Here are a few things to consider when choosing a barbershop or salon to work in:
Identify your goals for working there. Do you plan to work there until you retire? Do you plan to open your own barbershop or salon nearby? Will you be working there short term? etc.
You plan to open your own barbershop or salon. If you plan to open your own barbershop or salon, work in an area where you can easily take your clients with you to your barbershop or salon. Those clients will provide the necessary funds to sustain your business. Also, be sure to work for a barbershop or salon that’s located in an area where there are enough barbers, stylists, etc. to eventually work in your barbershop or salon when you open it.
You plan to work in a barbershop or salon to make lots of money. Know how many walk-ins the barbershop or salon has per day. This will help you if you’re new because those walk-ins will become a part of your clientele.
Find out if the owner charges booth rent, commission percentage, or hourly pay. In conjunction with that, find out how much the owner chargers for services. This is important because you will be able to calculate how much money you will have left after paying the owner.
Also, find out how many years the barbershop or salon has been in business. There are pros and cons to working for new and established businesses.
You can easily access all of this information on barbershop & salon owners’ www.BarberBeautician.com profiles.
Gabe, Master Barber