Commission or Booth Rental

  Early in the year,  American Salon magazine had a story pointing out some of the pros & cons of working in a commission salon or a rental salon. The article didn’t say that one was better than the other, but it did point out a few things a stylist...

Things No One Told Me (part #1)

It wasn’t until after I completed cosmetology school and passed my State Board Exam that I realized there was a whole lotta stuff that no one bothered to tell me. So now I am going to tell you. Below is a list of things I eventually figured out for myself...

Things No One Told Me (part #2)

4 – Figure Out Where You Want To Live, and Go There.      Why spend years of your life trying to establish a clientele in a city or state that you do not like. Eventually you will move and need to build a clientele all over again; or, spend the rest of your life...

Things No One Told Me (part #3)

7 – Should You Look For a Position As An Assistant? Maybe. The right answers depends upon your long term goals. For many new stylists, an assistant position is like winning the lottery! Not only does it come with a regular paycheck and “Tips”, but...