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How Small Add-Ons Add Up To Big Money For You

Would you like fries and a drink with that? Burgers pay the bills, but it’s the add-ons that build the bottom line. That’s true for every service business, whether you’re offering Big Macs, hotel suites or hairstyles.

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10 Tips For Elevating Your Men’s Business

Many stylists have discovered men can be lucrative and loyal additions to their clientele. Want to build up the men’s business in your salon? Here are 10 tips from four men’s service and product pros.

Can You Specialize As A Solo Artist?

You love balayage and braiding, but men’s haircutting? Not so much. Yet as a solo artist, you worry that limiting your services to just those you prefer doing could be a mistake. Are those worries founded or unfounded? Can you specialize as a solo artist? Many top solo artists believe you can.

Instagram Filters: The Perks And Pitfalls For Colorists

Do you filter? The topic of filtering hairstyle photos has become a hot topic with definitive pros and cons on each side of the hot debate.

Why it Pays to Know How to Care for Curly Hair

Working with wavy, curly and coiled textures is fun, creative and an exciting challenge if you don’t have a lot of experience. And one more thing—it’s good for business. Are you thinking about schooling yourself in all things texture? Here’s what you need to know.

All The Ways To Price Your Specialty Hair Color

By the hour, by the level, by the bowl. Those are just some of the ways stylists are setting their rates for specialty hair color. Specialty color is hard work so don’t sell yourself short. Specialty color is also creative, and here are some creative ways stylists are charging for their artistry!

Gone Grey Strategies That Will Keep You In Business

Gone grey doesn’t have to mean gone for good. There are still plenty of ways to contribute to your grey clients’ ongoing upkeep. Here are strategies that will keep your grey clients looking chic…and keep your service and retail income looking healthy.

MAKEOVER: Winning Balayage

Get the details for this transformation, by Payal Patel (@HairByPayal), who used her fresh balayage skills (learned at a SalonCentric workshop) to win a makeover challenge.

How To Charge For Corrective Color

Your menu covers the basics—single process, double process, highlights, balayage. But what happens when that inky-haired box color client shows up in shock, begging you to restore her to her natural shade? How much should that cost? There are many ways to charge for corrective color, but a recent poll of ModernSalon.com pros reveals four key approaches.

Balayage and Instagram - Important Takeaways

The SalonCentric "Balayage and Social Media Bootcamp" graduates share their favorite takeaways from the workshop.