Saturday, April 17, 2021

COVID-19: What To Do when an Employee Tests Positive

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It happened in Missouri. (Twice.) It happened in New York, and then again in Oklahoma. Salon professionals are testing positive for COVID-19 and they will...

A Culture of Abuse: How COVID-19 Educated the Beauty Industry

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Back in the Before Times, I spent a lot of time restructuring compensation and pricing for salon owners. Most of these salon owners made...

Post-Curve, Pre-Vaccine: Where do salons go from here?

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As of the day I write this, efforts to flatten the curve seem to be working, but we can't stay inside forever. Within the...

COVID-19: Our New Economic Reality

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If you’re seeking comfort, look elsewhere. I’m a pessimistic realist and I’m not pulling any punches today. None of us has time to waste on carefully crafted introductions that state the obvious, so let’s get right to it: Now that COVID-19 has upended everything, what the hell do we do as individuals, employees, employers, small business owners, parents, and as an industry overall? What can we expect over the next few years?

The Social Distancing and Homeschool Survival Guide for Parents

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Hello! You likely know me as “Tina Alberino, Beauty Industry Window-Smasher Extraordinaire,” but I also happen to be homeschooling my five children. As someone...

How to Unfriend the Internet

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Your Aunt Linda can pry into your personal life the way civilized people creeped on each other pre-MySpace—by dropping by unexpectedly, asking a bunch of uncomfortable questions, and secretly rummaging through your medicine cabinet.

How to Handle Employee Departures

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"HELP! My top performer quit last week and I have no idea what to do. She accounted for over 40% of the salon's revenue,...

Enforcing Boundaries: How to Keep Clients Out of Your Personal Life

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Early in my career, I learned to keep my personal life personal, even when the nosiest clients would do their best to pry into...

3 Times to Throw Your Progressive Discipline Policy out the Window

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A progressive discipline policy helps deal with workplace behavior. But, there are workplace behaviors that fall outside your disciplinary process.

How to Request (and Receive) a Raise

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Beauty professionals often have a hard time increasing their annual income due to several factors, primary among them being their employer’s failure to grasp...

Average Salon Commission Rates: Understanding Salon Compensation

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“I’m a cosmetology student. Recently, I learned that most stylists are paid on a commission basis. I don’t understand what that means or what a normal...

How to Choose the Best Legal Business Structure for Your Salon

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Your beauty business's legal structure will impact how your business is taxed and the degree to which you (and any partners) can be held...

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