Overlooked Opportunity: Turn Your Front Desk Into a Profit Center

by Amy Carter, Guest Contributor Is your front desk making you money? Or do you view it as a non-profit center within your salon/spa? When most salon/spa owners are asked that very question, they would say I don’t really know. Did you know the front…

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What TO Retail, What NOT to Retail… That is the Question

By Julie Shepperly, Guest Contributor According to the 2012 GreenBook, salons are narrowing their retailing efforts and focusing on their strengths as hair care professionals. Retailing of products not related to hair care such as jewelry, clothing and books was down across the board. Additionally, the…

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Add Spa Services to Your Business. Do It and Do It Right!

By Michelle D’Allaird, Guest Contributor Let’s begin by acknowledging one fact that we all know, but often try to ignore… hair and skin are different; cosmetologists and estheticians are different; and, our services are different! My favorite statement is that we are two different animals!…

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Beyond Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Get Started and Excel in Your Cosmetology Career

Everyone wants to know the secret formula to successfully launching their career once they receive their cosmetology license. There is no secret and no exact formula. There is, however, some great advice, but you have to make the effort to get ahead and stay ahead….

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Online Scheduling Improves Productivity and Profit

by Patrick Behrens, Guest Contributor Time management is critical to success in the service industry. Today, more and more salons and hair stylists are using appointment scheduling software to make the most of their time. How Online Appointment Scheduling Works Having an online scheduler is…

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