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Spin the Wheel! Playing the Classification Game

April 1, 2008  | Article

In the salon industry, workers most often operate in one of three ways: as employees, booth renters, or independent contractors. But for years many salons have incorrectly labeled their independent contractors and may have put themselves at risk of having the IRS reclassify their workers. Find out if you're doing things correctly or if you're just spinning the wheel and seeing where it lands.

Keywords: booth rental   business   business tools   employee issues   independent contractors  

On the Road: Giovanni's, Largo, Md.

January 1, 2008  | Article

Maisie Dunbar goes on the road to check out Giovanni's full-service salon in the neighboring  town of Largo, Maryland.

Keywords: booth rental   full-service salons   Maryland   On the Road   salon profiles  

Contract Labor, Booth Renter, or Employee — What Are They Really?

March 1, 2005  | Article

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  

In What Salon Environment Can a Nail Technician Be Most Successful?

January 1, 2005  | Article

Whether it’s working in a home-based salon, a nails-only or full service salon, or a day spa, every nail technician has a definite opinion on where a nail professional can be most successful.

Keywords: booth rental   booth rental vs employee debate  

Who Owns the Client?

April 1, 2004  | Article

The question of who “owns” the client — the nail tech or the salon owner — is a tricky and emotional one, and in some cases, a legal question. Issues such as access to client records, who pays for advertising, and non-compete clauses only complicate matters further.

Keywords: booth rental   customer service   independent contractors  

As the Pendulum Swings

February 1, 2004  | Article

Booth renters gained a foothold more than two decades ago as salon owners sought to lower their overheads in the face of stiff competition. But today salon owners are finding that booth rental doesn’t allow adequate profitability and more are considering employee setups in their establishments. Is the pendulum swinging from self-employment to salon employment?

Keywords: booth rental  

After School Activities

December 1, 2002  | Article

Graduating from cosmetology school is only the beginning of what can be a fulfilling career in the nail industry — provided you take a step in the right direction. Knowing where and how to look for the perfect job and keeping up to date with trends are only a few things you can do to be successful right from the start.

Keywords: booth rental   building your clientele   continuing education   finding a job   professional image  

A Booth Renter’s Guide to Retail

August 1, 2002  | Article

Booth renters need to know he rules if they are going to retail effectively. Understanding the terms of your lease and the law governing retail sales is essential. Applying commonsense marketing strategies allows you to maximize profits.

Keywords: booth rental   retailing  

On the Couch Answers Your Business Questions

November 1, 2001  | Article

How should a nail tech deal with a client whose family life is disturbing?

Keywords: booth rental   communicating with customers  

Renters Require Separate Coverage

May 1, 2001  | Article

It’s important that booth renters recognize that they are actually a small business and find their own insurance plans.

Keywords: booth rental   insurance   professional liability  

A Hard Won Victory: Salon Owner Beats the IRS

October 1, 1997  | Article

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  

Do Non-Compete Contracts Really Work?

September 1, 1997  | Article

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  

You're Being Audited! One Salon Owner's Harrowing IRS Journey

June 1, 1997  | Article

If the IRS asked to examine your salon's Federal Tax returns, would you survive the audit? Read on for an account of a salon owner who thought she was doing everything "by the book."

Keywords: booth rental   business   finance   independent contractors   opening a new salon  

NAILS' 1996 Nail Technician Compensation Survey

July 1, 1996  | Article

Nail technicians' earning power is up 17%. Perhaps the staff shortages the industry is facing is having an impact on the salaries and prices that skilled nail techs can demand. Our biannual compensation studies will help you understand how your earnings compare to the industry and provide some simple ways to increase your earning potential.

Keywords: booth rental   income   industry research   salary survey  

The Success of Booth Rental Lies in Professionalism

September 1, 1994  | Article

Some people insist that booth rental is destroying our industry; others maintain booth rental is keeping our industry economically viable. No one sits on the fence on this issue. But no mat­ter which side of the fence you choose, what used to be a trend has turned into a reality.

Keywords: booth rental   independent contractors   professionalism  

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