Category: Coffee Talk

OUTPERFORMING ONLINE: WHY SALONS SHOULD WIN AT RETAIL

By Laurel Nelson, contributing writer with Salon Today   Attendees of Serious Business come to New Orleans every year for inspiration, motivation, and most of all—practical advice. This year’s event in January did not disappoint, with speakers covering everything from in-salon education programs to front desk profitability, to developing a men’s business. But perhaps the hottest topic of all was retail. Bob… Read more »

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WEATHERING THE STORM: PICKING UP THE PIECES AFTER HURRICANE HARVEY

By Laurel Nelson, contributing writer with Salon Today   In late August, Hurricane Harvey blew through Houston, flooding the city and leaving thousands of people homeless. When Harvey finally passed, Josephine’s Salon and Spas owner Vivian Yeh breathed a sigh of relief. Her home was intact and her three salon locations were also fine, with only minimal… Read more »

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Shelter from the Storm: The Salon Spa Relief Fund

Photo by Paul Charbonnet   The Salon and Spa Relief Fund is currently accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey. It’s times like these that we as an industry can really make a difference. Click here to donate: http://www.salonandsparelieffund.org/500-challenge.php   By Laurel Nelson, contributing writer with Salon Today After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Neill… Read more »

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The Salon Software Switch: Why Trios Came Back

Featured Photo Source: Trios Aveda Facebook When it comes to technology, Trios Aveda salon owner Joe DeAnda is the person you want on your side. He’s tech savvy and keeps up-to-date with all the latest technology. That’s why when Joe his wife and co-owner Karen moved from their original salon software to SalonBiz in 2000,… Read more »

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Top 5 Ways To Rock Your Service

Build your business one amazing service at a time! What’s most important in your salon? Making your clients feel welcome? Creating the perfect color, cut and style? Or maybe it’s connecting with your clients on a more personal level. Remembering her fave color formula is always helpful. Let’s just say it’s all equally important, because… Read more »

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Top 5 Retail Tips

Let’s face it, retail really gets a bad rap. After all, sell is a four-letter word – right? But when you talk to stylists who consistently crush their retail goals, you have to stop and wonder if they’ve cracked the secret code. We sat down for a quick chat – client in the shampoo bowl… Read more »

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The Black Friday Fire: How Vanity Bounced Back Quickly

Thanksgiving weekend started off normally for Vanity Salon in Houston, TX. Fiona Tolunay, director of operations, and her brother Rory, human resources manager, had a lot to be thankful for: an amazing team, a thriving business, and a beautiful second location opening in two weeks. Business at the salon was brisk the day after Thanksgiving,… Read more »

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