Top Mothers Day Marketing Tips

By Kristy / April 16, 2018

With Aussies spending into the billions when it comes to showing mum how much we love her, Mother’s Day is a massive revenue-raising day for a variety of businesses. The good news for salon owners is that trends indicate that consumers are increasingly buying experience-based gifts, such as beauty and pampering packages, over traditional flowers…

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The email that made me cringe…

By Kristy / November 21, 2017

When staff leave, sometimes you are high fiving, sometimes you are hurt, often you are just a bit nervous. It is not just the hair and beauty industry that has to deal with the risk of client solicitation and gossip during this time. I just received an email from my Osteopath and it made me…

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Don’t be a dummy when you open your Salon

By Kristy / November 11, 2017

This is how things typically go with our industry.   Me: I want to open my own salon Accountant: Great! Let’s just start you as a Sole Trader and when you get big enough, we will change you into a company (Lazy accountant who is not taking you seriously) Me: Ok great (phew. Company sounds…

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Some people are c*nts

By Kristy / October 19, 2017

As I sat in my car waiting for a carpark (the all day staff ones) a lady was sorting through her mail and standing at the rear of her car. She glances over at me, and continued to stand there for another minute or so. I was happily, patiently waiting, but it got me thinking….…

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Just Say No!

By Kristy / May 25, 2017

I didn’t really know what to expect when going to hear Melanie Gleeson- Endota Spa CEO speak at a networking function. Let’s say I was pleasantly surprised!  The SSS team headed off to Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the spot where it all began for the Endota empire, for an intimate Spanish lunch, a chat with local business people and…

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What’s in a name?

By Kristy / November 10, 2016

It was school holidays in Melbourne the last two weeks, and I purposefully took myself and my children down to my parents beach house for the entire time. The Christmas holidays were so busy, and I really wanted to spend some quality time with my girls, as distraction free as possible. We spent most days in…

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Is home where your heart is?

By Kristy / October 3, 2016

Now I know some people will definitely not agree with this blog. This blog is about Home Salons. Home Salons are in a large part ruining the Hair & Beauty Industry. Now if you are a Home Salon Owner, you may feel your blood rushing to your head right now. Hang in there with me whilst…

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Pressure Creates Diamonds

By Kristy / August 13, 2016

Every time that I am contacted by a salon owner, I hear a similar story. A tired stressed person is usually at the other end of the phone. Usually there is some sort of turmoil that has occurred with a staff member or two. Usually I am phoned to help offer some sort of quick solution.…

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Be extraordinary

By Kristy / June 6, 2016

I read a book a long time ago called Passionate People Produce. I highly recommend reading it. It is a personal development book that is geared towards finding and rekindling passion in your life. Whether it be work or pleasure, doing things with passion will change your life for the better. Being passionate isn’t about…

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By Kristy / April 28, 2016

I remember when I first started hairdressing, EVERY salon seemed amazing. I did not know about dated furnishings or old fashioned hairdressing methods. I walked past every salon and all I saw was pretty mirrors and chairs and gorgeous staff. I’m sure it was the same with Beauty Salons. When I landed my apprenticeship position,…

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