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A luxury combination not to be ‘Mist’

The promise of luxury, exclusivity and an unrivalled customer experience is often made by salons looking to attract a discerning clientele and increase the value of their services. It makes perfect sense too; quality hairdressing and colour services are a minimum expectation of every client, so how do you go beyond that? Retaining their loyalty will depend on their look ...

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Protecting you and yours…

As a salon owner, one of your biggest assets is your staff, which is why it’s just as important to protect your team as it is your salon and equipment. As a general rule, if someone is employed by you or working under your control or supervision, it is a legal requirement that you hold employers’ liability insurance. This will ...

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What does a Good Salon Guide rating mean?

When a salon achieves Good Salon Guide recognition it is awarded with a specific rating, but what exactly do these ratings mean? Every Good Salon Guide recognised salon is assessed using criteria that has been developed since 1993 following ongoing consultation with the general public and hairdressing industry. Hair and beauty salons can be awarded one of four possible awards – Registered, ...

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Saks Education’s new Academy

Industry leading training provider Saks Education has taken over the new hairdressing academy in Maidstone, Kent. With over 17 years’ experience delivering work-based apprenticeships, the takeover of the new Academy will result in Saks Education training nearly 250 apprentices in the Kent area alone, with over 700 learners across the country. “We are incredibly excited to work with apprentices and ...

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GENIUS in the classroom

September is notoriously known as ‘back to school’ month – this means for thousands of parents buying uniform, stationery and shoes. However, September doesn’t just have be the start of something new for the kids – treat your clients with ‘back to school’ offers for those young and mature. Many of your clients may find it hard to maintain their ...

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Give your business the VIP treatment

Designed specifically to meet the continual demands of the hair and beauty industry, Salon by Premier Software (Salon) combines all the functionality you need to ensure your salon runs smoothly. It is your social media guru, marketing manager, personal assistant, receptionist, accountant and business partner all rolled into one. Providing a complete business overview at the touch of a button, ...

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The little things do count…

Last week we touched on the subject of the main problems that you may come across being a salon owner. However, it can often be the small, overlooked problems that can create the biggest issues for your business. SALONGENIUS understand how overwhelming it can be for minor problems to get in the way of a successful day at work – ...

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Great power, great responsibility!

When it comes to business, many salon business owners struggle bridging the gap between being a creative hairdresser/beautician and that of a business owner, because of this many avoidable mistakes may be made, including those unexpected things causing unwanted stress. Client no-shows and cancellations are one of the biggest problems associated with being a salon owner, that, as well as ...

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Rising risk from ‘black henna’ temporary tattoos for hair colour, warns the NHF

As the holiday season reaches its peak in July and August, skin specialists report that they are seeing more and more patients who have had a bad reaction to a temporary ‘black henna’ tattoo.  This can cause them to develop an allergy to hair colour, also used for lash and brow tinting. So-called ‘black henna’ may contain a substance called ...

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How can HD Brows benefit a salon?

Enhancing your clients’ browlines can improve your bottom line… HD Brows is a unique eyebrow treatment for well-groomed men/women who desire brow perfection, or the lowest maintenance individual who has a simple and quick beauty regime. Unlike some other brow treatments, which use a ‘one shape fits all’ technique, HD Brows Stylists assess face shape and colouring before creating a ...

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