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Keys to Success and Happiness for Hairdressers

  “Success is not the key to success. Happiness is the key to success..If you love what you are doing,you will be successful.” Albert Schweitzer   Many hairdressers are trying to raise their standard of living for themselves and their families in a very difficult economic environment. The question is how do you meet these […]

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Time is Money --- Overcoming Time Restraints

Time is Money — Overcoming Time Restraints

   ” Ordinary people think merely of spending  time. Great people think of using it.” Salon owners wear many hats in trying to build a profitable and successful business. Salon owner, marketing expect, human resource expert, managing people, book work, and usually working behind the chair 10-12 hours a day. The heavy duties and responsibilities […]

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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 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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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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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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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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Excellence Starts at The Top

   ” Authority does not make you a leader; it gives you the opportunity to be one.” If you can’t manage yourself, how can you expect to manage your team? Whether you like it or not, you are captain of your team. If you expect excellence within your staff, then you must lead the way […]

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Understanding Hairdresser Needs

“A Strong leader makes other people feel valued and appreciated.” I believe in the course of trying to grow a successful business we as salon owners, sometimes forget the personal and professional needs of the people that work in our salons. We cannot expect our hairdressers to have the same motivation as ourselves. Not everyone […]

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Common Mistakes Hairdressers Should Avoid

” Identify and learn from your mistakes and build on your successes.” Here’s a list of common hairdresser mistakes that we have probably all made at one time or another while working in a salon.  By avoiding these simple mistakes, you can improve your earning potential and grow your career. As professionals we must all […]

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Eight Tips on How to Motivate Your Team

“Attitude is not a skill. It is an attitude.” — Ralph Marston Improving staff performance and productivity will always be a major challenge in taking your team and your salon to  higher levels of excellence.  As coach of your team you need to help them stay motivated as professionals . You must show them how […]

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A Hairdresser’s Guide to Making Money

” Money is better then poverty,if only for financial reasons.” – Woody Allen It is a proven fact that the income and standard of living of hairdresser’s is not keeping pace  with other professions. Most hairdresser’s have no pensions, medical insurance, paid vacations and other perks compared to other professions. Far too many of our […]

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7 Tips Before You Consider a Job Change

7 Tips Before You Consider a Job Change

” Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” Far too many hairdressers change jobs without thinking of the long term ramifications of your decision. In today’s tough and uncertain economy, changing jobs can be risky especially with today,s high unemployment rate. We should be thankful we have a job. How can we […]

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How To Avoid Customer Loss

“Treat every customer as if they sign your paycheck — because they do.” With skyrocketing business costs, heightened consumer demands, rising competition and the escalating costs of marketing and advertising, salon owners cannot afford the devastating effects of customer loss, it’s just too costly! Salon owners and staff can no longer afford a trial-and-error approach […]

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Five Tips for Improving Staff Performance

Five Tips for Improving Staff Performance

” The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.” John Wooden Five Tips for Improving Staff Performance One of the biggest challenges of owning a hair/spa salon business is improving staff performance and productivity. It starts with the owner. Excellence does start at the top. Before you can manage others you must […]

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Money Tips for Women in the Beauty Industry

Money Tips for Women in the Beauty Industry

Although many of these tips are geared towards women, they also apply for men as well. As hairdressers and salon owners we tend to invest most of our time  developing our artistic skills, we seldom think of planning for our financial future. In today’s tough economy, the cost of living will continue to escalate as […]

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Hiring Experienced vs. Inexperienced Hairdressers

Making your hiring decisions will be one of your greatest challenges  building your championship team as a salon owner. The decision to hire  an experienced vs. inexperienced will be critical. Selecting committed professionals will depend on finding people who share your vision, goals, and quality control standardswill be a key management skill. “The time finding […]

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Five Business Tips for Improving Your Business

Five Business Tips for Improving Your Business

” Work hard to take your business and team to a higher level.” In today’s tough economy improving the growth and profitability of your business, should be a high priority. You can no longer afford to just hope that your business is going to grow with out effort. As leader of your team it is […]

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Five Steps to Making Your Success a Reality

Five Steps to Making Your Success a Reality

“Never accept mediocrity,good is not enough.” These are troubling times for our country and our profession. Everywhere you turn there is doom and gloom. Unemployment, growing deficits, and rising business costs to name but a few of the challenges we face. Despite these difficult times, I feel there has never been a better time for […]

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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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