Webinar panelists clockwise from top left include Andrea Birst, Jen LeBlanc, Calvin Caldwell and Amy Pal. 
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Webinar panelists clockwise from top left include Andrea Birst, Jen LeBlanc, Calvin Caldwell and Amy Pal. 

There’s a myriad of ways that stylists working in a salon, spa, barbershop or nail salon can be compensated, and in today’s complicated world, hybrid models are also emerging.

In SALON TODAY’s webinar “From Solo to Employee: Exploring Different Compensation Models in Beauty,” four salon leaders will debate the pros and cons of Team-Based Pay, commission-based and rental, plus discuss what it’s like to be a franchisee as well as explore strategies to generate income from empty chairs.

Sponsored by Strategies, this webinar offers advice to owners, whether they’re opening a new beauty business or exploring alternative compensation models for their business.

Meet the Panelists:

Andrea Birst owns Glance Spa and Salon in Bismark, North Dakota, and leads a team of 16 amazing stylists. Five years ago, Birst converted her company to Team-Based Pay, which has slowed her to create a healthy culture and salon atmosphere, and build a business that is financially healthy and profitable.

Jen LeBlanc is the operations manager and director of marketing at Salon Rootz and Endz Salon Studios in Medina, Ohio. Located in the same shopping plaza, Salon Rootz is a traditional commission-based salon business, while Endz Salon Studios offers studio to stylists who strive for independence. LeBlanc works daily to create a comprehensive verbal, visual, and emotional expression across non-traditional, interactive and in-person experiences across both brands.

Amy Pal is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Whip Salon Franchising with multiple locations in Connecticut. Pal holds a master’s in Marketing Management and has earned three STAMP awards for marketing excellence from SALON TODAY. In addition, Whip Salons won the distinction as one of the Top Workplaces in Connecticut in 2019.

Calvin Caldwell leads Salon 74, one of North Dallas’ premiere hair and beauty salons. Comprised of both chairs and private suites, Salon 74 offers barbers and stylists in Plano, Texas, a bright, clean and well-designed work space to meet their needs. Caldwell leverages the ShearShare app to list his available stations and suites to professionals looking to rent by the day, week or occasion.  

The webinar will broadcast on Monday, March 29 at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST and will be available on demand soon after it broadcasts. CLICK HERE to register for this free conference.

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