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Make the Leap to Healthier Finances! Share your personal salon business wellness story—or wish—and you could earn a $50 Ulta gift card!

February has an extra day this year. What better time to think about what you could do with it—and throughout the year—to grow your business? Healthier finances can lead to a healthier lifestyle, less stress and more joy in what you do in the salon, and that’s what this month’s challenge is all about! Enter, and you could earn a $50 gift card from this month’s sponsor, Ulta.

In launching the financial guidance program Path to Abundance, Ulta “took the approach of finding out the stylist’s goals and lifestyle,” says Renee Hyderi, Ulta manager of salon opera-tions and business training. “Their financial health pays dividends to us because, if they’re successful and able to accomplish their goals, they’ll be able to stay with us for a long time. Some people come to us thinking this is a great place to start but not necessarily spend their career here. With our multilevel system and our awards program that offers cash rewards, Ulta is a great place to spend their career.”

To participate in this month’s Healthy Hairdresser Challenge, go online at throughout February to share how you hope to Leap forward financially in 2016. First, identify what you do really well that has helped you succeed as a salon pro. What are your strongest skills? Next, describe the steps you’ve taken to grow your business and/or better manage finances. If you think you still could you use more help, tell us where! Some of your stories may be featured in upcoming Healthy Hairdresser spotlights (with permission), and all participants will be entered to win a $50 Ulta gift card.

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