Salon Owner Wants To Know The Secret…
Angie Richards, owner of the salon, A Cut Above in Washington, sent us this thoughtful dilemma she felt she was in. We wanted to respond with good information so we passed on her letter to beauty industry expert Gordon Miller. His answer follows her letter.
— Dear Editor:
Owning a full service salon (hair, nails and esthetics) for only one year now, all on my own, has been rewarding but exhausting. I now have enough clientele to where I am entertaining the idea of bringing in some help. read more>
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>
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>
Protecting Your Booth Rental Business Fred Jones
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>
What Are You Worth? Myra Irizarry
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>
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