Should a guideline be written in a salon manual that an employee is not allowed to take client hair formulas if they are fired, laid off, and/or the employee leaves for personal reasons? Should the client hair formulas belong to the salon?
We don’t have this exact issue as my salon doesn’t offer hair services. However, I will say that we put a non-compete clause into our employee contracts. It specifies a length of time in which the former employee can’t work within a certain number of miles from ROB|B. Because all of ROB|B’s beauty professionals are employees, ultimately, the clients are the salon’s and not the individual employee’s.
—Robbie, ROB|B: An OPI Concept Salon, Studio City, Calif.