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Urgent/Important The hair salon business


Urgent/Important The hair salon business

I created this web site for Salon owners,stylists,hair industry professional as a platform for discussion and sharing a place to offer advise on all things related to the education knowledge skill experience. A place to share thoughts post comments and idea’s.

IMG_2669Making a distinction between the “Urgent” in the salon and the “Important” is something i think  that we can so easily over look. Something we should all me more attentive give more considerations is being more mindful and present in your business.

Consider how many of us take the time to think about the choices decisions and ind need ramification around our choices to often many of us don’t realise we are making small decisions all the time that ‘speak’ to the customer about how we do business and what our priorities are where our focus might be.
Of course service, appearance, salon image are so very important but just as equally are being current up to date and forward thinking have strategy planning. Having a clear understanding of our “Target market” “Client demographic’s”
These are topic’s covers in some depth in my book “The Salon and the S Word”
I totally agree that some times its very hard not to get consumed by the moment, so wrapped up in the now the moment that we lose focus on the decision we are making and the ripple effects of those decisions on the day or the longer term picture. We have to have that vision those goals that strategy.
The urgent the important:
We have to consider the urgent and the important . Sounds odd I know but consider so often we are so engrossed in the urgent those daily challenges we face a member of staff walks out. That dripping tap. That broken tumble dryer. That unhappy client all so very real.
Yet take a moment now consider the bigger picture the one we have that was and is vision goal and strategy because of the daily just getting by challenges the important gets pushed aside.
This is all the things key to business health growth and success. Business training skill development. strategy planning. marketing, staff training, price increases, accounts book keeping. A list that goes on and on gets bigger and bigger as we stay focused on the urgent time has to be put aside to manage the business as an owner this means being able to step back form the chair to address the important and keep the business and so the salon healthy. It is so easy for amy of us to get distracted when trying to run a business and keep the salon running smoothly on a day to day bases. The only way we can keep it all together is with leadership delegation of some tasks to managers and other committed staff a/ team members. We might be good at multi tasking but when we try and have to many balls in the air nothing really get stone properly it all just gets enough attention to get bye.
Focus collaboration building and developing a team that can be trusted to work with you enables you to start paying the right amount of attention to the real things that matter. The business its stability to having  a forward thinking innovative plan and strategy. To have the business working for you and not you for it. Start to think beyond the now start to think ahead start to really spend some time thinking about the Urgent and the important!  What do they really mean to you and your business for the future? Start thinking: Strategy. Start planning. Start thinking team. Start thinking Collaboration.


This journey. This career, is wonderful – Challenging. Inspiring and yes can and will be hard work. but the rewards are worth all the effort.
Thank you all for letting me share some thoughts with you today.These are inspirational, passionate, industry professionals.They have a vision. These are the people I want on my bus to learn from, share with, take a journey with. Get inspired. Connect with driven motivated industry professional. challenge your self. invest in ones /your self 

Are you driver or passenger !

 There are no guarantees in life and ones career and career choice is no different thing happen and its how we deal with them that defines us. Jobs change relationships come and go the one thing that remains after training is our skill both hands on creative and the ones we learn about people and communication about caring about being a team player. Constantly developing new skills staying current is so very important.

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 The Salon & the ‘S’ Word

 Written by Mike Vallance

Essential for success: commitment, focus, drive, a willingness to make change keeping an open mind. planning. taking responsibility for ones choices making and taking hard decisions. Honesty and staying creatively challenged.

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