staff management

A Transmasculine Perspective on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

After sharing his personal journey of gender transition at Phorest's Salon Owner Summit, Alex Bélisle-Springer talks to SALON TODAY about how embracing diversity, equity and inclusion can instill a sense of belonging with both clients and staff members, specific actions owners can take that will spark both personal and professional growth, and why he felt the Summit was the right time and place for his message.

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How to Tackle a Tough Chat

As a salon leader, you need to initiate a difficult conversation from time to time. Coach Bonnie Bonadeo leverages The Communication Qube as a framework for breakthrough dialogues and creative problem-solving.

Fear Is Not a Factor at Mirror Mirror

Owner Martha Lynn Kale elevates the culture at the Austin salon to rise above any underlying dread of walkouts and client loss.

SALON TODAY 200: Von Anthony Salon Resets Its Life Cycle

Post-pandemic clientele, along with a team shift, bring a younger vibe.

Is the Staffing Shortage a Myth?

While today’s salons stretch themselves to recruit and retain top talent, some key management practices with current staff members may help on both fronts.

Taking the Sting Out of Turnover

Turnover in the hair salon industry is not news. It happens and will continue to be a concern to all salon owners. What is of importance is how you deal with owning and managing a successful salon knowing stylists that you have trained, promoted and encouraged, will leave.

It's Time to Future Proof Your Business

It's time to take control, conquer your fears and shift your thinking.

How to Know When It's Time to Fire a Stylist

Letting go of a team member is never easy, but sometimes it is necessary in order to maintain the culture and a positive environment in your salon. Here are some things to consider before you terminate an employee.

Tonya Jones Grows Her Business Through Community Grassroots Efforts

Tonya Jones expands her salon brand through involvement in community boards and by educating her stylists on the importance of local networking.

How Communal Styling Stations Can Boost Salon Productivity and Improve Culture

Seeking a way to make her 900-square-foot salon even more productive, Tammy Erhbaker designs a communal station system that also promotes camaraderie.

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