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Tips on Improving Staff Performance and Productivity

  ‘The salon owner who is able to create conditions that foster loyalty will be presented with countless opportunities.”   As I travel the country I am always asked how I can improve staff performance and productivity. Establishing strong work habits and positive attitudes within your salon is a major challenge to salon owners. Many […]

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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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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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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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Why Do So Many Salons Fail ?

 “ It is more honorable to acknowledge our faults than to boast of our merits.” I think you all will agree, that salon owners are facing many business challenges. Rising business costs,turnover,commission and price wars, booth rental issues, finding good help,finding education that is not biased towards product company needs,to name a few of the […]

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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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Guidelines to Owning a Successful and Profitable Salon

” Many people will argue that education is expensive — try Ignorance!“ A recent government study showed that 94% of all business failures were due to poor business management skills on the part of the owner. Although 2012 will be a very challenging year for salon owners, I feel 2012 can be a great year […]

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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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Five Tips to Growing Your Business

Five Tips to Growing Your Business

” Customer service should be a high priority in growing your business.” Salon owners face many challenges in today’s competitive and difficult business environment. Rising business costs, rising competition, price wars, and the list goes on and on. Finding answers to these challenges by trial and error is just too costly” The key to owning […]

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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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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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