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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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Conquering Your Breaking Point

Salon Owners: Learn How to Avoid Reaching Your Breaking Point “Face your challenges head on with self confidence!” – Jon Gonzales Does this sometimes sound familiar? You’re booked solid and eager for a busy day,when a staff member calls in sick at the last minute on a busy Saturday. You just received your profit and […]

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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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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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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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Keeping Customers Part 1:

Keeping Customers in today’s competitive and changing business environment is challenging to say the least. Salon owners can no longer afford a trial-and-error approach to client retention. 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 […]

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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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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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How to Find and Keep Top Talent

“Time spent hiring peak performers will be a great investment and time well spent.” – Jon Gonzales Finding and keeping top talent is a key component to building and keeping your championship team. As I travel throughout the United States and Canada presenting my business seminars to salon owners and managers, one of the top […]

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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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When a Good Worker Goes Bad

“I personally do not believe some hairdressers perform poorly on purpose; they just did not receive proper guidance and education.” – Jon Gonzales “He seemed like the right choice when I hired him. Now he refuses to be part of my team or follow our salon’s employee handbook and contribute to my salon’s  team culture. […]

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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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Providing Staff Incentives

 “A pat on the back accomplishes much more than criticism.” Jon Gonzales Incentives for Improving Staff Performance and Productivity There are many ways to improving staff performance and productivity. Strong management, a strong employee training program,  a very busy salon, strong leadership and mentoring, a positive and professional salon environment, a shared team vision, continuing education, […]

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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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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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