Professionals & Press

Professional Salons Hiring All Over Northern America

Salons Hiring in Canada and The United States When we created the Salon & Savvy app we envisioned a safe space where salons could share intimate details around their salon’s structure, amenities, job requirements with pictures. The salon could then post an opening for the Professional on the app to see and a match of expertise and experience could be made. Likewise, Professionals can find Salons with open positions looking for someone with their accomplishments and skills. The key here is Professionals are always anonymous on this platform, only Salons will be displayed. By requiring the salons to claim and verify their locations, as well as professionals to provide license verification upon introductions, Salon & Savvy ensures that only true professionals are interacting with qualified salons and spas – taking the guesswork out of finding the right fit between the Salon Owner and Professional. So, with all that said, WE...

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Renter Q&A

In past posts, we've discussed the differences between the various types of labor in the beauty industry. Today, we're going to dig deeper on rent, which means of course that we're talking about renters; booth, chair, room - all the renters! If you are renting space in a salon or spa, then you have your own business and you are merely conducting that business in borrowed space from the owner (i.e. your landlord). This kind of business structure tends to bring up a lot of questions around rent. We've addressed a few below and given you our best advice in the answers: "Can I be charged full rent for part-time presence?" Absolutely. And you should be charged full rent even if you're only in the space part-time. "Buy why? How??" Because the salon/spa owner (aka your landlord) doesn't get to pay a part-time mortgage. Or part time insurance. Or part...

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New Jobs Are on The Salon & Savvy App Now

Beauty Salons Around The Country Are Looking For Professionals   We created the Salon & Savvy app for a safe space where salons can share details around their salon’s structure and amenities with pictures. The salon can then post an opening for the professional they are looking for along with the expertise and experience. Likewise, professionals can find salons with open positions looking for someone with their accomplishments and skills. The professionals are always anonymous on this platform, only Salons will be displayed. By requiring the salons to claim and verify their locations, as well as professionals to provide license verification upon introductions, Salon & Savvy ensures that only true professionals are interacting with qualified salons and spas – taking the guesswork out of finding the right fit between salon and professional. So, with all that said, WE HAVE JOBS!!! Grooming Humans Hair Studio - Tempe, Arizona Luxx Salon Suites...

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3 Reasons Clients Ghost

We’ve all been there. It’s been 6 weeks since one of your regular’s appointment and there’s no new appointment on the books. When a few more weeks go by without a booking, it becomes clear that this client is never coming back. But why? Here are a few reasons why a client might ghost you and how to stop it: You’re Not Listening Telling your stylist that you don’t like their work is hard. So most clients might drop hints like bringing a picture of a hairstyle or hair color that looks similar to what they already have. Take the time to ask specific questions and be open to the answers. Smile. Let them know its ok to tell you what they want, even if it’s not what you want to hear. The Environment is Toxic For many clients, time at the salon and spa is therapy. It’s time just...

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How to Standout and Not Make Frenamies

Any business can have its tricky situations. But in a workplace like a salon or spa where you might be competing with your coworkers for business and personal space is a luxury, it can be easy to step on each other's toes (sometimes literally). So how can you stand out among your peers without ticking them off? We've got a few ideas: Filter Yes of course we all want to hear how your weekend was…we just don’t need all the details, okay? Save the particulars for your besties and be sure to give the edited version to your boss - if they ask. This goes for how you felt about the last customer you had, your cat’s health and or your sig other too. But with that said, do remember to… Be Yourself Sure you need to be mindful about what you say and who you say it to, but it’s...

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5 Ways Touch Makes a Difference

When it comes to the clients sitting in your chair, there is most likely one of two things happening. Your client could be a client who hasn't had a physical contact with someone in awhile or they are someone who is touched often but not necessarily in a significant way - i.e. a mom who doesn't even uses the bathroom without an audience! It's easy to underestimate how meaningful even the lightest contact can be. When a person is touched, their brain releases oxytocin, a hormone that not only makes us feel good, it induces feelings of bonding and trust. That said, how you connect with each client is super important in building a long lasting client relationship. And those relationships? They translate into a solid book of business. Dryers and faucets and voices - oh my! It can be hard to hear in a salon. Place you hand gently on your client's shoulder while...

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Top 3 Spa Trends

Back in January, we brought you the top beauty trends of 2018. Now that the year is in full swing, we're seeing some fun new trends for spas as well. These trends are exciting because they open the door for new service items for spas - many of which can be used in conjunction with current menu items. Are you offering any of these top 3 trends? Meditation and Mindfulness Spa treatments are reaching out farther than just the treatment room. Overall wellness that is supported by spa treatments is becoming the new norm. As meditation and mindfulness of one's body, mind and spirit are on the rise, so are treatments to enhance them. Massages are now coupled with a centering meditation prior to the treatment. Silent treatments are gaining popularity too allowing clients to fully enjoy each part of a spa service with no interruptions. Body Mechanics Body mechanics...

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Renter Q&A

In past posts, we've discussed the differences between the various types of labor in the beauty industry. Today, we're going to dig deeper on rent, which means of course that we're talking about renters; booth, chair, room - all the renters! If you are renting space in a salon or spa, then you have your own business and you are merely conducting that business in borrowed space from the owner (i.e. your landlord). This kind of business structure tends to bring up a lot of questions about rent. We've addressed a few below and given you our best advice in the answers: "Can I be charged full rent for part-time presence?" Absolutely. And you should be charged full rent even if you're only in the space part-time. "Buy why? How??" Because the salon/spa owner (aka your landlord) doesn't get to pay the part-time mortgage. Or part time insurance. Or part...

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5 Ways to Boost Your Social Media

It's no secret that social media is the future when it comes to marketing. While social media is fun to look at and explore, it's a marketer's dream. Why? Because various platform analytics allow businesses to plop meaningful content directly in front of their target audience for a fraction of the cost of traditional media. So, is your social media making the cut? Here are 5 steps to make sure you're social posts are on point: Don't Mix Business and Pleasure If you're using your personal account(s) for business as well, stop it. Create new pages and profiles that are exclusive to your business. Update contact information, "about us" sections, etc. so that your personal life is personal. That said, it is ok to share who you are with your audience. Your followers want to know who you are outside of your business too - but make sure that any...

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Can an Owner Charge For Use of Products?

One question that comes up over and over again is whether a salon or spa owner can charge their workers for products used in providing services to clients. Why? Because it's such a common practice, legal or not, that sometimes workers don't know their rights. So can an owner charge you for using products in caring for the salon’s clients? It depends. The answer lies in what kind of worker you are - are you an employee or a contractor? If you're not sure where you fall, take a look at your tax information. Whether you're getting a W2 or issuing a 1099 typically determines whether you're an employee or a contractor. What if you're an employee? The answer is short and sweet - no. Your employer cannot charge you for products that are necessary to perform your job, which they pay you to do. Deducting from your paycheck for shampoo,...

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