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Landmark CA Legislation Defines "Independent Contractor"

AB 5 does provide relief for establishment owners that both work as stylists themselves as well as rent booth space.

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California Beauty Federation Holds 19th Annual WOW Event

The Professional Beauty Federation of California’s ‘Welcome to Our World’ (W.O.W) lobbying event bridges a connection between policy makers and beauty industry professionals.

New York City Bans Discrimination Based On Hairstyle

Hair discrimination now carries a hefty fine of $250,000 for any policies that restrict natural hairstyles.

Rethinking the Tip Tax Credit

As the salon industry finds new champions with Representatives Darin LaHood and Suzan DelBene, a new bill promises credits on the FICA taxes owners pay on tips.

Sip, Sip; Snip, Snip: Examining the Implementation of the Drybar Bill in California

Attorney Kavin Williams walks owners through the recent legislation allowing California salons to serve complimentary beer and wine, how the bill overcame opposition and what has happened since its implementation.

Reps. LaHood and DelBene Introduce Legislation Aimed to Empower Beauty-Based Business by Extending Tip Tax Credit

The Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act (H.R. 6736) would modernize existing laws to provide relief to small businesses in the hair care and beauty service industry.

A Statement on the Passage of the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act

On Sept. 1, California lawmakers approved Senate Bill 1249, the California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, and sent the Bill to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.

Solo Artists, Booth Renters, Independent Contractors, Change Is Coming in CA

"...the vast majority of booth rental salons as currently constituted in California are now in legal jeopardy."

Legislative Updates: Blow Drying Bill, Microblading, and More

Need-to-know updates from the American Association of Cosmetology Schools.

SALON TODAY RECOMMENDS: 5 Articles on Solving Struggles in Retailing, Retention, Legislation and More

Being a salon owner means managing the education of stylists, retention of staff, progress of profits and more. Inevitably, there are land mines in all of these areas and the path to success is not always clear. We've explored the Aveda Means Business blog and found stories of several salon owners who think outside the box to find solutions to common small-business struggles. Read about the areas where their businesses struggled and what they did to implement systems that work.