Managing your Hair and Beauty Salon Business

Tues, 31 Oct.

People in the hair salon business often go through the business dilemma of mismanagement. The truth is, once the burden of numerous recurring clients falls on your shoulders, then the entire task of managing a thriving business can become tough, especially if the business is a hair salon. And this is where you need to be proactive in comparison to being reactive which can help you avoid a lot of mistakes. There are plenty of ways through which you can manage a hair and beauty salon business. Plus, with the rise of Internet and digitalization, one can find many opportunities to exactly do that in an efficient manner. Here are some tips to help you better manage a business:

Get a Grip of HR

Human resources is an area in any business that needs to be in your grip. By that we imply, that HR matters aren’t only related to hiring employees. Efficiency as well as the incentives to work in a fast paced environment should be introduced. This will help you to sustain customer complaints and appointments. Hiring as well as firing underperforming employees should be strictly done on the basis of performance and ability.

Follow a Target Oriented Approach

A target-oriented approach is extremely important in terms of achieving goals. Obviously, you as a salon manager must make some analysis that identifies your profits and costs. Hence, an analysis of the budget is required in order to take things under consideration. When you know your budget and your expected target, managing sales or appointments will not be a problem.

Hold Meetings

Meetings are what we all typically ignore. Meetings are essential for a variety of reasons. Number one is that it serves the employees a reminder of what their targets are. If an employee is underperforming, then that factor alone can be highlighted in a subtle way. Meetings generally can be very effective in maintaining the overall environment and it can possibly motivate the employees as well as yourself. Meetings can further be divided into two types. Try holding a team meeting once a week, where you can decide all matters related to running the place. The second option is to hold individual meetings on a monthly basis. These meetings are essential to highlight individual performance.

Just Observe for Flaws

All businesses have flaws. Admit it or not, businesses do have shortcomings and it can be really hard to identify those. Hence, we suggest to just observe in silence where your business is falling short. Try to observe all matters related to operations, which can be vital. You can never know, something might just click and you can turn things around.

Use Technology

Technology is there to help us out in things we can’t even imagine. The best part is that a lot of people are using apps that can help you in managing clients and several other matters. A perfect example of an app that you can use to schedule appointments for your client is MyCuts. MyCuts allows a salon manager to schedule appointments and by doing that one can easily manage their day to day proceedings. Similarly, there are a ton of other apps that you can download in order to help you manage your day-to-day operations.

David Sanderson
MyCuts Founder

Five Winter Hairstyles for Women

Tues, 22 Sep.

Winters are around the corner and so is the time you finally upgrade your hairstyle and adapt it according to the changing weather. Winters bring with them harsh weather, icy winds and heavy clothes. Hence, since almost everything, from climate to clothes, change when the season shifts, there is also a demand of altering hairstyles. The article the follows identifies five amazing winter hairstyle for women that consider the requirements and needs of a woman during the colder part of the year.

  1. Double Dutch Braids
    Women are all familiar with the trouble of having the cruel winter winds blowing their hair in all possible directions, especially across their faces. Even though this is something that has been heavily romanticized by the entertainment industry, it is not even the least bit of practical. Moreover, most of the women do not even like having hair across their faces. If you are one of those, this hairstyle is just for you. The way to attain this look is to braid your hair exactly like you braid French knots. The only difference is to weave the strands underneath one another. To begin with, part hair in the center, and then start braiding to achieve a symmetrical look.
  2. High Pony Tail
    Winters are days of turtle necks and big fancy scarves. If you are one of those who like to flaunt the look of their high necklines, high pony tails are just for you. Tie your hair into a high knot, and spray a shine spray along the roots of your hair to add dimensions.
  3. Side Braids
    Side braids are always one’s go to option when one is running late/ out of time for something. These are classic and trendy, and never out of fashion. The only thing that needs to be remembered is the fact that side braids are all about the details you add. The more polished your hair looks, the better. For that, try matting your hair using powder, before tying your hair into a braid.
  4. Side Parted Hair With Twists
    If you wish something elegant for the day, this is your go to hairstyle. Hair parted to one side, twisted and pinned is sure to give you the stylish yet graceful look you were yearning for. You may even rock this style with a floral headband adjusted right next to your twist.
  5. Low Side-Ponytail
    A simple low ponytail set on one shoulder, with any stray hair properly pinned, gives you the right look for office meetings or formal family gatherings, all the while ensuring that your neck area remains warm.
David Sanderson
MyCuts Founder