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. 1.) Invest in...

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?...

How to Hold Others Accountable in the Salon

Sometimes, people make mistakes. Unfortunately, many either don’t recognize they’ve made a mistake or choose to pretend they didn’t make a mistake at all....

The #Girlboss Epidemic

Quick note: After writing this post I discovered that the "girlboss" hashtag movement spawned from a brand based on this book and/or this website (which...

Flirts and Perverts: How to Shut Down Sexual Harassment at Work

Sexual harassment at work takes many different forms. For us women, it's the male client who leans forward suddenly during the shampoo so his...

Beauty Career Mastery: How to Map Your Way to Success

When you began your journey in this industry, presumably you did so with a plan, right? If that plan began with "go to cosmetology...

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...

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