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Recap Video: MODERN SALON Awards & Independent Boot Camp LA 2023

ICYMI: Take a look at how we celebrated our fall edition of Independent Boot Camp with the MODERN SALON 100 and Indie Pro Awards!

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Congrats to the FINALISTS of the 2023 Indie Pro Awards!

Join us in congratulating our talented finalists of the Indie Pro Awards!

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.

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.

BREAKING: Announcing the Winners of the Indie Pro Awards

Announced live during a special in-person ceremony at the Drover Hotel in Fort Worth, TX, these are the independent artists who took home the win.

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..."

Salon Policies for Independents to Decide on Before Opening

Hunter Donia (@hairbyhunty) is a solo artist in Lancaster, PA, working in a Sola Salon Suite, who says he is all about boundaries and policies.

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