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Salon Social Media Etiquette – What’s your Strategy?

Posted on October 31, 2018

Social media. How many times a day do you hear the phrase? How often are you asked ‘what’s your insta handle?’ It’s the phrase that’s replaced ‘what’s you phone number?’. It’s the way that most clients will find you and the first thing that comes up when you google your name or salon. So of Read More

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Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Posted on October 16, 2018

Chair rental legislation is one of the hottest topics in the hairdressing industry. Over half of the people working in hairdressing and barbering are self-employed, many working as chair renters. While chair renting works well for some salons, there’s a lot to think about as a salon owner. If you get it wrong and HMRC Read More

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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Posted on October 15, 2018

Are you thinking about going freelance? Does being your own boss sound appealing? However appealing this might sound, there are certain legal and business arrangements that you will need to take into consideration before choosing to be a self-employed hairstylist. “Being self-employed can be a great choice to improve your work/life balance,” says NHF chief Read More

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How to Use the Zookeeping Technique to Help Manage your Team

Posted on August 29, 2018

Spirit Hair Co’s Mikaela Martin reveals how you can use the zookeeping technique to manage your team more effectively. Knowing how to communicate with your team and get the best out of them is key to running a successful salon. Mikaela Martin, co-director of the Spirit Hair Co in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, uses the zookeeping Read More

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Business Panel: How to Increase Wages Whilst Staying Profitable

Posted on July 6, 2018

HJ’s British Hairdressing Business Awards winners share their hints and tips for how to keep your staff financially satisfied without jeopardising growth Name: Richard Wallace Salon: Richard Wallace Hairdressing Award: Salon of the Year 1 Richard’s top tips: Look at your pricelist and eliminate the low-priced services that drag the average bill down. Upsell additional Read More

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5 Ways your Salon Can Improve Business This Summer

Posted on July 3, 2018

Summer is the time that everyone wants to look good, whether that’s pre-holiday beautifying, wedding season prep or experimenting with a new look. And for salons, it’s a perfect time to take advantage of holding onto returning customers, securing new clients and generally improve business this summer. Here, Nergish Wadia-Austin, Founder of PHAB Standard Ltd, Read More

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Still not Prepared for GDPR? Here’s What you Need to do ASAP

Posted on May 21, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from 25 May (this Friday!). If this has passed you by or you’ve not taken any action yet, there’s no need to panic – but you do need to get started straight away. Here are 10 things you need to do: 1 Check what ‘personal information’ you hold. Read More

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