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Social distancing. Salon challenges.


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Social distancing. Salon challenges.

With the lock down continuing, social distancing becoming the new normal and an essential and whilst I really appreciate all the positivity of many. I’m a tad tired of all the Rhetoric. We are all in this together, we will get over this, we will get back to normal.

My concern is many may not, many small salons some chair renter salons will struggle make up revenue short falls. clients will need services be it cuts colours new looks. What will this new normal be? Will the basic salon set up need to change, distances between work stations, back washes, will client numbers and indeed staff be limited due to this spacing, this intern impacts salon takings. seats stations number of hours open number of services delivered making an equations that relates to taking and  profitability Those best situated will adapt will survive, others I fear will struggle.

The small salon the small barber shop .Time will be the judge of what the new normal looks like social distancing is here to stay until a vaccine can be found, start to plan think out side the box, listen and stay current to government updates seek out help and advice. rebuilding a business looking at a new working model don’t discount anything start slowly monitor what going on be prepared to re act be proactive. stay healthy protect your self your team your clients to many lives have been lost to much sacrifice has been made, not to be forward thinking, not to keep going, not to discover what your new normal is, like success this will be different for everyone

Below first written and posted a while ago but still a great read I think in these times.

The hair salon survival plugging those leaks!

The ‘Three R’s’ 
”Reputation. Recommendation. Retention”. 
It’s not built on that constant looking for new clients it’s looking after what you have! It’s investing in your self and your business and those around you.


This journey, this career, is wonderful – challenging, inspiring, and yes, hard work.

Our industry is in constant change and is sometimes criticised. For lacking vision in some areas. However there is an ever growing body of professionals. That have a firm commitment to our industry, they have a passion for change, to raise standards through education and sharing. Leadership, education and team incentives.Will over time and with commitment give any individual that ability to do exceptional work and to be more creative. Leadership and management help create an amazing work environment for all concerned. So key for success for all concerned.
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.

I also think that we need to always look at the WhyAsk the question Why are we in business whats it for? OrWhy do we want to go into to business what is success? Why do I suggest this I think by asking and exploring the why we get to the motive behind why we want to be in business what is true success. Why the will also help us to understand our true values this in turn helps us to follow the path to the success we want  and desire. It will help us to surround ourselves with the right team those who share our values and vision.


Remember. Salon success. Stylist success. Business success are all linked together it’s Team success. Its never about any destination only ever about a journey taking the right people on that journey makes it enjoyable maybe even fun!

Mike B2MR

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The Salon & the ‘S’ Word

 Written by Mike Vallance

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