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Salon Management

18|8 Salon Group Launches Clever King of the 'Stash Campaign

Men’s salon group 18|8 is giving its full backing to this year’s Movember campaign, recruiting team members across its group of 30 salons to pay more than lip service to the month of fundraising for men’s health.

To kick off the campaign, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons is running a Shave the Date event across the group, giving all its Movember fundraising clients a clean shave on November 1 and donating all money raised from shaving services that day to the Movember Foundation.

Salon and Spa Services

Spas Prove Sugar Can Be Healthy

As Halloween comes and goes and the 2014 holiday season kicks in, members of the International Spa Association (ISPA) remind spa-goers there is a silver lining to their suguar cravings. Many spas and product companies use sugar as a scrub aid to help relieve stress. “Sugar has many health benefits in spa treatments. It can be used to exfoliate, increase circulation, improve skin tone, moisturize and restore balance to the skin,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees.

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.

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