J.C. Penneys Booth Rent vs. Comm.

J.C. Penneys Booth Rent vs. Comm.

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lstein8063

Owensboro, KY

#1 Apr 2, 2007
I am a 45 year old stylist. I am a former salon owner, currently a booth renter. I am thinking about going to work for J.C. Penneys Salon for the benefits. I'm experiencing some mild burn out and disillusionment of the booth rent world. Thinking some paid days off and a 401k sound pretty good. I am on the fence and can't seem to make a decision, so I am looking for help.
Thanks.
sarah bray

Ashburn, VA

#2 May 28, 2007
I am a salon ownwer owning a booth rental salon. You are bored and have problems managing your business. Renting your booth is how you can make the most money. Start taking the steps to insure your retirement is established. You will not be happy working for someone else. Maybe consider finding another booth rent salon that can offer you alittle creative spark. Take a step forward rather than a step back.
lstein8063 wrote:
I am a 45 year old stylist. I am a former salon owner, currently a booth renter. I am thinking about going to work for J.C. Penneys Salon for the benefits. I'm experiencing some mild burn out and disillusionment of the booth rent world. Thinking some paid days off and a 401k sound pretty good. I am on the fence and can't seem to make a decision, so I am looking for help.
Thanks.
booth rental hype

B M Goldwater A F Range, AZ

#3 Jun 25, 2007
Your thinking is absolutely on the righ track here. Is booth renting really how you "can make the most money"? Likely so for the owner of a booth rental salon. But what about you as an individual? Wages, paid vacation, paid sick time, retirement benefits, health/dental insurance, etc., etc. Everyone is definitely different, but take caution in buying into the booth rental hype. It may be what's best for you...or it could be time for a change for the better...you decide.
scared_1

Monroe, NC

#4 Jul 9, 2007
I worked in a commission based salon where it was 50/50, but I felt like I could go booth rental and come out way ahead. Now I have the opportunity, and I am so scared because I am very young. I have a good clientel, but will not be able to take them with me. Only through advertising will they find me. What to do?
DVNBEAUTY

Glendale, AZ

#5 Jul 15, 2007
I am 42 years of age and have been a boothrenter for the last seven years. It is great, definitely hard work and not for the lazy. You are independent and need to remember that. If you don't extend yourself you will have an empty chair. I am fortunate that i work with highly motivated stylists and salon owner that love challenges, hairshows and growing. Good luck on what you decide.....
houma la

Galliano, LA

#6 Jul 25, 2007
i am 20 yrs. old only been out of school for 7 mons. i like where i work and i learned lots,but i dont think it's where i really want to be. i only make 45%. a few weeks ago i was offered a job at a new salon openning soon it would be (booth rent). i'm really not sure what to do i think that the move would prob. help me grow, but i think maybe i am still to young to be taking such a big step
DVNBEAUTY

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Aug 12, 2007
Question: who has the best health benefits for booth renters? No one ever talks about this even when i attend multi hair events, whoever decides to sell the insurance would do well.

Response to houma la: you are at the right age its about determination and passion, most of my clients come from referrals. give back something to your regulars to get them motivated to tell a friend and watch how busy you become.. I have 500 cards and three months to give them all out and i will get it done....
DESTINY

Fairfax, VA

#8 Aug 16, 2007
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST RENT A BOOTH
bennet

United States

#9 Aug 20, 2007
I own three booth rental salons in Orlando, Florida and know that booth rental deffinatly has perks. A couple are that you can set your own hours and with a strong clientele you will make much more money than you will in a commision salon. Along with these advantages comes more resposibility, you must book your own appointments in most salons, order your own products (color, etc.) and pay your own taxes. If you have a strong following you should be able to purchase your own health insurance and set up a retirement plan. Theres no hype with rental, is your a go getter and your work is good you can make a great income.

Booth rent cost can very greatly from area to area. You should be able to pay your weeks rent in one day of work or less.
thepoetcs

United States

#10 Aug 20, 2007
scared_1 wrote:
I worked in a commission based salon where it was 50/50, but I felt like I could go booth rental and come out way ahead. Now I have the opportunity, and I am so scared because I am very young. I have a good clientel, but will not be able to take them with me. Only through advertising will they find me. What to do?
The bible says that faith if the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things one may not see. In order for you to know what your strengths are, I think you should spring board your career into doing something inspiring. You only live once, so go ahead and step out. I don't know you, but I would love to see you become alittle more diverse. Spread your wings and FLY! Don't worry about not having all the clientel, because if your clients love what you did for then they will love what you will do for them now. You know exactly what to do. MAKE IT HAPPEN!
P.S I a barber stylist also :-)
DVNBEAUTY

