If it is one of your New Year’s resolutions to improve your business for 2024, you’ll want to check out these business tips from Twylla Jane, Sam Villa ambassador and owner of Lumos Nox Salon. Redken Artist shares 5 things salon owners can do to give business a boost and start the year on a high note.
Have meetings with your whole team and each person individually
Connect with each team member one-on-one to support their personal development, discuss their goals, and provide coaching. It’s important to organize team building exercises to foster team unity and maintain a collective focus on both the team’s objectives and the salon’s overarching vision.
Hire slow, fire quick
Although it may be difficult, be sure to take time to hire the right people and get rid of people who rock the boat or bring you grief.
Stay on top of your budget!
Staying within your budget for inventory ordering, advertising and payroll can help keep your finger on the pulse of your business. Consider promoting specific days to attract clients and minimize downtime. Evaluate whether adjustments in pricing or additional coaching for your team on product usage are necessary. Few things cause as much stress as money, so put in the time to do it right.
Find ways to reward your team
A round of Starbucks and a couple pizzas on a busy day when people have little time to take a break really does make a difference. When you run contests ask what the team would like to win (an extra paid day off can be so exciting!). Do little things let them know they’re doing a great job or you’re glad to have them on your team.
Allow your staff to express themselves and be individuals
Strict dress codes and micromanaging are unhelpful. It’s important to maintain a level of professionalism for your business, but a few tattoos and ripped jeans never hurt anybody when you have stylists serving their highest form of self and their own sense of fashion.