Kelly Ehlers is a recognized leader and expert in social and mobile media for the salon and beauty industry. Her firm, Evoke Brand Strategies, specializes in providing innovative digital solutions for salons, stylists and brands looking to connect with their customers in today’s technology-driven society. By combining traditional PR and relationship building with today’s social platforms, Ehlers bring a fresh perspective to the industry. Having literally grown up in the beauty industry (her mother was a successful salon owner for 40 years), Ehlers’ unique perspective combines years of PR, marketing and social media knowledge with real-world salon experience. In February 2012, Ehlers launched her newest venture, StyleSync, teaching small businesses, salon owners, stylists and students how to easily utilize social media to grow their businesses and personal brands.
Last up on our Social Media Sizing Guide, Pinterest. Your salon is every guest’s go-to guide for beauty. Pinterest should be an extension of the assistance and inspiration you give to every guest. A place to showcase guest transformations, depict visions of upcoming hair trends, and how-to articles for all the latest styles. As a professional it’s important that your brand and your image portrays your exceptional level of service and skill. Optimizing your visual portfolio will help you portray that professionalism and make your pins stand out.
No matter the platform, your photo quality is important. It’s the only way your audience can “see” you through a computer screen, so choosing the right photo in the right quality is the best visual impression you can give them!
In today’s socially connected society, you not only have the ability, but the need to manage your reputation both online and in real life. This applies to you if you’re an independent contractor, salon owner, stylist, platform artists – even a beauty school student.
I was recently interviewed by Stacey Soble from Salon Today, for their July/August 2013 issue, which focused on ‘going mobile’ – admittedly one of my fave topics! If you missed the article, here is a quick recap of my contributions on how mobile sites are essential for businesses in today’s fast paced digital world.
In today’s socially-connected society, it is still somewhat of a surprise to me that not all salons are utilizing social media to outreach and connect with their clients. If that’s you, it’s OK! After all, you know the saying ‘better late than never,’ right? The same applies to social media, however starting from ‘social’ scratch on Facebook can be intimidating.
In honor of the season social media expert, Kelly Ehlers, has been giving away ideas to implement on your salon’s social networks. In this final installment learn how to use Foursquare to give back to your community.
In honor of the season social media expert, Kelly Ehlers, is giving away three simple promotional ideas to implement this month on your salon’s social networks. This, the second installment, details a Pinterest couponing campaign.
In honor of the season social media expert, Kelly Ehlers, is giving away three simple promotional ideas to implement this month on your salon’s social networks. In this, the second installment of the series, she details a promotion Ehlers has dubbed the "Facebook Pop-Up Party."