Florida SB 1640 and HB 27: The Good and The Bad

Surprise, surprise. Florida legislators have proposed some shortsighted legislation that aggravates the problem they're purporting to correct. (Anyone shocked? As a Florida...

This Ugly Beauty Business: The Store – Downloadable Items

I wanted to make a helpful post describing the items you can get from our store as we have seen a lot...

3 Times to Refuse a Service

You found the perfect space, signed your lease, and your husband (let’s call him "Derek") helped stick fifty rolls of damask wallpaper all...

Washington State SB 5326: What does it mean for booth rental?

First things first, SB 5326 bears absolutely no resemblance to the Dynamex ruling in California. The Dynamex ruling was a clarification and simplification...

3 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Wait Until “Someday”

You’ve got dreams—big dreams—all with the same deadline: “Some day.” You also have a long list of excuses that you have so quaintly named...

[AASM] “What does booth or suite rent cost on average?”

“I’m about to graduate beauty school and I think I want to rent, but I don’t know what the costs typically are....

Understanding Competition

“It seems people in this industry are all about money. Isn’t it about watching each other succeed?” Current and...

[NOW AVAILABLE] Salon Ownership and Management: The Definitive Guide to the...

It took four long years, but my next book can now be purchased! Avoid the mistakes that doom so many salon owners...

Dynamex and the ABC Test: What California Salon Owners Need to...

Recently, California switched from the Borello test to a more simplified ABC test to determine whether a worker is truly an independent...

5 Quick Self-Management Tips for Self-Employed Professionals

Self-employment can be as liberating as it is stressful. Here are five quick tips for being the best boss you’ve ever had.

Solving the Beauty Industry’s Accountability Problem

It seems we’re holding everyone responsible for their actions, using the power of social media to publicly shame shameful people. Abusers, harassers, racists, thieves,...

Theft of Services: When a Client Refuses to Pay

It seems like every week this month, we've heard a new story of a salon owner who has gone to extremes to get what...

The Self-Employment Preparedness Checklist for Beauty Professionals

Self-employment isn't easy and anyone who told you otherwise was either lying or had the tools and knowledge necessary to pave the way for...

REVIEW: The Nailscape Box

I developed an intense fixation with subscription boxes last year when I first heard of Curios & Conundrums, a quarterly newspaper subscription from The...

TEMPLATE: How to Write Formal Job Descriptions and Offer Letters

When it’s time to present an offer to a potential employee, how do you go about it? Do you give them a proper job...

Independence: The Pros and Cons of Self-Employment

It’s no secret that self-employment has become immensely popular in the beauty industry, but is it right for you? Don’t sign that lease just...

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