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Switching salon colour brands.

Switching salon colour brands is a big ordeal challenge and so the decision has to be for all the right reasons.

We have to sometimes consider what’s best rather than what’s easy. Changing colour lines being such a huge issue with re training staff acceptance, I would also say whilst considering the why, that being why is change required, we have to put principles ahead of personalities. You should try to consider instead of switching having that difficult conversation directly with the right person. Business is business and so personality has to be put to the side, honest and constructive look at the reason for break down and the benefits to all parties of finding resolution. Never easy but being the bigger person and trying to find a way through my well be best for all parties, give and take is required.

Trying to have that conversation is a must prior to really thinking about switching out a colour line. Once all avenues of negotiation have been explored. Then the next thing is to consider the following prior to research, remember it is essential that staff are on board with what’s required to switching out a colour line. Training, communication with clients, belief in the products being considered and the education and support they offer.

As a business owner running operating a hair salon or salon spa what do you consider as the important things when looking for a new salon professional hair colour line. What are the key things to consider about profession hair colour and the salon with so many products out there on the market is it such a big deal?

Where does having to make a decision on hair colour and salon products stem from? It could be because of lack of faith in your current supplier or manufacture, staff dissatisfaction with results supported by client feed offering concerns or observations or general services and results. It could because of increased salon costs. Maybe it’s to do with dissatisfaction from lack of service education and training. These are all very real and valid points.


Once this situation has arisen as a salon its issue that is very hard to neglect given that it’s such a key area vigilance is essential it needs addressing and decision have to be made. how do you start to deal with this a situation?

Do you first of all voice your concerns with your supplier and give them opportunity to try and resolve your issues and or concerns. What might be these concerns. Any of the list below can create that loss of trust, sometimes more than one issue,

1/ Cost per unit this has to be considered with Mixing rations. Tube or canister

2/ Number of products in the line. Is it multifaceted allowing you to create permanent and Demi and semi from one tube or do you have to carry multiple lines?

3/ Is it an Organic or Herbal colour if so, what are its drivers!  i.e. “Ammonia free”

4/ Education training and support. Initial and on-going.

5/ Promotion, incentive, salon support.

6/In the extreme loss of clients.



If this is be driven by staff dissatisfaction, then prior to meeting your current or a new supplier a list of their concerns should be made.



1/Grey Coverage.

2/Fading of colours.

3/ Colour balancing.

4/Pigment control from N series resulting in too much or unwanted warmth.

5/Hot roots, banding poor deposit.

 Salon owners should never make this decision lightly take time do research, have demonstrations, take into account staff /team , education training require

This journey. This career, is wonderful – Challenging. Inspiring and yes can and will be hard work. but the rewards are worth all the effort.
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 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.

Latest comment. Enjoying your book. A lot of thought has gone into this book and to be honest I wish that I had read it while operating a business.
The time and effort in explaining the target clientele was good as I feel that most people wouldn’t even think about it. Your subject with dealing with suppliers was very good. I wish that I had studied when working.
There were a lot of questions and points that I was not asking. My overall view of it is that it is well researched, and has good subjects and points. Currently I am on page 56. so lots to read yet!

I also think that we need to always look at the Why. Ask 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!

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