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. 

How To Open your Own Salon – Free Practical Advice from Versum

Posted on November 15, 2018

Opening a salon is a major move in becoming an entrepreneur in the thriving world that is the hair industry. However, knowing the steps to take and where to start isn’t something that is necessarily intuitive when it comes to building a business from scratch. That’s where Versum is at hand. The salon and spa software Read More

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3 Ways To Keep Your Salon Team Happy

Posted on November 5, 2018

Business coach and lecturer, Penny Etheridge shares her 3 tips for employers, on how to build, motivate and keep a salon team happy. Recent studies on employee retention have found that recognition and personal growth are top motivators for employees, before wages. Penny agrees that money is low down the pecking order and here she Read More

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What the Autumn Budget 2018 Means for the Hairdressing Industry

Posted on October 30, 2018

The Autumn budget contained some good news for the hairdressing industry on apprenticeship costs, business rates and VAT but also announced inflation-busting increases to the National Living Wage/National Minimum Wage. This was the final budget presented by Philip Hammond before the UK leaves the European Union. Below are the four areas that are most relevant to the hairdressing Read More

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Mintel Reveals 2019 Consumer Trends – This is What it Means for Salons

Posted on October 5, 2018

Mintel has revealed six key consumer trends impacting industries and markets around the world. In 2019 and beyond, the global consumer landscape is set to change with the key themes of privacy, individuality, wellness, convenience and connectivity coming into play. We dissect the Mintel Consumer Trends and show how the salon industry can, and is already, responding. Total Read More

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This is What Clients Think Makes A Great Hairdresser

Posted on October 3, 2018

Kelly Shone Adams was voted by the public as The Nation’s Favourite Hairdresser in a competition organised to mark the 25th birthday of Good Salon Guide. HJ exclusively interviewed her to find out what made her clients vote for her and how it felt to win.  What are the characteristics that make a popular hairdresser? Read More

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Hairdressers Reveal Their Favourite Salon Software and Technology

Posted on September 27, 2018

We spoke to a range of people in the hairdressing industry to find out what salon software and technology they rate. Are iPhones the phone of choice for stylists? What salon software makes their life easier and boosts profits? And what apps do they use everyday? Find out in our mini interviews below… Ken Picton, owner Read More

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Vincent Bell Hairdressing Launch ‘In It Together’ Mental Health Campaign

Posted on August 30, 2018

Edinburgh based salon, Vincent Bell Hairdressing has launched a mental health campaign titled ‘In It Together’ that aims to create awareness of mental health within the salon environment. Karen and Vincent Bell, the husband and wife team behind Vincent Bell Hairdressing, were inspired to launch the campaign after a recent visit from a woman who 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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