You might be wondering, “How are things going to be different at the salon?” We’ve had several questions about whether we were leaving our salon or starting our own business. Well, it’s a little bit of this and that. As of August 1, we will have a new salon owner. He is going to remodel our current salon into salon suites. Everyone is planning on staying at the salon during the renovation process. Once the construction is complete, Chloe and I are planning on sharing a double suite. As of August 1, we will also be processing our own payments because we will be transitioning to booth rent. So how is that different than what we do now?
Chloe and I are now on a commission-based pay system, meaning that we make a percentage of what our clients pay at the front desk. When we switch to booth rent, we will be renting our space, and we will essentially be our own bosses. Chloe will be her own boss, and I will be my own boss. We will have to provide all our own products including shampoo, hair spray, color, gloves, foils, nail files, lotion, etc etc etc. We wanted to start a blog and have a website together because we plan to share a suite once the salon is remodeled. How fun is that?! If you’ve ever been in the salon or nail room with us, you know we like to have a good time. We are so excited about these developments, and we can’t wait to tell you more as we find out.
We’ve been planning and throwing all kinds of ideas around. We love a good brainstorm, and we complement each other pretty well. Our clients had a good laugh with us this week as we picked on each other about our organizational styles. Her husband and I are pretty similar in that we are a little all over the place. We always have plans, and we don’t always follow through with them right away… *ahem…* like when I left some polishes out on my manicure station with the intent of photographing them for another blog we’re writing. (They are still on my station.) Chloe and my husband are more alike in that they clean things up right away and like things a certain way.
Today, we met up at State Beauty Supply to get some of the things we are going to need right away like shampoo + conditioner and barbacide. So many things to think about! We wheeled the cart around while we looked and bounced ideas back and forth. It was a good start down this new path, and we couldn’t be more excited about what the future holds. Thank you for traveling with us!