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.
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.
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.
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.
Seattle's Gene Juarez Salons and Spas partners with Ouidad, bringing a new level of curly hair cutting expertise to the styling team. At the same time, the salon company's marketing team leverages window signage, email newsletters, shelf talkers, brochures, and social media to communicate the new expertise to guests.
With an ipad located in the retail area, clients and salon staff members can connect with a Skin Authority expert via Skype or Facetime for an at-the-moment consultation at any time. Skin Authority recently partnered with Salon Services to get the system into salons, helping them with skin-care education and retailing.
Earlier this week, MODERN SALON MEDIA hosted the first HAIR+ Summit in Atlanta, offering stylists and salon owners the opportunity to dive deep into the causes of thinning hair and hair loss, while exploring the many solutions available for their clients who suffer from hair loss issues. Find out what happened each day at the event and learn who was there by browsing through our pictures.
When salons encourage their stylists to make health and fitness a priority, the team is better able to take care of the salon's clients. Healthy Hairdresser Editor Rosanne Ullman compiled this Healthy Workplace Checklist to help owners with specific action items they can implement to begin developing a culture of wellness.
In a beautiful new video for Shortcuts, Salon Today 200 Honorees Jessica Hoach and Martin Truong explain how they balance the running of Eikonic House of Barbers in Toronto, with parenthood and their passion for gardening.