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Don’t Ever Forget your Sense of Humor

This is so important.  When running a salon business we can get so bogged down in the daily struggles.  By stopping to let go of things that aren’t really that important we can put ourselves back on track.  One of the best ways to do this is through humor – laughing at ourselves, the situations we find ourselves in.  (But, …

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Decide about your Boundaries in Business!

Boundaries are the imaginary lines you draw around yourself that no one should cross either physically or emotionally, unless invited in.  If other people in your business cross the lines, blur the boundaries, you are entitled to stand up for yourself and say, ‘NO, I won’t put up with or take this’   Before you can do this, you have …

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It’s Okay to give up

Sometimes, with the very best intentions, we head off down the wrong path in life.  Probably there was no way of knowing it was the wrong path without trying.  There is absolutely no shame in admitting it once you realise it’s not getting you where you want to be.  For example, when you realise you don’t have what it takes …

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Top 10 Time Management Tips to Fast Track to More Money

Managers often have the heaviest workload in the salon, especially if they are also running their own column of clients.  Because the demands of being a manager can ebb and flow, it’s especially important for managers to be aware of how they manage their time.  In particular, those who’ve recently been promoted to management may find themselves struggling with their …

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Standard Operating Procedure

  GOOD PROCEDURES AND WORK INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDE A WAY TO COMMUNICATE AND APPLY CONSISTENT STANDARDS AND PRACTICES WITHIN YOUR SALON BUSINESS. Good procedures: – Save time and reduce mistakes – Reduce training costs – Ensure consistent results – Empower the therapists – Support quality goals – Enable you to delegate more effectively Bad procedures: – Cause errors – Increase training …

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