Time Is Money: How to Make Lost Revenue in Your Salon...

This post discusses a pre-payment policy that requires payment in full at the time of booking and describes why these policies are necessary for...

Know Your Rights in the Salon: Employee, Independent Contractor, Booth Renter

It’s that time of year! The Know Your Rights post has been revised and expanded for 2 017, and this year, I’m introducing The Salon...

How to Calculate Salon Service Prices

This post is a very condensed version of The Salon Service Pricing Toolkit, which includes: a 28-page Salon Service Pricing Guide that will walk you...

“What should I charge?”: Why Facebook isn’t the place to ask...

"Hey! What should I charge for my services?" "Do my prices seem fair to you?" "What should my prices be for something like this?" Every day, this question...

[AASM] Client distribution after separation: “Who gets to keep the clients?”

I've discussed this topic before in several different posts with broader subjects (in this post about whether or not it's a good idea to...

Terminated: How to Fire a Salon Employee

She seemed great during the interview, but it's becoming clear that this particular professional is beyond any help you can give her. Maybe she's...

Retaliation in the Salon: What To Do After “You’re Fired”

What is retaliation? Retaliation occurs when an employer fires, demotes, harasses, or otherwise punishes an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, opposing...

Reasonable Accommodation in the Salon: The Regis EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Too few salon owners understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), who it covers, and how their refusal to provide reasonable accommodation to covered...

Discrimination in the Salon: The Warren Tricomi Case

Last week I gave you a quick overview of retaliation, discrimination, and accommodation, and we talked a bit about the confounding, curious conundrum concerning workplace protections...

A Brainmelter: Workplace Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Workplace Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence This issue causes my internal conflict levels reach such a high rate of contention that each side of my brain...

Retaliation, Discrimination, and Accommodation

We have some serious things to talk about, guys. This month, I'll be posting a new series of articles--each addressing three important topics. We'll...

10 Steps for Crafting the Perfect Salon/Spa Job Advertisement

Two weeks ago, we all laughed together and learned how not to write an employment advertisement. Now, I’ll tell you how to do it...

An Analysis of Craigslist Salon & Spa Job Posting

I like to check the Craigslist Salon/Spa/Fitness job postings for laughs. Often, they don't disappoint. Salon owners are "hiring booth renters," posting long rants about what...

AASM: “She takes 50% of MY money…” Professionals, it’s time to...

"At our salon, we're all on commission. My boss tries to make us do cleaning and towels and reception work when we're not with a client....

How to Internet: An Introduction to Blogging for Beauty Professionals

"How can I start a blog like you did? What do you do? How did you do it? What's it like?" Beauty professionals have been...

Things You Should Be Listening To: The Broad Experience

A few weeks ago, my mailserver started experiencing issues nobody could seem to untangle. Many of the emails I sent weren't being delivered and a...

The Nail Salon Profitability Conundrum

A quick note from me: Parents, let’s rejoice. Summer is finally almost over. I go on hiatus from the time the school doors close until...

“Engaged to Wait”: Salon employees, STOP working for free!

I'm sure this post is going to cause a war between salon owners and salon employees, but these things need to be said. These...

“Get a REAL job.”

Ever had anyone tell you to quit the salon and "get a real job?" Read this, right before you tell them to shove it. The BLS...

The Great Nail Art Conspiracy

Everyone's talking about how "in" nail art is, but is it really as popular or profitable as the industry leads us to believe? Celebrity fingertips...

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