Salon Business News

Manufacturer Sales for Salon and Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Category Grew by 4.7% in 2015

Manufacturer sales for the professional salon industry’s appliances category grew 4.7% in 2015, according to the new 2015 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances & Shears Study from Professional Consultants & Resources, a leading strategic consulting, market intelligence and data research company for the U.S.

Salon Business News

Premiere's By Invitation Only Event Focused on Success

At Premiere Orlando’s 2016 By Invitation Only event, which was for the owners of leading salons the day before the beauty show debuted at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, five Salon Today 200 honorees offered an inside look at their businesses, while the audience also got a virtual tour into the 20 2016 Salons of the Year.

The afternoon kicked off with the popular Secrets of the Salon Today 200 panel, where five owners each shared a business practice where they feel they’ve developed an edge.

Salon Management

SALON TODAY RECOMMENDS: 5 Articles on Amping Up Growth this Summer

 Instead of allowing your salon to slip into the summer slump, execute these strategies to encourage stylists, bring in clients and grow your profits. Here we've highlighted five Aveda Means Business articles that describe methods salon owners have employed to improve culture and inspire growth. Scroll through for best practices and tips on building a mission statement, offering new services, networking with other salon owners and more. 

Salon Management

The Latest in Salon Software Technology from the Premiere Orlando Show

From client-based apps to amped-up marketing features and upgraded online appointment programs, today’s salon and spa software manufacturers are helping beauty business run smoother, while improving the experience for their clients. At the Premiere Orlando Beauty Event, which was held at the Orlando Convention Center June 5-6,  Salon Today Editor Stacey Soble visited each salon/spa software exhibitor, inviting representatives to spotlight one feature they were highlighting with this year’s showgoers:

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The Effective Communicator Checklist: Are You Doing it Right?

Effective communication is likely the most valuable skill a salon owner or manager can possess. Being able to convey a message in theory is easily achieved, however this can be one of the most difficult life skills to master. With clients to serve and a staff to motivate, knowing how to clearly express ideas is closely tied to the success, or lack thereof, of the business.

Excelling as a communicator requires that you learn to listen, understand, encourage, and influence. Here are several essential techniques suggested for improving your communication skills in the salon:

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