Salon Punk

Why Staff Does Not Care Much

Staff don’t care much in your salon? It’s most likely that the staff problems are created by yourself, but you have the power to change that so that your team is happy working in your salon and enthusiastic to help you build your vision too. listen to the short episode below Salon Punk Visit: How…

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Alan Forrest Smith

When Was Your Salon Last Tested?

THE TEST WILL REVEAL The Health of Your Salon Business The Future of Your Salon Business The Changes You Must Make To Your Salon Gives You A Guide As To What You Must Do Next Life these days have become a series of tests. I really noticed this since Tamuna has been pregnant. (OUR BABY…

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WEDNESDAY: increase your takings

Did you create a list of things to be done? Did you get more clients through your door? Don’t worry I get it I understand that running a salon can be mental! So here is what you can do today – Wednesday – to get your takings up. Write another list (oh shit lol) and…

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TUESDAY: fill the columns

How do you fill columns on Tuesday? Yesterday we talked about creating a list or two on Monday’s (not my fav thing to do) but we did it. My own salon Tuesday was like this: So I would jump in my mini copper and drive over to my salon 5-miles away. The 5-mile drive could…

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MONDAY: Do this in your salon for an amazing week

Even if you’re off on Monday in your mind you’re still at your salon. Do this simple exercise and it’ll give you an amazing week I promise. Mondays for me in the early days always felt as if I was freaking out over what the week would bring into my salon. Until that is I…

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Salon Sampler

Salon Sampler, The Book Interview

“Alan if you had to do just one thing to pack out any salon what would it be?” SALON SAMPLER – IS That Program We caught up with Alan Forrest Smith in the coffee shop to talk about his new book, Salon Sampler. Listen to this brief interview as he explains why he wrote this…

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Salon Extreme 21 vs Salon Extreme Mentor

This is a quick one. You guys keep asking so it’s easier to reply like this. SALON EXTREME21 (SX-21) VS. SALON MENTOR EXTREME? “Alan I’m not sure what to do, SX-21 or Salon Mentor Extreme – what’s the differences?” Both are very different so I’ll try and explain. SX-21 £245 SX-21 is a guide, manual,…

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Halloween salon promotion

7 more ways your salon can make the most of the Halloween

Scary monsters aside, it’s a great time for you to reconnect with your salon clients. Halloween-themed hair salon promotions and creativity can help your shop to attract new people through the door. But getting your clients interested enough to get into the spirit and spend money requires more than putting a scary costume on. Here are some tactics…

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The Christmas List … My Mother!

I’m not sure why but as soon as the kids are walking back along the street to school my brain goes into something that is still 12-weeks away – Christmas in the salon. What are we doing, where are we eating, who are we seeing and what will I buy my darling wife so she…

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Missing salon client kit

The Ultimate Proven Direct Mail Salon Kit

Missing Salon Client Kit – has been updated for 2018. Good news for salon owners, if you already purchased the product in the past you should have received the updated link to the product, simply go ahead and check out the newer version (check your email). If you have not got the product yet, for…

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My Accountant The Bee Gee

My salon accountant, Graham, looked like one of the Bee Gees. His hair was perfectly coiffured with every 120,000 hairs held in place with at least 3 layers of falcon hairspray for men. His shirt was always open almost to his navel exposing his thinning grey chest hairs and a huge cheap gold medallion with…

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Salon Punk Book

NEW Salon Punk Book

Exciting news. My new book The Salon Punk can be ordered from today. So what do you get for £10? Around 250 pages that I hope will help you realise that everything is possible in your salon. I went from a new, hopeless and almost catastrophic salon owner to having an insanely busy No.1 salon…

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salon retail

Focus on THIS not THAT

Tell me where is your salon business focus right now? A salon owner emailed me and told me how hard they push on their retail. They push so hard in a single week they pulled in just over £600 in retail sales. He was amazed and felt thrilled about the sales. I asked him how?…

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Alan Forrest Smith

Leap Of Faith

Every now and then you have to take a leap of faith. Life’s like that. Love, relationships, health, business it’s just life. Some risk can feel higher than others especially where money is involved. I once paid a consultant in the USA $5,000 for 30 -minutes of advice. I spent maybe 3-years thinking about it.…

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7 Star Salon

7 Star SAGE HAIRDRESSING Extreme

If you have no interest in being the best salon, busiest salon and most successful salon for miles and miles … please don’t read the following. One of our salons on SALON MENTOR EXTREME has just finished their program and the results are way off the chart. They have finished on their best week ever…

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Fly Off The Shelf Product

From the original Salon Punk Archives Here’s why Paul Mitchell Makes Sense For Your Salon Profits! Alan Here. I am going to be mega-fast today. You’ll like this one. Here’s why! This is taken directly from their website. “In 1979, John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell first decided to launch a professional hair care system.…

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Alan Forrest Smith

The Salon Graveyard: How they used to look

Long before the click and go websites, there were only a handful of brick and mortar shops to offer  ecommerce never mind online appointments and selling hairdressing online. Today we look back at our salon journey and how our e-commerce salons paved the way through the 21st century. The Big Scissor Company – 1997 Did…

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