Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Your Salon and "The Credit Crunch"!

There seem to be loads of salons all over the place... let's face it, the salon business is nothing new! But what good are all these salons if visiting them is a waste of time and money!?

Finding a great salon or beautician is like finding a great pair of shoes... fantastic. Salons are in the business of beautifying; getting an expertly executed treatment is what you are paying for and, as a customer, it is so satisfying when you get what you want... The question is, how often do we get what we want? How often do we leave a salon feeling great about the experience?

With the credit crunch upon us, how many of us know a great salon that provides a treatment worth paying for, even in hard times?

Are there enough good salons out there?
Will your salon stand-out as a great place to visit even during the credit crunch??

Friday, 8 August 2008

Making Nail Enhacements Make Profit For Your Nail Bar!

Nail extensions are very popular. If you want to start offering this service in a busy nail bar, here are a few tips to converting the treatment into profit!

Retail First!
Before you start, have a chat with your client; listen to her needs and give her a summary of the application process so she knows what to expect. Follow this by explaining the essential maintenance required to keep her gorgeous new nails up to scratch between visits… get her thinking early about the cuticle oil/cream, buffer and file she will need to purchase for home maintenance. Don’t forget to close this sale at the end!

Watch Your Costs and Create Return Business
Only offer this service if you and/or team member(s) can apply this enhancement expertly - expertly meaning, in a profitable and acceptable time frame with perfect, lasting results. In general, an acceptable application time for a full set of beautiful nail enhancements is an hour and 15 minutes.

Charge Appropriately
Your rent and the excellent experienced nail technician needed to create great nail enhancements in good time will be your highest costs so make sure you charge appropriately.

For more advice on how to create and price treatments for profitability see
Open Your Own Salon Handbook for £45
Salon Treatment and Product Pricing Calculator for £24.99

For more on nails, nails, nails read Scratch Magazine

Good Luck!

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Open your own salon... You can do it!

The Open Your Own Salon Handbook is about just that... a structured and clear guide on opening your own salon or nail bar business! Having planned and launched 8 nail salons, run 15 national shows and opened 2 salon in the space of 6 years, I have been approached countless times by would-be entrepreneurs asking how I did it and what advise have I got for them. I love to help and get very excited and enthusiastic about business in general. As such I have recently written a handbook called... surprise surprise... "Open Your Own Salon... The Right Way" - The step by step guide to Planning, Launching and Managing your own nail bar or salon business!

It is without doubt the best way to get you started in the right direction! Find out more...

Please feel free to ask me any questions on starting your own business, I will be happy to help!

Miss Salon™ launch nail bar for Crabtree & Evelyn in Canary Wharf London!

We are so proud to announce the launch of Crabtree & Evelyn's first nail bar in their Canary Wharf London store. Miss Salon™ planned and worked on every aspect of this project; from drawing up the business plan, designing the shop fit, interviewing, hiring and training the staff to sourcing stock and designing the treatment list.

Miss Salon™ launches its new look website

At Miss Salon™ we are constantly looking to keep our services, products and image effective, fresh and up-to-date. So we are proud to present our new online look! Take a look and tell us what you think...