Big Ideas Get Cash Infusion at UTD Competition

Originally published here by Jeanne Spreier Celebrity judges weigh on student pitches at the annual Big Idea Competition at UT Dallas. UT Dallas finance-economics sophomores Jason Tran and Konan Mirza and electrical engineering student Yosias Kassaye are Alta Air founders (left to right). Their team won 3rd place and $2,500 for the best undergraduate idea. […]

California Frowns Upon Commission Wages

by Fred Jones, originally printed here I have spent countless hours on the phone in recent months speaking with California salon owners in a panic about recent changes in our state’s labor laws, specifically how it relates to their long-held practice of paying their employees via commission wages. Writers Note: For those of you applying your […]

ShearShare Wins $100K in Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge

by Sequoia Blodgett | [ BIO ] February 3, 2018 Co-founders, Courtney and Tye Caldwell (Image: ShearShare) ShearShare, a platform that connects salon and barbershop owners to independent stylists to fill unused suites and stations on-demand, recently won $100K in the Diversity & Inclusion Investment Challenge presented by Capital Factory in partnership with the DEC (the Dallas Entrepreneur Center), […]

Webinar: The Beauty Industry is Changing: Are you Ready?

With members in over 20 different states, the Association of Natural Hair Care Professionals is the largest professional association established to serve the needs of hair care professionals specializing in or interested in the care of naturally curly and tightly coiled hair without the use of chemical relaxers. On October 9, 2017, Dr. Tye Caldwell, Author of Mentored by […]

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 […]

Beauty Tech Wins at the L’Oréal Digital NEXT Generation Awards

by Tishin Donkersley What an exciting time to be a beauty entrepreneur. According to a report by Forbes, the industry is expected to be a $445 billion market and expected to reach $675 billion by 2020. And according to CB Insights, 62 privately held beauty companies were acquired in 2016. For startups entering the market, it’s looking pretty attractive. […]

Take Control of Your Spending

Reprinted from original post here by industry professional Elizabeth Morris. For free tax help for freelance stylists, take advantage of this brand-new service! In terms of your business, clients are important. I call them clients because customers are usually a once or twice occurrence whereas clients are ongoing. Clients are long term and that is […]

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 […]

Salon Today: ShearShare On-Demand Salon Space Rental App

The average salon or barbershop operates at only 40 percent capacity on any given day, while 80 percent of licensed stylists drop out of the industry within five years due to a lack of resources which includes affordable salon or booth space to launch and grow their business. The ShearShare marketplace was designed to bridge […]