Question by  krishna87 (33)

Is a hair stylist considered an independent contractor?

I am a hair stylist.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

If you work for a shop where you are paid a salary and all the money that is made goes back to the shop, then you are an employee. However, if you work at a shop where you keep all the money you make and pay a chair rental fee, you are an independent contractor.


Answer by  gleverance (720)

It depends on the agreement you entered. Some places license stylists as independent contractors, others as franchisees. The best bet is to talk to the company you work with and find out how they report it to the IRS. If you work from home, you need a business license and would file as a business entity.

posted by Anonymous it does not depend on the agreement entered. More importantly, just because they report it to the IRS is irrelevant. Just because they report it a certain way does not mean it's correct. It's based on the level of control and how income is obtained. renting chair or salary?!  add a comment

Answer by  John (9008)

It depends; some are and some are not. Usually, you would look to see how much independence you have in doing your work and how you are paid.


Answer by  sassytique (12)

that depends alot on who you work for ,and what you have setup with the owner,in Georgia,salons hire stylist to be paid by the hour,the job,and by how many stylings they do Daily by bringing in there own customers from other areas they have worked before,the more they bring in,the more everyone makes,you will be working as a independant contractor


Answer by  ad6 (14)

It depends if he or she works at a saloon, therefore employed by somebody, or if he or she works freelance from their own home or own saloon or pay home visits.

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