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Salon Owners Must Speak Out!

” There are no rules here,we as salon owners must speak out” – Jon Gonzales After 43 years in the trenches as a working hairdresser/salon owner  and 10 years as an consultant and educator ,I feel I have earned the right to speak out and voice my concerns and opinions about the challenges facing hairdressers, […]

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How to Maximize Your Own Personal Growth and Development

“You and only you control your own destiny”   Personal growth and development involves many factors such as clearly defining what will make you happy and your ability to unleash the power within to make your goals and dreams a reality. Are you maximizing your full learning and earning potential, have you clearly defined your […]

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Hairdressers Guide to Success

Why is it that some hairdressers make it big while others just get by? How do they stand above the crowd and gain that all important competitive edge?  What makes them different than all the other hairdressers in their community? What is their competitive edge? What is their secret to success? There are no magic […]

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Affordable education is another key for success

Finding Quality and Affordable Education

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi Finding quality and affordable education in the beauty profession is becoming increasingly difficult. In my opinion 90% of education in the beauty profession is focused on the needs of product companies seeking to brand their name or […]

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Staff Retention

Staff Retention Identifying and Avoiding the Causes of Staff Turnover is a major challenge for employers. As many of you are aware,the beauty profession has dramatically changed these past few years. Building your team is becoming increasingly difficult. It’s difficult enough finding quality workers much less avoiding staff turnover. Many of your top hairdressers are […]

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Hairdresser mistakes to avoid

Hairdresser Mistakes You Must Avoid

In today’s competitive business climate, hairdresser mistakes can undermine your growth and development. Making mistakes most often leads to losing customers, something our salons cannot afford in a very competitive job market. No one’s perfect, nor does any one perform poorly on purpose. Sometimes, mistakes happen. Here’s a list of common hairdresser mistakes that are […]

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A Tough Message Love from Jon Gonzales

A Tough Message Love from Jon Gonzales

I can tell you what you want to hear and make you feel good, but motivation only last a couple of weeks,or i can give you tough love and tell you what you need to hear, and yes I will step on a few toes including my own. As professionals I know you want straight […]

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My Christmas Wish List for Salon Owners and Stylists

” Let Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year!” – Thomas Tusser I personally want to wish all my friends and colleagues and their families a very Merry Xmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. I do hope 2016 was a very good year for you and your […]

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Keys to Staff Retention

Our business growth, stabilit  and profitability  depends heavily on staff retention. The  performance of our staff and the avoidance of staff turnover and staff stability are keys to staff retention.  No salon can continue to grow and be profitable with a constant merry go round of staff turnover. How can we grow our business with […]

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Thank You From Jon Gonzales

 “Real entrepreneurs are open minded professionals who strive for new ideas, concepts in finding solutions.”   Jon Gonzales Thank you for following my weekly blog and for your interest in Hairdresser Career Development Systems. This blog post is designed to help salon owners  improve salon profits, help you to develop powerful business management skills, and help […]

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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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Happy Thanksgiving –Let Us Give Thanks

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “thank you,” that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart Thanksgiving is always an appropriate time to give thanks for all our blessings. In our hectic schedule; trying  to find time for our business, struggle with a difficult and volatile economy, and trying to find  quality time […]

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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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Is Everybody on Your Staff on the Same Team?

” The key to successful leadership today is influence,not authority.” – Ken Blanchard One of the many challenges facing salon owners who are trying to grow a successful and profitable business will depend on the salon owner’s  ability to create a team culture. When a staff member refuses to share your vision, your goals and […]

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Seven Tips for Beauty School Graduates on Finding Your Winning Salon for Employment

Seven Tips for Beauty School Graduates on Finding Your Winning Salon for Employment

“ Your graduating from beauty school — now what !” Congratulations for choosing cosmetology as your chosen profession. You have chosen a profession that offers unlimited opportunities provided you know what it takes and have what it takes to be a winner in a profession that can be fulfilling, challenging and potentially financially rewarding. Sadly […]

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