Executive Summary: A Career in Pro Beauty


What does compensation look like for a career in professional beauty? This Study aims to provide a comprehensive answer to this question and is intended to serve as an additional point of reference about salon compensation. This Study analyzed information from 3,391 employee W2s across 330 salon locations in the US representing $184M in payroll compensation. The final report provides a snapshot of what a career as a service provider in an independently-owned, employee-based, small business with 1-10 locations can look like. Findings include a comprehensive analysis of 8 factors that make up a career in professional beauty, including information about earnings, flexibility, benefits, training, inclusion, possibilities, return on investment, and passion.

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