It’s going to be a bumpy ride over the next few weeks at the ellenoire boutique and salon but we are doing our best to take care of everyone. Right now my other stylist, Tia, is off recovering from an injury (she’ll be OK but it’s a bad injury for anyone to get over) and we need to balance her recovery with our services and the sad reality that I only have two hands. As a small business we need to make sure we take care of all of our clients as best as we can which can sometimes be difficult. Being small has its advantages, our clients can always talk to the boss because she’s never far away but when a team member is off or out of commission it’s also the boss that has to fill in. For our dedicated Curly clients we just need a little patience for a few more days and we’ll do our best to take care of you until Tia is back in fighting form.
We are trying to hire and expand; just this past week we thought we had found another stylist to join the team. Everything seemed to be in order, and the fit was good EXCEPT during training we found out they were lying about their qualifications. The sad part is if they had been honest, for the sake of the skills that person had we could have worked something out. I won’t debate skill vs. licensing and regulations but the important thing was the person out and out lied in the job interview and I can’t trust my clients and business, and your services to someone who would lie to me about anything. As a salon owner if I was caught with them working in my shop I would face thousands of dollars in fines as well. Back to advertising and interviewing I go! Ideally I would like to have two more Full Time, licensed stylists if not two with a part timer/ apprentice too.
Do you know a stylist who is ready for a change?