August 29, 2013
Proper beauty salon management is not as simple as many people believe it to be. Managing a hair salon requires a person to be dedicated to implementing proper control methods and running their salon in the style that it is best fitted to run in.
Basic Beauty Salon Management Tips
Nobody can run a full beauty salon by themselves, so they have to hire employees. In the beginning stages of employee relations with management, ground rules have to be set early on. Management has to make clear to employees what can be done, and what cannot be done. The reason management has to do this in the beginning, is because if management doesn’t, then the employees will run the salon, and it will be hard to get them to obey the rules later on down the line if they have already become accustomed to not obeying them.
Display Rules Set by the Management in Writing
Salon management needs to display the rules so nobody has an excuse for not knowing the rules that they want followed. Management can do this by writing out their rules and displaying them some place where every employee cannot help but see them. Along with displaying the rules, management needs to print out the rules and give them to employees when they are first hired, so that employees will clearly know what the rules are before they start serving customers.
Hold Weekly Gatherings
It’s a good idea for managers of beauty parlors to hold weekly gatherings with their staff, no matter how well their businesses are doing. It’s important to hold these meetings, because sometimes there can be problems developing that can threaten the success of a salon if they are not stopped early. At weekly gatherings, managers and employees can discuss any problems they have. To lighten the atmosphere of these meetings, management should bring snacks and drinks to them.
Reward and Invest in Good Management Teams
If a beauty salon owner has a management team performing well, they need to do something to acknowledge how well they are running the salon they own, and they need to invest money in making them even better. Owners of salons can invest money in training programs that help their management teams learn new skills, and they can financially reward them by providing them with raises or scholarships to schools.
Reward Hardworking Employees
I understand that sometimes owners of salons are busy with everything that involves running a successful salon, but even though they are busy, they still need to have a reward system for good employees to keep their moral high. Employee of the month rewards are something that owners can give to good employees.
If you would like to learn more about running a beauty salon, we at Avalon Institute can help you. We offer a business training program that is aimed at teaching our beauty students basic business skills.