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Hairstylist and salon owner: What I do and how much I make

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my name is Sam Devine I'm 27 years old and I am a salon owner so because I'm an owner and I work behind the chair and I'm the manager right now I'm encompassing three-position my responsibilities on any given day is going to be getting to the salon making sure that everything is ready to run smoothly so making sure that the schedule is correct making sure you know that we're fully staffed taking care of any kind of absences anything you know that that could possibly make the day run less smoothly that I'm intercepting those things and preventing them or or band-aiding a situation taking care of the bills making sure that you know payroll is run and payroll is processed you know prepping for the taxes handling any client situations that could possibly come up making sure our front desk staff feels supported and they have everything they need to do their job really well making sure that our staff has our stylist and colorist of everything that they need to do their job well working day in and day out on the social media campaigns that we're doing because you know it's a it's a very important part of our industry now and so you know doing those social media posts whenever I have a break working on my own clients for a good portion of the day at the end of the day two days a week where you run classes for our assistant program so either myself or one of my lead stylist is going to be reading those classes so twice a month time you know teaching the education classes that we're having here and you couple days a week and and then you know this continuous and endless cycle of of marketing and bringing new business into the salon so as a salon owner and behind the chair stylist I make fifty five thousand dollars a year give or take plus tips when I mess on the stylist side it compares in comparison to other people in my industry I think it's going to vary based on location you can tire to like the Midwest or the south or cities that aren't as metropolitan as say New York Los Angeles or a Dallas for instance it's probably on the median - hayun I would imagine because salons you look at the entire scope of the salon industry you know it's quite back you you salon that are you know in the Midwest that don't bring in a ton of revenue every year salons that are bringing in multi-million you know multi-million dollar businesses so when you look at that there's going to be that median and I think in terms of my purchase my individual salary I think we're going to fall in like the medians a high for majority of the country which is interesting a manager is going to earn in Los Angeles anywhere from fifty to hundred fifty thousand dollars a year as a salon manager depending on the level of the salon and how you know how big it is somebody who's behind the chair I like the absolute highest I'll do they do in salon work they work with their clients they are on set they do a lot of photo shoots they're doing product that like they either have their own product line or they're working with a product line that they are the official spokesperson for so you take all that into account you can you know take you know a great income of like a hundred thousand dollars and turn that into a million dollar income very very quickly
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