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Running a hair salon business is full of challenges. This extensive business resource for salon owners and managers offers expert advice and guides to help.

UK Retailers Demand Rate Cuts to Save the High Street

Last updated August 14, 2019

More than 50 major retail chains on the UK high street are demanding rate cuts from the government to protect themselves from growing business rates and competition from online competitors. The retailers, which include Marks & Spencer, Harrods and Iceland have sent a letter to UK chancellor Sajid Javid to request urgent reform to the Read More

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Jack Howard Talks Career Journey and Highlights

Last updated August 14, 2019

The BlondMe ambassador and balayage connoisseur reveals how he juggles multiple projects at once… What was your route into hair? I started out as a Saturday boy when I was 14. I moved onto shampooing and neutralising perms before I started working full time at the age of 16. I had so much fun working Read More

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[NEW] Finalists of the NHF/NBF’s Business Awards 2019 Revealed

Last updated August 14, 2019

Today, the finalists of the NHF/NBF’s business awards 2019 have finally been revealed. The National Hairdressers Federation is the UK’s largest trade association for hairdressing, barbering and beauty salons. It is a non-profit organisation with over 75 years of experience. In 2018 the NHF announced its new sister trade association – the National Beauty Federation. Read More

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From Paper to Digital – a Conversation with Ryan Fox

Last updated August 9, 2019

Technology is moving faster than ever nowadays. With this in mind Ryan Fox explains how transferring processes from paper to digital could streamline more clientele in the salon. Mobile salon technology is the biggest advance in salon software. It is designed for tablets and phones, which means you can step away from the reception desk Read More

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Do you Need to Rethink your Pricing Strategy in Salon?

Last updated July 30, 2019

Are you pitching the correct price for your salon services and retail products in the current market? Find out by following Liz McKeon’s advice. Setting the right price for your salon services and retail products can be a challenge and it is something that many businesses struggle with. If you set the price too high Read More

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Loyal Clients – The Ultimate Free Marketing Tool

Last updated July 30, 2019

Loyal clients are often an untapped resource when it comes to gaining new clients and filling appointment slots, says business coach Jo Robertson. Are your loyal clients the ones who come in and get taken straight to the backwash without a consultation in a bid to save time? We’re all guilty of doing this but Read More

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Is Skill Sharing with Other Salons the Best Way to Improve?

Last updated August 1, 2019

Hair salons are creating education programmes to help fellow hair salons. Here’s HJ’s lowdown on the salons that could help you grow your skillset in 2019. Name: Ena salon / AllilON education ‘The one for all ages and abilities’   Location: London Education type: Progressive stylist and apprenticeship programmes. The USP: We have our own Read More

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The Rise of the Backwash Ritual: Do Clients Just Want to Sleep?

Last updated July 18, 2019

It’s no surprise really that clients might be looking for an even more relaxing experience when it comes to their hair appointment. With the ravages of everyday life the salon has always been a place where people go to unwind, and now more than ever clients want to escape. Because of this the backwash, and Read More

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Business Panel: How Do You Boost Productivity in Salon?

Last updated July 1, 2019

This year’s British Hairdressing Business Awards winners share their tips for you and your team to make the most of the time you’ve got with your clients. Name: Phil Smith Salon: Smith England Award: Salon of the Year 2 “Productivity makes the world go around – at least in salon terms. We live in a Read More

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