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Combating Burnout

   “Find a place within where there’s joy and the joy will burn out the pain.” — Joseph Campbell Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Do you sometimes lack the energy to perform at peak performance? Do you sometimes feel tired with no energy? Do you sometimes feel all stressed out, and worry about your bills? […]

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Conquering Your Breaking Point

Salon Owners: Learn How to Avoid Reaching Your Breaking Point “Face your challenges head on with self confidence!” – Jon Gonzales Does this sometimes sound familiar? You’re booked solid and eager for a busy day,when a staff member calls in sick at the last minute on a busy Saturday. You just received your profit and […]

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Avoiding hiring mistakes

Hiring Mistakes You Must Avoid

“A trial and error approach to team building is just too costly.” – Jon Gonzales The biggest mistake a salon owner can make is hiring the wrong person to add to your team. The inability to hire and keep the right staff–a team that shares your vision, goals, and quality control standards–is one of the […]

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Salon Owners Must Speak Out!

” There are no rules here,we as salon owners must speak out” – Jon Gonzales After 43 years in the trenches as a working hairdresser/salon owner  and 10 years as an consultant and educator ,I feel I have earned the right to speak out and voice my concerns and opinions about the challenges facing hairdressers, […]

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Affordable education is another key for success

Finding Quality and Affordable Education

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi Finding quality and affordable education in the beauty profession is becoming increasingly difficult. In my opinion 90% of education in the beauty profession is focused on the needs of product companies seeking to brand their name or […]

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Customer Loyalty

Building Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty is paramount to maintaining your salon’s business in our day and age. Most clients never complain when they are unhappy patronizing a business. If they dislike a particular service or the way they were treated at your salon, they probably won’t tell you—they’ll simply go to another salon. A recent study showed that […]

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Staff Retention

Staff Retention

Staff Retention Identifying and Avoiding the Causes of Staff Turnover is a major challenge for employers. As many of you are aware,the beauty profession has dramatically changed these past few years. Building your team is becoming increasingly difficult. It’s difficult enough finding quality workers much less avoiding staff turnover. Many of your top hairdressers are […]

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Developing Self Confidence

“You are special and unique. Live up to your own expectations, not the expectations of others.” Developing self confidence is a critical component to finding happiness within — personally, professionally, and financially. We live in a very changing and uncertain economic climate. Many people fear the unknown; many more are in denial and refuse to […]

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Benefits of an Employee Handbook

Benefits of an Employee Handbook

“When everyone shares the same vision and goals , a positive and professional salon environment will be your reward.” — Jon Gonzales One of the leading causes of staff turnover and lack of communication between staff and management is the absence of an employee handbook. Many of your challenges towards improving staff performance and growing […]

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Renew Your Passion of Owning a Successful Business

“Persistence and determination will give you the power to prevail over all obstacles.” Owning a successful business is a daunting experience and can seem overwhelming at times. As a salon owner you must wear many hats. The many challenges of salon ownership in a very volatile economy can be overwhelming. I’m sure everything that has […]

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Thank You From Jon Gonzales

 “Real entrepreneurs are open minded professionals who strive for new ideas, concepts in finding solutions.”   Jon Gonzales Thank you for following my weekly blog and for your interest in Hairdresser Career Development Systems. This blog post is designed to help salon owners  improve salon profits, help you to develop powerful business management skills, and help […]

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Salon Owners Two Day Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

” Unity among salon owners is strength —when their is collaboration and teamwork among salon owners,wonderful things can happen.” Salon Owner Conference. For too long, salon owners have struggled in meeting the many challenges and obstacles of salon ownership in isolation. Your not alone anymore. As salon owners we share a common bond in trying […]

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Time Management for Salon/Spa Owners —Time is Money

    Overcoming Time Restraints Salon owners must wear many hats while trying to build a profitable and successful business. Marketing expert, human resource expert, managing people, book work, and the heavy duties and responsibilities of owning a business  can seem overwhelming , especially working behind the chair 10-12 hours a day. How does one […]

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The Greedy Salon Owner? Why Can’t We All Get Along?

  “You may not think you have the perfect boss at times, then again you may not be the perfect employee at times.”   There seems to be a growing contempt and jealousy towards pharmaceuticals, oil companies, financial institutions, wall street, rich people, or anybody who is successful. Surprisingly salon owners are also victims of […]

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Is Everybody on Your Staff on the Same Team?

” The key to successful leadership today is influence,not authority.” – Ken Blanchard One of the many challenges facing salon owners who are trying to grow a successful and profitable business will depend on the salon owner’s  ability to create a team culture. When a staff member refuses to share your vision, your goals and […]

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