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April 13, 2020
Financial support available to your beauty salon during the coronavirus pandemic

Since Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all salons and spas have to close to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, salon owners have been quite rightly concerned about their future.  Being unable to open your salon to customers or even visit your clients in their home means that salon owners are left without any […]

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April 9, 2020
Coronavirus Update

We are living in crazy times, our grandchildren will be learning about the coronavirus epidemic in school, but right now it feels like a scary science fiction movie come to life!   As a salon owner, it’s incredibly scary. Salons have been forced to close and nobody knows exactly when we can all re-open.’   […]

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April 8, 2020
See You On The Other Side: Preparing Your Salon For Bookings Post-Lockdown

When you’re staring at an empty appointment book, it can be difficult to imagine how on earth you can do anything productive for your business. The coronavirus lockdown has forced us all to pause, take a breath, and think about how we run our businesses.  It might feel all doom and gloom now, especially if […]

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April 5, 2020
Don’t panic: How salon owners can survive the coronavirus lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to rethink the way we live and work. Salon owners uniquely experienced this. What started with a few cancellations and uncertainty soon turned into a complete lockdown. You can't see clients at your salon, and you can’t even visit them at home. Salon owners are set to […]

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April 1, 2020
SMS Templates For The Coronavirus Outbreak

Keeping in touch with your clients while the country is on lockdown is not only good manners, it’s good business sense. The salons that go silent until they get the all-clear will struggle to catch up to the competition. It’s important to let your clients know how their appointments will be affected and when they […]

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April 1, 2020
3 Email Templates To Help Sell More Gift Vouchers

With salons across the country forced to close, it’s time to get creative with income streams. One way you can secure support from your loyal customers and help to drive a little more cash flow is through gift voucher sales. You get the money in your bank now, and your customer has something to look […]

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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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