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A New Beginning,It's Time for Change

A New Beginning,It’s Time for Change

My Wish List for the Beauty Profession As we approach the holiday season, it is my wish that we as professionals take back our profession and our salons and reach higher levels of excellence. Unfortunately as a profession, we have not adapted to the many challenges we face in the beauty profession. Many of our […]

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Time Management Guidelines for Salon Owners

Time Management Guidelines for Salon Owners

“Do You Manage Time, or Does Time Manage You”? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed due to lack of time? Get the feeling there is never enough time between business and your family? Don’t feel bad, this is just one of the challenges of owning your own business. In today’s tough economy, salon owners must wear […]

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Financial and Retirement Planning

Financial and Retirement Planning

‘”Becoming wealthy is not a matter of how much you earn,who your parents are,or what you do — it is a matter of managing your money properly” — Noel Whittaker 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 […]

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Compensation Guidelines for Salon Owners and Hairdresser's

Compensation Guidelines for Salon Owners and Hairdresser’s

I’ve been fortunate to have traveled throughout the US and Canada meeting thousands of salon owners and managers, as well as hairdressers and educators.  Many times, I’ve been asked about compensation. Suffice it to say, there can be a large gap between the opinions of salon owners, managers, and hairdressers  about compensation.  In this article, […]

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Raising prices in a Tough Economy

” Success is not a destination,it’s a journey” Salon owners, like business owners across industries of every kind, are struggling  to make a profit and combat rising business costs in this tough economy. Unfortunately far too many  salon owners are trying to find solutions to these challenges by trial and error. In an effort to […]

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Roadmap to Success Salon Owner Seminar

Instilling a Team Environment

“A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others” — Norman Shidle Instilling a Team Environment As leader of your team, instilling a team spirit is a prerequisite to establishing a positive and professional salon environment. On the other hand, a house […]

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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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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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