Top Tips From Past Salon Business Excellence Award Winners
- Created on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 19:04
- Written by Jillian Wood
Winning the Salon Business Excellence Award is not only a testament to your business savvy, but entering can also help you to analyze and improve efficiency (and the bottom line) at your salon.
We’re sharing the best business philosophies from past winners that you can apply in your salon today!
1. Think big, act local
Bruce Peters, of Zazou Salon and Spa (2012 Salon Business Excellence Winner), attributes his salon’s success to being “community focused and globally minded.”
After winning his Contessa, Peters entered Zazou Salon and Spa in this year’s North American Hairstyling Awards and is now a finalist in the Masters of Business category.
2. Never stop learning
“I think everyday is a learning experience, and that’s what good business is all about. The minute we stop learning, we start to regress,” says Mark Banicevic, chairman of the board for the Megahair Family, which owns the Zennkai Salons chain (2010 Community Service and Salon Business Excellence Winner). Education is an ongoing pursuit in all Megahair salons, and Banicevic attributes Zennkai’s success to it’s amazing team and their unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
3. Get recognized for more than just financial success
Milajne Soligo, president of the Megahair Family, which owns Eccotique Spas and Salons (2011 Business Excellence Award Winner), says “The Business Excellence award is the most prestigious award in recognizing salon business leaders. It gives us such confidence knowing that Eccotique is really on the map and doing all the right things not only financially but philosophically.”
Being recognized is important for making your community aware of not only of your salon’s business knowledge and innovation, but your values as well.
Don’t forget to enter to win this national prize before August 8th! You don’t need to be a big salon to compete!