How to Calculate Salon Service Prices

This post is a very condensed version of The Salon Service Pricing Toolkit, which includes: a 28-page Salon Service Pricing Guide that will walk you...

“What should I charge?”: Why Facebook isn’t the place to ask...

"Hey! What should I charge for my services?" "Do my prices seem fair to you?" "What should my prices be for something like this?" Every day, this question...

[AASM] Professional Crisis: Who do the clients belong to?

I've discussed this topic before in several different posts with broader subjects (in this post about whether or not it's a good idea to...

You’re Fired: How to Terminate a Salon Employee

She seemed great during the interview, but it's becoming clear that this particular professional is beyond any help you can give her. Maybe she's...

Retaliation in the Salon: What To Do After “You’re Fired”

What is retaliation? Retaliation occurs when an employer fires, demotes, harasses, or otherwise punishes an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, opposing...

Disabilities in the Salon: What You Need to Know About Reasonable...

Too few salon owners understand the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), who it covers, and how their refusal to provide reasonable accommodation to covered...

Discrimination in the Salon: What You Need to Know

Last week I gave you a quick overview of retaliation, discrimination, and accommodation, and we talked a bit about the confounding, curious conundrum concerning workplace protections...

What You Need to Know About Workplace Protections for Victims of...

Workplace Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence This issue causes my internal conflict levels reach such a high rate of contention that each side of my brain...

Retaliation, Discrimination, and Accommodation: What You Need to Know

We have some serious things to talk about, guys. This month, I'll be posting a new series of articles--each addressing three important topics. We'll...

How to Create an Epic Salon Job Advertisement in 10 Simple...

Two weeks ago, we all laughed together and learned how not to write an employment advertisement. Now, I’ll tell you how to do it...

What Not To Do: 11 Practical Things You Can Learn From...

I like to check the Craigslist Salon/Spa/Fitness job postings for laughs. Often, they don't disappoint. Salon owners are "hiring booth renters," posting long rants about what...

[AASM] Greedy Salon Owners: How Can They Take 50% of MY...

"At our salon, we're all on commission. My boss tries to make us do cleaning and towels and reception work when we're not with a client....

How to Internet: An Introduction to Blogging for Beauty Professionals

"How can I start a blog like you did? What do you do? How did you do it? What's it like?" Beauty professionals have been...

Things You Should Be Listening To: The Broad Experience

A few weeks ago, my mailserver started experiencing issues nobody could seem to untangle. Many of the emails I sent weren't being delivered and a...

The Nail Salon Profitability Conundrum

A quick note from me: Parents, let’s rejoice. Summer is finally almost over. I go on hiatus from the time the school doors close until...

“Engaged to Wait”: Salon employees, STOP working for free!

I'm sure this post is going to cause a war between salon owners and salon employees, but these things need to be said. These...

“Get a REAL job.”

Ever had anyone tell you to quit the salon and "get a real job?" Read this, right before you tell them to shove it. The BLS...

The Great Nail Art Conspiracy

Everyone's talking about how "in" nail art is, but is it really as popular or profitable as the industry leads us to believe? Celebrity fingertips...

[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...

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