By Stacey Soble | Updated: 02/10/2011 10:22:26 AM
As the Blizzaster of 2011 swept through the country, it left salon closings, client cancellations, staff absenteeism and even broken water pipes in its wake. While salon and spa sales are typically sluggish in January and February anyway, this wintery hiccup is causing a ripple of panic as owners study their monthly sales projections. But we've found many owners won't take it while sitting buried in the snow, and they're actively communicating with clients and extending hours and days to keep guests on schedule, developing special winter promotions and even helping guests dig out their cars. Follow this running blog, as owners share their stories, and owners and salon coaches offer suggestions for recouping lost sales.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 01/09/2011 9:07:18 AM
The most challenging aspects of putting together each SALON TODAY 200 issue is the careful selection of cover ‘models’ and the design of the composite cover. Essentially, it’s a big jigsaw puzzle, since we’re taking a number of submitted portraits that were never intended to work together and trying to create one seamless image.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 12/03/2010 11:37:44 AM
I squeezed in a little holiday shopping one day this week and it didn’t take me long to pick up on a little trend I’ve nicknamed impulse charity. Most likely you know what I’m talking about—it’s that sneaky little add-on during the financial transaction at the cash register.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 11/22/2010 12:27:04 PM
In the ongoing blog series, "Owners Forum," Karie Bennett, owner of Atelier Salon and Spa and Atelier Studio in San Jose, California, helps a future salon owner decide on the perfect location for her new venture: