Rethinking the Tip Tax Credit for the Beauty Industry

Originally printed by Stacey Soble on SalonToday.com On a rainy October morning, salon owners gathered at Five Senses Salon, Spa and Barbershop in Peoria, Illinois, for a community roundtable with U.S. Representative Darin LaHood (R-IL) on legislation he is co-sponsoring that would expand the tip tax credit to the salon industry. Currently, salon employers are required to pay FICA taxes on tips, even […]

ShearShare Named On Tech Street’s App of the Week

Business success is about finding the sweet spot where supply meets demand. The right recipe mixing supply and demand creates opportunity. Thats is why ShearShare is the App of the Week and Start Up of the Year. ShearShare is the brainchild of Courtney and Tye Caldwell. This ingenious couple created an app that allows barbers, beauticians, […]

4 Bad Habits That Drive Clients Away

by Marco Pelusi Originally printed in the January 2018 edition of Texas Stylist If there’s one thing a client won’t tell you, it’s the real reason why they’re “breaking up” with you. Sometimes you can pry the reason out of them, but most people would prefer to avoid conflict and politely fade off your radar. Over […]

9 Problems Only Hairstylists Will Understand

Originally published here. by  Michelle McKelvey | Nov 1, 2017 11:00am Let’s be really real for a minute—hairdressing is hard. Sure, the industry has its fair share of perks and the art itself deserves an award, but there’s a long list of challenges that no one really warns you about before beauty school. For starters, you’ll need to be […]

ShearShare Co-founder Named Finalist for L’Oréal USA’s ‘Women in Digital’ Awards

As a finalist, Courtney Caldwell will present at L’Oréal USA’s Inspiration Day for a chance to develop a pilot project with the beauty company. BY HEATHER NOEL • SEP 13, 2017 University of Texas at Dallas alumna Courtney Caldwell has been selected as one of three finalists for L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards. The beauty company’s annual awards program recognizes female entrepreneurs […]

How the Startup of the Year Competition Impacts Its Winners

Between October 9th and 11th, 2017, Innovate! and Celebrate conference will descend on downtown San Francisco for its fifth annual Startup of the Year event. You can read up on what to expect from the event, which is created through the partnership between TechCo and Consumer Technology Association (CTA). But to best understand what benefits the conference and its […]

ShearShare New Partnership Simplifies the Financials for Solo Artists

ShearShare, a global marketplace that allows salon and barbershop owners to rent their excess suites and booths to licensed cosmetologists and barbers on demand, has partnered with Track and First American Payment Systems to provide financial resources to self-employed beauty and grooming professionals who use the ShearShare platform. Powered by Track, freelance beauty and grooming professionals will now have access […]

After 500 Startups, ShearShare Plans Silicon Valley Move

by Elliot Volkman. Read story in its original form here. Last year we dubbed a new startup, ShearShare, startup of the year due to a combination of their amazing team and organizational focus. When we last spoke to the founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell, they were nearing the end of their time with 500 Startups, but already seeing the […]