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How to Offer 5-Star Service at Your Salon and Make Big Money!
Call Number: TT965 .G75 2013
1. What does it mean to be a 5-star service provider? -- 2. First impressions : the look of the salon -- 3. Good customer communications in the salon -- 4. Communication with customers outside the salon -- 5. Customer retention -- 6. Quality products complement quality service -- 7. A 5-star staff -- 8. Keeping it going
Down the Shampoo Bowl: The ABC's of Hair Salon Management
Call Number: TT965 .M33 2012
This A-to-Z guide answers your questions and leads you to successful hair salon management. Witty and to-the-point, this book is for every hair professional who wants to become a salon owner, independent contractor, [or] more successful stylist.
Start Your Own Hair Salon and Day Spa
Call Number: TT965 .S26 2010
This book will take you step-by-step through the entire process of starting a hair salon business, from having the dream to making it a reality. You will learn how to: analyze the market, write a business plan and advertise effectively ; establish a website to spread the world and bring in more revenue ; increase sales with no extra effort by applying simple upselling techniques ; keep track of your finances with ready-to-use work sheets.
Start Your Own Business: The Only Startup Book You'll Ever Need
Call Number: HD62.5 .E559 2015
This revised edition features amended chapters on choosing a business, adding partners, getting funded, and managing the business structure and employees, and also includes help understanding the latest tax and healthcare reform information and legalities.
Hairstylists and Cometologists at a Glance
- Use a variety of tools, from scissors to flat irons
- Regularly interact with clients
- Stand for long periods of time
- Also apply makeup, give manicures, and groom facial and body hair
- May work evenings and weekends
- Training usually lasts nine to 24 months
- Need a license
- About 45 percent are self-employed
- Earn $22,570 per year (national median)
DEFINITION: sole proprietorship
Sole proprietor business structure:
"One person operating a business as an individual. It is the most common form of business organization. Profits are taxed as income to the owner personally. The personal tax rate is usually lower than the corporate tax rate. The owner has complete control of the business, but faces unlimited liability for its debts. There is very little government regulation or reporting required with this business structure."
For more information - Hawaii Small Business Resource Guide [pdf] 2020, 52p
Federal & State Government Resources
Steps to Starting a Business
Business Action Center - Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs, State of Hawaii
State of Hawaii - Professional and Vocational Licensing
State of Hawaii, Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs: Information on licensing, business registration, renewals, and regulatory body.
State of Hawaii - Business Registration
Once on the website, use the right-hand navigation links to do a business name search, register a new business online, all online services, including PDF forms, fees, and information.
Hawaii Administrative Rules: Cosmetology [PDF]
State of Hawaii, Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs: Title 16, Chapter 78. Subchapters - General Provisions; Applications; Validation; Examinations; Exemption/Exceptions; Beauty Shop Requirements (p. 13); etc.
Hawaii Administrative Rules: Barbers [PDF]
State of Hawaii, Dept. of Commerce & Consumer Affairs: Title 16, Chapter 73. Subchapters - General Provisions; Applications; Qualification Requirements; Examination; Requirements for a Barber Shop; Violation; etc.
Wages: Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists
Pay varies by the hairstylist's experience and the range of services they provide. The number of customers they attract and hold also affects wages. In addition, pay varies by how much customers tip. Some hairstylists and cosmetologists receive a portion of money from the products they sell. In some salons, employees are paid bonuses for bringing in new clients.
Some salons offer benefits for full-time employees. These may include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. However, many hairstylists and cosmetologists are self-employed or work part time. These workers must provide their own insurance.
-- 2012 Career Kokua, Research and Statistics, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations, State of Hawaii
Green Book: Product Directory
The 2013 GREEN BOOK is the most comprehensive product directory for the salon, spa and wellness industries. This issue provides a "State of the Industry Report"...
- The Big Picture - A global snapshot of the industry today
- Spotlight on Salons - How salons are surviving and thriving
- Best Practices - The business side of beauty
- The Spa Life - The present and future of American Spas
The Resource Directory includes these and more...
- Appliances & Tools
- Equipment & Furnishings
- Salon & Spa Essentials
- Brand Names
- Distributor State Listings
At the library in print:
HD9999 .B25 G74 2014 Reference (Library Use Only)
874 Dillingham Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96817
Email: email@example.com Web: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/library