Posts by Michelle Guetersloh

How to Launch Your Independent Beauty Business

How to Become a Hairstylist

For those of you that dream of becoming a successful #hairstylist, this video is a must-see! Click To Tweet Inspired to become a hairstylist, but don’t know where to start? Here are a few tips to get you on the path of a successful hairstyling career: Start by going to a few of the salons […]

Ways to Challenge Yourself as an Independent Independent Beauty Professional

Why you Need Liability Insurance for your Independent Beauty Business

If you’re renting a booth from a salon as part of your hair styling business, the details can get a bit fuzzy about who is responsible for what. Perhaps, the salon owner is more than happy to have you share receptionist services — greeting clients as they enter the door. However, the sharing is likely […]

Stylie App Updates: Category Tags for Easy Organization, Updated Back Office Functionality, & More!

At Stylie, we want to create a product that makes your life easier, so you’re not spending time on the app, but focusing on your client and what’s important to you. To do that, we gather feedback from our users, test internally, and talk to other independents like you to see what you really need. […]

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Get Your Hairstyling Business Rolling with These 5 Marketing Tips

You’ve finally launched your hair styling business — or you’re at least just a few weeks away from making it official. Now it’s time to pick up some marketing strategies to keep it growing. Fortunately, that prospect will cost you a lot less money than it would have just 5 to 10 years ago. According […]

How to Style a Fun Faux Hawk

How to Style Summer Beach Waves

In this hair tutorial, Stylie’s Michelle G. works with the lovely Ivy to show you how to style gorgeous beach waves so you can rock a natural summer look. Tips on how to create beach waves: Be sure to spray the hair first with a thermal protectant. This ensures that your hair won’t get damaged […]

4 Things You Can Write Off on Your Taxes as A Booth Renter

4 Things You Can Write Off on Your Taxes as A Booth Renter

Working as a booth renter at a salon? Consider yourself a business owner. And make sure you’re writing off the taxes that could save you money. While there are certain items that are normally included in your rental fee, such as hair products, towel use, and utilities, it’s important to keep detailed records of any […]

Give your Hairstyling Business a Makeover

3 Tips for Succeeding in the Independent Beauty Business

Anyone who has entertained the prospect of running their own business is likely to feel a little intimidated. You should be. It’s not an easy undertaking. Starting your own business as a stylist, even if you decide to go the booth rental route, is no different. #Hairstylists, have you thought about going solo with your […]

Hair Color & Style Tips from Stylie on IndyStyle

Hair Color & Style Tips from Stylie on Indy Style

As we move into summer, we know it’s fun to find some new ways to style and color your client’s hair. Leslie Thompson, a consultant for Stylie, went on Indy Style last week to chat about how to style a beach wave look, turn it into a fun updo, and some hair colors that might […]

Grow Your Hair Salon Business by Standing Out

Grow Your Hair Salon Business by Standing Out

It may be hard to admit, but there’s a good chance you’re not the most skilled stylist in your community. And it’s just as likely that you’re not the cheapest or most expensive. When building your hair salon business — or any other business, for that matter — success comes from standing out in other […]

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban Advises Small Businesses to Focus on the Customer

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban Advises Small Businesses to Focus on the Customer

Whether you’re just starting out with your own hair styling business or you’ve been at it for a few years, make sure you don’t forget this one thing: It’s always about the customer. That’s what Shark Tank celebrity and entrepreneur Mark Cuban told attendees of a Small Business Administration event recently. “It’s always about the […]

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