Beauty Insider Myra Irizarry
What Are You Worth? —
Why Under-Reporting Income Doesn't Add Up. There is a common misperception among non-beauty professionals that being a cosmetologist is not a serious career.
The majority of people sitting in your chair don't know you went to school, don't realize the ethics and safety standards you abide by as a professional, and likely think you are destined to live in an apartment or in your parent's basement. read more>
The Beauty Professional Fred Jones
Protecting Your Booth Rental Business — In a recent column, I discussed Booth Rental from a broad perspective. This month, let's delve a bit deeper into some important facets of a cost-effective Booth Rental business. We'll begin with some tips on how booth renters can cover themselves from legal liabilities and meet some of their important contractual obligations. read more>
Better Business Neil Ducoff
Do You Have Seedlings of Ideas That Need to be Planted? — You get that little seed of an idea in your head that keeps growing and developing into something you just can't seem to ignore. You keep drifting back to it to add detail and definition. Eventually your seedling of an idea becomes so real that its begging, daring, even taunting you to manifest it from thought to the physical world. read more>
Beyond Your Chair Jayne Morehouse
Booth Rental Will Impact 50 Percent of Salons by 2015 — This issue of The Stylist takes a look at the booth rental business model -- the fastest growing salon/spa business practice in the United States. This column examines booth rental from the big picture perspective. How booth rental impacts your business directly might depend on where you live. read more>
The Choice is Yours — "Begin with the end in mind" is Stephen Covey's second of his Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. This is the advice I give the new beauty professionals when they ask whether they should work in a salon as an employee or become independent. It's important to visualize how you see yourself at the end of the day and what you want to feel that you have achieved. read more>
What Independent Means to an Esthetician — The licensing program in most states prepares a person to pass a state test and demonstrate they are competent to perform services on the public with minimal risk to the consumer. Historically, cosmetologists graduated and went to work for someone who taught them the ropes. When licensure was established it used this as a guide and the programs were designed for entry level positions where this could occur. read more>
Food for Thought Clive Lamb
Different Strokes for Different Folks — "Different strokes for different folks," which became a popular catchphrase in 1969 definitely applies to the way people approach the business of hairdressing.
Booth renting vs. Salary/Retail Commission — which is the right way? My personal opinion is that as long as you are conducting yourself with integrity, nobody should question your way of doing business. read more>
To Booth Rent or not to Booth Rent; That Is the Question — As business owners and managers, one of the biggest decisions we have to make in our career is what is better for our business – booth renting or commission? To complicate things even further, there is also the third idea of salaried employees. As hairdressers, the choice can also be challenging. read more>
The Nail Extension
Miss (or Mister) Independent? — Several years ago, after teaching a class at Premiere Orlando, I was approached by an apprehensive student who asked, "How do I convince my husband that I can make money doing nails?" Even before becoming licensed, this student was feeling uncertain about her career choice. Perhaps she was concerned about finding the ideal salon, investing in expensive products, developing her technical skills, building a loyal clientele or other challenges that we face as beauty professionals. read more>
Strictly for Students
Is Booth Renting Right for Me? — Booth renting is an age-old business model that is still widely used in salons and the beauty industry today. In recent years, booth renting has earned an unfavorable reputation due to its lack of structure and support, under reporting of income, and misclassification of employees. On the other side, there are advantages of booth renting including the opportunity to manage your own business. read more>
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