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How Much Is That Chair in the Window?

November 25, 2020

Walking by neighborhood shops and department store windows, it’s clear that every retailer is putting their best foot forward to entice consumers and outshine their competitors. This is why I’m always surprised when I walk by a salon window and see the backs of chairs, a plant or a coffee stand. "Where is the product?" I think to myself. "They sure must sell a lot of chairs and coffee in that salon! I mean, they’re promoting them in the window!”

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5 Ways to Compete

August 5, 2020

One of the most common complaints we hear is how difficult it is to compete with online vendors and big box retailers. I'm here to tell you that there is hope! Today, consumers are more beauty obsessed than ever before and their desire for everything beauty is at an all-time high!

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Break The Excuse Cycle!

July 15, 2020

One of the biggest frustrations I have working in the beauty industry is seeing how few stylists and salons owners actually meet their financial potential—their annual income is often static. The first step in taking control of your earning potential is simple: Break the excuse cycle that's preventing you from earning more!

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Time to Say Goodbye

January 29, 2020
Time to Say Goodbye

As we all know, there are many different personalities in this creative industry! Sometimes, we end up with a problematic or disruptive team member. So when is it time to pull off the Band-Aid?

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Why Is Your Income Static?

April 2, 2019

According to Salary.com, the average US hairstylist’s income within their first 1 to 5 years of work will only increase by 3 percent. And from 10 to 15 years, their income is virtually static! This is both alarming and shocking, because professionals in the beauty industry have more direct control over their annual revenue than many other professions.

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