February 1, 2006
If you are paying your salon employees a commission of more than 50%, chances are you are losing money. Learn how to modify your commission structure to motivate employees and ensure a profitable business.
Keywords: commissions employee issues independent contractors salon finances
March 1, 2005
If they were audited, a large percentage of the salon owners in the beauty industry today could not pass the tests determining their workers’ tax status imposed by the IRS or by their individual state, says our expert. As tax time approaches, know the facts. The financial fall-out from misclassifying your staff can be devastating.
Keywords: booth rental employee issues independent contractors IRS taxes
February 1, 2005
Uncovering a candidate’s skills, strengths, and weaknesses during an interview is a tricky business. Figuring out if she is a good match for your salon is even harder. But by asking the right questions, you can get the critical information you need to hire smart.
Keywords: employee issues
December 1, 2003
Shari Finger, veteran salon owner, details different types of incentive programs to keep employees' spirits up during the holidays.
Keywords: compensation systems employee issues holidays incentive structures Shari Finger
September 1, 2003
If your salon team isn't performing as well as you'd like, it could be because of your leadership. Study the systems that will assist each employee in achieving her best: mission statement, employee evaluations, staff meetings, coaching for individuality, and rewards.
Keywords: employee issues staff management
April 1, 2003
Full-service salons are full of opportunity for enterprising nail techs. But they often get short-shifted on tome when other services run long. Nails seem to be constantly falling by the wayside in some full-service salons. Know the potential pitfalls—and how to navigate around them—to survive and thrive.
Keywords: employee issues full-service salons
August 1, 2002
Investing in a security system for your salon can deter theft, provide protection for staff members and lower your insurance premiums.
Keywords: employee issues insurance owner issues shoplifting
November 1, 2001
While not legally required, an employee handbook provides employees with a roadmap to success in your business by clearly communicating your vision and their role in it, as well as the policies and procedures they need to live by at work.
Keywords: employee issues policies and procedures staff management staff retention staff training
October 1, 2000
Is multi-level pricing a solution for keeping the best nail technicians satisfied and motivated in their jobs? Some salons say yes, indeed.
Keywords: customer service employee issues finding/retaining staff service pricing
June 1, 2000
Finding (and keeping) hard-working qualified nail technicians is one of the most pressing issues facing the beauty industry today. When the nail business is at an all-time high, we find ourselves asking what factors are contributing to this industry dilemma. It is time for us to stop asking, “Why?” and start asking, “What can we do to solve this problem?”
Keywords: employee issues hiring nail technicians recruiting working with schools
March 1, 2000
Call your business what you like, but when it comes time to determine whether you’re an employee or a true booth renter or independent contractor (yes, there is a slight difference), it’s up to the IRS to decide.
Keywords: booth rental vs employee debate employee issues independent contractors IRS taxes
September 1, 1998
Faced with difficult personnel problems, salon owner Lois Burak was growing disillusioned with the beauty business. Enter Netty Mason, a waxing client who turned out to be Burak’s salvation.
Keywords: employee issues profiles
December 1, 1997
There’s a serious shortage of well-trained nail technicians, but don’t wait around for cosmetology schools to solve it. Salon owners need to get involved in the campaign to recruit —- and groom — a new generation.
Keywords: employee issues hiring nail technicians staff training
October 1, 1997
It took five years and more than $100,000, but Nails Now! Owner Ira Bloom finally prevailed in his quest for the IRS to recognize his nail technicians as independent contractors.
Keywords: booth rental Business business tools employee issues independent contractors
September 1, 1997
A growing number of salons are using non-compete agreements to protect their salon from unfair competition with former employees. The question is, are they all they’re cracked up to be?
Keywords: booth rental employee issues independent contractors