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You’re Graduating from Beauty School! Now What?

“You’re graduating from beauty school — now what?” Congratulations for choosing  a career in the beauty profession 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 […]

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Hairdresser’s 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 secret hairdresser’s guide do they follow to see such sweeping success? The truth is there are no magic secrets to being a peak performer than just […]

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These business tips will make your dreams come true for your salon.

Best Business Tips for Improving Your Salon

Business Tips for Improving Your Salon In today’s tough and changing economy, improving the growth and profitability of your business should be a high priority. You can no longer afford to just hope that everything is going to get better. As leader of your team it is your responsibility to take your business and team […]

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Combating Burnout

   “Find a place within where there’s joy and the joy will burn out the pain.” — Joseph Campbell Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Do you sometimes lack the energy to perform at peak performance? Do you sometimes feel tired with no energy? Do you sometimes feel all stressed out, and worry about your bills? […]

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Overcoming Time Restraints

“Improve your time and your time will improve your efforts. – Jon Gonzales Overcoming Time Restraints Salon owners must wear many while trying to build a profitable and successful business. Developing your business management skills, human resource expert, managing people, marketing expert, and the heavy duties and responsibilities of owning your own business, can seem […]

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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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Apprenticeship Junior Stylist Program

Apprenticeship Junior Stylist Program

There is a tremendous need for an on-the-job apprenticeship junior stylist training program for new hairdressers after graduating from beauty school. Unfortunately, lack of hands-on experience  on real customers is a major challenge facing employers when adding new members to your team. With the new minimum wage and overtime laws, this makes our challenges more […]

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Staff Retention

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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Keeping customers through teamwork

Keeping Customers Part 2: Building Your Team

The key to keeping customers is staff development, so let’s talk about building your own championship team. Building your team requires that you take great care in selecting your staff. The inability to hire and train hairdressers is one of the leading causes of salon failure. Avoid a hit-and-miss approach to team building—it’s just too […]

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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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How Do You Measure Success and Happiness?

  People measure success and happiness in many ways. Your challenge is to carefully define your own unique guidelines to your own happiness. For example many measure success by wealth alone, to many people this is important, but we all know there are many other factors on how to measure success and happiness. Personally I […]

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Developing Self Confidence

“You are special and unique. Live up to your own expectations, not the expectations of others.” Developing self confidence is a critical component to finding happiness within — personally, professionally, and financially. We live in a very changing and uncertain economic climate. Many people fear the unknown; many more are in denial and refuse to […]

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A New Beginning: New Year Resolutions for 2017

     A New Beginning: New Year Resolutions for 2017 “Happiness is that particular sensation you encounter when you’re just too busy to feel miserable.” – Jon Gonzales I do hope you all enjoyed a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Now that the holiday season is behind us, let’s plan and prepare for […]

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Compensation Guidelines

 “It is not how much you earn that matters,it’s what you do with what you earn.”  Jon Gonzales Compensation Guidelines As I travel throughout the United States and Canada meeting salon owners and managers, I am often asked about compensation. Suffice to say that if you are a salon owner, your view on this topic […]

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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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