Cosmetologists: 7 Days To Closer Relationships With Your Clients

  Attention Cosmetologists: What can a 13th Century Persian poet tell salon owners and salon booth renters about how to build closer relationships with clients? As it turns out: PLENTY! A poet of love and joy, Rumi is the most popular poet in the USA. His stanzas have been set to music and performed worldwide. His poetry…

Salon Booth Renters: Your #1 Top Skill… It’s Not What You Think!

  Attention Salon Booth Renters – Salon Booth Rental is really all about being in Business for Yourself AND.. No matter how good of a hairstylist, barber, nail tech or esthetician you are, when you are in business, you have to sell yourself. Ugh! For many salon booth renters, “SALES” is just a dirty word. We…

Salon Owner Stress Relief: 7 Best Ways: Clients & Family Will Thank U!

  Salon Owner Stress Relief Is Possible! Stress is Natural We get stressed out in all sorts of situations. For the most part, stress comes and goes. It can even be motivating… Occasionally (often?) it sticks around and festers, becoming chronic stress. And that’s a problem!

5 Things Hairstylists Should Do TONIGHT For A Better TOMORROW

  Hairstylists & Nail Techs… What Does Your End-of-Day Routine Look Like? Salon life can get crazy sometimes. Some days, especially right before the new year, you’re booked to the gills. You’re peddling fast as you can just to keep up. But then, when the New Year swings around, things tend to slow a bit. This is…

Hairstylist for Men & Women at Salon Plaza Fountain Square Wins Top Honor!

  Celebrating Salon Plaza’s first Member of the Month of 2016 – Hairstylist for Men & Women… Natalia Lancaster, Owner of Bella Vita Salon at Fountain Square in Richmond, VA A salon professional for 16 years, Natalia opened her own shop with Salon Plaza in September 2013 We interviewed Natalia to discover what makes her…

Why SMART Salon Owners Like YOU Should NEVER Set Goals… until…

  Goal Setting for Smart Salon Owners It’s FRIDAY – The day we commit to writing on our Salon Owner Success Blog… LUCKY!  We get to post on the very first day of 2016! Happy New Year! First and foremost let me thank you for taking the time to visit us here. If you’re a…

Troy Williams: Award Winning Barber at Golden Ring in Rosedale MD

Award Winning Barber in Rosedale, MD Meet Award Winning Barber Troy Williams at Salon Plaza Golden Ring – Our Member of the Month  “This would be a perfect shopping center if there was a barbershop here.” Before Salon Plaza opened in Rosedale MD, the strangest thing happened. I was shopping at Golden Ring and thought, “This would…

5 Keys To Run A Salon Business & Be A Mom: Make Your Dream Come True!

  Salon Business Owners & Professionals – If You Want to Do It All & Live the Dream… This post is for YOU! “How do you do it?” That’s a question I get asked a lot. I absolutely love what I do and how my life is flowing. This is usually my first answer to that…

Salon Professionals: How to Craft Your Personal Story to Build Loyalty

  Just for Salon Professionals: Who else wants to attract new clients, build loyalty and prosper by telling your personal story?  Every month I get to interview one of the top salon owners in Maryland and Virginia. During the interview, the Member of the Month tells me his or her personal journey to becoming a…

Chevon’s Hair Studio: Beauty Haven for Black Hair Care in Rockville MD

  Meet Chevon Prather, Salon Plaza’s Member of the Month for February! Have YOU been to Chevon’s Hair Studio in Rockville? Then you know about her heartfelt journey from Shampoo Assistant to Salon Owner… Way back in 1986 while I was studying for my cosmetology license, I started out as a shampoo assistant at the New…

Salon Owners Secret to Happiness in Woodbridge VA: Downsize to Upsize!

  Attention Salon Owners in Woodbridge, VA Salon Owners Secret to Happiness… Meet Lathia Bland, Owner of Lele’s Diva Stylez Hair Studio Salon Plaza’s Very Talented Member of the Month for January! Before running my salon out of a Salon Plaza Studio, I owned a traditional salon with 5 booths, 4 stylists, and 2 assistants. That’s…

Goal Setting for Salon Professionals: Live Your Values by Design

  Attention Salon Professionals: Ready to do some Goal Setting? Will 2015 Be The Year To Set Fire To Your Life? Plan on having your best and most fulfilling year ever. Here’s how to make it happen with joy, passion, and excitement – When you want to do better than ever before, you must

Salon Plaza: The Perfect Balance for Fadila Muhammad Natural Hair Care

  The Perfect Balance For Fadila… “You are fabulous. Your talent and friendship are invaluable. Thank you, Fadila. Much love, Susan D., Hyattsville, MD” Meet Salon Plaza’s Fabulous Fadila Muhammad, owner of Fadila’s Studio in District Heights, MD Relax with Natural Hair Care and a Mini-Facial… Here’s WHY Salon Plaza Chose Fadila as the April Member…

Salon Booth Renters – Are YOU Ready To Take Charge Of Your Future?

