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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! […]

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! 💃 […]

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 […]

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’ […]

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 […]

Ready to Start your Own Hairstyling Business? Here’s How.

Ready to Start your Own Hairstyling Business? Here’s How.

If you have been dreaming about starting your own salon, the road to get there may seem a bit intimidating. That’s where a good plan comes in — guiding you step by step to full ownership of your own business. First of all, consider getting a taste of entrepreneurship before you decide to make the […]

How to Give Yourself a Promotion as an Independent Hairstylist

Keep Things Sanitary and Healthy in Your Hairstyling Business

More than likely, you’ve heard your share of cases in which customers have filed complaints or lawsuits against hairstylists and cosmetologists for damaged hair, hair loss, infections, or a host of other issues. While you may not face a lawsuit anytime soon, it is good business to make sure you’re maintaining healthy habits for your […]

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