20,000 Ways to Say “Thank You”

20,000 Thank Yous

#DearHairStylist was created as a movement of thanks and appreciation for all of the ways beauty professionals touch our lives creatively, emotionally, and physically. We have seen and felt the effects of your sacrifice, hard work, and dedication, and want to highlight your passion and positive impact through interviews, stories, and expressions of gratitude. And…

5 Ways to Keep Your Front Desk Productive

5 Ways to Keep Your Front Desk Productive

When asked about problem areas of a business, many spa and salon owners and managers complain about “downtime” and lack of motivation at the front desk. Having no downtime at the front desk is the responsibility, first, of the owner or manager to document and teach. The front desk is a profit center when it employs…

8 Ways to Grow Your Business with the Right Software

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Salon and spa software can vary greatly, but if the program you are using doesn’t have certain key elements, you will be missing out on a lot of potential revenue. A worthy business management software system should be powerful, intelligent, and provide you with the tools needed to grow your business. It should also help…

#DearHairStylist Thank You. Showcasing the True Value of Hair Stylists

#DearHairStylist

We, at Millennium Systems International, have been busy working on a new initiative to showcase the deep connections consumers have with their hairstylists. “It’s so important to bring to light and recognize the deep connections that we have with our hairstylist,” said Millennium’s Marketing Director, Jen Martinelli. “I personally have been through proms, a wedding…

7 Ways to Motivate Salon and Spa Employees in 2016

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Staff motivation is an issue for many businesses, and the salon and spa industry is no stranger to this issue. In a client centric business, you must do your best as the business manager or owner to motivate your staff and provide a pleasant work environment. But how exactly do you keep your employees happy?…

How to Set and Implement Goals at the Salon or Spa

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The New Year is here and now is the time to implement new goals at your salon or spa. Creating a plan, and sticking to it, will help your business’s success. Before you get started, it’s important to look at what you have achieved in the past year. Did you meet or surpass your goals…

13 Survey Questions You Can Ask Guests at Your Salon or Spa

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What is the best way to find out about your clients’ experience? When it comes to learning about your client base, there is rarely anything more effective than a customer survey. For decades, surveys have given guests a chance to voice their opinions or concerns about a business. A well thought out survey can open…

Everything You Should Know to Get Started in the Spa Business

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The beauty industry is quite lucrative, and seems to be growing every year. In 2014, the International Spa Association (ISPA) announced that the spa industry surpassed revenues of $14 billion, revenue was not the only area of growth, but spa visits, revenue per client, and an increase in new spa locations also grew. The spa…

Incorporating Memberships Into Your Spa

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More and more spas are offering membership options to their clients. It’s possible you may have been considering the same, but haven’t had the time to consider it in detail. There are pros and cons to introducing a membership package, and it’s something you really have to think through before you make a decision. Let’s…

5 Unique Black Friday Salon & Spa Promotion Ideas

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Black Friday is approaching quickly (November 27th this year), and many salons and spas are gearing up for this lucrative holiday where clients spend more money in order to get a good deal. Your job as a business owner or manager is to craft unique promotions that’ll get clients coming into your salon or spa…