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It’s Time for Unity Among Salon Owners

It’s Time for Unity Among Salon Owners For too long salon owners have been in isolation in trying to battle the many deep rooted challenges and obstacles to running a successful and profitable business. Combating staff turnover, price and commission wars, staff pirating, inability to find quality hairdressers, lack of an on job apprenticeship training […]

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Build Customer Loyalty to Your Business by Developing a Powerful Communication Strategy

What sets one salon apart from another is more than just the quality of their stylists and services. It is how well they connect with their customers. Sadly, many hairdressers and salon owners take their customers for granted and do not develop strong personal relationships with them. That kind of attitude can be devastating to […]

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Combating Staff Turnover

Before you can combat staff turnover,you need to understand why people change jobs . Turnover will always be a threat to your salon’s continued growth and bottom line. By determining the causes of staff turnover, you can start taking preventative measures to combat this obstacle. These are some of the causes of staff turnover: Unrealistic […]

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Financial and Retirement Planning

Financial and Retirement Planning You work hard for your money– make your money work hard for you One of the pitfalls we face as hairdressers and  salon owners is that, more often than not, our jobs do not provide us with pension plans, medical insurance, paid vacation, or other benefit packages compared to other professions. […]

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It’s Time for Unity among Salon Owners

It’s Time for Unity among Salon Owners For too long salon owners have been in isolation in trying to battle the many deep rooted challenges and obstacles to running a successful and profitable business. Combating staff turnover, price and commission wars, staff pirating, inability to find quality hairdressers, lack of an on job apprenticeship training […]

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A Practical Guide for Hairstylists to Prosper in Today’s Economy

In my last installment, “Today’s Tough Economy: Crisis…or Opportunity?“, I discussed the importance of maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. And our industry certainly has its share of adversities today! From price and commission wars to poor salon management, from finding the marketing dollars to keep the clients coming in and staying […]

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A Practical Guide for Salon Owners to Prosper in Today’s Economy

In my last installment, “Today’s Tough Economy: Crisis…or Opportunity?”, I discussed the importance of maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. And our industry certainly has its share of adversities today! From price and commission wars to staff pirating and high turnover, from problems with booth rental to finding the marketing dollars to […]

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Welcome to Jon’s Blog

I urge all my fellow hairdressers and salon owners to voice their concerns and opinions. In order to remain objective and focused on your educational needs, I represent no special interest groups. I need your support.  It is time to take back our profession!  – Jon Gonzales/ President and Founder of Hairdresser Career Development Systems

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