Motivate and Inspire Employees

Motivation, We hear the term often. We usually associate the word with human behavior, a state of mind that moves us to action. And while we can’t actually motivate another person, we can constantly strive to build a positive environment, which encourages...

Treat Your Guests To Treatments

The Wash House provides a unique opportunity to transform a simple service into an unforgettable spa-like retreat with small yet impactful details. In addition, you have the opportunity to up-sell and add on treatments with each guest visit. This will immediately...

Grow Color Business

Increase your color sales and grow your bottom line. That’s a simple formula. But there are additional, subtler advantages to stimulating haircolor service, too. Consider, for example, that color provides extra room for growth because it isn’t overly...

Profit Generator Scorecard

The Profit Generator helps you grow your business by focusing on the seven profit centers of a salon. This handy dyad scorecard helps you keep your team focused on on meeting and exceeding the benchmarks.  Keep score and do more!!! Click to download and print the...

Beat the Week

Here is a great little tool to help keep your stylists and technicians growing. On the left side enter the sales (service and retail) from the previous week. On the right enter the goal amount for the week. Track the progress with the bar graph throughout the week....

Getting the Team You Want….And Keeping Them!

by Mark T. Palermo Time and again, salon owners rank “ability to attract and retain stylists” as their biggest business challenge. We all know that there are many types of salons that new and existing hairdressers have to choose from. There are many...

Destination: Success in Leadership….It begins with YOU!

by Glynn Cambre, Vice President, Vanguard Salon Systems, Inc. Ever since I chose (yes, it was by choice, more on this later) to take on a leadership role within my company, there have been questions that I have, and maybe you have as well, consistently pondered: What...

Recession Proofing Your Business: Service Guarantees

First and foremost, congrats to the many savvy Focus and Signature Salon teams who embraced the content in our most recent Business Alert entitled “Unsettling Hairdresser Misperceptions Accentuate Downward Trend in-Salon Take Home Sales”. I have received...

Overcoming Downward Trend In Salon Take Home Sales

In a recent random survey of more than 100 professional hairdressers, a vast majority admitted reluctance in making a professional recommendation of salon hair-care products to their clients. The primary reason? Sympathy. The massive media coverage of a “doom...