4 Reasons to Consider Booth Renting

Have you ever looked at a booth renter and wondered, “What does she know that I don’t?” Of course, there’s the obvious appeal of being your own boss. But the average stylist may think that the benefits outweigh the risks. Well, that would only be the case if you settle for being average.

With plenty of motivation and a willingness to stay focused and work hard, you can make booth renting one of the most gratifying moves in your styling career. Here are some of the advantages of booth renting:

  1. You can set your own hours. One of the greatest benefits of renting a booth is being able to determine your own work schedule. Not a morning person? Start work at 11 a.m. every day. Have to take the kids to soccer practice on Wednesdays? Leave the salon early once a week. You can’t get that kind of flexibility as a salon employee.
  2. You can charge what you want. When you work at a salon, you’re subject to charging whatever the business sets for your services and can’t do much if they decide to raise or lower the rates. As a booth renter, however, you can change your prices to whatever makes you and your clients happy.
  3. You’ll be able to use the products you prefer. Is there a product that improved your look and you’d love to share it with clients? Salon employees typically are limited to whatever products the salon is promoting – even if they think another product would be more suited to a client’s needs. If you rent a booth, you can use whatever products you prefer instead of having to use products the salon is required to sell.
  4. Make more money (potentially). Again, this is up to you, your hours, and your fees. While, as a booth renter, you may have to pay a weekly rental fee, the rest of the money you make goes straight into your pocket at the end of the day. There’s no need to worry about part of your check going toward commission. So, as long as you have a steady flow of clients, you’ll be able to make more than what you’d make working at a salon.

In your journey to becoming a self-sufficient booth renter, you must stay organized and be on top of your finances. Stylie can help you do that as an online calendar and organizational tool. Request a free trial today!

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Michelle Guetersloh

Michelle Guetersloh

Hairstylist Consultant at Michelle My Stylist
For some, hairstyling’s a job. For others, it’s a passion: an innate gift that lights them up and drives them to outperform and overdeliver. Michelle G. is definitely the latter.

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