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My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by Alert(f): 11:17am On Aug 08, 2015
I have worked months, invested money and time to get my salon ready to be opened for business but stylist seemed to be difficult finding......I have been given several contacts as stylist but they don't always turn up even after agreeing to pay them on salary based instead of work and share. Even the one that came around, never came back again and they don't pick up their numbers to say why.

Somehow I think it's because it's a new salon and it's location is in the market but then again there several salons in that market

Please I need experienced salon owners to advice about the best way go about getting a stylists and also committed to do the job.

Please the location of the salon s n Abuja.
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by IsaacBuchi(m): 12:10pm On Aug 08, 2015
I had a similar experience. Opened up barbing salon. Was my first entrepreneurship experience. Paid one year rent & struggled over a year to get and keep a barber there until the rent expired.

People claimed the mistake was that I should have found someone who would manage it before paying rent or learn how to barb myself, and manage the place myself whiles looking out for a barber who'll take over.

Well I don't know if their analysis and solution was true. why do I say that? Because when people build companies they don't always have ready staffs to start the company. The send out adverts and most times the have influx of applicants (it is not always easy for starters though to get willing employees to risk working for an unsure startup company)


For you, however, you have acquired the salon and furnished it. So you have to do extra effort to get a stylist to mange it as soon as possible. Or else the more time goes the more frustrating it can become. Why not talk to other salon's with stylist around the area or other places. Be open to them and ask them to help you by letting out a staff for you.

My dear, the road of an entrepreneur brings down a lot of sweat on the eyes brows. You'll get one, keep up the search.

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Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by Alert(f): 8:50am On Aug 09, 2015
Thanks @ Isaacbuchi, i almost became discouraged after I have exhausted the list of stylist I have plus those who would connect me to those stylist...I never realize how important those stylist were until I finished building my salon.

Right now I am talking to someone who is in owerri, who said he is a professional stylist and wants 50k as salary? He would be coming from owerri to Abuja.

Abuja stylist want an already made 'big' salon so I noticed...or do I just get someone to manage it and how much will the person pay per month? Besides I have already bought lots of hair products and accessories I displayed for sale, how do I go about that?
Also I want to sometimes come in and maybe do some minor works like helping wash a customer hair etc. or would I just stay off when I hand it over to someone to mange? Help pls
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by IsaacBuchi(m): 9:35am On Aug 09, 2015
Alert:


...or do I just get someone to manage it and how much will the person pay per month? Besides I have already bought lots of hair products and accessories I displayed for sale, how do I go about that?

I don't get that part.


Alert:

Also I want to sometimes come in and maybe do some minor works like helping wash a customer hair etc. or would I just stay off when I hand it over to someone to mange? Help pls

Do u have some experience with hair styling? It is never a good idea to leave a new business to an employee even a stranger at that. You can only do that when you have built enough confidence with the staff. At the point where you let your hand off fully supervising the salon, I think the traditional way of doing it is agreeing on a monthly amount the person has to remit.

In my search for employees a friend once said, "look for people who are desperate". To you like I said salons around you who have staffs they are training & some are good enough to start off on their own. They cannot wait for an opportunity to leave their boss watch and kick off to manage a free salon like yours.

I do hope my answer is really helping?

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Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by Alert(f): 12:09pm On Aug 09, 2015
Yes it does. You have indirectly answered the question you didn't understand when you said I have to first develop confidence on the staff before leaving the salon to him to fully manage and we agree on a monthly remittance . So two things, look for desperate stylist or those that just finished their apprenticeship. Thanks

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Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by IsaacBuchi(m): 2:02pm On Aug 09, 2015
You are welcome & I am glad it did help.
At least you should given me a "like" if not for anything so I can get an Alert wink on my phone. undecided
Don't you know se.un pays me for every "like" I get. grin

I wish you rich blessings in your new salon!

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Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by IsaacBuchi(m): 2:03pm On Aug 09, 2015
You are welcome & I am glad it did help.
At least you should given me a "like" if not for anything so I can get an Alert wink on my phone. undecided
Don't you know se.un pays me for every "like" I get. grin

I wish you rich blessings in your new salon!

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Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by miqos02(m): 3:33pm On Aug 09, 2015
@op, since u are just starting, negotiate a profit sharing arrangement with them
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by Alert(f): 9:27pm On Aug 09, 2015
@ isaacbuchi thanks for the prayers, Amen. I can only give one like grin..

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miqos02:
@op, since u are just starting, negotiate a profit sharing arrangement with them
that's like work share, the way is done in Abuja is 50:50. From my research I noticed that stylist are only willing to accept that in an already established salon with lots of clients....they are quite reluctant to work with a startup on a profit sharing basis, most prefer salary. Also the salon's location is in a market.
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by IsaacBuchi(m): 10:53pm On Aug 09, 2015
All that likes for me....I feel flustered in a good way tongue) ....singing "I don get Alert Godwin ooo!" .... Good night jare!
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by ubong1133(m): 4:05am On Aug 14, 2016
[color=#770077][/color] hi, i sty at maraba am a professional barber 07033469733
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by cuteyspy(f): 5:48pm On Jan 13, 2017
I'm new as well. Ready for business tho its tailoring kind of work. How much do u think I can pay a stylist per month?
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by Nobody: 8:05pm On Jul 18, 2017
Alert:
Thanks @ Isaacbuchi, i almost became discouraged after I have exhausted the list of stylist I have plus those who would connect me to those stylist...I never realize how important those stylist were until I finished building my salon.

Right now I am talking to someone who is in owerri, who said he is a professional stylist and wants 50k as salary? He would be coming from owerri to Abuja.

Abuja stylist want an already made 'big' salon so I noticed...or do I just get someone to manage it and how much will the person pay per month? Besides I have already bought lots of hair products and accessories I displayed for sale, how do I go about that?
Also I want to sometimes come in and maybe do some minor works like helping wash a customer hair etc. or would I just stay off when I hand it over to someone to mange? Help pls


How were you able to solve this problem ?
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by AWD(m): 6:52pm On Oct 10, 2017
Hello. Im also trying to start up a salon. Pls can u share your experiences with use since ur last post.

Lookin forward to hearing soon. Thanks
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by uchmann(m): 10:32pm On Oct 10, 2017
OP, you already identified the problem: your stylists unwillingness to work for a salary.

You have to look from their point of view; they are self employed and want to stay that way, besides they have the advantage because you have a salon and your rent is running, you are desperate.

Furthermore, they realize that they are expendable once the salon is up and running. You can renegotiate or get another stylist. And if they leave, the customers are more likely to remain with you if they have built a relationship with you.

So, right now, you must stop thinking of profits and try to stay afloat and break even. If you don't, you will lose everything. But they are already making money working where they are or at a makeshift salon.

Face reality and give the stylist what they want. Just find a way to be around and get to know your customers and the business.
Re: My Salon Is Ready For Business But No Stylist by shupy: 6:51pm On Dec 06
@IsaacBuchi I know this is an old thread but please i would like to know if your Salon was registered with CAC. Please this is very important to me.

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