The ‘Perfect’ Recipe for Transitioning From Stylist to CEO (Uncovered!)

There is a fine line between having great technical skills and being a great business owner.

You start out as a stylist or therapist, you’re passionate about what you do, and you’re good at what you do. It’s enough to make you decide to open your own Salon. 

But technical skill can only take you so far. 

Because when you’re so good at serving clients, it often means clients only want you, which leaves you overbooked and overwhelmed.

You can’t do it all by yourself – so you grow a team.

But growth brings so many lessons as a Salon CEO…and there is only so much you can prepare yourself for. Business is a whole new game. 

This is why I believe in the power of learning from someone who is 2 steps ahead of you, who has been there, done that. 

I want to introduce you to Mary Harcourt.

Mary has decades of experience in the industry and knows what it takes to run a thriving and growing business.

Mary is a former hairstylist, turned lash guru, who is now running her own manufacturing company for lighting systems for spa and lash Salons. 

Mary and I sit down in this episode to share with you the strategies around navigating the ever-changing landscape of going from an operator (hairstylist or therapist) to owning your own business and becoming a true salon CEO.

We discuss team, marketing, CEO burnout, and everything else in between!


Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:

  1. Discover the secret to becoming a successful Salon CEO 
  2. Learn my strategy for transitioning from a hairstylist to owning a business
  3. How to navigate the world of business ownership 

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About the author, Larissa

Business Coach & Marketing Strategist: After 20 years of salon business I worked in online marketing & technology development, Business Development Manager at Timely Salon Software and co-founded HAIRshare app for Stylist.

I love helping stylists & salons with marketing strategies, the latest technology and working smarter, not harder in salon business.

Salon Owners Collective is an online community with the mission of inspiring and empowering Salon Owners from around the globe to grow beyond owner operator. Turn your ideas into a reality, build successful businesses and live with clarity and purpose.