Salon Leadership – 6 Frequent Consistent Skills for Exceptional Salon Leaders

Spa Manager Training and LeadershipBeing an Exceptional Salon Leader requires 6 frequent and consistent applications of these following skills, especially during the difficult times, that demand leadership action.  Apathy, arrogance and self deception kill leadership potential and destroy your influence.

1.  Always demonstrate how others will benefit if they follow a very exact system

2.  Communicate all directions with consistent praise and a compelling message

3.  Always communicate in ways that your Staff and stylists understand and find acceptable

4.  Work through any resistance so others accept that course of action

5.  Accepts that some of your staff may not follow. Continuously work to gain willing followers

6.  Use established relationships to influence others throughout your salon.

salon-business-trainingDemonstrate rock solid integrity. Rapport defines the affinity that people feel for you. With rapport, people will see in you the best of what they want to be.

Master leaders in the salon industry model rock solid integrity to demonstrate the highest standard of behavior.  You illustrate the best that others want to become. You model commitment. You do not dabble, sip or taste test.

True commitment by the salon owner leader fosters true commitment from your staff and stylists.

In our coaching, we have found that some of the best salon owner leaders are those that build with emotion. They pull forth emotional levels that will influence, motivate and cultivate the successes they know will come forth from the stylist.

We have found that this raises incomes level and builds for you, the salon professional, a happy successful salon.

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Business Coaching for Entrepreneurial Individuals Building a New Salon & Personal Business Development for New & Experienced Salon Owners

As a new or experienced Salon Owner are you facing some or all of these issues?

Ø How to begin?
Ø Writing a comprehensive business plan
Ø Writing 3 years financial projections
Ø Direction for getting the financing for your business. What you need to take to the bank.
Ø Writing a strong mission and vision statement to reflect your new business
Ø Writing policies and procedure manuals insuring future success
Ø Tips on how to negotiate your lease
Ø Finding the best location for your business based on experience from other salon owners
Ø Not knowing how to fill your salon with stylists and customers
Ø Busy working behind the chair without time management

Commissioned Stylists Hiring Stress

hiring commission stylists stressIt’s really a concern for me when I see that a salon owner has opted to booth rent because they have struggled so hard with commission-based stylists.

It’s concerning to note that so many owners believe that they can’t afford commission booths. I have found that it’s because of many factors:

  • Stress of the paperwork
  • Withholding of taxes
  • Health insurance and so on

Truthfully many Owners don’t know how to do the paperwork.

I have also found that the lack of customers for this commission stylist becomes a problem. It’s all in the marketing of building clients the right way that does not cost a huge investment in money.

So, if you don’t have enough new customers for that commissioned stylist, then the owner will sometimes sacrifice some of his or her clients to this stylist. Then, that takes money out of the owner’s pockets.

Just this one system alone can fill the appointment book in abundance for that new stylist. The owner never has to sacrifice their hard earned customers. With a small amount of appointments on the books for this stylist, it becomes a problem over time if you don’t implement it correctly.

The owner has a hard time justifying the commission station. It’s just a stressful cycle that goes on and on until the owner can’t do it anymore or the stylist quits because they can’t make the money they want and walk away.

Then they both believe booth rent is the answer.

This is so far from the truth that it makes me sad to see that financial independence goes out the window for that owner and stylist. When worked correctly that station alone could make that owner and stylist the money they deserve to have.

To learn more about how to make a commissioned stylist approach work for your salon and increase your revenues substantially, download our ebook below, now!