Finally, a book series that helps cosmetologists find their way on their journey through the business world and personal life! Ready, Set, Go! leaves no stone unturned. These books will teach the new salon professional everything cosmetology school didn’t: how to land a dream job, make savvy business decisions, and deal with customers, relationships, credit cards, cancer, life, death, booze and yes, even sex.
If you are a cosmetology school teacher, parent, new graduate, or even a salon pro, this book is a must-read. Ready, Set, Go! Cosmetology School Graduate is here to help brand-new cosmetologists get their careers and lives on track, or help experienced cosmetologists get back to where they belong: on the road to success!
Inside you’ll find:
• Solid advice from experts on the business side of the industry
• Stories and tips from salon professionals: owners, managers, and veteran cosmetologists
• A special section at the end of each chapter to review key points
Easy to read, thorough, and relevant to your life, Ready, Set, Go! is the go-to guidebook series for you, because you don’t just want a job, you want a successful career in the fast-paced and exciting world of cosmetology!
Learn from the pros how to:
• Get the job you want
• Handle Business Decisions
• Make more money
• Position yourself for advancement and success!
Get real-world advice from people who have been there and done that.
All About Business (Book 1) is the first of six books in the Ready, Set, Go! Cosmetology School Graduate series:
Book 1: All About Business
Book 2: Life Lessons
Book 3: How to Get a J.O.B.
Book 4: Moving On Up
Book 5: How to Find Clients and Keep Them
Book 6: It’s Your Time—Opening Your Own Business
Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Adventure Starts Here
1. Nice to Meet You (Preparing for a Job Interview)
2. Portfolio Power (How to Make and Market Your Personal Portfolio)
3. Tats and Gauges and Rings (Oh My!) (Can Tattoos and Piercings Cost You Opportunities?)
4. I Like the Way You Work Ethic (How to Beat the Competition)
5. Get Paid (Salary or Commission? Choosing the Right Pay Structure)
6. Lock In (Employment and Non-compete Contracts)
7. $tack It Up (Getting a Bank Account)
8. Gimme Some Credit (Managing Credit Cards)
9. You've Got Your Health, Haven't You? (The Importance of Health Insurance)
10. Mo' Money (How to Ask for a Raise)
11. Wheels (Getting Your First Car Loan)
12. It's My Booth (and I'll Cry If I Want To) (Is Renting a Booth Right for You?)
13. Tall Tales of Retail (The Art of Retail: Send Them Home with a Little Something)
14. Mr. Big Stuff (Selling Retail to Male Clients)
15. Go for the Golden (The Importance of a Retirement Plan)
16. Quittin' Time (How to Leave Your Job Gracefully)
17. The Paper Trail of Life (And Why It's So Important)
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Cosmetology School Graduate 1: All About Business is a perfect holiday gift for the soon-to-be or recent cosmetology graduate. There are plenty of “what to do once you graduate college” books, but this one is tailored to the cosmetology graduate. Interviews and portfolios: What types of questions will be asked in an interview? What about those tattoos and piercings? In a creative career like this one, do you need to cover them up in an interview? Take out the studs? And how do you build a picture portfolio that helps you not only in the interview process but also in landing clients? Contracts and pay: What is a non-compete contract? (Not understanding the language of a salon contract can tie you to a salon for longer than you’d like or even prevent you from opening up your own someday.) Should you go for a commission-based or salary pay structure? Trends: What about booth rental—the industry’s hot, new coworking idea that is gaining popularity? Is it right for you? Building a successful career: Why do you need to know how to sell products to be successful, and how do you sell to male clients (who really are their own breed)? Did you know that keeping a file of happy customer correspondence could help you when you ask for a raise later? Do you know how to ask for a raise? All of these topics and more are answered in a book that contains both industry-specific and general new-grad information in an easy-to-read format with checklists and tips from salon professionals at the end of each chapter. This book will help cosmetology grads navigate the transition from school to the work world with confidence.