When Neill-TSP launched its new website a few months ago, the result a far cry from the typical corporate website. Instead of mission statements and product photos, neilltsp.com features ideas, inspiration, tips and tools for stylists and owners—packaged in an innovative design.
"Our mission was to create an environment where people can meet their full potential,” says Tom Petrillo, Neill-TSP principal. “This website is a vehicle that illustrates how Aveda salons openly share how to accomplish this,” he adds.
Have you ever assessed what goes into your trash? Have you counted the number of bags that hit the dumpster every night after the salon closes? Maybe it’s time you should.
When a Toronto salon owner told entrepreneur Shane Price how much trash the salon generated every day, Price was astounded. Not only is it bad for the environment, in Canada, you pay a fee for every bag of trash you need picked up.
In her early 20s, Amanda Hair was managing a Bebe clothing story, when a stylist from the nearby Bob Steele Salon ducked in for some items to use in a photoshoot. Admiring Hair’s look, the stylist asked if she’d ever consider modeling for the salon. Thinking it would be fun, Hair agreed, later modeling for a future shoot and meeting Steele and his team. Attracted to the salon’s energy, Hair became a client as well as a model.
When Denise and Ron Provenzano launched their first Zano Salons location in Naperville, Illinois, in 1985, their sons were young. “Like most new salon owners, our topic of conversation was always about Zanos whether we were around the dinner table or in the car,” Denise Provenzano says.
Aware Products, a leading developer and manufacturer of hair care, bath and body and skin care products, announces the reorganization of its Personalized Branding division, with a focus on innovation, education and support.
We lost three stylists in our Santa Monica salon recently.
End of day Saturday, they packed a bag and walked out. One took the time to speak to the manager on duty while simultaneously hitting send on an email pre-written to me and my husband/partner. The other stuffed her bag while telling people she was simply cleaning out her locker. The other has not even acknowledged her departure or the seven years she spent with us.
Where did they go? A salon suite that recently opened a quarter of a mile away.
Through the Salon Resource Group, Peter Mahoney owns 23 salons under five different brand names throughout Canada. Within that salon group, he’s groomed about 20 different employee-owners who each have a stake in the future success of the business. As the president of the Summit Salon Business Center LLC, and the author of the educational CD “Empower Your Profit,” he shows other salon owners how to do the same on a daily basis.
As a teenager, I cut my journalistic teeth working at my parent’s small- town, community newspaper. While the last career I wanted to pursue at the time was journalism, it was good pay for a summer job and my bosses were fairly flexible with my hours. I quickly learned though, that being the bosses’ daughter wasn’t always a perk. When the other women in the office had caught up on writing their stories about local weddings, City Hall meetings and social events, they’d start up on a juicy, slow-afternoon gossip session.
To grow a successful business it is necessary to have a strong foundation. The consultation is the foundation for Eryn Harrison, owner of Calm, A Salon in Oakland, California, and a stylist for 18 years. Her entire staff is trained on what calls she calls, “The Art of the Consultation” giving them the skills and confidence to build and service their clientele and be part of the growth and success of the salon.
Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a spa management, leadership or entrepreneurship-related career. The scholarship is made possible with the help of the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation and a wealth of donations.
“This award, now in its ninth year, has fostered the growth of future leaders,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “ISPA trusts this scholarship will continue to encourage and inspire those joining the spa profession.”