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Get the latest business news and advice from some of the top mentors in the industry, plus keep up-to-date with the legislation that could affect you salon with our Business Guides

This is What the Perfect Hair Appointment Should Look Like

Last updated October 21, 2020

From the consultation to the final goodbyes, Rainbow Room International has a set 10-step formula that never fails to leave the customer with a smile on their face. But first, we asked co-owner of RRI, Linda Stewart what how the 10 steps came about … How long have you been training staff in the 10 Read More

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Legal and Business Advice for Freelance Hairdressers

Last updated October 14, 2020

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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Everything You Need to Know about Freelance Chair Rental

Last updated October 14, 2020

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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How to Make Your Salon Stand Out From the Crowd

Last updated October 8, 2020

In the saturated hair salon market, coupled with the current climate, we don’t need to tell you that you need to stand out to survive. So from making every client feel like a VIP, to giving back to your local community, we asked the experts share their tips on keeping clients coming through the doors. Read More

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The Business Books and Podcasts The Hair and Beauty Industry Rates

Last updated September 29, 2020

When we spoke to three hair and beauty business influencers during the virtual event Professional Beauty World, and conversation soon got round to the books and podcasts that have helped inspire them as leaders. Have you listened to or read any of them yet? Kaye Sotomi, founder of ChopChop London “The Business of Fashion podcast touches Read More

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How to Make Your Salon Child-Friendly (Without Irritating Other Clients!)

Last updated October 6, 2020

If you’re choosing to make your salon child-friendly it can be tricky to find the balance between keeping kids entertained, happy and calm, whilst avoiding irritating the child-free clients in the salon. Here three hairdressing pros share their top tips on how to create a child-friendly environment. Jonathan Andrew, Fudge Professional global brand ambassador “All stylists Read More

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The Government Initiatives Available to Hairdressing Businesses

Last updated September 29, 2020

The National Hair and Beauty Federation’s director Tina Beaumont-Goddard outlines the UK Government initiatives and measures that are still available to hairdressing businesses in October and beyond. Since the coronavirus outbreak began, the government has announced a raft of measures to help support businesses and individuals in the hair and beauty industry, says NHBF director Tina Read More

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Eight Easy Steps to Getting Covered In Your Local Press

Last updated September 16, 2020

Rainbow Room International‘s owners Alan and Linda Stewart list their eight tips for using the local press to raise the profile of your salon. Establish relationships with the correct contacts It’s important when reaching out to local press that you are contacting the right person. If you are contacting the publication with lifestyle or beauty news, Read More

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What Do You Consider Before Integrating Two Salons Into One?

Last updated September 16, 2020

Business consultant Ryan Fox shares a a successful salon merger case study and reveals what you need to consider before integrating two salons into one Last year Luca Sparti Cesari of Concrete Hair in Covent Garden was told by his landlord the block where his salon was based was being redeveloped. Luca had three choices Read More

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