Blogs

Will you choose to bounce back?

I meet many salon owners all over the world, some are doing really well. Some are pretending to do well… and some, to use boxing terminology, are ‘on the ropes’ Life isn’t static. Being in business, ‘sure as hell’ isn’t static. It’s full of many twists and turns,...

How good is your receptionist?

I go to a lot of different salons as a client and very rarely do I go to the same one twice, because ‘I like to be a client and experience what clients experience’. Recently, on the spur of the moment I decided to go back to a barbers that I’d been to before, so I...

Where did your clients go?

Where did they go? Retention is such an important word in the hair and beauty business. “You don’t necessarily become the best most successful and well paid hairdresser by doing the best haircuts. No, you become the best and most successful hairdresser by doing...

Is it Okay to Fire a Client?

I’m sure that like me, you too have built up some great professional relationships with your clients over the years—relationships based on genuine friendships and professional respect for your skill as a hairdresser. I’m also sure that it’s not just me that...

It’s time to make our voices heard!

As business owners and beauty professionals, you know the many challenges the beauty industry faces, including threat of deregulation, lack of consistency in licensing requirements, and issues with chemicals in professional products. It’s time to make our voices...

Beauty & Barber Shops Can Get Help at IRS.gov

If you are self-employed, visit IRS.gov for all your tax needs. Knowing the tax rules can help your business start, grow and succeed. For example, see IRS Publication 4902, Tips for the Cosmetology and Barber Industry. Here are some of the topics included in this...