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Integrating Hair Restoration Into a Full Service Salon

By |2018-04-13T09:25:41+00:00March 28th, 2018|Business Matters|0 Comments

[memberonly folders="Members,Vendors,Sponsored"] Integrating Hair Replacement Into a Full Service Salon The Rewarding Transition by Rosario Greco, Owner, Rosario Greco Styles Ltd., Port Perry, Ontario Some people want money, clothes and cars, but some just want hair more than anything. A few years ago, my wife realized she was losing a little bit of her hair. And as scary as it can be to admit, she did. And she needed a solution. At the time, our salon didn’t have the proper resources to help her. It’s hard to truly understand the importance of having attainable resources for hair loss until you’ve been pushed into the world of hair loss. And that’s when we decided to integrate it into our business. Integrating a hair loss clinic into an already existing hair salon was simple, but it wasn’t’ exactly easy. Being a hairdresser for over 30 years, I only thought one way. These clients won’t be coming in for a look, they’re coming in for hair. And you’ll be offering hair options to all sorts of different people, of different ages, with different ailments and situations. Merging hair loss into your expertise challenges you in many ways. First of all, you have to know how to advertise for it. Local magazines, word of mouth, mention it to your clients. Trying to get clients or potential clients to admit they have a hair loss issue is the first obstacle. It’s hard to build a clientele when no one is comfortable enough to come out about it. They might not [...]

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40 Years & Counting: How to Throw an Open House to Remember

By |2018-04-17T07:44:04+00:00March 14th, 2018|Business Matters, Customer Relations|0 Comments

40 Years & Counting! How to Throw an Open House to Remember We have all heard it a million times. Where did the time go? It’s been a labor of love, laughter, pain and tears and there we were, planning Hair Styles Unlimited’s 40th Anniversary Party. We had a few hurdles to overcome before we could seriously think about such an event. Even though we have 3,000 sq. ft. of working space full of equipment, I figured we would need more space for the celebration. How will we entertain our guests? What food should we serve? Plus, we are short a stylist and a nail technician, so we have less people to help. I really had my doubts as to whether I wanted to tackle this on an already hectic schedule, but we live in the New Orleans area, but “What the Heck,” we never pass up a chance to have a party. The day of the party came and aside from caterers being late (they were coming in the back door as our guests were walking in the front) the event was a huge success. We sold a ton of product, makeup, hair and skin care products and gift certificates. We gave away door prizes every 10 minutes, and shared information with everyone present.  READ MORE

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OSHA Safety Issues & the Hair Replacement Industry

By |2018-02-19T09:29:20+00:00September 15th, 2017|Business Matters|0 Comments

[memberonly folders="Members,Vendors,Sponsored"] When OSHA Comes Knocking by Keith Zimmerman, Keith's Hair Center; Green Bay & Appleton, Wisconsin This is my story about how an OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Agency) inspection affected my hair replacement business. It is not intended to criticize OSHA or seek sympathy for myself. (Ignorance is not a defense for non-compliance of a law.) Safety for our employees and our clients is a serious matter. A publicized safety or health incident could severely damage our industry. What I hope to achieve by telling my story is to wake up our industry so that we are not a targeted group by OSHA in the future. The hair replacement industry must protect itself from negative publicity that could occur if we had a serious illness or injury. We deal with chemicals, sharp tools and blood borne pathogens every day. Our workers have the right to a safe workplace, to understand what is in the products they use at work and to know how to protect themselves from hazardous chemicals. When stylists use hazardous products, it is the responsibility of the salon owner or employer to follow OSHA’s standards. Read this entire article in the Digital Edition of The Link:  https://issuu.com/ahlc/docs/thelinkissue8/30  The complete Digital Edition of The Link magazine is now online at issuu.com/ahlc [/fusion_separator]