Today’s hair salon is no longer as simple as a place where people stop in to get a haircut. Now a trip to the salon means being able to relax, and unwind as you share your newest stories or woes to your favorite hair stylist. Salons rely on building their relationships and customer engagement. It is essential that every person walking through the door is given the best experience. While many hair salons focus primarily on the client (of course this is important), it is equally or arguably more important to focus on your team. Is your location investing in your staff and encouraging new ideas to flourish? This may be exactly what you need to ensure the sustainability of your business.
Do You Support New Hair Stylists?
Hair salons that consistently support new hair stylists by promoting diversity and inclusion are more likely to see their business grow and thrive on a consistent basis. Here’s why:
- New stylists bring new ideas and opportunities to a salon, and continuously revitalize what it has to offer.
- Clients enjoy seeing new faces and appreciate being updated on new techniques
- Supporting younger hair stylists, and workplace innovation helps to ensure your business builds its brand in a positive manner, thereby increasing your reach throughout the community
Your salon might be set in your own traditional ways, or fear that any change might disrupt the Zen currently experienced. Complacency is a crime in the field of progression and choosing not to be open to changes can limit your company growth, especially in a continually evolving society. This is especially true of salons that are set in their ways or those who have not done much to change their offerings. But introducing workplace innovation does not have to start with drastic or risky endeavors.
How to Improve Workplace Innovation
First, remember that a well-rounded and successful salon or studio is one that is more than just a quick stop for your clients. It’ss a place for them to receive excellent product, feel at home, and overall be impressed. You want your clients to be your loyal friends.
- Create an atmosphere that’s positive and upbeat. This will help to motivate new stylists to work with you and provides them with a supportive environment. Your employees will feel safe to share ideas on the floor.
- Teach your new stylists what you know. Yes, you want them to know the core skills of hair cutting, but equally as important are business skills such as building rapport with customers and maintaining the values of your business. See that they are the future of the industry and give them the support they need from on-the- floor education.
- Adopt new techniques and teach your stylists to do the same thing. At the heart of the most successful salons and studios is a willingness to grow and change with trends. Your new stylists are going to have ideas and fresh skills, but you need to foster a continuous sense of growth and development in them.
In today’s challenging and highly competitive market, every new stylist needs a place to grow and develop. That’s why we as professionals are proud to say that our business thrives from supporting and encouraging young, innovative minds.
Be sure to check us out online and to book an appointment, or, call to book your next appointment at 7784334393. We set the standards for sustainability practices in the industry and we are really excited to exceed your expectations!