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...

Quit Pressuring Professionals to be Salon Owners

Are you tired of hearing salon ownership presented as the primary indicator of a professional's success? So am I. The practice of pressuring our...

10 Reasons Why Your Employees Keep Quitting

If you’re guilty of any of the following behaviors, odds are pretty good that you’re having a hard time keeping professionals on staff--and you...

[EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT] The Chicago Conference

Nail salon owners: forget what you think you know, want and need. Exciting things are happening in February, and if you're an aspiring nail salon...

I Screwed Up: How to Admit Fault and Apologize

Previously, we talked about what to do when other people screw up, but how do you handle it when you’re the one at fault?...

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