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Hurry Up! Special Pricing for Tickets to Boot Camp to Celebrate Independent Beauty Professional Week

We're extending Hairstylist Appreciation Day into a full week of celebrating Independent Beauty Pros with a VERY special ticket offer to our MODERN SALON Independent Boot Camp. This Miami event includes a full-day of business building education, plus lunch, cocktails and swag, and so much connection and engagement with your fellow independents and industry leading coaches.

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Boundaries and Breathwork: How Both Lead to a Healthier Business

Shelby Bettencourt, a stylist, salon owner, podcast host, and breathwork facilitator, will be presenting at MODERN SALON's Independent Bootcamp in Miami on May 22 on the topic of boundaries and how to communicate them clearly to help others understand our needs and limits.  In this short video interview, Bettencourt gives us a sneak preview to her presentation.

A Hybrid Salon Training Employee-Based Stylists to Become Independent

If your dream is to be your own boss, J. Roberts wants to provide you with the skills to get there and succeed.

Where Are They Now? Kelly Johnson from "Road to Independence"

Find out what a difference a couple of years can make in the life of an independent salon professional!

Run Your Business More Efficiently: Technology Solutions for the Independent Salon Pro

You are a business of one, but you don't have to feel overwhelmed. If you're an independent salon professional, here are some great options for automating your business operations so you can get busy creating beauty.

Salon Finance

A crash course on the important things to consider, and common mistakes to avoid, when it comes to money flowing in and out of your business

The Road to Independence

Learn from those who just recently went independent, as well as those who have been doing it for years, what it’s REALLY like to take the leap to becoming an independent salon professional.

It’s Your Beauty Business: Make it Yours

Imagine being your own boss, making more money, having more creative freedom and a better work/life balance, all while doing what you love in an environment that fits your personality.

Policies and Rules for Independents: Protect Your Business and Your Sanity

Barbers, stylists, and any beauty professional who is working independently will benefit from outlining a clear set of rules and then communicating them to their guests--early and often. As Tish Clark, a stylist in Michigan puts it: "I'm the boss and I run my salon suite with respect, integrity, boundaries, and professionalism."

How-to Set Healthy Client Boundaries and Sane Salon Policies

"In my early days, just starting out, I would say I was much more lax on policies as I was just concerned about getting clients in the door and paying bills, so I would work as long and as hard as needed for all clients due to the fear of losing them. Not anymore..."

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