I` ve got the same idea as Joe. I am not a barber nor do I have any interest in cutting hair, but I do want to own a shop because it does seem like a "recession proof" business. I am just stuck on the employee pay part.. I know booth rentals where i intend on openning my shop (New Jersey) is illegal, so I was thinking straight commission base pay. My thinking is 60% barber 40% shop. Is that too much or too little for me?? Any input would be appreciated.