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Five foundations for happiness in your salon workplace

5 Jul 2018 by Lisa Conway

Imagine if everyone was happy working in your salon. Imagine never having to worry about whether a team member was staying or going. Imagine being able to plan long-term to develop your team to meet their full potential. Imagine being able to step back and let your team run the show.

For many salon owners, having a happy workplace is only ever a dream. The truth is, the difference between daydreaming and living the reality is within your reach. There are five key foundations for happiness in your salon workplace and I’m going to share them with you here. But first, let me explain why.
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Salon owners: Should you socialise with your team?

7 Dec 2017 by Lisa Conway

The answer is a resounding “YES” … with a cautionary “but”. Yes, by all means, hang out with your salon team, but make sure you set some line-in-the-sand boundaries. Once you cross certain lines in the employer-employee relationship, you simply can’t come back. Proceed with care. Continue reading…

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Measuring salon targets to make the magic happen

20 Oct 2016 by Lisa Conway

Management Consultant Peter Drucker once said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” I’d argue that many important aspects of your salon business – such as culture, morale and energy – are manageable, yet can’t readily be nailed down as data in spreadsheets. But when it comes to salon targets, Peter Ducker was on the money: without measurement, they’re worthless. Their potential magic is lost. Continue reading…

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Salon and spa targets – learning to love them second time around

15 Sep 2016 by Lisa Conway

Salon and spa targets get a bad rap. There, I said it. Salon and spa owners love to whinge about how targets don’t work, how they’re too much effort to manage and how their teams baulk at the mere mention of them. I’m here to tell you it’s not the targets that are at fault, it’s how you’ve been doing them. Here’s my down and dirty guide to revamping your approach to salon and spa targets, so you can reap the rewards of doing them well. Continue reading…

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Time Warp! How To Be A Tightwad With Your Salon Time

24 Mar 2016 by Lisa Conway

‘I just don’t have the time’. How I’d love a day off for every time I’ve heard this. Yet, it’s a ridiculous statement. Everyone, no matter who you are, has the same 24 hours a day. Every day. What you’re really saying is: I just can’t get my act together. Continue reading…

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Are your clients forsaking their regular salon visit for a swanky restaurant meal?

25 Feb 2016 by Lisa Conway

One thing we can rely on is change … and the hair and beauty industry is no exception. A big change over the last few years has been the decline of the regular salon visit. In years gone by, the “six-week regular” was a by-product of the fashion for neat, precise grooming. Today’s fashions are different; fewer women see the need for frequent salon visits. But, I ask you, is the demise of the lock-it-in six-week regular or a change in fashion your biggest challenge? I think not.

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Does your salon software package have the wow factor?

9 Feb 2016 by Lisa Conway

How critical is good software to your salon? My answer: it depends. What does it depend on? It depends on how serious you are about growing your business. Because, like most things the wow factor in software systems is in the eye of the beholder. Continue reading…

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If You Don’t Ask… The Value of Surveying your Clients!

18 Nov 2015 by Lisa Conway

When was the last time you did a client survey? And I don’t mean a one-person survey. Asking your best friend is not a survey. If you’ve never surveyed your clients, the time is ripe.  Continue reading…

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Is Your Salon Quiet?

19 Oct 2015 by Lisa Conway

Lisa Conway talks about the importance of focusing on our own business in quiet times instead of worrying if other people are quiet too.  Continue reading…

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Express services: why your salon should offer them

13 Aug 2015 by Lisa Conway

In many salons today, the skill of putting hair-up is optional, and not an essential part of being a hairdresser. Continue reading…