Take Pride on how you present yourself. When you give your first impression it is very important. Set a example in your surroundings. Only you are responsible of how you want to be visually perceived. Pressed shirts, Blouses, Trousers, Shined Shoes, Hair, Trimmed or Polished Nails, Tattoos, Jewelry are all areas people or your clients will perceive you. Customers will measure you initially by your outward presentation. Remember our profession is a art and craft. You need to express your own individualism.
Certain age groups you will attract by your appearance and also your age too.
When you do not use your talents where you are employed, or as a salon owner, or studio artist. You need to find a area where you can. You cannot spend hard earned money on schooling or advanced education. To come back to a atmosphere where you cannot utilize your skills. It is your responsibility to find your niche.
Your journey in life is very personnel and important. Do not let the others influence you. Fly straight and on your OWN course. There will be changes, but without these changes there will be no fun in the adventure.
If you feel professionally you are weak at some points, take charge of your weaknesses. Always try to strive for perfection in what you are doing. Practice is the key. Also practice will give you all the answers. Take control of your fears. It is only you holding your back.
Once again there is not a ending to the corporate slavery I see in my industry. A few weeks ago I applied for a job as Salon Manager, (Corporate Leader as Regis Corporation calls it). At one of there locations called Hair Masters which is located in Metro-west, Florida 32819. I did not go into the job looking for employment since I already have my own studio and basically quite comfortable where I am at. But this interview which was a phone interview I decided to use for the start of my third documentary. Basically outline the corporate greed that is abundant in my industry. The Beauty/Cosmetic Industry. A phone interview was set up with me and the individual from the company I would say was quite accommodating with my questions. Again I say I used this interview for the documentation of my next Documentary.
After the pleasantry’s The Interviewer gave a job description of the position I was applying for. In the Regis Corporation the job title is SALON LEADER. Old school terms MANAGER. The job was for a full time position and the details of the job were as follows.
- Hiring of stylists
- Education of Stylists. Which for the Regis Corporation is video’s and no funds to send people to school.
- Ordering of Hair Color, Retail Ordering, Promotions Etc.
- Weekly Payroll
- Cleaning of the salon
- Running the phone operations and scheduling
- Daily and weekly closeouts
- Deposits to the bank
- Training of Employee’s
This seemed like a job or position for someone to move up the ladder and go places with the company. But may I say the pay is only 50%. And that’s 50% o of what you tell me, no minimum salary with a percentage of services, cheap benefits. And basically they will get FREE labor from anyone stupid enough to take the position. Company’s have decided to prey on the uneducated of our industry, and promising the sky but with no real modern pay structure. In my industry I have been around the most talented and they know the story. But if you take a person off the streets of Orlando and give them a job at Universal Studios frying shrimp they give the employee a base salary which normally is $400.00 a week, 401k, Free Tickets to the attractions, etc. But a HUGE corporation like Regis cannot even muster up the tidings of giving any of there employee’s a livable wage. Sad how my industry has been degraded, ran through the muck and no one has the BALLS to say anything. I will say I received 50% in 1986 as a stylist, but with the constant strains of Rental increase, Electric, Day Care, Food no one can live off of 50% of nothing. Such a sad state of affairs we are in in this Beauty Industry.
I feel sorry for all the younger professionals who get a bad taste in there mouth when the abundance of Greed and and there lack of Business Knowledge are taken advantage of. And I say True knowledge of how the Beauty Industry is really ran by these corporations and websites. There are no places to go to get help within the industry, unless you hire your own attorney for representation. The are no Organizations to belong to, unless you are in the film industry and you are apart of a Local. This has been going on for a long time.
This is corporate Slavery!
If you are interested in the position here is the information to apply.
Senior District Leader
email@example.com Phone Number: (772) 501-5486