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Rental Agreement Example

Note: this is an example only to give you ideas on structure and wording.  Make sure you involve an attorney in any contract developement or review!

Agreement for a business relationship between Salon and the Independent Contractor/Stylist ________________________


This proposal outlines the working relationship and responsibilities for Salon and the Independent Contractor/Stylist __________________________ regarding the operations of the Salon at Salon.


Salon will retain the Independent Contractor/Stylist ____________________ as an Independent Contractor. Salon has retained the Independent Contractor/Stylist/Independent Contractor on a commission per service provided basis to provide services for Salon’s customers. A bonus plan can be put in place to compensate the Independent Contractor/Stylist for contributing to the overall success of the Salon at Salon location.


This business relationship is expressly a relationship between independent contractors and in no way is an employee-employer relationship, partnership, joint-venture, or any other relationship. Each party agrees that they are responsible for their own taxes, applicable insurance, and debts.


The Independent Contractor/Stylist is receiving a per service performed commission of ____% for providing consulting, and services to Salon clients at Salon. Salon does not pay the Independent Contractor/Stylist any type of other fee or compensate the Independent Contractor/Stylist in any way except the commission per service performed. No taxes will be withheld or paid at any time by the Salon for any independent contractor/stylist.


The Independent Contractor/Stylist will provide his/her own tax id number and business account and Salon will make all payments to the Independent Contractor/Stylist in the form of an accounts payable check for services performed. The Independent Contractor/Stylist will receive ___% per service performed from Salon based on abiding by and supporting a mutually agreed on booking schedule. The Independent Contractor/Stylist/Independent Contractor will provide proof of tax withholding to Salon on a regular basis to assure Salon that all taxes are being withheld properly by the Independent Contractor/Stylist.


The Independent Contractor/Stylist agrees to use Salon’s time clock system and appointment booking for tracking these hours and abide by the published service menu for pricing. The Independent Contractor/Stylist also recognizes that the Salon will do price specials, sell series of visits, and offer discounts to build the business. The Independent Contractor/Stylist agrees to abide by all marketing and promotional prices of the Salon.


The Independent Contractor/Stylist will at no time provide salon services to Salon clients off site, off the books, or independent of Salon’s control.


The Independent Contractor/Stylist will waive the fee for time involved in producing salon marketing materials.

The Independent Contractor/Stylist will pay for Stylist training, consent forms, literature, business cards, and documentation materials.


The Independent Contractor/Stylist receives ___% of all salon retail product sales.

The Independent Contractor/Stylist provides all personnel liability and malpractice insurance.


(Salon will pay for additional personnel other than the Independent Contractor/Stylist staff)

The Independent Contractor/Stylist will provide personal supervision of Salon and products used in Salon.


Salon requires all people working for Salon as a contractor or employee to sign a confidentiality agreement. That all information collected in the massage office is confidential. That upon leaving the massage office they will not solicit business from Salon customers, will not use Salon in any advertising/marketing, and will not do business within 5 miles of Salon for 6 months after leaving Salon.


The Independent Contractor/Stylist will hold Salon harmless in any legal dispute resulting from services provided by the Independent Contractor/Stylist’s personnel. Salon shall hold the Independent Contractor/Stylist harmless in any legal dispute, claim and/or suit resulting from services provided by Salon, its officers, employees, agents and other personnel.

Salon provides all operating, advertising, and administration services including:


- Facility - Bookings - On-line booking - Utilities - Marketing

- Spa Manager - Spa reception - Waiting area amenities - Signs - Marketing materials

- Phones - Cleaning - Maid service - Laundry - Linens

- Computer/Software - Bookkeeping - Credit card - Billing-A/R - Product ordering

- Secure record storage - Secure product storage - Professional products used in services


Salon will compensate the Independent Contractor/Stylist in the following way:


___ % for services jointly agreed on by Salon and the Independent Contractor/Stylist for Stylist’s time.

___ % for retail products sold to clients by the Independent Contractor/Stylist while performing salon services for that client. Walk in retail purchases will be credited to the Salon to off- set overhead expenses.


The Independent Contractor/Stylist agrees to pay a processing fee of 3% on all services and tips processed through the Salon credit card machine. The only credit card machine to be used in the Salon is the Salon credit card machine. All sales, packages, series, and retail sales must be processed through the Salon point of sale computer system. No monies are to be taken or held by the Independent Contractor/Stylist for any sales, services or retail purchases done at the Salon.


Salon and Independent Contractor agree to abide by all policies and procedures contained in the Policy Handbook. These items include professionalism, dress code, hours and days of operation, booking procedures, adherence to booking schedule and standard hours available, pricing, client confidentiality, trade secrets, and all other items listed in the Policy Handbook.


No amendments or conditions to this agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by both parties, except as herein otherwise provided. This agreement shall be governed in all respects, whether as to validity, construction, capacity, performance or otherwise by the laws of the State of ____________________.



_______________________ _______ ________________________ _______

Salon Date Stylist Date



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