The economics of small manicure/pedicure spas in NYC
December 27, 2012 9:42 PM Subscribe
What are the economics of the tons of small manicure/pedicure spas and their employees in Manhattan? There are multiple places on many blocks, and when I pass them there always seems to be at least a dozen technicians in each, most of whom are just waiting for the next customer.
posted by unionsquarepark to Work & Money (6 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
How are these stores and people making money with so much competition and what looks to be a lot of downtime for each employee? In my experience, this situation is common in many parts of Manhattan. Does anybody know what someone working there makes? (I know tips are a large percentage of their income.) I've done some research on this, but I feel that the information I'm seeing is for higher-end facilities.