With air quality in the Sacramento, California, area among the nation’s worst, it is the one environmental issue affecting every single resident in the region. That also means the solution depends on everyone doing his or her part to reduce air pollution.
Gary Federico, owner of the third-generation cosmetology school Federico Beauty Institute, took the clean air initiative to heart and has worked continuously to maximize energy efficiency at the school. Federico partnered with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District to install a photovoltaic carport system, a solar panel system that shades cars while collecting solar power. Lighting at the school has been changed to energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and occupancy sensors have been installed to eliminate energy waste. The heating and air conditioning system is also managed by a control system to ensure optimum efficiency.
Federico Beauty Institute’s use of solar power will reduce CO2 emissions by 165,643 pounds, or remove the equivalent of about 14 passenger cars from the roadways every year.
“The Sacramento community benefits when a business such as the Federico Beauty Institute sets an example by buying and promoting technology that produces clean energy and reduces energy usage,” said Michelle Seeberger of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
In 2008, Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails named the cosmetology school as one of six Business Clean Air Champions and honored it at the Clean Air Awards Luncheon. “Federico’s winning the award proves that the size of a business has nothing to do with its ability to take effective action toward cleaning our air,” said Kori Titus, spokeswoman for Breathe California of Sacramento-Emigrant Trails. “Gary Federico proves that small businesses can make a huge difference if enough owners act in unison to save our environment and spare our air.”
When it comes to a client building a long-term relationship with a salon, the level of service a guest receives can be more important than the precision of the haircut of the quality of the color. Customer service impacts the client's overall experience, and the salons and spas who deliver it during each and every visit boost their overall sales along with their client retention figures. Find out who made this year's Salon Today 200 list in Customer Service.
Pulp Riot, an innovative line of 16 creative demi-permanent colors, partners with Salon Centric on a distribution agreement that will help the new line reach stylists through stores and the distributor's sales team.
For the most successful service providers, education is a career-long process. The best salons develop systems to strengthen the skills and confidnece of their newest team members, whicle encouraging their seasoned staff to continually stretch by brining education into the salon or supporting those who venture out to seek new skills. Find out which salons received top honors in the Salon Today 200 by developing strong education programs.
These 2017 Salon Today 200 honorees understand that inventory control is a balanacing act. Run too low on product, and you miss valuable sales. Carry more than you need and you tie up cash that could be used in other areas of the salon. Find out who won honors for the inventory management.
While it's a service provider's job to take care of the client, it's a salon owner's job to take care of the team. Salons and spas that offer rewarding compensation and benefits packages and design transparent career paths retain valuable talent longer, which helps them grow the business faster.
When salons and spas participate in community charities or organize their own philanthropic activity, the often are acting from the heart. But the goodwill generated from these activities serves as a powerful marketing tool and can propel both personal and professional growth. Here are our 2017 Salon Today 200 honorees in the category of Philanthropy.
Meet the 2017 Salon Today 200 honorees in the field of Planned Profitability. By predicting and planning fo profit and keeping a vigilant watch over expenses, these owners are building sustainable salons and spas that stand strong without relying on their income as service providers.
Glittering chandeliers, marble stations, diamond-shaped mirrors and an overall feeling of opulence is what you will find when you walk into Zazu Salon’s 5th (new!) location in downtown Chicago. MODERN and SALON TODAY had the pleasure of doing a salon tour with them today. Flip through the gallery and see its elegance for yourself.
By embracing a revenue management system from the travel and hospitality industry, New York's Asandra Spa Lounge has grown to two locations and more than $5 million in sales. Discover how co-owners Gene and Paul Frisco use capacity planning to keep the appointment books full.
Salon Today blogger Jeff Grissler is back with a great column to spur conversation at your next staff meeting. He's amassed 10 bad habits that annoy clients, while offering suggestions on how to overcome each one.
In an effort to compete with the blowdry bars in his community and attract a new niche market, Adam Broderick teams up with Color Wow to develop his new AB Style Bar at his Southbury, Connecticut location.