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October 25, 2021
What is a beauty bar salon?

A beauty bar salon is the newest way to get your hair styling, nails done, and makeup application – all in one place. Not too long ago, salons were focussing on just one service. Blow bars are an excellent example of this. Now, salon owners are going in the opposite direction and offering all services […]

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October 15, 2021
How to transition clients to a new salon

When you’ve been working in the same place for so long, change can be daunting. But every stylist knows when it is time to make a move and start their own venture. If you’re thinking about moving to a new salon – or starting your own salon – you should always think about how you […]

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September 22, 2021
How to wash salon towels

Keeping those salon towels fresh and fluffy for your clients should always be a top priority. If you’ve noticed your towels have been feeling a little rough lately, follow these steps to revive them.  You don’t have to pay for a professional service. If you have space for a washer and dryer in your salon, […]

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September 21, 2021
Are salon employees entitled to paid leave for bank holidays?

Most salon employees assume that they have the right to take bank holidays off work. As long as they request the time off well in advance, there’s no reason an employer can turn them down – right? Every time a bank holiday comes around, most of us start thinking about short weekend breaks, BBQs, or […]

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September 15, 2021
How to deal with a complaint about your salon

There’s nothing worse than a bad review for a salon owner. You pour your heart and soul into creating the ideal business, and then someone comes along and decimates all of your hard work without a second thought. Bad reviews are sadly all too common in the salon industry. Customers who feel they have been […]

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September 6, 2021
How to Find and Recruit Staff that is Perfect for Your Salon?

Salon owners know that you can't have a successful salon without the right staff. Salon owners need to find qualified staff who are going to be a good fit for their environment and clientele. If you're a salon owner, hiring salon staff should be one of your top priorities. Your staff are the face of […]

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August 21, 2021
How do you handle consistently late staff members?

Lateness is something that no employer will tolerate, but it can be particularly damaging in the salon business. When your reputation rests on the punctuality of your staff, it can be very troubling to deal with persistently late team members.  Being late once or twice is to be expected, sometimes it is just unavoidable. But […]

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August 11, 2021
What’s the best strategy for negotiating rent for your salon?

Finding the right premises for your salon business is one of the most important steps in launching your business. When you start looking at locations for your business you will soon learn that there is a lot of room to negotiate. In this article, we’ll look at some of the best ways to negotiate rent […]

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