A salon owner invents a matchmaking survey that helps prospective guests make a personal connection with the salon before they walk in the door.
Be Inspired Salon's Kati Whitledge shares ideas on how leaders can be influencers, starting with visualizing where they are now and where they want to be in five years.
One of the best ways to grow your own team is to hire them right out of school and train them in your systems, but how do you get your salon in front of graduating students? Be Inspired's Kati Whitledge offers some key tips for networking with your local cosmetology schools.
Salon Owner, Entrepreneur and Podcaster Kati Whitledge is back with a blog that explores what a client is thinking when you are trying to sell them a new product or convince them of a style change, and how you can help shape their decision.
Regardless of why a stylist leaves there are strategies salon owners can implement to help recoup guests and keep revenue consistent during times of staffing transition. Here are three.
Are your guests excited to spread the great news about your salon to everyone they know? When they do, are they being thanked? If your goal is to begin a program that is easy to manage, you’re in luck! In this article Salon Today Blogger Kati Whitledge shares how her staff at Be Inspired Salon captures guest referrals, how they thank them, and how they gift them for their advocacy.
They say the key to every great relationship is communication – and handling a guest complaint is no different. It’s not ideal to have to communicate with an upset guest, yet we’ve all been there and it’s likely we’ll be there again someday. Here are the dos and don’ts to keep in mind to help you successfully communicate with upset guests.
As a salon owner, it’s part of your long list of responsibilities to run a profitable salon. Building a profitable salon means providing your team, and yourself, with opportunities for freedom, security, benefits, growth, education and much more! But like most aspects of running a business, it’s not an easy task. Here's some advice from SALON TODAY blogger, Kati Whitledge.