Management & Organization
Shear Essence Salon, LLC is owned by Danielle Stringer, who is currently a beautician at local salon in Medford, OR and the assistant manager. She and has been cutting hair for a couple years now, but has always dreamed of owning her own salon. Recently her grandmother passed away and left Danielle the money she will need to pursue this dream. Danielle graduated from Phagans’ Cosmetology College located in Medford, OR. Phagans offers education to become certified in a career of hair stylist, colorist, and manicurist or nail technician, esthetician, barber, makeup artist or a salon or spa owner (College, 2014). All of the stylist working for Shear Essence went to school and graduated at the top of their class at Phagans. Danielle is certified as a beautician and as an esthetician. Esthetician is a person with special training in administering facials, aromatherapy, hair and skin care, makeup, etc. She will be using these skills to enhance the atmosphere that Shear Essence strives to portray; professionalism and relaxation.
The office manager position will be held by Kelly Stringer who recently competed her bachelor’s degree at Southern Oregon University in business management with the emphasis on accounting. Shear Essence will be known as a family business as Kelly is Danielle’s mother.
Mark Knowles, known for his amazing talent in men’s fade haircuts will be the assistant manager and will work directly with Danielle and helping her with her duties on her days off. Mark is well known for his abilities to do military cuts and has built up a clientele with the local Reserves and the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs.
Three other stylist will be full time, Julie Smith, Amy Fitzgerald, and Alex Brown, and two part time stylist Nicole Merrill and Jessica Green. Weekly hours are on a rotating shift schedule to make it fair to all employees. However, each employee will be given two day in a row off each week. After one year of employment for full time employees they will receive a one week paid vacation. Currently no health insurance is available.
To ensure the safety of employees and clients, hair salons are required to comply with the regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). All hair stylist are required to study and familiarize themselves with the chemicals that are in the styling products that they are currently using on their client. Stylist must also consult the client prior to servicing them to eliminate the possibility of unforeseen allergic or chemical reactions, such as a latex allergy (Charmayne Smith, 2014).
Sanitation is the responsibility of everyone employed at Shear Essence. Every product, appliance or tool that comes in contact with a client must be disinfected and sanitized. For example, combs and brushes must be kept in a mixture of equal parts barbicide and water, a disinfectant liquid, between uses. Curling Irons...