I've just recently opened a hair salon and am looking at taking on a saturday girl. I have no idea how much the going rate of pay is for under 16s although I know there is no minimum wage. Can anyone give me a rough idea?
I know you are only recently started, but might be an idea to consider someone older on a part time college course (if there is one in your area?). Several of the ladies on my course have been trying unsuccessfully to find something. We all need at least 30 hours in a salon to graduate. You could take someone on voluntarily until things pick up, then pay them, then when they qualify (and you can afford it) increase their hours as a junior?
Maybe not the direction you want to go, but just a thought
the reason why they are paid so well, is that they do the work of an adult and its probably their only job, and they work hard for it,
good results earn good money
we dont think its fair to under pay them just because they are 15 or so