J.C. Penneys Booth Rent vs. Comm.
mparker

Austin, TX

#21 Jan 19, 2008
this question is for sarah bray. i will be relocating to indianapolis SOON and i am looking for some leads on an upscale booth rent salon. i am very serious. please if you can tell me about your salon or any others that you know about.
mparker

Austin, TX

#22 Jan 19, 2008
i am going to relocate to indianapolis and I am looking to booth rent in an upscale environment can you tell me about your salon or recommend any please and thank you.
sarah bray wrote:
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.<quoted text>
whidbeyspa

Mount Vernon, WA

#23 Jan 22, 2008
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?
Don't be scared! I am a nail tech who booth rented for almost 2 years in an entirely new state after just moving. Now I just turned 26 and I own a day spa! I have lived here for just over 3 years. You can do it too. Ask your clients for their mailing address, send them post cards letting them know you've moved and offer them a special for coming to see you. Make sure you have plenty of product, change, color, towels, etc. You want to be ready for them. GOOD LUCK!
jimmyF

High Point, NC

#24 Jan 29, 2008
Please help! I will soon be co-owner of a barber shop and hair salon. I was trying to find some booth rental contract. The barber shop got six chairs but only 3 people working in the barber shop now. The hair salon got four chairs but only 2 women working in that building right now. But i would like to hire one nail tech. my e-mail is [email protected]
bobby

Kennesaw, GA

#26 Feb 17, 2008
i have a salon with commision and rent. My employees make more money. my renters hardly work, but complain they have no business. Also they always take my stuff because they do not keep up on their own. They have shown me you really have to keep it together, when you work as an individual.
belinda

Chicago, IL

#27 Feb 18, 2008
[Hey I am a stylist at JC Penney and I think it is a wonderful opportunity to get out of the burnout problem. There is nothing like having benefits and vacation time. I would definitely reseach the salon because some salons do well and of course some dont. If a salon is not doing well, it can affect availability of products you need to service clients. On the other hand, when you bring in your clientele you should get bonuses because your are building up JC Penney's business. A million dollar salon might be what you are looking for so you dont have to worry about having the products you need. They are very nice and you can make your own hours. Some of the stylist work Thursday, Friday and Saturday and are making good money. ]
Stepford180

Salisbury, NC

#28 Mar 9, 2008
I have previously worked for JCPenney salon for three years and the grass may seem a lot greener from a distance but its actually not. You do get benefits, that they don't want you to use and paid time off, they won't give you off so you actually end up losing(not getting paid for) 40 hours at the end of the year. Because of these overwelming conflicts I have decided to go to booth rent and I love it!!!
marshare

Cleveland, OH

#29 Mar 10, 2008
i'm a booth renter and i would like if someone answer this question for me can booth renters retail products
tynisha espey

Mountain City, GA

#30 Mar 11, 2008
i am doing a projet on commission vs booth rent and i need to know the differents
Booth Renting In Ohio

Middletown, OH

#32 Mar 17, 2008
Booth Renting is a big step, however, if well planned it can be the most rewarding experience ever. I am assisting my daughter who has been self-employed as a hairstylist going on three years now. She went into business for herself right out of highschool. My advice to the young people is to: Go to yours states website and get the tax information. Get a good record keeping system, invest in enough start-up product and have atleast 1 months boothrent to start as a minimum. I required my daughter to start up a Roth IRA $40-$50 each week (equal to 1-head) for her future. She has a business account and a personal checking account. Get some advice on the best way to handle your business. You will be your own employer so planning and working your plan is key to your success. I wish you all well!
Booth Renting In Ohio

Middletown, OH

#33 Mar 17, 2008
marshare wrote:
i'm a booth renter and i would like if someone answer this question for me can booth renters retail products
Yes, you are self employed. You can do what you need to to do boost your income. You may need to get a vendors license. You service your clients the way you need too!
Booth Renting In Ohio

