Go Independent!

With independents  keeping up its steady stream of converts, you may decide the time is right to make the move into ownership yourself. Take a look at some of the steps required to become your own boss — and what you can do to ensure that you’re equipped to take on some of the challenges.

#ColorJam2017 Second Place Winner- Stephanie Nevels

  Stephanie Nevels How did you get started in the Industry? The beauty industry was part of my upbringing from a very young age.  My grandmother was a hairstylist and had her own salon.  So, before I had even decided what I would do with my life, I was already being taught skills that I […]

In the Spotlight-Anastacia Martinez

At Stylie, we have the opportunity of meeting so many talented professionals in the beauty industry. We can’t just keep all this talent to ourselves, so we want to share it with all of you! Here is our way of shining the spotlight on a few of these amazing individuals.  Your Beauty Industry History We […]

#ColorJam2017 Third Place Winner- Kelsey Elliott

  Kelsey Elliott It’s our honor at Stylie to showcase a few stories of independents that have achieved great things! One of those is our own #Colorjam2017 3rd place winner Kelsey Elliot! We love her independent spirit and hope you are encouraged and motivated by her. With 10 years in the beauty industry, Kelsey’s journey […]

In the Spotlight- Nathan Hall

Here at Stylie we have the opportunity of meeting so many talented professionals in the beauty industry. We can’t just keep all this talent to ourselves, so we want to share it with all of you! Here is our way of shining the spotlight on a few of these amazing individuals.  Your Beauty Industry History […]

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 […]

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