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Salon Management

Tips for Opening and Running a Salon

“Many stylists are very talented and very busy, but that does not automatically make them proficient in running a business like a salon,” explains Sam Villa, founding partner of Sam Villa and Redken Education Artistic Director. Whether a stylist is considering opening up their first salon or a seasoned owner is debating whether or not to expand, Villa offers tips.

1. Do your homework first!  Use free resources on the web and read everything you can about opening a business.  Turn to successful salon owners you admire for guidance on what worked and didn’t work well for them.

Salon Management

How to Open and Run Your Own Salon: 7 Tips

There are a lot of factors at play when considering if you want to open and run your own salon; being the most talented stylist on your team doesn't necessarily equate to business savvy, according to Sam Villa, founding partner of Sam Villa and Redken education artistic director.

"Many stylists are very talented and very busy, but that does not automatically make them proficient in running a business like a salon," Villa says.

Industry News

Crystal Focus Merges Into Summit Salon Business Center

As of November 1, Crystal Focus Salon Coaching, the coaching company launched by Kristi Valenzuela which helps salon owners discover their profit potential by implementing systems to enhance customer service and increase sales through the front desk, will merge into Summit Salon Business Center (SSBC). The company will now be known as the Summit Salon Front Desk Division of SSBC.

Salon and Spa Services

5 Ways to Fairly Determine Pricing for Lowlighting and Highlighting Services

A constant struggle for salon professionals is how to effectively and fairly price services for clients so they feel they are getting a premium service at a reasonable price. Included here are parameters to help set a price on lowlighting, highlighting and *contour color services from some of the Pravana's blonding stylists and hair colorists:

Salon and Spa Services

Growing a New Service Category with Evolve

A long-time friend and client struggling with hair-loss was the impetus for Bruce Fisher, owner of Fisher Experience Salon & Day Spa in Braintree, Massachusetts, to begin researching restoration systems. “At 8-years-old, ‘Mary’ had psoriasis, so a family member put coal tar shampoo on her head and left it on so long that it hardened. She went to a doctor who ripped it off her head, pulling the scalp and hair right off. For 40 years, she wore her hair in a ponytail to cover the hair loss that resulted.”

Salon and Spa Services

Tips for Retailing Skincare for the Holidays

While joyous, the holidays can at times be stressful, making the pampering skincare treatments salons and spas provide especially important. However, the seasonal onslaught of gift shopping and festive gatherings finds clients limited in both time and budget.

So, how do skincare professionals and salon owners ensure a holiday bottom line that is merry and bright?According to Control Corrective Skincare Systems Founder and President Ellen, holiday sales should be viewed not as a challenge, but as an opportunity.

Show Off Your Salon

And the Salon Makeover Goes to ...#Winning

Back in January, I was home 9 months pregnant with my feet up on the couch perusing through my emails.. junk junk junk, delete delete delete, for whatever reason I stopped on this one. It came from Modern Salon Magazine, a publication of theirs, Salon Today Magazine, was hosting a competition. A chance to win a Total Salon makeover. Hmm, “wouldn’t it be amazing if we won”, I thought to myself, as I read the prize package of over $30,000 worth of education, products, and salon furnishing (furnished by Keratin Complex, Takara Belmont, and STX Salon Software).

Salon Business News

SpaFinder Wellness 365 Partners with Wellness for Cancer

Spafinder Wellness 365, the world’s largest network of spas and wellness locations, and Wellness for Cancer, the first organization to establish standardized, objective, cancer-focused training and business criteria for the wellness industry, have announced a partnership that will serve as a bridge for the millions who have experienced or are living with cancer, and the wellness providers who seek to serve them, but may have lacked the

Salon Business News

Salon Design Companies Novvo and Etopa Merge

Novvo, of Toronto, ON, Canada and Etopa based in Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A have officially merged after years of collaboration and teamwork. Known from this point on as Novvo Etopa, the company will be based out of both Canada and the United States, allowing for elevated support of all North American customers.

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