Salon Owners,  It’s Time to Speak Out!

Salon Owners, It’s Time to Speak Out!

Written by Jon on September 8, 2012 – 11:36 pm -

” Keep true,never be ashamed of doing right,decide on what you think is right and stick to it.” – George Eliot

For too long, salon owners have been meeting the many challenges and obstacles of salon ownership in isolation. Your not alone anymore;  join our new grass roots salon owners conference on a 7  Day Caribbean Cruise  February 3-10 ,2013

As salon owners we share a  common ground in trying to build and grow our businesses. Many of our associations that are well intended are not addressing the  deep rooted challenges in helping salon owners grow their businesses. Far too many salons are struggling while many more are going out of business. The question is why?

Staff turnover, finding positive minded hairdressers, staff pirating, price and commission wars, lack of honesty and a code of ethics, an unequal playing field, an educational system that needs reform, rising business costs, are just some of the obstacles salon owners face daily.

Finding solutions to these challenges individually is just too costly. Currently, we have no voice in addressing the many challenges of owning our own business. By forming a united front, we can make our voices heard, and make this industry more responsive to our educational needs. Who better understands our educational and business needs than those of us working  daily in our salons.

These challenges are also affecting the livelihoods of our hairdressers as well.

If you are unable to join us on our cruise,I suggest calling salon owners in your community and meeting once a month for coffee and form a support group to identify and  and discuss the many challenges you face daily in your salon. Owners learning from owners can be powerful. You’ll also find your fellow salon owners are nice people too. If we don’t adapt to the changes occurring within our profession, the growing power of the franchise industry will control our profession.

There is a market for everyone; let’s give the consumer and new generations of young talent more choices.

Owners helping and learning from salon owners will be our theme.

Many of you will argue that you will be competing with other salons in your community.

First of all there is a great need to develop upscale salons; there are more than enough customers for everyone. Today’s  consumer is crying out for well managed and upscale professional salons.

By joining together, you will be able to form a support group of entrepreneur owners who are demanding a new approach to meeting the many challenges facing salon owners.

These Topics and others will be addressed on our 7 day Salon Owners Summit Conference Cruise to the Caribbean.

Obstacles and Challenges — Identify and address the many deep rooted challenges and obstacles affecting your salons. Are we allowing hairdressers to turn owners against owners?

Combat Turnover — why not form a pact with one another and refuse to become involved with staff pirating,price wars,commission wars,etc.

Instill Honesty and a Code of Ethics — what goes around comes around. Let us all play by the same rules and quit fighting among ourselves. If we do, we will continue promoting dishonesty within our profession.

Form a United Front —take back our salons and our profession. No more fighting one another. Let us form an alliance and take back our salons and our profession. A higher standard of living and a return to professionalism for everyone in our profession  will be our reward.

Form a Support group — let us help one another by sharing our vast experience and knowledge in sharing money making ideas,by forming a support group for salon owners.

Apprentice or Internship Petition — signed petitions,and find ways to implement.

I will soon be releasing information about  forming a  Salon Owner’s Alliance Group on our cruise as well as information about my upcoming Salon Owner’s Summit Conference aboard the Princess Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean Feb.3-10 , 2013  Click here.

There will be no product companies involved. The emphasis will be on you and our new grass roots movement, this is your conference. For those interested in forming a regional group in your community start with the Ruby Princess February 3 by calling  Trina  at 562-435-5993. Our allotment for cabins is almost full, make your refundable deposit now to guarantee your low rate.

 

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