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DaShay Johnson Clipper Art

#HAIRJAM2016 Winner Feature: DaShay Johnson (@dashay_art) and His Shear Love of Hair

When we launched the #HAIRJAM2016 Instagram Hair Contest, we were so excited to see all of the amazing work of the many talented hairstylists and barbers flood our streams. Little did we know that the competition would be so fierce and we’d have such a hard decision to make! One of the most fun categories […]

7 Ways to use Technology to Tame Your Hair Salon Business

7 Ways to use Technology to Tame Your Hair Salon Business

As with any other business, time is money when you’re trying to succeed as an entrepreneur in the hairstyling industry. That’s why it’s smart to master technology to manage your small business, whether you’re running an entire salon or a renting a booth. You could streamline your operations, minimize your frustrations, bring in more customers […]

Jessica @strandz_addict Feature

Hairstylist Feature: Meet Jessica (@strandz_addict), a SoFlo Hair Specialist

In a world of so many talented hairstylists, we love when they come to us to share their story of how they got into the business and why they love doing what they do. Jessica (@standz_addict on Instagram) is a hair artist from Southern Florida who specializes in color corrections, balayages combined with highlights, color […]

@a_styless #hairjam2016 Color Winner Feature

#HAIRJAM2016 Winner Feature: Philip Patrick (@a_styless) and His Success With Color

When we launched the #HAIRJAM2016 Instagram Hair Contest, we were so excited to see all of the amazing work of the many talented hairstylists and barbers flood our streams. Little did we know that the competition would be so fierce and we’d have such a hard decision to make! One of the most competitive categories […]

Salon Software

5 Reasons to use a Website to Boost Your Salon Business

When you have a hairstyling business running on all cylinders, along with your social media game, why do you need to add a website to the mix? There are plenty of reasons to invest your time, resources or funds to create a website — whether or not you run your business with the traditional salon […]

The Hairstylist’s Top Tips for Getting Organized and Staying Organized

The Hairstylist’s Top Tips for Getting Organized and Staying Organized

As a business owner, you’re probably looking at a long list of New Year’s resolutions to get things in a better place than they were this time a year ago. And, more than likely, you’re looking at a mix of personal and business goals. How about achieving a better life-work balance? Or finally saying ‘No’ […]

Britt Seva Tips to Increase Your Retail Sales

4 Tips from Britt Seva for Increasing Your Retail Sales

Retail sales in the salon industry have changed a lot over the past decade. In the past, if a client wanted a high-end shampoo or conditioning spray, they had to get it from you, the stylist. But now, retail stores everywhere are selling some of our favorite products, making it harder to compete. Some hairstylists […]

Free Agent Hairstyling Business

How to Make Your Free Agent Hairstyling Business Prosperous in 2017

Happy New Year, #beautyKO nation! I wish you and your business dreams an empowered and prosperous 2017! I am Kate Capko, a hairstylist, beauty industry consultant, and the curator of Free Agent Hairstylist™. Free Agent Hairstylist™ was created to provide independent hairstylists with the business knowledge and industry news they need to be successful…. on […]

Better Manage your Hairstyling Business with These 3 Important Habits

Better Manage your Hairstyling Business with These 3 Important Habits

Running a hairstyling business takes a lot more than keeping up with the latest trends in your industry. Sure, you want to know which celebrity hairstyles are trending. But you need a routine that consists of daily, weekly and monthly habits. Keep up with them and you’ll grow your business. 1. Post on social media […]

Stylie Resources

Instagram for Independent Hairstylists: 4 Tips for Getting Started [Infographic]

As an independent hairstylist, you’re probably always looking for low-cost and easy ways to promote your business. Not everything has to be difficult or expensive! One of the best ways to market yourself is to have an active Instagram account devoted to your hairstyling business. Boasting over 500 million users, Instagram is an amazing place for […]

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