Tina Alberino

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.

How to Handle Employee Departures

"HELP! My top performer quit last week and I have no idea what to do. She accounted for over 40% of the salon's revenue,...

Employee Relationships: Keeping Your Distance

You can (and should) be cordial and courteous, but here are the reasons why you need to keep an appropriate distance from those you manage.

Enforcing Boundaries: How to Keep Clients Out of Your Personal Life

Early in my career, I learned to keep my personal life personal, even when the nosiest clients would do their best to pry into...

Booked Solid: How to Prepare for an Absence

When you’re fully booked, an absence can throw your entire operation out of whack.

3 Times to Throw Your Progressive Discipline Policy out the Window

A progressive discipline policy helps deal with workplace behavior. But, there are workplace behaviors that fall outside your disciplinary process.

Public Relations Crisis Management and Damage Control for Beauty Entrepreneurs

"There's no such thing as bad PR" is a public relations crisis management myth. Learn more about proper crisis management and damage control, today.

All About Salon Apprenticeship Programs

What is apprenticeship? Apprenticeship is an employer-driven on-the-job training model that allows an employee to earn wages while they learn how to perform trade. Typically,...

How to Request (and Receive) a Raise

Beauty professionals often have a hard time increasing their annual income due to several factors, primary among them being their employer’s failure to grasp...

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A Brush with the Law: The Debate Over Cosmetology Licensing

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Essential tips for maintaining proper decorum in a courtroom. How to dress, behave, and communicate, as well as the importance of respect and professionalism to make a positive impression on the judge. Invaluable guidance for anyone in the beauty industry or elsewhere who finds themselves in a legal setting.

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