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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  

Hire Smart: How to Find Great Employees

February 1, 2005  | Article

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  

Compensate Employees for Extra Holiday Hours

December 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Team Spirit: How to Motivate Your Staff

September 1, 2003  | Article

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  

How to Hold Your Own in a Full-Service Salon

April 1, 2003  | Article

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  

Keeping A Watchful Eye

August 1, 2002  | Article

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  

Policies and Procedures: Word Power at Work

November 1, 2001  | Article

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  

Tiered Pricing: Where Supply Meets Demand

October 1, 2000  | Article

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  

WANTED: A Few Good Techs (Ideas on Attracting New Talent)

June 1, 2000  | Article

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  

A Booth Renter by Any Other Name...

March 1, 2000  | Article

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  

Makeover of the Heart

September 1, 1998  | Article

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  

Wanted: A Few Good Nail Techs

December 1, 1997  | Article

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  

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  

How Do You Keep Clients When an Employee Leaves?

January 1, 1996  | Article

When an employee leaves, I have the other nail technicians greet her clients and offer them the same wonderful service that they received before.

Keywords: client relationships   employee issues   Reader to Reader  

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