Keys to Improving Staff Performance and Productivity

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 greatest asset will be in educating and leading your staff to higher levels of performance and productivity. This will require strong leadership skills on your part as leader,mentor, and coach of your team. Your challenge is to  earn the trust and loyalty of your team and  persuade them to want to follow you and perform Continue reading…

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Seven Business Mistakes Salon Owners Must Avoid

Seven Business Mistakes Salon Owners Must Avoid

Written by Jon on June 9, 2013 – 7:43 am

   “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. Business practices that may have worked in the past are now outdated. Salon owners are especially vulnerable to these challenges. Learning how to meet and overcome these obstacles by trial and error is just unacceptable. If we are to avoid these obstacle we must Continue reading…

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Salon Owners:  Eight Incredible Days to Renew Your Passion!

Salon Owners: Eight Incredible Days to Renew Your Passion!

Written by Jon on June 2, 2013 – 12:00 pm

  “Let us unite as salon owners and  professionals;let us cherish the unity and pride that binds us together.” You’re invited to be part of our new grass roots movement by attending our 8 Day Salon Owners Summit Conference sailing to the Caribbean February 1-8th. We will be visiting The Bahamas,Curacao,Netherlands Antilles and Aruba,Netherlands Antilles,sailing from Fort Lauderdale.  Fun, relaxation, education, and networking with other salon owners who are committed to tackle and prevent the many obstacles and challenges affecting salons, our profession, and the quality of our lives free of any special interest groups. Salon owners are facing many Continue reading…

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A Special Happy Mother’s Day

A Special Happy Mother’s Day

Written by Jon on May 12, 2013 – 12:00 pm

” Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while,but their heart’s forever.” – This week’s blog posting is dedicated to all  Mother’s working in the beauty profession. Trying to earn a living,be a good mother or owning your own business is a gigantic challenge for all women ; especially single mother’s  who want a better life for yourself and your family. It is my wish that my blog from my new book I will be publishing soon, A Women’s Guide to Success and Happiness, will brighten your day, a day that should be special every day of the year. Continue reading…

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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 Continue reading…

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Overcoming the Peaks and Valleys of Salon Ownership

Overcoming the Peaks and Valleys of Salon Ownership

Written by Jon on August 19, 2012 – 6:34 am

  ” The keys to overcoming too many valleys is to learn from your mistakes and move on with determination.” – Jon Gonzales   Owning your own business can be very challenging in today’s tough economy. Salon owners must wear many hats, business man or woman, managing people, finding ways to gain more customers, motivating staff, combating rising business costs, overcoming the many challenges of salon ownership, lack of time, all the while working 10-12 hours behind the chair trying to survive the many peaks and valleys of salon ownership. The list goes on and on In spite of these Continue reading…

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Tips to Growing Your Business

Tips to Growing Your Business

Written by Jon on August 12, 2012 – 6:55 am

” A trial and error approach to growing your business in a tough economy is just too costly.” Jon Gonzales   As we approach the end of summer, it is time to plan for the rest of the year and into next year.  As we try to grow our business in the middle of a very volatile and uncertain economy, many salon owners will struggle to not only survive but also to improve profits. Despite these challenges,I believe salons that are well managed will flourish. Business practices that may have been successful in the past are outdated and obsolete; far Continue reading…

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Tips on Improving Staff Performance and Productivity

Written by Jon on July 13, 2012 – 8:30 pm

  ‘The salon owner who is able to create conditions that foster loyalty will be presented with countless opportunities.”   As I travel the country I am always asked how I can improve staff performance and productivity. Establishing strong work habits and positive attitudes within your salon is a major challenge to salon owners. Many of these attitudes were probably formed by other salons or at many of our beauty schools. Most salons fail from within. A house divided will make it difficult to promote a positive and professional salon  environment where team work and a happy team can prosper Continue reading…

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Tips for Developing Self Confidence Within

Tips for Developing Self Confidence Within

Written by Jon on July 8, 2012 – 1:50 pm

          ” You are special and unique,live up to your own expectations,not the expectations of others.” We live in a very changing and uncertain economic climate. Many people fear the unknown; many more are in denial and refuse to change with the times, especially in the beauty profession, because it requires extra effort and sacrifices. Far too many in our profession are always making excuses to fail, failing to take personal responsibility for their own success or failure. It is so much easier to blame the economy, your employer, or others for your success or failure. It is my wish Continue reading…

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Salon Owners Must Speak Out!

Salon Owners Must Speak Out!

Written by Jon on June 30, 2012 – 1:18 am

” There are no rules here,we’re just trying to start our new grass roots movement and control our own destiny.” – Jon Gonzales After 43 years in the trenches as a working hairdresser/salon owner I feel I have earned the right to speak out and voice my concerns and opinions about the plight of hairdressers, salon owners and our profession as a whole. Although I am expressing my own views, I know many of my colleagues share these same views. Below are just some of the challenges and obstacles that salon owners face in building and growing their businesses:   Continue reading…

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