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Navigating the Year Ahead: The Journey to Salon Growth

As we stand on the threshold of a new year, I’m excited to share a practice that has been instrumental in shaping my professional journey: self-reflection. In this blog post, I’ll take you through some of my favorite self-reflection questions and how leveraging both qualitative and quantitative data has guided transformative decisions for the exciting […]

Strategic Staffing: The Key to Sustainable Salon Growth

In the ever-evolving beauty and wellness industry, the success of a salon business hinges not only on its ability to stay current with trends but also on the strategic management of its most valuable asset: its staff. The notion of constant hiring might seem smart at first, but it’s counterintuitive. Instead salons should consider adopting […]

Transforming Recruitment: Treating it as a Marketing Function for Your Salon’s Success

In the fast-paced world we live in, recruiting for your salon demands a strategic approach, viewing it as a marketing function aimed at selling a compelling idea – that your salon is the ultimate destination for skilled stylists. Traditional methods of posting job openings and hoping for applicants are no longer effective in today’s bustling […]

Tech-Powered Solutions: How Salons Can Retain Staff by Prioritizing Work-Life Balance

In the fast-paced world of the salon industry, employee retention can be a significant challenge. Salon professionals often struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance, which can lead to burnout and high turnover rates. However, forward-thinking salon owners are turning to technology to create a more employee-centric environment, ultimately boosting staff satisfaction and loyalty. In […]

Leadership Can’t Take Last Place

Many salons get their start when a stylist decides that they want to open a salon. The beautiful part of this is that you have a business owner who understands the needs of their team because they are also a hairdresser. The hard part about this is that when the hairdresser turned salon owner tries […]

What Does Flexibility Really Mean to Stylists Today?

The desire for flexibility was perhaps the first big obstacle that salons owners had to contend with when they reopened their doors after the 2020 closures. Not only was it mandated due to government restrictions but the entire beauty workforce seemed to return to work with a desire to work just a little less. Here […]

Growth

If you start to go down the rabbit hole of thoughts around what you think your team wants from you as a salon owner you’ll find yourself feeling pretty overwhelmed quickly. Our teams want all kinds of things from us that on a good day might make us laugh a bit and on a tough […]

Solve Your Brand Awareness Problem And Start Hiring

The pains of building a team in the professional beauty industry are not new, they are just different today. The top two challenges I hear from salon owners are The exciting thing about these two problems is that they have the same solution. That means that you can put your energy towards one thing and […]

Creating an Unforgettable Onboarding Experience

Salons are experts at creating amazing guest experiences. I imagine that inside your salon, the leadership team is regularly assessing how well they are doing at retaining new and existing clients. If you are anything like me you pay a ton of attention to different experiences you have as a consumer that really “wow” you […]

Writing Effective Job Posts

Learning to write a great job post may require some changes to the traditional help wanted ad. What does it take?