Best Practices

Have you ever wanted to know how to tease your own hair? How about wanting to style a quick and easy updo at home by yourself? Well no need to worry now. Stylie has answered these questions and more for you here.

8 Reasons to Invest in a Website for Your Salon

As an independent beauty pro, a website may seem like an expensive nice-to-have that you hope to get around to eventually. But make no mistake. If you do not have a website, you’re missing out on revenue. You’re also missing an opportunity to attract new clients, retain your current clients and build your brand. Can you […]

DaShay Johnson Clipper Art

“There Is A Process In Everything.”

Mastering the Process of a Great Haircut This is a guest blog by DaShay Johnson (@dashay_art) Is there such a thing as a bad haircut? Most people who create bad haircuts, really do not take the time to finish it. Being in the hair industry for the last 20 years. I have learned so many different […]

Hair Stylist and Client

Avoid These 5 Mistakes That Could Destroy Your Salon Business

Burn baby, burn. Nope. We’re not talking about burning your clients’ locks with that flattening iron. That would be the sound of tens of thousands of businesses crashing and burning — at an alarming rate of 80 percent within the first 18 months of entrepreneurs launching their operations. That’s not the scenario you want to […]

Taxes for Independent Beauty Professionals

Tips to Trim Your Taxes as an Independent Beauty Professional

Your salon business is a business. And this time of year, it’s important to know which business expenses can save you money when filing your taxes. Here’s to our entrepreneur hairstylists out there! #beyourownboss A post shared by Stylie (@gostylie) on Feb 6, 2017 at 6:05am PST Keeping detailed records of any and all payments […]

Tips to Keep and Expand Your Client Base

Tips to Keep and Expand Your Client Base

Building a client base is arguably the most important objective for any business owner. As a hairstylist, attracting new clients while providing exceptional service to current ones can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. A part of the job is winning hearts. ❤️✂️ A post shared by Stylie (@gostylie) on Feb […]

How to Give Yourself a Promotion as an Independent Hairstylist

How to Give Yourself a Promotion as an Independent Hairstylist

When was the last time you actually thought about getting a promotion? A few months? Years? More than likely you haven’t given it a thought since starting your own business as a stylist — whether you went the booth rental route or opened your own salon. That’s one of the reasons you became an entrepreneur, […]

The Colorist Feature: Simplifying & Upgrading Your Beauty Business Through Tech

The Colorist Feature: Simplifying & Upgrading Your Beauty Business Through Tech

As an independent hairstylist, we estimate you’ll typically manage 250 or more repeat clients, depending on the maturity of your business. Managing so many relationships can eat up time left for administrative and operational tasks (not to mention “me” time). But it shouldn’t. After all, the point of going solo is to gain more freedom […]

7 Tips to Market your Salon Business with a Tiny Budget

7 Tips to Market your Salon Business with a Tiny Budget

As a small business owner — whether you’re running your hairstyling business from a studio salon or a booth, the key to profitability is keeping costs down while maximizing profits. Why spend money on top-of-the-line equipment when middle-of-the-line will do? The same goes with marketing. You can get big results even if you have a […]

Britt Seva Instagram Tips for Hairstylists

Social Media Tips from Britt Seva: How to Use Instagram Insta-Stories for Building Clientele

In March 2016, Instagram created an algorithm that totally changed the way our Instagram feed looked and what showed up. Then they gave us another curveball in August 2016 with Instagram Stories and this new video platform is the opportunity to explode your business. Britt Seva, social media and marketing strategist for hairstylists, offers these […]

Know the Basics to Running Your Own Salon Business

Know the Basics to Running Your Own Salon Business

If you’ve been thinking about running your own salon business, it’s time to stop dreaming and start doing. You don’t have the $50,000 to $75,000 to invest in getting your dream business up and running? Go for it anyway. You can get on track with your goal without that type of cash. GO FOR IT! 💃 […]

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