Your success as a barber depends a lot on your ability to practice your craft in a supportive environment you enjoy, where you get recognized for your unique talents. You’re giving a little bit of yourself to each client you see. You owe it to yourself to set up your business in a way that works best for you.
To some that looks like renting a chair, while to others they prefer to work on commission. The choice can be tough, and switching from one to the other can be tough. We are here to make the decisions a bit easier on you. We’ve done the research so you can focus on what’s important. To break things down we have listed some major pros and cons of chair rental and commission in the Miami area, to keep it more relevant.
Florida has some really great tax benefits for those that own their own business or are 1099 based employees. This means when you run your own payments while renting a chair, come tax time you may turn out more of a profit than if you had worked based on commission. Clientele in Miami is also easier to come by in general just because it’s a big city with a lot of locals and a lot of tourists. This can mean running your own business will come easy. It also means that working a commission in a high end shop can actually make you more profit (if you are a fast worker) than renting a chair. You can stay busy cutting and styling while your salon takes care of managing appointments and greeting clientele as they arrive.