Middletown, OH

#34 Mar 17, 2008
tynisha espey wrote:
i am doing a projet on commission vs booth rent and i need to know the differents
simply put -- commission some one gets a portion of your hard work. You should be receiving some benefits such as products provided, insurance, paid vacations etc.

booth rent -- you get the full amount for your hard work. You also take 100% responsibility for your fringe benefits
Mandy

Miami, FL

#35 Mar 19, 2008
I've rented, and also worked on commision, and honestly I prefer commision.
Ahottie7

Benson, NC

#36 Mar 26, 2008
I have a question for experienced owners. How do you get great stylists that are motivated? I have been an owner for 5 years and i have made money but mostly iv invested in a high upscale salon. Most of the girls out of school either want me to give them my clients while they never bring anyone in. They sell themselves cheap by doing hair at home or just sitting around waitin for ppl to jump in the chair.... not to mention wanting me to do their hair weekly. I am tired of being nice so now im in the salon alone.My clientel is good tho. Any suggestions?
booth rental bad news

Riverside, MI

#37 Apr 9, 2008
As a salon owner for over 20yrs,I,ve been up against renters vs. commision/salary. to me if you rent in your salon you give up control for what you went into business in the first place
renting is like a last ditch effort to keeping your staff I strongly recommend NOT TO RENT,.all you are at that point is a landlord not a business owner some owners don't know how or are scared to manage there staff.Just remember, renters are very self serving they don't care about you or the salon they work in they just move on when you go out of business!!
Sandra

Washington, MI

#38 May 9, 2008
I make more at an hourly salon than I did renting. With the economy a lot more people are going to the select service salons or they are doing their hair at home. I like knowing that I'm at least making something while I'm at work!
Sandra

Washington, MI

#39 May 9, 2008
Booth Renting In Ohio wrote:
<quoted text>
simply put -- commission some one gets a portion of your hard work. You should be receiving some benefits such as products provided, insurance, paid vacations etc.
booth rent -- you get the full amount for your hard work. You also take 100% responsibility for your fringe benefits
I would disagree with the first statement, the percentage that they take pays for rent, utilities, etc. Booth rent - the rent is covering that so you're not getting 100%
Janet

AOL

#40 Jun 5, 2008
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.
Don't do!!!!! I'm a Manager for JCPENNEY. I can tell you if it sounds to good it is..I'm 47 and nonstop told I will be let go in Aug...I'm going rental..
Janet

AOL

#41 Jun 5, 2008
I myself have been on all aves of this business for 27 years..Bottom line it doesn't matter which way you go your going to pay something. Corps don't care about the stylist or for that fact Managers.They want the bottom line.You also sign your clients over to these companys when your filling out your app. I can say frist hand they we sue you if they find just 1 customer was followed you any where. I have been a Manager for JCPenney for 3 years. My salon was the second best company wide in 2006 and with the lack of better terms. This being the worst year over all I will be let go in Aug..Ladies don't be fooled. They get you in by the carrot (BENIFITS). Then if you as a Sylist don't make a certain amount 3 months running your let go...Thats anyone...Good luck hope I helped someone..
Lisa

Dayton, OH

#42 Jun 9, 2008
I was wondering who and why are you being let go. I'm also a manager for JCPenney's. I'm just curious if you don't mind?
Janet wrote:
I myself have been on all aves of this business for 27 years..Bottom line it doesn't matter which way you go your going to pay something. Corps don't care about the stylist or for that fact Managers.They want the bottom line.You also sign your clients over to these companys when your filling out your app. I can say frist hand they we sue you if they find just 1 customer was followed you any where. I have been a Manager for JCPenney for 3 years. My salon was the second best company wide in 2006 and with the lack of better terms. This being the worst year over all I will be let go in Aug..Ladies don't be fooled. They get you in by the carrot (BENIFITS). Then if you as a Sylist don't make a certain amount 3 months running your let go...Thats anyone...Good luck hope I helped someone..

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