Krista Harvey, owner of Studio7 Salon and Spa in Ames, Iowa, describes how converting her salon to team-based pay helped her pull the business out of debt and build a strong and productive culture.
Being a salon owner means managing the education of stylists, retention of staff, progress of profits and more. Inevitably, there are land mines in all of these areas and the path to success is not always clear. We've explored the Aveda Means Business blog and found stories of several salon owners who think outside the box to find solutions to common small-business struggles. Read about the areas where their businesses struggled and what they did to implement systems that work.
With a few hundred employees across three states, Robert Cromeans has gotten so good at reading individual staff member's performance data, he says he can predict how well they are doing in their personal lives, as well as at work.
Laura Ortmann and the management team at Ginger Bay Salons and Spas learn they can accomplish big goals more easily after they developed The Commitment List and started assigning goals and accountability to specific team members.
Here are five areas that are smart focuses for development in 2017.
Business is always changing and salon owners need to know the next best practices if they don’t want to be left in the dust. Aveda Means Business has been sharing articles on the ways business is shifting between you and your staff, as well as you and your clients. These are the discussions to be involved in to stay ahead of the curve.
Salon ownership is about innovation; implementing new methods that will grow business and client satisfaction is key. At SALON TODAY, we're always on the lookout for accounts from salon owners on ways that they have made their business more efficient and profitable. Here are a collection of success stories gathered by Aveda Means Business which outline paths to gaining referrals, growing retail sales, implementing online booking and hiring smart.
Examining frequency rates of spa guests leads Gene Juarez CEO Scott Missad and his management team to design a membership program that significantly boosts the operation's spa service sales.
Salon Muse and Blow Dry Lounge in Louisville, Kentucky was getting close to closing its doors when owner Angela Nunn sought help from Summit Salon Business Center. Together they steadied the salon's cash flow, calmed its turnover, boosted sales by 90 percent, paid off the loan and gained a loyal staff. See how.
Whether you’re outfitting a whole new beauty operation or have decided your salon and spa needs a little rejuvenation, design can be fun but also frustrating. To lend a hand, top furniture manufacturers share their latest products and top salon and spa designers offer their best shopping tips.
Sometimes life gets so hectic we forget how important it is to take a break. A recent stay at a boutique hotel reminds Editor Stacey Soble to slow down and enjoy the journey--and she finds the escapist quality in many of this year's SALONS OF THE YEAR.
Although recent rains have alleviated immediate concern over drought, environmentalists warn that water shortages are a new reality. How does that impact a water-reliant industry like beauty? Learn what you can do to help.