Phoenix, AZ

#11 Aug 27, 2007
BOOTH RENTAL IS DEFINITELY ON THE RISE HERE IN ARIZONA, WEST SIDE IS BECOMING MORE POPULATED WITH ALL THE NEW HOUSING RENT IS AVERAGING AROUND 300 A WEEK BUT THATS WEST SIDE OF AZ.
LOVE WHAT YOU WROTE BACK "THEPOETCS"
cdain

Dardanelle, AR

#12 Sep 5, 2007
lstein8063 wrote:
I am a 45 year old stylist. I am a former salon owner, currently a booth renter. I am thinking about going to work for J.C. Penneys Salon for the benefits. I'm experiencing some mild burn out and disillusionment of the booth rent world. Thinking some paid days off and a 401k sound pretty good. I am on the fence and can't seem to make a decision, so I am looking for help.
Thanks.
I currently work for the retail company mention. your greates commission is 55% of your earning, there is no booth rent and you dont have to by product, you will receive 145 commission on retail IF you meet your goal. overall it may be a salon but it functions like a retail.
cdain

Dardanelle, AR

#13 Sep 5, 2007
learn how to manage your money and stick to it. The question is how well do you love the industry and understanding that when it comes to customer service its not about YOU its about how well you treat your customer and how up to date are you on your skills. How well do you know the indusry and where its heading in the near future
Beau Monde

Plant City, FL

#14 Sep 5, 2007
I was wondering if anyone has a general idea on what to base booth rental. Our salon has always been commission. Per week what is the stylists expectation?
undecided

Salt Lake City, UT

#15 Sep 5, 2007
I currently am working in a boothe rent salon. I'm starting to build my clientele. Its slow and everyone tells me it takes time. But I feel that I'm just wasting away hours and hours when I can be doing something productive and get paid for it. I have a job offer as a flight attendant making 20 per hour. I'm in a predicament where I can't decide to quit hair and go inflight or should I stick with hair and potentially can make 2o/hr or more. any inputs?..
missy

AOL

#16 Sep 18, 2007
hmm lets see, I think I would do the flight attendant, especially if you have the freedom to do it. You can always come back to hair later. Keep your options open and have fun. I have been a stylist for 23 years and thats all I have ever done. Now I wish I would have taken more chances and tried more things.
Good luck
shay

Marrero, LA

#17 Nov 7, 2007
i,m currently working at JC Penny's salon and its good for a start in building clientel. Just before hurricane katrina i was a booth rental salon owner for 4years. I am presently in process to owning again. Ilove the freedom of being my own boss and expressing my creativity. So to anyone who's thinking of booth rental I say for, you only have one life to live, live to the fullest.
lauren

Tomball, TX

#18 Dec 6, 2007
I have just been offered a job a Jcpennys when i asked about the schedule she did not say anything, i know i have to work on sundays but do they ususaly give you two days off in a row or two random days?? ne one know?
upaway

Kissimmee, FL

#19 Dec 29, 2007
lauren wrote:
I have just been offered a job a Jcpennys when i asked about the schedule she did not say anything, i know i have to work on sundays but do they ususaly give you two days off in a row or two random days?? ne one know?
it depends on how flexible your boss is. right now i work four long days and i have tuesday and wednesdays off and we rotate sundays
INDIANA

Tyrone, PA

#20 Jan 14, 2008
I HAVE BOOTH RENTED FOR 7 YEARS AND I LOVE IT. I ONLY WORK 3 DAYS A WEEK AND I MAKE AS MUCH IN THOSE 3 DAYS AS MOST PEOPLE MAKE IN A HOURLY SALON IN A WEEK. I DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT INSURANCE BECAUSE MY HUSBAND HAS IT BUT I HAVE TWO SMALL KIDS AND MAKING MY OWN HOURS IS AWSOME. I NEVER HAVE TO MISS ANYTHING BECAUSE I HAVE TO WORK ON THE OTHER HAND IF YOU ARE SICK YOU CANT JUST CALL IN YOU HAVE TO CALL ALL OF YOUR CLIENTS. ALSO YOU CANT DEPEND ON THE SAME PAYCHECK EACH WEEK BUT IF YOU SAVE SOME MONEY ON THE REALLY GOOD WEEKS FOR THE LESSER WEEKS IT WONT HURT AS BAD. I WILL NEVER DO ANY THING BUT BOOTH RENT.

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