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You’re Ready to Raise Your Prices. Now What?

January 14, 2019

You worry that raising your prices might cause strain on your clients. They may even leave. But as a businessperson, you really can’t afford not to raise your prices. Here are some smart strategies on how to raise your prices right.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Charge What You’re Worth

December 7, 2018

When it comes to discussing her hair, your techniques, the newest trends and even the best place to get gluten-free food, you can talk to your client confidently and endlessly. But when it’s time for her to pay the bill, your poise plummets, you avoid eye contact and you try to wrap up the transaction as quickly as possible.

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Balancing Work and Life as a Solo Artist

Lauren Salapatek | April 11, 2018

After working in many salons as an employee, manager, wedding coordinator and as a self-employed stylist, Gioia Gomez, currently based at Akasu Hair Studio & Spa, in Portland, Oregon, found the perfect balance. “There are many different ways to be a productive, profitable hairdresser. No one way is the right way for everyone,” she says. “I’ve found being a solo artist is a perfect fit for me.”

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Transitioning Haircolor from Winter to Springtime Hues

Lauren Salapatek | February 13, 2018

The change in season can trigger a change in hair color for clients. We asked our SOLO Artist Advisory Council, a panel of industry experts who lend their voice to important topics for independent stylists their opinion on “How can solo artists—and all artists—help clients for transition color from winter to spring?”

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Taking the Leap to Independence as a Solo Artist

Lauren Salapatek | February 13, 2018

After working in many different salons as an employee, manager, wedding coordinator and as a self-employed stylist, Gioia Gomez, currently based at Akasu Hair Studio & Spa, found the perfect balance. “There are many different ways to be a productive, profitable hairdresser. No one way is the right way for everyone,” she says. “I’ve found being a solo artist is a perfect fit for me.”

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