Beauty industry survivalist, salon crisis interventionist, tactical verb-weapon specialist, and the leader of at least a hundred workplace revolutions, Tina Alberino is known as much for her extensive knowledge as for her sarcastic wit and mercilessly straightforward style. She’s the author of The Beauty Industry Survival Guide and Salon Ownership and Management: A Definitive Guide to the Professional Beauty Business. When she’s not writing, educating, or consulting, she can be found overthinking everything, identifying problems people didn’t know existed, and stubbornly working to change the things she cannot accept.
Many salon owners are now having their employees become booth renters. This sudden switch can be incredibly stressful for professionals who have had their entire lives turned upside down by COVID-19. In this article, we will talk about why these employers are making this sudden change and what it means to be self-employed.
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely because you’re having to make a lot of difficult, unpleasant decisions after learning some uncomfortable truths about your pre-COVID financial situation, so let’s talk about how to announce necessary pay cuts, layoffs, and price increases professionally and what steps to take to ensure you do so correctly.