Charging your staff for the products needed to perform their job is a challenging thing to do as a business owner. If you don’t do it right, it can make you look cheap and it can cause resentment. But you need to get those costs covered, and the salon shouldn’t be paying a high commission and also paying for the colour used.
The reason salons need to charge for products is because industry commissions are simply too high. Change your pay structure and charge more for your services. And make sure to explain the cost of doing business to your team so they don’t feel like they are being given a bad deal.
Do things right and everybody wins. Do it wrong and it’s a sure way to create a rift between you and the people you rely on.