This is Cindy and I, we have worked at the same salon for 8 years,
do I go with her or start all over somewhere else?
I woke up at 4:30 this morning with a decision on my mind.
Where am I going to be doing hair after October 1st?
I have been at a salon in Murray for the last 8 years, when I started it was newly remodeled, had fun new stylists in there.
However, over the last 5 years the owners have not updated it, and it has slowly gone down hill, as all of my clients could tell you.
I really should have made this move years ago, but I was comfortable and staying was easy, plus it was something I did on the side just a couple of days a week so I put up with it.
Nothing with the ownership has changed or with the salon, I have just hit my breaking point where I am done with it, and I gave myself the date of October 1st to be in a new location.
The problem? Finding the right location. This is the needs I have for the next salon I will work at:
Convenient location off a freeway
Only need 2 days a week
Good. professional stylists to work around
Right now I have two options, and I can't figure this out.
3 girls from my current salon are opening a studio salon
The Pros: I know them, flexible with the days I work, reasonable booth rent rate
The Cons: Location not ideal, don't love the space, its new for all of them so lots of unknowns.
An established salon that has been there for 9 years
The Pros: BEAUTIFUL space, modern, updated, trendy, full service salon that my clients can use, meet experienced stylists that I can learn from, great location
The Cons: Not flexible with days, 2x as much booth rent as I am paying now
I am thinking I should do option A for 6 months to a year, build more clientele, do more education and help the other girls get started and then go to Option B, next fall. Or I just keep searching for a better option??? I hate these types of decisons.
What's your thoughts?