits:
- Dental, Vision, Accident and Life Insurance
- Generous time off policy, including paid vacation days
- Discounts on services and products
- Paid education and training
Please note: we do not misclassify our staff as independent contractors, which is common practice in salons (you will never receive a 1099 from us). We are committed to ethical, legal employment and bringing awareness to unethical treatment of employees in the beauty industry. Please check out our ethical beauty page for more information, and our highlights on Instagram under Ethical Beauty.
Our management team brings experience and knowledge to the team and each cares deeply about supporting and nurturing career goals of all staff members.
Our studio managers are responsible for guest services management and training and operations of the salon. They are in charge of our hospitality experience and ensuring everything runs smoothly. They are also responsible for nail technician training, ongoing education and for ensuring all services meet LACQUER standards. Our managers are licensed nail technicians and service providers themselves.
Audrey Maxwell, Studio Manager
Mell Dobernecki, Assistant Manager
Meet the Owner
"Hi, I'm Carla, the Owner & Founder of LACQUER. I grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and went to college at the University of Texas. I come from a family of female entrepreneurs and am so fortunate to have fulfilled my lifelong dream of owning my own business. I'm not a nail technician myself, but I'm obsessed with nail products and doing things the proper way.
I'm passionate about providing a great place to work because I truly believe happy employees are the key to a thriving business with happy customers. I'm also deeply dedicated to making a difference in our industry by providing the best education opportunities and training available, along with fair and legal wages. Did you know over 90% of salons misclassify their staff as independent contractors, engaging in tax evasion and violating labor laws? It's especially common in nail salons and it is a frequently used tactic in order for salons to have lower prices. Although it also happens in expensive, high end places too. I'm on a mission to end these unethical and illegal practices to elevate our industry and gain the respect we deserve as professionals. Will you join the movement with me?" - Carla Hatler
Carla is a member of the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women, supporting women. Their mission is to enable and empower female owned and led businesses to positively impact our communities, both socially and economically. Carla is committed to having a positive impact on the community through ethical beauty.