In the states, ( my only way to create an example) booth renters are self employed, only renting space you provide. Sometimes they even bring their own table, chairs, lamps on top of providing everything they need to service clients and run their business within you salon. There was an issue we discussed about keys for renters, and as a renter I would not rent someplace where I could notnhave access to MY belongings at all times. But u can understand salons not wanting people coming in when the shop is closed. But since a renter runs their own hours, what happens if they are busy until 9 pm? But you want to close up at 7pm. They need to make income so making it impossible to be there when they can make money could be an issue.
Renters will give a steady rent check ( if all goes well anyway ) but can also leave you high and dry.
. Renters also own all the client information and are soley responsible for ads and building their clientele. You wouldnt be very welcome to control anything for a renter, from a renters view. I know I am not an owner, but I think I can bring some food for thought anyway.
Employees, they will rely on you to bring clients in, and you will be the one taking the financial burden of taxes and supplies, back bar and so on. Here employees provide their own tools like nail brush, nippers, clippers, while you provide products, nail files, chemicals, disinfectants. Renters supply all that on their own. As a renter I would take a walk in as long as I had an opening, but I would not sit around waiting for one all day every day. If I weren't as busy as I would like, I would hustle clients into my chair. ( I have been a tech for 18 years, I paid those dues of waiting and being available during my stated open hours, no I work by appointment only, unless a walk in comes in while I am open.) does that make sense?
There are benefits to both, my salon I rent in now has a few employees, and the rest are renters. The renters come and go within their own desired hours to work, we rent our space for the entire week, an do not share. I personally need my table available to me at all times. But some renters may share space, and work around each others time. That's up to you all.
If you want ultimate control over product, dress code, hours, prices, services and so on, then employees are for you. If your open to both, that's great too. And all renters, means your not booking their time ( unless things are different where you are ) and you don't get to set their rules of business practice. Kinda scary. Renter and employees alike want a nice, clean, appealing, great location to work in. Speaking from that employee, and now renter view. I know you want owner perspective.