Canvas Recruit demo
Canvas Recruit demo

Husband and wife Matt and Jennifer Martinelli have created Canvas Recruit, the new "tool" designed to help salon owners find the right talent for the salon and spa industry, help to network and as a bonus, educate. In this video, see how it works in this brief demo for Amy Carter of Empowering You Consulting.

And just in case you missed our original post, here is the press release that accompanies the launch:

Canvas Recruit, the beauty industry’s latest recruitment, education, and networking platform, will provide cosmetology students and salon and spa professionals with the ability to create beautiful digital canvases (aka digital resumes), apply for job openings, and collaborate with like minded professionals. This multifunctional platform will help bridge the gap and connect beauty professionals and beauty students with business owners looking to hire. Not only that, but it will empower salon and spa owners/managers to make better hiring decisions for their specific culture, thus decreasing turnover.

For the Business Owner: Salon and spa owners/managers can browse beauty canvases based on custom filters and business requirements. Matching with professionals that fit all of their qualifications regarding business needs. If you are searching for someone with a strong retail game, filter canvases by service to retail percentage; If you are looking for someone with a consistent client base search by candidates frequency of visit.

Additionally, business owners can create business canvases, post job listings, and network & learn from the industry’s best leaders. Canvas Recruit will not only allow owners to fill their chairs more efficiently, but the platform will help find the right talent for the best cultural fit. Thus, creating a better work environment and reduce turnover. More on that here.

For the Beauty Student or Professional: While Canvas Recruit can be a platform for making a career move, that’s not all the platform is about. Create a digital resume as a representation of your work; connect and collaborate with other professionals in the beauty space to beef up your skill set and experience. You never know when the opportunity to work backstage or an ad for extra hands at a beauty event will pop up. More on that here .

“Our purpose is to empower and inspire beauty professionals everywhere to find the best career opportunities; to gift professionals with content that will better their careers and enhance their craft and to make professional business connections that create monumental career opportunities for beauty professionals all around the world,” says Jen Martinelli, Co-Founder of Canvas Recruit. “I wholeheartedly understand what it’s like to be in a role that doesn’t resonate with the core essence of who you are and so this purpose, this platform, is truly from a place in my heart. Find. Your. People.”

Whether you’re in cosmetology school or going on your 20th year working in beauty, Canvas Recruit will help its members remain focused throughout their career by sharing vital businesseducation, while putting a strong emphasis on emotional intelligence. Canvas Recruit will not only provide a much-needed recruitment platform that truly represents the beauty space, but it will do so while being committed to delivering professional growth and personal enlightenment.

To learn more and create your canvas now, beauty professionals can go to Canvas Recruit and follow @canvasrecruit on Instagram & on Facebook at . Also, beauty professionals can tag #Canvasrecruit to be featured on Instagram.


Canvas Recruit was founded in 2018 by Jen and Matt Martinelli who saw a major need in the beauty space that no one truly had an answer for, which was finding and recruiting talent. With more than 16 years of beauty industry experience, the two set out to create a platform that not only solved that problem, but also provided the salon, barber, and spa communities with much more than just a recruitment portal. With a major focus on business education, networking and emotional intelligence Canvas Recruit provides a space that beauty professionals deserve; A platform that truly represents the industry’s talented artists and provides the tools needed be smarter, stronger, and more determined than ever to live your best life.

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