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.”
New Year, new resolutions! We asked our SOLO Artist Advisory Council, a panel of industry experts who lend their voices to important topics for independent stylists, their opinion on “What new, creative business strategies should Solo Artists try in 2018?”
Imagine the freedom of setting a flexible schedule, having the perfect work-life balance or the power of determining how every cent earned is spent. What about saying “yes” to other opportunities—whether personal or professional—because you can? Women entrepreneurship is growing—are you going to be one of them?
We asked our Solo Artist Advisory Council, “What back-to-school services are smart for solo artists (and all stylists) to offer this September.” They offered us their two cents and gave us some service and product ideas, too.
Both Solo Artists, mother/daughter duo, Tammy and Lauren Muniz, have developed an ideal working relationship. Though the family business model may not be ideal for everyone, Tammy and Lauren have garnered a lot of success with this strategy. Today, there are plenty of working stylists who are trying to navigate the landscape of developing their own business while staying involved with their families. Here are a few pointers.
When the profession is hot but the haircut prices are not, it’s time to up your game. At Roc’s Barber Shop within iStudio Salons in Orlando, Florida, Wahl Ambassador Berman Rodriguez (@Rocdizz) got out of the $12 men’s cut zone with key six steps that anyone can use.