My name is Tina Alberino. I’m not an attorney, but I am a licensed cosmetologist and salon owner with nearly twenty years of beauty industry experience, primarily in salon management. My weird fascination with tax and employment law and exceptional talent for creative profanity are directly responsible for this website, where I do my best to break complex business management and professional development concepts into terms anyone in the beauty industry can easily understand. I work as a salon management consultant, an educator, and a beauty industry advocate.
However, before all this I was like you—whether you’re a passionate student, an enthusiastic new professional, a battered and weary veteran professional, a frazzled booth renter, a perpetually busy salon manager, or an overwhelmed salon owner—I’ve been in your shoes and I learned a whole lot of lessons the hard way.
I write because although I’ve walked in your shoes, you shouldn’t have to walk in mine.