Salon Management

How to Motivate Your Employees with Goals

How are you motivating your staff to increase their service ticket and total sales? What drives them to up-sell, promote add-ons, or sell product? Your answer to these questions should be goals. Goals help maintain a forward-focus on growth. Without goals, what are you working towards, and how is it measured? Creating goals is essential to increasing your bottom line and maintaining business growth.

Salon Management

Performance Tracking Helps Boost Your Business

Salon software is so much more than a glorified appointments book. Scratch beneath the surface, and you’ll see that the real value of any salon technology system lies in the data – and the ability to drill down into your numbers and gain valuable insights into your business.  

Salon Management

15 Tips to Help Stressed Out Professionals Better Manage Their Time

Ask any working professional what they could use more of, and you'll probably keep getting the same answer. Time. In the frantic pace of the digital age, time is something everyone seems to be short on now. (It's almost laughable that we once thought technology would help create more leisure time!) But according to author, speaker, and time management expert Jackie Gaines, if workers could figure out how to make the most of their waking moments, they could be far more productive and happy regardless of their time constraints.

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5 Tips for Handling Bad Salon Reviews

Criticism for any business can be difficult to navigate. Social media and review sites provide countless opportunities for customers to voice their frustrations. Missteps in how you handle these complaints can have a tremendous ripple effect.  On the flip side, a salon or spa customer who feels heard and acknowledged can be converted into a raving fan. It’s all the in the approach. Follow these tips to mend customer relationships, repair the damage and start on the road to recovery.

Salon Management

Glamiris of Butterfly Circus Offers Instagram Tips

Butterfly Circus artist educators share their favorite social media tips and successes.

Iris Smith
LUX Salon in
Stockton, CA

Where to find her: @Glamiris on Instagram

Followers: 145K

Known for: “Creating versatile work and major color transformations, including color corrective and balayage classes.”

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Instagram Tips from LaLa's Updos

Laura Kaszoni
On location stylist in Sacramento, CA

Where to find her: @lalasupdos on Instagram, Lala’s Updos on Facebook

Followers: 276K Instagram

Specialty: “Bridal, upstyling and education.”

Known for: “Braids, updos and tutorials.”

On joining the circus: “It’s great exposure and gives you the opportunity to work alongside amazing artists in the industry.”

Frequency: “At least once a day.”

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Jay Wesley Olson of Butterfly Circus Offers Instagram Tips

Jay Wesley Olson
The Bespoke Salon of Scottsdale, Arizona

Where to find him: @jaywesleyolson on Instagram

Followers: 93K

Specialty: Balayage techniques and progressive color

On joining the circus: “It’s an amazing platform and it’s very progressive for industry education. It’s opened up so many doors and has let me connect with hairdressers I otherwise wouldn’t have. It’s such a progressive environment that captures what hairdressers want right now.”

Salon Management

Ash Fortis of Butterfly Circus Offers Instagram Tips

Ash Fortis
Xo Hair Studio in
Virginia Beach, VA

Where to find her: @XoStylistXo on Instagram

Followers: 129K

Specialty: “Custom tailoring hair—I love being able to give clients one-of-a-kind hair.”

Known for: “Creative Color, Hologram Hair, Hair Feathers and Hair Marbling.”

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