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March 18, 2020
7 Great Ideas for Mother’s Day Salon Promotions

Mother’s Day is big business around the world. Although celebrated at different times in the UK and USA, it always falls on a Sunday. This means that it’s the perfect time of the week to book beauty treatments as a pampering treat. People who want to think outside of the usual flowers and a card […]

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February 18, 2020
The secret to increased sales - Knowing your client

When you want to increase sales in your salon, you have a few choices. You can either bring in more new customers, or you can make more money from your existing customers. You might think that attracting new customers to your salon would be more difficult, but it’s the second option that can prove more […]

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February 1, 2020
How to grow your salon with social media

If you’re running your own salon, you’ll know just how hard you have to work to keep filling up your appointment book. It’s a never-ending struggle, but social media can help you to generate new interest. Social media allows you to connect with current and new customers, while also spreading awareness of your business. If […]

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December 8, 2019
15 Ways To Grow Your Salon Business

Successful salon owners are always looking for new ways to grow their business. Once you have an established client base and an incredible team on your side, you can then look at ways to grow your business and expand your offering. Using high quality salon software like Salon Iris is a great place to start. […]

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December 1, 2019
Brexit and what you need to know as a salon owner

The beauty industry is currently facing a serious skills shortage. With fewer therapists training, many salon owners rely on European workers to fill the gaps in their workforce. Growing uncertainty over Brexit has prompted the National Hairdressers’ Federation (NHF) and the National Beauty Federation (NBF) to write to secretary of state for business, energy and […]

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November 14, 2019
Costs Of Opening A Salon That Will Thrive in 2020

Opening a salon for the first time can be one of the most exciting adventures of your life. You will have full control over the direction you take and how you run your business. But with this opportunity comes a huge amount of responsibility. Running a salon is hard work. While you might get into […]

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October 24, 2019
Salon Reception: Body Language Speaks Louder Than Words

The salon industry is a competitive space. While customers might feel loyal to a particular stylist, if they find that they don’t get the customer service they deserve, they’ll have no problems going elsewhere. Your customer’s perception of your salon often starts at the front door. As soon as they step in from the street, […]

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October 16, 2019
Tips For The First-Time Salon Manager For 2020

If you’re ready to step up and take the helm of your own salon, there are a few things you need to know first. Running a salon rarely plays out as you might expect. If you want to make your first few months a success and get everything in order as fast as possible, these […]

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October 4, 2019
8 Tips To Increase Profits In Your Salon Or Spa This Winter

Running a spa or salon presents an interesting challenge. While you might have times of the year when you are run off your feet, other times you might struggle to get people through the doors. January is typically a tough time for everyone, so it’s important to head into the new year with a healthy […]

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July 28, 2019
Hair and Beauty Salon Email Marketing Tips

If you’re looking for ways to drum up more business for your salon, the solution could be sitting right under your nose. A lot of salon owners have an entire treasure trove of email lists at their disposal, but so many don’t bother to use them for anything other than vital announcements.  When it comes […]

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July 14, 2019
How To Increase Salon Bookings In 5 Easy Steps

Getting a steady flow of salon bookings is not something that happens by accident. If you want to increase business, you need to be willing to get creative and put in the work. With social media, you can reach your fans like never before. But with Facebook organic reach at an all-time low, it can […]

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July 2, 2019
6 Salon Tanning Marketing Ideas

When you’re running a tanning salon, there are times when you will be busy and times when you will be chasing customers. In the summer months, you might struggle to convince people to pay for something that is available for free outside. That said, if people are heading on holiday and want to get a […]

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June 28, 2019
What makes your salon unique?

It’s a crazy competitive world out there! Standing out in a sea of other salons can be really difficult. No one wants to run a boring, run of the mill salon. We want to stand out! We want to be memorable! And we want to have a lasting impact on our favourite people – the […]

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May 1, 2019
Prepare Your Salon for “Making Tax Digital”

The UK government is getting ready to make changes to the way businesses track and pay VAT. From April 2019, every UK business with a turnover of over £85,000 per year will have to start keeping their VAT records in digital form. Most salons will fall into this earning bracket, so it’s important that you […]

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