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2020 SALON TODAY 200: Salon Leadership

It's Day 9 of the 12 Days of the SALON TODAY, and we're excited to debut the 2020 honorees in our newest competition category--Salon Leadership. These owners develop a vision for the people they lead, then inspire them to follow that vision. At the same time, they carve out leadership opportunities within their salons so their team members continue to grow.

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6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Salon Point-of-Sale Software System

Selecting a salon management system that does everything you need it to do can be a daunting task. Get the answers to these six questions before you commit.

Do I Need Salon-Specific Business Management Software?

Whether you manage a one-person salon or a large chain, a salon point-of-sale (POS) system that meets your business’ specific needs provides vital help with payments, scheduling, reporting, and more.

12 Days of the SALON TODAY 200 Announced After Thanksgiving

SALON TODAY 200, the landmark business competition of the professional beauty industry will announce this year's honorees starting on Monday, December 2.

How Can a Salon POS System Help Me Manage My Beauty Business?

Salon point-of-sale systems do a lot more than take payments and schedule appointments. Salon management software automates marketing, inventory, reporting, and staff management, freeing up owners to focus on the work they enjoy.

New Survey Claims 45% of Owners Have Considered Closing their Salon

A new survey of 1,000 owners by Phorest Salon Software discovers that almost half have considered giving up their dream of salon ownership--then the survey explores the reasons these owners are feeling so overwhelmed.

Profiles in Leadership: Lisa Houser Almost was an Auto Mechanic

She believes in owning up to her mistakes and making them right; sharing her goals with her universe to keep herself accountable, and encouraging her team to give back to the community. Meet Lisa Houser, owner of Utopia Salon and Day Spa in Vancouver, Washington, and discover why if didn't own a salon, she'd want to be a store greeter.

Send Out Some Mystery Shoppers

Do you really understand what the client experience is like in your salon? Marketing Expert Zane Hagy suggests there's a simple way to find out by sending out mystery shoppers, and it's simpler than you might think.

Salon Success Summit Planned for November 11-17

BEaUty Inside and Out's Bonnie Bonadeo organizes a complimentary online summit designed to propel owners and stylists toward success.

When Counting Bottles Fails

Keeping a tight rein on inventory is an important factor in achieving profitability for your salon business, but too many owners rely on archaic systems that too often fail. Find out how to save time and money by tracking inventory accurately and easily.