I have a bit of a confession to make . . . When I started SalonBusinessSecrets.com just over 2 years ago now, I wanted to bring my experience of the key, fundamental, business processes that I belived were at the core of the most successful spa and salon companies I had worked with to the […]
Do you follow horse racing? Ever wondered why sometimes the horses wear those funny hoods that only allow the horses to see forward? It’s so the horse stays focussed, they just keep going, heading for the finish line and can’t see what is happening around them! That’s great, if you are a horse trying to […]
What if I could save you even more time . . .
For the past few weeks I have been researching the various salon software systems available . . . and trust me there are lots to choose from!
I looked in to approximately 20 of the most popular systems available as well as a few less well known ones to see which ones stood out that I could recommend to you for your shortlist.
I came up with two salon software solutions that in my opinon you would be wise to check out if you are at all considering software for your salon!
Selecting the best salon software for your beauty business can be a minefield. There are so many choices out there, so how do you know where to start?
All salons and spas are different and what works perfectly for one is not necessarily right for another. This article give you my best advice, gained working with multiple salon and software systems, to help you choose the right salon software system for YOUR business the first time so you don’t have to go through multiple systems to find the right one.
This will save you not only money, but also time . . . a lot of time!
So you’re thinking about investing in salon bookings software or some other type of salon or spa software, but you don’t know where to start? Not a problem . . . February is software month here on SalonBusinessSecrets.com and our sister site The Beauty Business podcast. This is the first episode to kick off […]
I’ve been planning it for a while and I’ve procrastinated about it for almost the same amount of time, but feedback I got from some of you towards the end of last year finally convinced me to do it!
So now . . . I am very pleased to announce the launch of The Beauty Business Podcast; a companion resourse to run alongside SalonBusinessSecrets.com.
Now, I am very aware that while podcasts and podcasting is becoming much more mainstream these days, there are still a lot of people who are not avid podcast listeners and some that may not be familiar with exactly what podcasts are at all?
So to help clear things up here are answers to some of the questions you may be asking yourself.
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love music, but it is a lesser known fact that I am also a massive fan of Christmas . . . well who isn’t?
So I like nothing more than a good Christmas music playlist to start playing on December 1st. The key word in that sentence is good!
There are some songs that are just overplayed in supermarkets, shopping malls and even on the radio at Christmas and I would like to redress that with a gift to you all of a slightly alternative salon Christmas playlist this year.
There are some old favourites on there . . . but I have omitted some of the more cheesy tunes and there is definitely no Cliff Richard anywhere in site. There are also some songs on there that you may not have heard before . . . did you know The Killers had a Christmas song for example?
The Christmas period is edging ever nearer, Christmas lights are up in the city centres, Christmas adverts are all over the TV and if you have followed the last two articles in this series you should be well on your way to being prepared for your best Christmas ever in your salon or beauty business. The […]
Whether you are just starting out as an independent, opening your first salon, looking to rebrand an existing salon business, the name you choose is extremely important. It’s the thing you will be known for, the thing you want people to talk about, it will be the very first thing a prospective client knows about you and if all goes well, you will be living with this name for a long time.
But where do you start? What makes a good salon name and what makes a bad salon name? What things should you consider when thinking up possibilities . . . . Oh so many questions!
Don’t worry though, sit down, grab a cup of tea/coffee/water (or my wife swears a good G&T helps her think) and keep reading as I walk you through the whole process.
I am writing this in late November and I imagine all of you salon and spa owners are busy planning and preparing for the busy run up to Christmas with special offers, Christmas retail kits and products as well as a promoting your gift vouchers at every opportunity. If not then you really should be! […]