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Andre Hair Stylling

Andre has asked you to evaluate his business, Andre's Hair Stylling. Andre has five barbers working for him. (Andre is not one of them.) Each barber is paid $9.90 per hour and works a 40-hour week and a 50-week year, regardless of the number of haircuts. Rent and other fixed expenses are $1,750 per month. Hair shampoo used on all clients is .40 per client. Assume that the only service performed is the giving of haircuts, the unit price of which is $12. Andre has asked you to find the following information.

Find the contribution margin per haircut. Assume that the barbers' compensation is a fixed cost.

Determine the annual break-even point, in number of haircuts.

What will be the operating income if 20,000 haircuts are performed? Show calculations to support your answer.

Suppose Andre revises the compensation method. The barbers will receive $4 per hour plus $6 for each haircut. What is the new contribution margin per haircut? What is the annual break-even point (in number of haircuts)?

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1.Find the contribution margin per haircut. Assume that the barbers' compensation is a fixed cost.

Contribution Margin is the difference between the sales and the variable cost. In this question, the only variable cost is hair shampoo. The contribution margin per hair cut is 12-0.4=$11.62.

Determine the annual break-even point, in number of haircuts.

At the break even point, total costs equal total ...

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The solution has calculations relating to contribution margin, breakeven for Andre Hair Stylling

$2.19