The 3 Stages Every Salon Owner Goes Through

By Larissa Macleman | Aug 9, 2019

When you first opened your own Salon, things were good. You enjoyed the freedom and autonomy of doing things your way, and you finally felt like you were doing what you were meant to be doing. I know I felt this way when I first opened my Salon. I remember thinking to myself “yes- this…

Why You Probably Aren’t Giving Great Client Consultations

By Larissa Macleman | Aug 2, 2019

Do you ever wonder, “how can I set myself apart from all of the other Salons & Spas out there?” You know that your brand rocks and that you’d be the perfect fit for so many people… so how can you tell people that? The answer? People don’t want goods and services, they want something…

An Honest Chat: What it’s Really Like to Grow Your Business

By Larissa Macleman | Jul 28, 2019

When you first opened your own Salon, things were good. You enjoyed the freedom and autonomy of doing things your way, and you finally felt like you were doing what you were meant to be doing. I know I felt this way when I first opened my Salon. I remember thinking to myself “yes- this…

Creating a Brand That People Will Buy Into

By Larissa Macleman | Jul 18, 2019

Do you ever wonder, “how can I set myself apart from all of the other Salons & Spas out there?” You know that your brand rocks and that you’d be the perfect fit for so many people… so how can you tell people that? The answer? People don’t want goods and services, they want something…

Are You The Queen or The Slave?

By Larissa Macleman | Jul 11, 2019

Do you ever feel misunderstood by your team… or maybe like no one takes you seriously? As a Salon Owner, it can sometimes feel tricky balancing your position as the CEO and your position within your team. You end up taking on too much and having too many things on your plate at once. Newsflash:…

Give People Something to Believe in

By Larissa Macleman | Jul 4, 2019

Do you ever wonder, “how can I set myself apart from all of the other Salons & Spas out there?” You know that your brand rocks and that you’d be the perfect fit for so many people… so how can you tell people that? The answer? People don’t want goods and services, they want something…

Don’t Let Fear Take The Wheel

By Larissa Macleman | Jun 30, 2019

Do you ever wish you could transform your life— from no sleep, to well-rested… from crippled by fear and anxiety, to confident and living outside of your comfort zone? In this episode, I’m speaking to Taylor Rae. Taylor’s business, the Strong Babe Collective, is all about empowering women to grow and get past the fear…

How to Create an Irresistible Team Culture

By Larissa Macleman | Jun 24, 2019

It’s a fact: recruiting the right team and then keeping them around is perhaps the biggest struggle faced by Salons. Almost every day, I get questions from Salon Owners asking how they can attract more employees, and how to make them stick around. In this episode I’m chatting with Janine Simons, an Industry Leader in…

Profit is a Choice

By Larissa Macleman | Jun 14, 2019

When I first opened my Salon at 20 years old, I had no idea what true profit even was, let alone how to make it. Each year I grew more and more frustrated as my annual profit was reading the same number. I craved growth, but didn’t know what I should be doing differently. That’s…

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The #1 Key to Online Marketing- Your Purpose!

By Larissa Macleman | Jun 6, 2019

Do you ever stop and ask yourself, “WHY am I doing this?” As a Business Owner, it can be easy to get into the habit of marketing how and what you think you should be marketing, without stopping to think why you’re actually doing it. Today I’ll be joined by Kim Barrett. Kim’s business “Your…

Why You Should be Hosting Salon Events

By Larissa Macleman | May 31, 2019

  As a Salon Owner, managing your staff can be ever so frustrating, not to mention attracting new staff and keeping them around. It feels like they just don’t have the same passion that you did when you were just starting off! It’s so easy to sit around and blame them for not wanting to…

Finding Your Perfect Team: It’s Just Like Dating

By Larissa Macleman | May 24, 2019

The key to hiring your ideal team in 2019 is simple: it’s just like dating. Sounds crazy, right? I know what you mean. But in reality, the goal is the same: attracting people who will be perfect for you… and your business In this episode of the Salon Owners Collective Podcast, I’m chatting all about…

How to Be Different and Believe in Yourself

By Larissa Macleman | May 19, 2019

Being different can feel scary. People might doubt you, and you might even doubt yourself. But, it turns out, being different is one of the main keys to success in the Salon Industry. In this episode, I’m chatting with Lauren Robertson, the founder and owner of Melbourne’s Vision Blonde Salon. Lauren shares her story about…

Start Competing for Your Team’s Attention

By Larissa Macleman | May 9, 2019

  As a Salon Owner, managing your staff can be ever so frustrating, not to mention attracting new staff and keeping them around. It feels like they just don’t have the same passion that you did when you were just starting off! It’s so easy to sit around and blame them for not wanting to…

“There’s No Point F*ck*ng Around,” and Other Advice

By Larissa Macleman | May 5, 2019

Would you like to be called “Hairdresser of the Year” someday? For Megan Panozzo, the chance to win this coveted award was too much for her to pass up on. Once Megan had set her mind on winning the award, she wasn’t letting anything get in her way, Now, a couple of weeks after being…

Sustainability: It’s Actually Simple

By Larissa Macleman | Apr 29, 2019

Do you ever wish you could do more to be sustainable- but it feels way too difficult? You’re not sure what to do, or how to do it. We live in a throwaway society. Whether it’s the Salon Industry or a Building Site, every day massive amounts of waste gets thrown away and contributes to…

How to be Found and Flourish on Instagram

By Larissa Macleman | Apr 11, 2019

Marketing your business on Social Media can feel tricky. There’s always more to be learned, more to be said and more to be done. Most importantly there’s always more competition, each and every day. Sometimes it’s tempting to throw in the towel and give up altogether. But in today’s Podcast, my guest Nicole from Melbourne…

Keeping it Real- Growing Your Salon and Nailing the Juggling Act

By Larissa Macleman | Apr 11, 2019

The life of a Salon Owner is so multi-faceted. Not only do we have our businesses to look after, but we have personal responsibilities, and on top of that, we need to look after ourselves. In this episode of the Salon Owner’s Collective Podcast, I answer questions from you, Salon Owners listeners. I talk about…

How to Capture, Connect and Convert: Building a Relationship With Your Followers

By Larissa Macleman | Apr 7, 2019

As social media dominates the Salon Industry more and more, it is so easy to get caught up in the world of followers, likes and comments. It is so easy to allow your perception of your own success, and others’ success, to be skewed by Social Media. And it is so easy to forget why…

Why You Should Become Comfortable With the Idea of Selling Your Salon

By Larissa Macleman | Apr 1, 2019

Do you ever think about selling your salon, even for a second, only for the thought to get taken over by fear and guilt so strong that you just push it to the back of your mind? If you are anything like me, and my guest in today’s Podcast, you’ll have experienced this more than…