Hairstylist and Barber Success Blog

Your ultimate resource for everything to do with succeeding in booth rental and growing your hairstyling or barbering business. Learn how to cultivate loyal clients, provide the best service, and market your business.

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 […]


#ColorJam2017 Finalists Announced!

Here at Stylie, we always look forward to our #HAIRJAM and #COLORJAM contests because it allows us to share the work of so many amazing stylists and barbers. This #COLORJAM was no different! We had so many great submissions making it extremely difficult to choose the finalists. As a supporter of those who work so hard […]

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 […]

DaShay Johnson and Britt Seva

#COLORJAM2017 Instagram Contest Judges Announced

There are so many talented hairstylists across the world, and we now have the ability to see and share their work through the power of social media. As a supporter of those who work so hard to make people look and feel their best – inside and out – Stylie wanted to provide an opportunity for those talented stylists to be […]

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 […]

Use Social Media to Market Your Salon

Use Social Media to Market Your Salon

It looks like social media is here to stay, and it’s becoming an integral part of any business marketing strategy. Social media is especially helpful for small businesses like salons; not only does it allow you to interact with your clients, your clients can become spokespeople for your salon online. According to recent statistics, Facebook’s […]

Use Software to Run Your Salon Like a Pro

Use Software to Run Your Salon Like a Pro

As with any business, time is money. Using software to digitize your salon business can save you hours every month. In fact, some business owners are running their operations solely from their smartphones. Don’t believe us? Take a look at 6 ways software can help you successfully manage your salon business from the convenience of […]

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, […]

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