As of next month, we will have been in this Salon for 10 years. This is our 2nd Salon. Our first one we owned for 12 years, and was much larger. After getting a little burnt out working in, and running such a large business (anyone who owns their own business will understand) we decided to sell. We worked as independent contractors for awhile. ( which means we rented a chair in another salon, we weren't their employee) Then we opened this Salon, and made it a rental Salon.
They rent their space from me.
They set their own hours.
They have a phone at their station with their own extension,
so they make their own appointments. They buy their own supplies, charge their own prices, and the customer pays them directly. They do their own estimated taxes.
This set-up works great for the stylist and us.
So here's a pic of me in our Salon. For more pics, go to this album at Webshots.Our Salon
As always, click on the pic for a larger view!