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Top Salon Management Mistakes - Laptop with key
Owning and managing a salon isn't easy. Anyone who tells you otherwise has been sitting under the hair dryer too long. I've been a business owner for over 33 years -- and a salon owner for 24 of those -- and I can tell you that embracing technology is one of the best decisions you ...
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Hands typing on laptop with coffee cup and phone
Welcome to Part Two of our three-part series on frequent salon management mistakes and how to avoid them. In Part One we focused on data security and acknowledged that technology is a fact of life and business. There's a right way and a wrong way to adopting it and unfortunately the wrong way can come with serious consequences, ...
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woman blow drying hair
Welcome to the final installment of our three-part series on common salon management mistakes. We've covered data security and email marketing, and now it's time to focus on a couple bad habits we see salon owners and employees guilty of on an all-too regular basis. You're making a salon management mistake if you are: 4) ...
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EYEFUL Beauty Salon
When Meghan Harrah came out of the Air Force she knew one thing for sure: She didn't like working for other people. This discovery of self was only made more evident after a spell working for a few employers post-military, including one notable salon chain. "I wanted to build a team around me," says Harrah ...
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Salon Meeting at table
One of the keys to success at our salon is the quarterly staff salon meeting. I've heard of salons that do monthly meetings and others that don't do any at all. The latter don't tend to last long, in my experience. Salon meetings are a must because they serve multiple purposes. You get the pulse ...
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