  It’s Time to Take Charge of Your Future… As a licensed hairstylist, barber, nail tech or esthetician who possesses passion and talent, you have arrived. You’ve shown the world you can choose a goal, take charge, and create your future. And yet, something is missing. Is it… The chance to take charge, be your own boss…

Hair Stylists Rosedale MD – 10 Healthy Hair Tips for Expert Hair Care

  As a hair stylist, you do much more than just cut, color and style hair. You are the “hair care expert” and get asked endless questions about hair care. To shine as their Hair Care Consultant, share with your clients these… 10 Healthy Hair Tips …for overcoming common challenges for growing healthy, vibrant hair……

Hair Salon Laurel MD: 3 Key Building Blocks in EVERY Business Success

  If you want business success with your own salon, there’s no better way than to learn from the best. Meet Izola Green, owner of Izola Hair Care in Laurel MD. She has a heartfelt story to tell any aspiring stylist who wants to own a salon and keep it simple, easy and prosperous. “You can…

Hire Hair Stylists? How To Avoid That 92% Train Wreck

  Have you heard the news? Unless you’re “out of the ordinary” your chances for succeeding in the salon industry are limited. “Five years after students graduate beauty school, 79% have left the beauty industry entirely.” But it gets even tougher for cosmetologists who want to make it with their own salon. Would it shock…

Salon Booth Renters, Salon Owners – Do You Play To Your Strengths?

  How Often Do You… “Play to Your Strengths?” Sure, when we were in school, most of us were taught to improve what we weren’t good at. And maybe that’s ok in school. At least we got a passing grade. Business is different. Average, passing, ok – this isn’t what successful businesses are built on.…

Salon Owner Start-Up Step 1: How To Name Your Salon

Name Your Salon Salon Owner Start-Up Step #1 Should You Or Shouldn’t You? Do you need to name your salon? And are you looking for a unique salon name? Catchy hair salon names will help your business grow. The #1 QUESTION to choose a salon name I hear most often is, “Should I use my…

Why Salon Booth Rental May Not Be Your Best Option

  Salon booth rental may seem like a step up from being a full-time employee at a hair salon. You feel more independent. You get paid based on your effort and not a fixed salary. You might even have more flexible hours. But salon booth rental is NOT the ultimate goal for most beauty salon…

Salon Owner Guerilla Marketing To Attract Clients Like Crazy

  Guerilla Marketing For Salons Important Message To All Beauty Professionals: By visiting our Salon Owner’s Blog, you’ve taken a step toward becoming an independent salon owner. To be as successful as you want to be, you must begin to think differently now. You must learn to think like a salon owner. “It’s Surprising But…

Beauty Salon Professional: Easy Way To Find Your PASSION!

  The world belongs to beauty salon professionals who… …reach out and grab it with both hands. It belongs to those who take action rather than just wish and hope and pray. Do you intend to do something someday, when everything is just right? What separates successful beauty salon owners from the rest is the…

New Hair Salons in Sterling VA – Salon Plaza Opens in October

  This is a story about passion… The passion to set your own schedule, leave when done, never have to ask permission… the PASSION to own your life and be your own boss. Is this you now? Or are you tired of having to check in, check out, and work in total chaos? New Hair Salons from…

Salon Plaza Business: How Pursuing Happiness Attracts Prosperity

  Finally, we have a President of the Untied States who values the Constitution. And, when you look at our Declaration of Independence, Pursuing Happiness is given as a primary right: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these…

Salon Plaza Advice: WHY & HOW To Get Salon Client Testimonials

  Attention Salon Professionals: Salon Plaza Advice Your Best Marketing Message Isn’t What You Have To Say… What Counts Most Is What Others Have To Say About You! How would you like to have a way to get referrals 24/7? To have someone singing your praises for you non-stop? You will make this happen by…

7 Salon Plaza Members Reveal Morning Secrets For Life, Truth & Freedom

  Morning is an important time of day.  How you spend your morning tells you what kind of day you’re likely to have. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!” ~ Steve Maraboli, Life,…

Salon Plaza Launches New Concept In Baltimore – The Satellite Salon

  Salon Plaza At The NEWLY RENOVATED Liberty Court: Start Your Year Off Right With An All-New Satellite Salon “Every beauty salon’s greatest asset is its clientele because, without clients, there is no salon.” You know it… each client is unique. Yet one thing they all have in common is they want and deserve SPECIAL…

Salon Marketing Mysteries Solved! 35 Things Every Owner Should Know

  From “How To Name Your Salon” to –  “How To Attract Clients Like Crazy!” Oh, sweet marketing mysteries – at last, we’ve found the answers. Come along as we investigate everything from… Should every cosmetologist be active on Facebook? How can I get more business on a shoe-string budget? What does it take to…

Proven Ways To Communicate Your Hair Salon’s Unique Brand Experience

Guerrilla Marketing For Hair Salons: Are You Ready To Create Your Attraction Magnet? Proven Ways To Comunicate Your Unique Brand Experience If you’ve you’ve been following this Guerrilla Marketing series, you understand the psychology of why people buy and know your unique brand experience.  Now you have everything you need to create powerful marketing magnets. …