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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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March 22, 2019
Spring & Summer Salon Promotional Ideas To Boost Online Bookings

Online booking opens up a world of possibilities for running online promotions. If you aren’t already running online bookings – why not? Online booking systems can help you to boost profits and keep your clients happy like never before. Consider the following: Online booking is available 24/7 Clients can see treatment information and descriptions when […]

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March 1, 2019
Opening A Salon? The Costs of a Salon that will Thrive

So you’re thinking about opening your own salon? Maybe you’ve been a mobile stylist for a while and have built a strong following? Or you’ve been renting a chair in another salon and want to have a go at running the show. Opening your own salon won’t be cheap, but it can be hugely rewarding. […]

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February 27, 2019
7 Salon Interview Techniques To Ensure You Hire The Best

Hiring new people is scary! And not to mention super complicated. Trying to weed out the genuine people from those who will say anything to get the job is no easy task – but it can be done. Read on to find out how to conduct interviews for maximum success and minimum wasted time. Start […]

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February 24, 2019
9 Things First Time Salon Managers Need To Know

Welcome to the exciting world of salon management! Salons can be fast-paced and exciting places to work. If you enjoy working with lots of different people and dealing with customers, suppliers, and the general public, it could be the ideal route for you. The best way to learn salon management is by doing the job. […]

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February 22, 2019
Is It Time To Hire An Assistant Salon Manager?

When it comes to hiring new salon staff, finding the right people is essential. Your salon culture and reputation rest on the people running the show. And when it comes to hiring your first assistant salon manager, the stakes are even higher. You will be trusting this person to keep things running smoothly while you’re […]

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