Salon Management

There are so many elements to running a salon business, including HR issues, business strategies and goal setting. We turn to experts in salon management for their advice on everything from effective retail and merchandising to how to motivate, manage and reward their teams. 

Client No-Shows: The Worst Areas For Missed Appointments

Last updated July 9, 2021

Client no-shows have been a longstanding problem in the industry. In fact, this is the shocking amount that hair salons lose every year because of client no-shows. Since reopening in April this year, 5% of clients have failed to show up for their hair appointment without giving notice, according to data from Phorest Salon Software. Read More

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5 Ways to Be More Gender Inclusive in Your Salon

Last updated June 24, 2021

During Pride month (and for that matter the rest of the year) HJ is committed to educating and informing the industry on LGBTQ+ issues and ensuring clients of all genders (including those who don’t conform to male or female) are welcomed in hair salons spaces. So who better to speak to than Keri Blue, founder Read More

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The Best Ways to Increase Salon Revenue This Summer

Last updated June 17, 2021

If you’re thinking about how to increase salon revenue this summer (who isn’t?!), Shortcuts has a plan to ensure you keep those bookings coming in.  Maximise your productivity  Are you maximising your salon’s productivity as much as you could be? Having an effective appointment scheduling process in place is a sure-fire way to do so! Read More

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How One Hairdresser is Boosting Business by Advertising with MailOnline

Last updated June 14, 2021

For hairdressing businesses the impact of multiple lockdowns has been devastating, but new advertising platform MailOnline Ad Manager is set to help drive clients through the door. Before the pandemic hit, trade was booming for Tom Hallahan, 32, who opened Aitch & Aitch hair salon in Beckenham, Kent, five years ago.  He had a team Read More

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The Exciting New Development from Shortcuts 8.1

Last updated June 7, 2021

Shortcuts have been working on a brand new version – but Shortcuts 8.1 isn’t just any old update, the brand has revolutionised Shortcuts as you know it and propelled it into the future of salon technology. Jo Burgess, co-founder and the VP of Evolution at Shortcuts, explains… “Now there are so many reasons to be Read More

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5 Ways Nature Can Help Improve A Hairdressers’ Mental Wellbeing

Last updated May 14, 2021

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we were joined by founder of the Lions Barber Collective Tom Chapman and he gave us tips on how nature can boost a hairdressers’ mental wellbeing. Look at the sky“We’re very bad at taking time for ourselves as hair professionals. We work through our lunch breaks,  we don’t take toilet Read More

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6 Mindfulness Tips For a Happier Salon Team

Last updated May 6, 2021

Your salon is a reflection of the team within it making it incredibly important to ensure yourself and your team feel fulfilled, which is exactly where mindfulness comes in handy. If everyone’s stressed out, then there’s no way your salon is operating at its optimum. Being aware and considerate towards your team’s feelings and attitudes Read More

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