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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 independent route or opened your own salon. That’s one of the reasons you became an entrepreneur, right? […]

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 […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid as a Business Owner

Common Small Business Mistakes

Congratulations! You did it. You took out those shears and cut the strings that were keeping you away from running your own business as a hairstylist. Now make sure your goal to run a successful business doesn’t get derailed by these common mistakes made by small business owners. Here’s to our entrepreneur hairstylists out there! […]

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 […]

Use LinkedIn to Market Your Salon Business

Use LinkedIn to Market Your Salon Business

If you believe in the power of social media to market your salon business (which you should), you more than likely have a presence on Facebook and Instagram. And you may have gone a step further with Twitter and Pinterest. There’s another one you should consider if you haven’t already. It’s LinkedIn. Yes, LinkedIn. Many […]

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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