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. 

2020 Could See a Dramatic Increase in the National Living Wage

Last updated June 14, 2019

Wages in the hair and beauty industry have always been a hot topic. While many young stylists and apprentices coming into the industry believe they are being paid too little, salon owners and managers are finding the continually increasing baseline pay hard to keep up with and with this 2020 National Living Wage it could Read More

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Professional Boundaries: How to Create Them in the Workplace

Last updated June 5, 2019

Professional boundaries keep your business running smoothly. Liz McKeown shares her tips for implementing a set of key guidelines. Boundaries involve setting behavioural limits during workplace interactions. It is important to outline what is acceptable workplace behaviour and how this behaviour affects the way staff communicate with one another. You should also establish rules – Read More

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Which Hairbrush Brand Now Has An Online Shop?

Last updated May 21, 2019

Kent Salon has launched an online shop where all of their brushes will be available for salons, stylists and hairdressing professionals to order. Previously only available through salons, now Kent Salon brushes can order easier and faster than ever before. Their salon professional range of hair brushes include boar bristle and ceramic styling brushes available Read More

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Invoice Fraud – Here’s What Salons and Hairdressers Need to Know

Last updated April 17, 2019

The National Hairdressers Federation (NHF) has warned salons and hairdressers about the rise of invoice fraud. This is a practice where criminals pretend to be a regular supplier and persuade a business owner to change their bank account details. According to the NHF / NBF, four in 10 businesses are not aware of invoice fraud Read More

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Guess How Many Consumers Prefer to Shop In-Store Rather than Online?

Last updated April 5, 2019

A new study has found that 85% of UK consumers prefer to shop in store, despite the convenience offered by online shopping. This research could suggest that an omni-channel approach should be a feature in your salon retail business plan. A survey of 1,056 UK adults carried out by leading digital marketing agency,, revealed that 85% Read More

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5 Mindfulness Tips For a Happier and More Productive Salon Team

Last updated February 8, 2019

Your salon is a reflection of the team within it making it incredibly important to ensure yourself and your team feel fulfilled. This is where mindfulness comes in handy. Being aware and considerate towards your team’s feelings and attitudes allows for easy improvements to motivation and group dynamics. Not sure where to start the process? SESH Read More

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Should You Become a Not for Profit Salon?

Last updated January 30, 2019

Award-winning salon owner Phil Smith of Smith England in Salisbury explains why selling off his franchises and opening a not for profit salon was one of the best decisions he’s ever made. “I didn’t start off thinking that not for profit was the way forward. It’s definitely something I’ve learnt over time, through experience and Read More

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5 Easy Ways to Retain Good Staff and Star Talent in the Salon

Last updated January 30, 2019

After you put in the time, effort and investment to hire the best employees possible, you need to keep them satisfied. Here are Liz McKeon’s top five ways to retain salon staff.  1. Get to know your staff Always greet people by their name, letting them know that you know exactly who they are and that Read More

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