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Salon Owners Share the Mistakes that Taught Them the Most

Business mistakes can be embarrassing, expensive and painful, but when you harvest the lesson within, they also can represent growth opportunities. Heed the advice of these nine owners who shared the important management lessons they've learned.

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Proposed California Law Fails to Exempt Nail and Skin Care Professionals From Booth Rental Restrictions

Under proposed legislation, only hair service providers would be exempted from new independent contractor guidelines that severely limit booth rental in California.

Will Recent Rulings Force the End of Booth Rental?

A recent ruling by the California State Supreme Court may spell the end of booth rental salons in the state. We asked some business-savvy salon owners to weigh in on the ruling and discuss its implications for the future of booth renting.

California Nail Salon Fined $1.2 million for Misclassifying Workers

Temecula, Calif.-based Young’s Nail Spa was fined more than $1.2 million for misclassifying workers and failing to pay them regular wages.

Calif. Supreme Court Decision May Affect Booth Rental Salons

A new California Supreme Court decision has strengthened the distinctions between independent contractor and employee, meaning the vast majority of salons will no longer be able to claim independent contractor status for their workers.

New Business Conference Supports Solo Salon Owners

Presented by independent educators Tina Alberino, Jaime Schrabeck, and Ashley Gregory, the first Solo Owner Conference takes place August 19-20 in Salt Lake City.

Acting Independently Is Key to Independent Contractor Status

Attorney Nancy Joerg of labor and employment law firm Wessels Sherman gives some tips for salon owners hiring independent contractors to avoid labor disputes.

Milady Offers Booth Rental Guide

The book includes best practices in finance, operations, and marketing, including building a loyal clientele.

Downsizing: When Less Is More

Growing your business typically means an increase: in space, in product, or in staff. But some techs have learned a narrow focus sometimes brings the greatest success. We asked five nail techs to tell about their “small solutions” in their own words.

theHRsalon Handles Your HR Headaches

Handling everything from accounting and payroll to insurance and legal contracts, theHRsalon helps owners run successful businesses, while avoiding the potential for legal risks.