First off, I'm very happy to report that Adrienne had her first $1,000-week! That's tough even for a seasoned nail tech with a seasoned clientele. Woo hoo! Adrienne has been so focused and on her game. I'm so proud of her.
Even when the situation is perfect, continuing to grow and come up with new ideas week after week is tough. When you're in a salon undergoing tons of changes, it can be maddening! The owner of Hair, Body & Sole is putting her soul into making this salon a force to be reckoned with. In the meantime, there have been many changes. Adrienne began just a few months ago as a booth renter, and is now an employee.
It's so easy to get caught in the game of wanting something a certain way. 50%-60% or booth rent. A certain percentage on product, yada, yada. I encourage Adrienne and all of you to look at the big picture. In the right set up, being an employee is not all that bad!
In many situations, the "change" in something is the scariest part. When you're working in a salon that emphasizes growth, education, uses top products, has great services to offer, etc., think of the opportunities as a whole. For most of you booth renters, you're responsible for not only your rent, but liability insurance, merchant accounts and fees, paying for all product (including the ones you hated and never used), paying for all education, bookkeeping, accountant, your own phone line, and scheduling. The list goes on! Not only does that list come with a price tag, but a whole lot of time.
Sometimes working in a salon as an employee, and part of the team, can bring the biggest growth. Everything is handled from all product purchases, scheduling, confirmations, outside education funds, insurances, credit card processing, retail purchasing, giving you all the time in the world to brainstorm, grow technically, and build your clientele.
I encourage you to search for the right fit. Find an owner who is growing herself, both emotionally and in the business. Work with a like-minded team so that you can all be a source of growth for each other. Encourage each other to try new techniques, new services, new products in order to keep things exciting. Work with a team that views change as a positive.
If you walk down the same street day after day and keep falling in the same hole, choose a different street. Find a new route to your destination. Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is crazy! Sometimes all it takes is a little faith and change.
—Heather, success coach