Tips & Techniques

Finding Qualified Hairstylists For Your Salon

Hiring a Hairstylist Can Be Challenging One of the more challenging aspects of owning a salon will not only be hiring but also retaining good employees. Quite frankly anyone can hire but how you plan on keeping them around should always be at the forefront of your mind because this process can be expensive if you do it over and over again. In the end, this can seem like a daunting task, not just because both of these responsibilities can be very time-consuming but also because there their skills much match exactly what you're looking for. Their ability and talent, as well as their attitudes and work ethic, will influence every aspect of the business, from client retention rate to the bottom line, so you'll need to choose your employees very wisely and this process should never be rushed. The process of hiring is further complicated by the following: The...

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Renting Space In The Beauty Industry

In past posts, we've discussed the differences between the various types of labor. 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 you be charged full rent for a 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 time cleaning fees....

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Upgrades To Our Mobile App Are Now Live

Salon & Savvy Makes It Easy To Find a Career Many of you who are our loyal supporters know that the Salon & Savvy app was created for you and to make finding a job in the salon industry much easier. After years in the beauty business, we have seen how difficult it can be to find the right fit for empty spaces in salons and for beauty professionals to find the right space for their business. Neither the professionals nor the salons know when the other is looking! And online job sites aren’t tailored to serve the beauty industry. That is why we created the Salon & Savvy app – a 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...

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Why You Need a Contract

Legal Contracts In The Salon Industry If we could write a blog post in only a few words, the simple answer to why you need a contract is it's the smart thing to do. We now live in a world where a handshake or someone's word doesn't go as far as it used too. Honestly, if you could just shake someone's hand because they said it would be this way and your rent would be this it would be the best but unfortunately, everything today must be agreed upon and put in writing with both parties signing. So, rather than suffer through the confusion of wondering what each party’s responsibilities are, you’re better to have everything in writing. This will help avoid confusion or disagreement and the following is a few important reasons as to why.... Clear Communication This is where everything that is agreed upon must be put down...

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Booth Renter 101

Salon Booth Rental Do's and Don'ts Read any beauty business blog and you'll see that there is a reoccurring theme of confusion around renters and what they can be required to do. Often the lines between employee and renter are blurred making for a difficult and often unprofitable situation. Salon & Savvy gave an overview in the Who Am I?  post. To recap, a renter is a tenant in another person's property – think of it just like renting an apartment or a house. You live there, you keep your stuff there, you sign a lease, but you don't own the place you live in. It's the same with a booth or a chair; you use it, you don't own it.  Whether it's a stall, a chair, a room or a booth – they’re all treated the same way. It's just borrowing space to conduct your business. That's the other important part about...

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The Best Way To Find A Job In The Beauty Industry

Finding Jobs In The Beauty Industry   As an owner of a variety of successful businesses as well as knowledge in the beauty industry, something had to be done. I was truly amazed at how many salons were looking to fill the chairs for a variety of services but were struggling to find the right way to do it. I saw banner ads, signs in windows, and Craiglist Ads but when I talked to most Salon Owners they stated, "none of them were ultimately that successful and they wished there was an easier way." As a nail technician for many years,  I truly love the industry and I always wanted to do something to help. That's why I created the Salon & Savvy app. To be honest, I've heard that the industry isn't tech savvy but I don't believe it because at the end of the day this app is...

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Jobs In The Salon Industry At The Click of A Finger

Job Openings In The Salon Industry   At Salon & Savvy, we are committed to you. We are committed to providing a safe place for you to create an online profile highlighting who you are, your experience, and ultimately what type of job you are looking for. So let's start out with a few questions? Where do you find jobs today in the salon industry? Do you drive around looking for signs, do you open up the Sunday paper, do you look online, or do you wait for a friend to let you know? If you were able to find the perfect fit from the palm of your hand would you do it? We hope so and that's why we created Salon & Savvy! The Salon & Savvy app is where salons and beauty professionals connect. The app allows Salons to showcase their business to attract qualified licensed professionals. Likewise,...

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How To Find The Perfect Job In The Salon Industry

A Great Career In The Salon Industry is One Step Away   From an outside perspective, I've personally had the opportunity to speak with the owner of Salon & Savvy numerous times on why she decided to create this mobile app. She has told me it was for numerous reasons but the biggest one was because she couldn't believe how many salons she would walk into that were looking for help. There were signs in the windows, banner ads, and salon professionals asking if anyone knew someone looking for work. So after seeing this more and more, she thought there has to be a better way to connect the Salon Owner and Professional. That is the number one reason why she decided to create the mobile app but there's much more. "I wanted to create a safe community where Professionals could create a profile showcasing their skills and what they...

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Tips On Finding Your Dream Job In A Salon

Tips On How To Find Your Dream Salon Job   Job searching can be extremely hard work. It’s not just a question of finding a job or any job, rather it’s important to find the right job, a job that is an excellent fit for you now and for the future.  If it's the wrong job, you'll end up having to start a job search all over again if the position doesn't work out. So, why not find the perfect job for you, in the perfect salon? Well, Salon & Savvy can help and we also want to give you our top 5 tips for finding a great job! Make a Match - spend as much time as you need researching the perfect place to work. Investigate and make sure they offer everything you're looking for in a job. Check out The Place of Work - Stalk them on social media...

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Networking Your Business In The Beauty Industry

Importance of Networking Your Beauty Business   If you're in the beauty business (hair, nails, massage, cosmetology, massage) are you networking and marketing your business? In today's world, one of the best ways to do that is through digital marketing and meeting people. If you're a salon looking for business or a professional looking for new clients the only way you can do that is by getting your name out there and we hope this blog post gives you a few tips on how to do that! The following are our top three ways to get connected! Social Media As soon as your business profile is created (Facebook and Instagram), start engaging! Follow and like pages of similar businesses, complementary businesses, friends, family, and clients. Nicely comment and or share on other pages and profiles and be sure to engage with anyone who comments on your pages. Keep it simple – don’t...

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