How top salons recruit, interview and hire

September 7, 2022

Hiring, hiring, hiring, that is the H-O-T topic of every business across all industries. Post-pandemic hiring is causing some dramatic and unique shifts in the recruitment landscape.

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Celebrating Our “Pandemic Wins”

May 26, 2021

COVID-19 has hit all of our salons in unexpected ways. From health and financial uncertainty to lives lost and business shutdowns, there’s no denying that this global pandemic has brought us much despair. But while we have countless valid reasons to complain and be heartbroken, we must also recognize the many new discoveries, opportunities, and… Read more »

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The 2021 Landscape of Consumer Behaviors

March 11, 2021

Have you been putting any thought into what the post-pandemic business landscape will look like? Let’s take a look at how consumer behavior has been re-shaped by 2020 AND what this means to us as business owners as we learn to navigate 2021. We all know it takes 21 days to form a new habit… Read more »

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The Power of Layered Learning

November 26, 2018

There is a formula for everything…. Even your education path Undeniably, one of the cornerstones of our industry is Education. It’s the blood source for continued growth and inspiration.  It has been the key for generations  and it will continue to be! Why? Because developing a strong technical skill is the #1 focus of stylists around… Read more »

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Consultations: Creating Authentic Connections

April 26, 2018

Do you think you are doing a consultation? 90% of guests think we do not listen… We all do consultations right? At least we all think we do… It’s not whether we feel we do a great consultation or not; the important issue here is whether our guests feel they RECEIVE a great consultation. Did… Read more »

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Creating Your 3 Core Values

February 28, 2018

If I were to read the topic of this blog, I would ask myself, “why do I need core values?” I know what my business is all about. I know what we stand for. I know who we are. Do I lose sight of it every now and again? Sure! But for the most part,… Read more »

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How to Compensate an Educator

April 4, 2017

The trending question at TrainU: “How do I compensate my in-salon educator?” Set yourselves up for success! Prior to moving into pay, let’s look at a few factors to consider and work on before pay is formulated. Job Description – Create a job description for this position. Clear expectations are important for a successful execution.… Read more »

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How To Choose An In-Salon Educator

February 27, 2017

What qualities should you look for when selecting an in-salon educator? Our core belief is “Be now who you want to become!” We use this belief as a guide when selecting in-salon educators; we look for people with qualities that reflect this belief. Here are our top 5 must haves: 1. Inspiring influencer: An educator… Read more »

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Engaging Senior Staff

February 15, 2017

Should Senior Staff Have An Education Program Too? Well, I would say, “of course they should!” The real question we should ask ourselves is what do they need and want? What will it cost? How do we keep them engaged and feeling included, and not left out? As a hairdresser working behind the chair myself,… Read more »

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All Things To All People

February 3, 2017

The biggest item I wanted to take off my plate? Education. While I knew it was absolutely crucial to my salon’s success, it took up an incredible amount of time and energy.

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