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DePasquale: Doing Their Level Best

The pricing structure at DePasquale The Spa is based on a European level system, so service pricing reflects the technician’s skills and experience.

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An Alternative to Commission

“Commission encourages an ‘I/me’ culture. Team-based pay encourages a ‘we/us/the team/the customer/the company’ culture,” says Neil Ducoff, founder and CEO of Strategies.

Know Your Compensation Options

Believe it or not, some techs graduate from nail school and immediately open up their own salon. Most, however, wait to get some experience first. If you’re not ready for salon ownership, you can get to work as either an employee or a booth renter. Read on to learn the differences between these types of techs.

"I Would Have Done It Differently"

Current and former salon owners share their personal insights on the things they would go back and change, if only they could.

Booth Rental Made Easy

There is pretty much no such thing as an independent contractor in the beauty industry.

Cuccio Helps Rev Up Your Revenue

Five marketing tips to push your salon to achieve extraordinary results.

A Dollar-and-Cents Case for a Nail Career

 I’d like to show that a nail care career offers an excellent option for career-oriented high-schoolers and those considering a career switch. The dollar figures make a compelling case for a nail care career.

Lower Your Commissions or Go Out of Business

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.

Compensate Employees for Extra Holiday Hours

How can salon owners take the sting out of all those extra hours employees are asked to work in the weeks preceding Christmas?

Compensate Employees for Extra Holiday Hours

Shari Finger, veteran salon owner, details different types of incentive programs to keep employees' spirits up during the holidays.