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Salon Finance

A crash course on the important things to consider, and common mistakes to avoid, when it comes to money flowing in and out of your business

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The Road to Independence

Learn from those who just recently went independent, as well as those who have been doing it for years, what it’s REALLY like to take the leap to becoming an independent salon professional.

It’s Your Beauty Business: Make it Yours

Imagine being your own boss, making more money, having more creative freedom and a better work/life balance, all while doing what you love in an environment that fits your personality.

Policies and Rules for Independents: Protect Your Business and Your Sanity

Barbers, stylists, and any beauty professional who is working independently will benefit from outlining a clear set of rules and then communicating them to their guests--early and often. As Tish Clark, a stylist in Michigan puts it: "I'm the boss and I run my salon suite with respect, integrity, boundaries, and professionalism."

How-to Set Healthy Client Boundaries and Sane Salon Policies

"In my early days, just starting out, I would say I was much more lax on policies as I was just concerned about getting clients in the door and paying bills, so I would work as long and as hard as needed for all clients due to the fear of losing them. Not anymore..."

Salon Policies for Independents to Decide on Before Opening

Hunter Donia (@hairbyhunty) is a solo artist in Lancaster, PA, working in a Sola Salon Suite, who says he is all about boundaries and policies.

Is a Salon Studio The Right Fit For You?

Are you looking to become an independent stylist? Take this quiz and see if you have what it takes to make the leap as your own business owner.

SLIDESHOW: MODERN SALON's Independent Boot Camp Empowers Solo Artists

This first-time event was held in Hollywood, CA. Attendees received education and guidance from some of the professional salon industry's strongest coaches and mentors, while also connecting with each other.

Take Control + Keep Your Profits

Salon professionals choose Sola for many reasons: to set their own schedule, experience more privacy with guests, create a one-of-a-kind salon culture and make more money, for starters. But mainly, it’s about freedom and control.

After Seeing Her Mother Struggle, She Made it Her Mission to Help Stylists Secure Their Financial Future

In a program titled, "Look at Where You're At, Where You Want to Be & Create Financial Literacy to Close the Gap" independent stylists attending MODERN SALON's Independent Boot Camp on Nov. 8 will be on their way to feeling like they're on stronger financial ground.

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