Putting Yourself Out There to Achieve Salon Success

Being a Salon Owner can feel scary at times!

It can feel like there’s no one there to guide you when things are uncertain…. or even to celebrate you when things go right!

Salon Owners are often afflicted with this feeling of loneliness or anxiety… we feel alone in business and like there’s no one around us who understands!

That’s why I wanted to bring ultra-successful Salon Owner Kate Henderson on my Podcast today, so that we could chat about all things Salon Owner Success.

In this episode, Kate will share her success tips and why it’s important to put yourself out there in order to truly get that feeling of recognition you deserve. 

Defying the Odds: Opening a Salon Via Zoom?!

Did you know: it is possible for a Salon business to excel in the current climate?!

I get it, this may sound crazy to some. Covid-19 has affected so many businesses in this industry in so many ways, most of which have been negative.

But when I tell you that I know someone who has defied all odds with her story, I’m not exaggerating!

Meet Haylee Benton. Haylee is a 3x Salon Owner and ‘serial entrepreneur’ who has a mass of achievements under her belt…

But what we are going to focus on today, is opening her new Salon in Palmerston North, New Zealand- while Haylee was all the way over in the UK! That’s right, she opened a Salon via zoom. 

Haylee will share her expert advice on how to start and run a successful salon business, including forming an excellent team culture, a plan for growth, and how to ensure things run perfectly when you aren’t actually ‘there’ in-salon.

3 Critical Keys to Growing a Rockstar Team

Some Salon Owners that I see- are actually starting to think “I don’t want to grow”. 

Maybe there’s an inability to find great staff and to fill empty chairs…and this is a real problem for growth. 

Don’t get me wrong, there are some smart, savvy business owners whose businesses are growing rapidly. But there’s still this fear around getting ‘too big’ and not being able to sustain growth. 

And I think that fear and frustration comes from worry. 

“What if my team leave and decide to rent a chair somewhere else”

“What if one of my team leaves and decides to work from home… and they start to steal my other team members.!”

This is a real fear,  especially in this changing environment, as a new generation of people come through… who want to work the way that they want to work and don’t want to work within boundaries.

So I want to talk about the three critical things that you need to establish inside of your business, in order for you to be able to grow the business of your dreams.

Creating Healthy Boundaries: Ditch the Addiction!

Are you addicted to being busy?

When you’re deep in a pit of overwhelm, and it’s been that way for longer than you actually realise… Then it might be time to take a step back and truly ask yourself this question.

I see so many Salon Owners with these HUGE to-do lists, with lots of people relying on them and who are really still stuck in the day to day operations of their business. And don’t get me wrong… i’ve been there!

But what I realise now, is that I didn’t want to let those things go. I wanted my team to still rely on me a bit, or to be ‘needed’… because it can be addicting! But trust me, it’s not what’s best in the long run…

Today I’m joined by Dawn Bradley. We’re going to chat all about How to create healthy boundaries in a business and What to do when people try to push boundaries… plus how to let go of that desire to be ‘needed’.

The 1 Thing You Should Know When Making Salon Decisions

Being a Salon Owner can be a rollercoaster of emotions.

Especially when you feel like your Salon is your baby… it can be so easy to become super attached to everything in your business….

But sometimes, I think it’s important for Salon Owners to remember that they need to separate themselves from their business and make decisions based on data and facts, rather than emotions.

I know that this can feel tricky and scary, and that it can be hard to detach yourself…

But if you want to grow a successful Salon business, then it really is a must.

Studying my numbers and allowing that data to guide me was 100% one of the best habits I formed, when I owned my Salon – and you can do it to!

That’s why in this episode, I’ve brought in Andrea Jenson to join me.

We’ll chat about all things numbers, profit and finance… Learn from the best and really take this advice and implement it into your own business.