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Be You! Discover Your Career Personality!

You value personal style—you're licensed in it! But how in sync is your work style? What makes you tick, professionally?

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Salon Pros, Take The Seven-Day Fresh Start Challenge

After an unprecedented and crazy time, how do you want to move forward? What do you want a workday to look like?  What needs to adjust,  stay in your life or go? Here’s an opportunity to rethink how to lead a more fulfilling life and reprioritize your needs, wellness, and health.

How to Boost Your Daily Creativity

How do you motivate yourself to stay present? And do your best? I mean, it’s too easy to wander off, isn’t it? Here’s how I’ve learned to be up for whatever the salon day throws at me.

After 25 Years in Commission Salons, Why This Stylist Went Solo

Making the move from an employee-based salon to the independent contractor model is a very personal, one-size-does-not-fit-all for stylists.  Here’s how one hairdresser has experienced the change.

Why 5-Star Reviews Deserve as Much Effort as Your Instagram

While your Instagram portfolio is going to speak to technical results, reviews are going to speak about results *and* the experience. Here, Jennifer Kenny walks you through how to start raking in the reviews for your work.

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Going Independent

If you're thinking about going independent but you're unsure of where to begin, we asked the team at CocoLemon to draw on their experiences and share how you can turn ambition into a reality. The takeaway: It is easier to build a future with a solid starting point.

Lies We Tell Our Clients

We fudge the truth if it hurts. The truth is often an insult. Reality often will do nothing for a client’s confidence.

The Three-Minute Consultation

The number one reason a client moves to another salon goes like this: “I always walked out looking the same.”  How did this happen? You stopped doing a consultation for returning clients because familiarity fooled you into thinking you knew the client so well it wasn’t necessary. Wrong.

Study Shows Six-Figure Beauty Pros Save Time with Technology & Reinvest It in Their Business

A common feature of successful beauty professionals is their use of technology for scheduling. They save, on average, over two hours a week and then they turn around and put that time into client service, marketing and business building.

5 Ways New Stylists Can Find Success in 2021 and Beyond

While the Covid-19 pandemic introduced a great deal of uncertainty, a celebrity stylist and salon owner shares some of her tips for salon success, no matter the business climate or outlook.