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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!

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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.

SLIDESHOW: MODERN SALON's Independent Boot Camp Empowers Solo Artists

This first-time event was held in Hollywood, CA. Attendees received education and guidance from some of the professional salon industry's strongest coaches and mentors, while also connecting with each other.

Take Control + Keep Your Profits

Salon professionals choose Sola for many reasons: to set their own schedule, experience more privacy with guests, create a one-of-a-kind salon culture and make more money, for starters. But mainly, it’s about freedom and control.

On Nov. 8, Get Your Independent Business in Shape at the MODERN SALON Independent Boot Camp

At an in-person event in Hollywood, MODERN SALON will be hosting a full day of business presentations from industry leaders who are showing up to help independent stylists get a jump on the new year. Content will range from social media, to pricing strategies, to creating systems for success. Connect with other independents, get smart advice from the very best and get your business in fighting shape!

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