Resolving staffing issues and increasing the revenue streams are two of the biggest problems in the salon industry. These issues change with each incoming generatio, and today many salons face a shortage of skilled and job‐ready employees.
But there is a solution for both that will help you take the next step toward success, and help you distinguish yourself from the broader industry. By partnering with a franchised beauty school system that focuses on the quality of education and the success of its graduates, you can develop and hand pick your staff from your own school.
Hire a loyal team with the skills you desire, develop a growth‐driven team with a culture all your own and create your own staffing solution while increasing revenue streams and growing your business portfolio. After all, Nelson Mandela said it best: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Salon Professional Education Company (SPEC) is the franchisor of a proprietary, for‐profit education concept focused on the beauty school industry. SPEC has an exclusive relationship with L’Oréal Professional Products Division. Salon owners looking for additional income streams and a source of highly qualified employees can benefit substantially through ownership of a SPEC beauty school. Their franchised schools offer a variety of programs, including cosmetology, barbering, nail technology, esthetics, and massage therapy.
SPEC graduates are placed in leading salons and spas across the United States. Executed properly, their schools are in a sustainably unique competitive position, with opportunity to grow. Not only can owners produce income through tuition fees, but also through salon/spa services and retail sales. Existing beauty schools wanting to take their schools to the top can benefit through converting their school to a SPEC academy in many ways. SPEC's franchise team and its many school owners across the country are an invaluable resource. Leading students down the right path, using techniques to truly bring out the inner talent of every student. Giving them a comfortable space to learn and express themselves through their hard work and dedication.
SPEC also offers support for curriculum, educator training, management training, regulatory, marketing, financial aid, admissions, recruiting, and so much more. Opening a cosmetology school on your own or with a partner, requires a significant investment of time and capital – but it is the type of strategic opportunity that future‐thinking salon leaders must explore.
Entrepreneurs of all ages, with no beauty experience, find SPEC's system very user‐ friendly. From site selection through opening day, they will be by your side helping and supporting you as you start this new journey. You will be in business for yourself but not by yourself.
Take a look at Millennial and Generation Z students who are enrolled in or about to enroll in beauty school. This new crop of future salon professionals is fearless and bold; they are ready to seize opportunities and run with them. In helping them channel their brashness and fearless energy, you will impart the importance of guest care, some of the wisdom you have gained from your years in the industry, and a bit of caution they can use to guide their decision making as they start their career.
If you would like to explore more of what this can look like in your world contact us at www.specfranchise.com
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