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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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Excelling at Customer Service

“High end and well managed salons place a high priority on customer service.”  Jon Gonzales Your Competitive Edge Top salons set a high priority on excelling at  customer service. Salon owners and hairdressers  know that excelling at customer service gives them a competitive edge. Think about your own experiences when you patronize a business. Have […]

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A Time for Beauty Industry Education Reform

“Today’s professional will need to know more than how to develop their artistic skills.” ~ Jon Gonzales To raise the standard of living for hairdressers and improve salon profits for salon owners in this tough and uncertain economy, then we as salon owners must raise the standard of educational excellence…we must create beauty industry education […]

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Tips on Growing Your Business

” Progress begins with getting a clear understanding of your obstacles.” Jon Gonzales As many of you are aware, the beauty industry has changed dramatically these last few years,salon owners are facing many challenges; the costs of owning your own business will continue to escalate; new wage and overtime regulations,many of our beauty schools are […]

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Staff Retention Tips

 “A trial and error approach to staff retention is just costly!” The following guidelines will help you address this very critical business challenge: Poor Hiring Decisions — is  one of the leading causes of staff turnover and internal salon challenges facing salon owners? Make sure you develop your staff development program to minimize making hiring […]

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Five Tips Hiring the Right People

Five Tips for Hiring the Right People

“Team building is a critical management skill .” Jon Gonzales One of the biggest challenges salon owners face when making a hiring decision will depend on making the right decision when selecting a new member to your team. A hit and miss approach to hiring people is just unacceptable, especially in today’s volatile business climate.  […]

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Seven Business Mistakes Salon Owners Must Avoid

“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. […]

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Developing Your Own Apprenticeship Program

Developing Your Own  Apprenticeship Program I think as salon owners you will all agree that there is a tremendous need to develop cost effective apprenticeship program for on job training when adding a new member to your team,especially newcomers right out of beauty school.  All other professions have an apprenticeship programs except the beauty profession. […]

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Building Your Team

                   “Time spent hiring peak performers will be a great investment and time well spent.” – Jon Gonzales  Why is it so difficult to find hairdressers who truly have a passion about maximizing their full learning and earning potential ? Finding and keeping your diamond in the rough will be your key challenge in building […]

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Time Management Tips for Salon/Spa Owners

” Money, I can only gain or lose. But time I can only use. So I must spend my time carefully.”  Unknown author Time management is a critical skill salon owners must develop in today’s tough economy. One of your leading challenges will depend on your ability to find more time developing your business management […]

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Instilling A Professional and Positive Team Environment

Instilling a Professional and Positive Team Environment A house divided will always create a negative and unprofessional salon environment for staff, our clients, and management. No salon can experience long term growth, stability, and profitability without a team of professionals sharing the same goals and vision. As leader of your team it will be your […]

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Keys to Improving Staff Performance and Productivity

“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 […]

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Why Are So Many Hair Salons Failing?

Why Are So Many Hair Salons Failing? “If we are to find s0lutions to our challenges of salon ownership, we must clearly define our challenges.”  – Jon Gonzales If there are three words that best describe the beauty profession and in particular, the challenges of owning a successful and profitable business; I’d say apathy, change, […]

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Employee Retention Guidelines

” As leader of your team,you must earn the trust and loyalty of your team.” Jon Gonzales Staff turnover will always be a challenge for salon owners, especially with the growing trend towards franchise suites and booth rental. Sometimes one of your peak performers may want to enter another field,or is simply moving from the […]

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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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