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Salon Owners: Eight Incredible Days to Renew Your Passion!

  “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 […]

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A Special Happy Mother’s Day

” 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 […]

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Tips to Control Your Spending

  “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive,try missing two car payments.” I know this is not a popular topic for hairdressers and salon owners, but it is a topic we all should pay more attention too, especially in today’s difficult and uncertain economy. Most hairdressers and salon owners have no pensions, health insurance […]

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Tips on Growing Your Business

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority,it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain As many of you are aware, the costs of owning your own business will continue to escalate, especially after the new proposed tax increases take affect and the uncertain fiscal cliff that can drive this country […]

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Tips on Staying Busy After the Holidays

” Finding ways to keep yourself and your team motivated will be your challenge.”  Jon Gonzales During the Holiday Season, most salons will be busy,especially if they are well managed. Unfortunately, after the holidays, many salons will experience a slower period after the holidays. Overcoming the potential slow months of January, February, March and April; […]

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Combating Rising Business Costs

  ” Cutting Expenses is the easiest way to give yourself a raise.” -Jon Gonzales Beginning next year, the cost of owning your own business will escalate; rising taxes, fees, energy, and what many see as a slowing economy. As business costs rise, profits will be lower or nonexistent. This coupled with your personal living […]

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Does Owning a Salon/Spa Sometimes Get You Down

   “Adversity and perseverance can shape you. They can give you a value and self-esteem that is priceless.” Scott Hamilton The daily pressures of owning your own business, balancing your personal life, and raising your standard of living can be daunting especially in today’s tough economy. Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Do you find it […]

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Defining Terms of Employment

“Many of your employment challenges could be avoided if you clearly define your expectations.” –  Jon Gonzales Before you make your decision to add a new member to your team, make sure you clearly define your terms of employment. Make sure your new team member shares your vision, goals, and educational guidelines,before you make your […]

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Overcoming the Peaks and Valleys of Salon Ownership

  ” 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 […]

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Tips to Growing Your Business

” 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 […]

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Tips on Building Self Confidence

” The key to your own success and happiness lies within.”  – Jon Gonzales The key ingredient to your success and happiness will depend on self-confidence. Self-confidence is all about believing in you, by unleashing the power within. You and only you control your own destiny. Your biggest obstacle will probably be you. The following […]

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Six Tips on What it Takes to Succeed

  ” A formal education will make you a living;self-education will make you a fortune.” -Brian Tracey   As I travel throughout the United States and Canada, presenting my business and personal growth classes, I am always asked the same questions, how can I reach higher levels of excellence  in the beauty profession? Why do […]

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Honesty and a Code of Ethics

” Integrity is the essence of everything successful. ” Richard Fuller. code of ethics   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 […]

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Six Tips for Recruiting Young Hairdressers

“Talent is that unique power that resides within. Your challenge is to help them unleash the power within.” The following recruitment tips are geared to help you attract young talent, so you’ll have more applicants to choose from when adding a new member to your team. When I say recruitment, I do not mean recruiting […]

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Mistakes Hairdessers Should Avoid

“It is a mistake to look too far ahead.Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled one at a time.”- Winston Churchill Many of us with experience were unprepared for a competitive job market. Many thought that graduating from beauty school would be all that we would need to build our careers. […]

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Time for Educational Reform

  “Develop a passion for learning and self improvement. if you do,you will never cease to grow.” As I travel throughout the United States and Canada conducting my presentations at major hair shows and conducting my business seminars for salon owners, I am always asked the same questions. How can I prevent and overcome staff […]

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Today’s Tough Economy: Crisis…. Or Opportunity?

I’m hearing more and more concerns being voiced about the many challenges facing hairdressers and salon owners today. Many of these challenges affecting our profession have actually been with us for many years. Lack of an apprenticeship program, booth rental issues, high staff turnover, price and commission wars, lack of business management skills on the […]

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Tips for Developing Your Salon Coordinator

” The easiest way to find more time is to organize and delegate.” Have you ever felt overwhelmed as a salon owner due to time restraints? There always seems to be little time to meet the challenges of salon ownership. How do I monitor customer feedback? How do I find time to monitor staff performance? […]

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Education Tips for Hairdressers

         ” Some of the best lessons we learn,will be learned from our mistakes and failures.” Building a successful hairdressing career will require patience, perseverance, ongoing education and a fierce determination to succeed. With over 40 years’ experience I certainly understand the many challenges of building a successful hairdressing career; I also […]

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