Thursday, May 26, 2016

“success can be attributed entirely to effective time management. Don’t believe me? For one month spend less time bitching and more time Executing.”

[SALON MATH] “A Few Extra Minutes”

Beauty professionals seem to adhere to one of two professional philosophies: a.) Services must be performed as efficiently as possible to maximize income. b.) Services take as...

How to Become an Educator in the Beauty Industry

You see them at the shows. They're on stages, cutting hair with swords and using a can of hairspray as a blowtorch. They're wearing...

Specialization: Is it too limiting?

Specialization in the beauty industry isn't a new thing. As a matter of fact, when I started my career, my second job in the...

[AASM] “My client had an allergic reaction to color I applied...

"A new client came into the salon for a color consult. She told me it was going to be her first color service ever...

Franchisors Beware: New Joint-Employer Ruling Means You May Be Held Liable...

The National Labor Relations Board changed the standard for defining joint employers in a 3-2 decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. The General Counsel of...

[AASM] “Is the salon owner required to track our hours?”

"My salon owner doesn't track our hours and doesn't give us wage statements. When I asked her if she could provide me with more...

Customary Exploitation: “But this is the way it’s always been done!”

As unfair as it is, ignorance of the law is not a valid defense. There are good reasons for that, the primary one being...

The DOL Isn’t Playing: Business Owner Sentenced to 60 Days in...

Abdul Jamil Khokhar, owner of nine Papa John's franchises in NYC, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to pay $230,000 in restitution...

[AASM] “Are labor law posters required in salons?”

"My salon owner insists that labor law posters aren't required in salons. She thinks they're ugly and doesn't want to put them up in...

Beauty Parlor Stroke: Should we redesign our shampoo chairs?

Two weeks after having her hair shampooed and blow dried, Elizabeth Smith suffered a stroke. According to her doctor's report, Smith suffered an artery...

The Reset: A documentary about “the beauty industry.”

First, if you haven't seen The Reset yet, go watch it right now. Seriously, right now. Until you have, you won't understand what I'm...

[AASM] Motivation: “Should I hire a business or life coach?”

"I'm totally burned out and need some motivation. I'm stuck in a rut and need to get out of it. I really don't want to...

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