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Keep your salon cutting edge with online education

Web Editor | July 10, 2011 | 3:16 PM

TO KEEP YOUR SALON GROWING and your staff creatively inspired, advanced education is a must. But bringing in outside educators or sending staff members away for education can be a drain on time and budget.

Not only are online courses entertaining and visually appealing, they allow you to customize opportunities for each of your staff members and allow them to complete the course at a time and place that is convenient for them. In addition, a handful of states now allow online courses to satisfy mandated continuing education hours. Look into these online opportunities:

MiladyU: Online Professional Development Courses
These state-of-the-art courses are highly interactive, providing animated guides and video clips to reinforce the content being covered. Classes are offered in communication, business and technical skills.

As a salon owner, you can:
  • Track your employee’s progress via administrative reports.
  • View an individual employee’s report or view all employee reports.
  • Receive discounts when you purchase access codes in packs of 10.
  • Encourage your technicians to print and display their certificate of completion and earn continuing education units (where applicable).

Courses typically can be completed in 60-90 minutes, are accessible for 30 days and cost $29.95. Some of the available classes include: Client Relations; Personal Tools for Success; Job Preparation; How to Work Smart and Make More Money; Getting Retail Results; Salon Profitability; How to Hire the Staff that’s Right for You; Infection Control; and Brazilian and Bikini Waxing. For more information, visit milady.cengage.com/professionaldevelopment/onlinecourses.html.

MODERN SALON Learning
Cutting-edge, online courses for professional stylists and salon owners in an easy-to-use format at an affordable price. Courses are available in basic, intermediate and advanced levels, and include streaming video and audio instruction, step-by-step photos and downloadable worksheets. For more information, visit modernsalonlearning.com.


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