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How to Find and Keep Top Talent

“Time spent hiring peak performers will be a great investment and time well spent.” – Jon Gonzales Finding and keeping top talent is a key component to building and keeping your championship team. As I travel throughout the United States and Canada presenting my business seminars to salon owners and managers, one of the top […]

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Balancing Your Life and Business

“Tomorrow will be a better day if we begin today to improve it” Salon owners, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the pressures and challenges of owning your own business? Are you combating burnout? Is your business affecting your personal life? Is stress affecting your health? Do you manage your business or does your business […]

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Seven Business Mistakes Salon Owners Must Avoid

“Some of the best lessons we ever learned,we learned from our mistakes and failures.” The beauty industry is rapidly changing. Business costs continue to rise, it seems like it is getting more difficult to find quality hairdressers, an economy that is struggling, staff turnover, price and commission wars, and the list goes on and on. […]

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My 2014 Wish List for Hairdressers

” If we are to raise the standard of living for hairdressers,then we must raise our standard of educational excellence.” – Jon Gonzales Last week I created a wish list for salon owners in an effort to help them become better business men and women. There ability to develop strong leadership skills and become astute […]

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Keys to Improving Staff Performance and Productivity

Written by Jon on August 25, 2013 – 12:00 pm – “I do not believe hairdressers perform poorly on purpose;they just have not been properly educated.”  Jon Gonzales Assuming that you have taken the time to hire the right people who share your vision, goals, and educational concepts; your next step to improving your salon’s […]

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  Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day

“To the world you might be one person,but to one person you might be the world.” –Anonymous This message is dedicated to all mothers who work in the beauty profession. As a hairdresser, educator and salon owner, I certainly understand the sacrifices you make daily in trying to earn a better living for yourself and […]

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Five Tips for Improving Staff Performance

Five Tips for Improving Staff Performance

” The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” John Wooden Five Tips for Improving Staff Performance One of the biggest challenges of owning a hair/spa salon business is improving staff performance and productivity. It starts with the owner. Excellence does start at the top. Before you can manage others you must […]

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Overcoming Burnout --- Regain Your Passion

Overcoming Burnout — Regain Your Passion

” Burnout is nature’s way of telling you to take a break.” Building  and growing a hairdressing career or owning a salon/spa business can be daunting. Balancing your personal, professional and financial development is a challenging  journey  that can cause a series of peaks and balances that will from time to time cause burnout. In […]

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Money Tips for Women in the Beauty Industry

Money Tips for Women in the Beauty Industry

Although many of these tips are geared towards women, they also apply for men as well. As hairdressers and salon owners we tend to invest most of our time  developing our artistic skills, we seldom think of planning for our financial future. In today’s tough economy, the cost of living will continue to escalate as […]

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Five Business Tips for Improving Your Business

Five Business Tips for Improving Your Business

” Work hard to take your business and team to a higher level.” In today’s tough economy improving the growth and profitability of your business, should be a high priority. You can no longer afford to just hope that your business is going to grow with out effort. As leader of your team it is […]

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Five Steps to Making Your Success a Reality

Five Steps to Making Your Success a Reality

“Never accept mediocrity,good is not enough.” These are troubling times for our country and our profession. Everywhere you turn there is doom and gloom. Unemployment, growing deficits, and rising business costs to name but a few of the challenges we face. Despite these difficult times, I feel there has never been a better time for […]

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Seven Steps to preventing and Overcoming Business Setbacks

“Persistence will give you the power to prevail over all problems and obstacles.” As a salon owner, you will experience many challenges and obstacles as you compete in a very competitive business environment. Avoiding staff turnover, combating rising business costs, combating salon gossip and pettiness, owner burnout, increasing salon traffic cost effectively, improved profitability,  finding […]

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Jon’s Pyramid to Success  --- Part two

Jon’s Pyramid to Success — Part two

“Success is not final,failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Sir Winston Churchill Last week we reviewed characteristics of successful people. Basically why is it that certain people all ways seem to stand above the crowd? This is part two of my pyramid to success and happiness. Let us […]

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Jon’s Pyramid to Success

Jon’s Pyramid to Success

” Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of – John Wooden. “ Over the years I’ve made it a point to observe why some people make it big while others just get by. What personal characteristics set them above the crowd? I finally figured […]

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Honesty and a Code of Ethics

Honesty and a Code of Ethics

” Integrity is the essence of everything successful. ” Richard Fuller.   Many hairdressers and salon owners are working hard and experiencing many challenges in trying to provide a better life for themselves and their families. In order to make this a reality, we must join together as professionals and address a topic that is […]

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Thanksgiving Newsletter

Season’s Greetings Once again the Holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is always the appropriate time to count our blessings and offer messages of thanks and good will to our friends, relatives, our staff, and valued customers. As President and founder of Hairdresser Career Development Systems I personally want to thank each of you for […]

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