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Is Your Salon Wasting Color?
When you own a salon, every dollar matters. So why would you allow your stylists to pour color (aka money) down the drain? You wouldn't! And now you don't have to, thanks to a game-changing technology that will revolutionize your color business.SureTint Technology is an innovative salon software that controls your color costs and inventory, making your stylists' color applications more precise. See how celebrity stylist Martino Cartier's salon is saving $850 a week!
Salon Community Outreach – How to Make a Difference
“Building a strong, community presence generates trust, credibility, good will, employee and customer loyalty, along with name recognition. The most selfless acts are the most rewarding,” says John DiJulius, author of Secret Service. See how your salon can give back this holiday season.
Tis The Season To Be Green
It's that time of year again to trim the tree, hang the wreath and festive icicle lights and to set the mood in your salon for a warm holiday season. But this year, instead of the traditional glass ornaments, bows and tinsel, one salon in Austin, TX, is using cardboard product containers, old pages out of magazines and plastic shopping bags to decorate in a green, earth-friendly way. Here's how they did it!
Is a Salon Apprentice the Cleaning Crew?
You work your butt off in cosmetology school soaking up as much knowledge on cutting, color and styling that you can. You’re anxious to get out on the floor and have your own clients, but first, you need some experience. That’s the beauty of an apprenticeship. You get to learn the ins and outs of running a salon, and you get to work on actual paying clients.  But what if you don’t feel like you’re learning anything? Our BTC Members weigh in!
3 Questions You Must Ask Clients
“Customer service has expanded beyond just providing products and services in a friendly, efficient manner,” notes David Wagner, owner of award-winning Juut Salons in Minnesota and California. Here, David shares ideas on how to better understand the wants and needs of your clients by asking them 3 simple questions. Using the feedback you collect, you can make adjustments in your daily business practice that will increase your client loyalty and revenue.
Millennium Confirms National Education Tour
Millennium Systems International is excited to announce its first ever educational tour for all beauty industry professionals, titled Speak Up, to be held in-house at the Millennium Headquarters in NJ, on November 17th. Get all the details!
Business: Social Media = FREE Advertising
In her second BTC exclusive hit webinar, Updo Trends & Techniques, Steph encourages stylists to use social media because after all, it’s free advertising! Below she shares important tips on how to keep it professional and effective.
The Ins and Outs of Owning a Boutique Salon
So you want to go out on your own, but can’t afford to open your own salon. No problem, a salon studio, like Sola Salon Studios, might be the place for you. YOU get to be the boss and make all the decisions, including setting your own schedule, picking what products to carry and decorating the space to fit your personal style. Sounds pretty good, right? But how do you successfully make it in a salon suite? We reached out to six successful Sola Salon Studios owners to find out just how they made the transition from a commissioned salon environment to a studio, and what they did to make their businesses thrive.
11 Real Business Success Strategies from a Really Successful Salon
More than 300 MINDBODY users got down to serious business at the company’s first ever Bold Conference, held seaside in Santa Monica, CA. Attendees sponged up amazing business information from savvy MINDBODY executives.  So in the spirit of “friendship,” here are 11 business tips and best practices from some very successful salon owners! 
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