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February 2, 2024
The Importance of Patch Testing

If you offer any kind of colour service in your salon, you need to have a patch testing policy in place. Patch testing is an essential part of running a salon that will help to save you from any liability in the event your customer has an allergic reaction. By patch testing every customer regularly, […]

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January 29, 2024
How to Get Nail Salon Fully Booked within a Week of Opening: Expert Steps

It’s common for businesses to be quiet in the initial period after opening, but leaving things to chance and assuming that business will pick up is a risky game. Instead, you should be doing everything you can to get booked up in those first few weeks so you can spread the word as much as […]

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January 25, 2024
Salon Window Display Ideas 2023

Your window displays are often the first thing people see when passing your salon. Not only does it help existing customers to find you, but it also helps potential customers to make a decision about whether they want to take a chance on an unknown salon. The key to window displays is to keep them […]

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January 22, 2024
New Year Salon Marketing Ideas for January & February

Steer clear of the “New Year, New You” messaging this January and February and create a marketing campaign that stands out from the competition. The start of the year is typically a difficult time for salons, so you can expect most companies will have some variation of a New Year, New You campaign. If you […]

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November 30, 2023
Salon Training: How to Train Beauty Employees Correctly

Training your salon employees can be hugely rewarding, or it can be hugely draining. It all depends on how you set up your training programme, how you set expectations and how you define success.  When your training programme is implemented correctly, everyone knows what is expected of them and what steps are needed to progress […]

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November 20, 2023
How to Write a Profit-Making Salon Business Plan

A business plan is essential for any business. For many salon owners, the assumption is that creativity and passion will be enough to help drive a profit. But sadly, this is rarely the case. In order to build a successful business, you need a plan. A business plan is universally accepted as a basic requirement […]

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October 6, 2023
How to Set Up a Successful Tanning Salon

The UK is known for cloudy skies and disappointing summers, so it’s no surprise that tanning salons are enduringly popular. The self-tan market was valued at £60 million in 2014, but it is thought to be worth around £1 billion today. There are between 3,000 and 5,000 tanning salons in the UK alone, so the […]

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October 1, 2023
Essential Guide: Starting a Barbershop Business in the United Kingdom

The barbershop industry in the United Kingdom is experiencing a remarkable renaissance. Steeped in tradition yet attuned to modern tastes, British barbershops have become hubs of style, grooming, and community. In cities and towns across the UK, these establishments have evolved from mere haircut destinations into thriving social spaces, where gentlemen and, increasingly, ladies, congregate […]

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