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10 Habits of a Young Stylist

Article appeared in Modern Salon by: Anne Moratto | January 25, 2018 | 9:42 AM Modern Salon

10 Habits of a Young Stylist is a creative workshop for new beauty graduates or young stylists looking to expand their career in their own terms and is being offered at the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, CA , this weekend. Created and orchestrated by Cynthia Valdez, owner / creative director of Vinyl Beauty Studio in Austin, TX, it is a workshop “to spark creative thinking.”

“In this class we want to look inside our tool box and see where we fit in, and find out if we love working in teams and want to be part of a big salon or if we are self-motivated and driven would be happier as an independent,” Valdez says. “I want to empower by sharing my experience as an intern, an employed stylist and also my success as an independent stylist in editorial and entrepreneurship.  This success comes out of key behaviors, attitude and love of the craft.”

Habit #1 

  • Habit of being a student – It starts at school and why you need to love our foundation. Learning to perfect rather than to master in the beginning is a key behavior we pick up at school and carry for the rest of our career.

Habit #2 

  • Habit of Playing Nice – A habit of learning that we don’t have to always compete but rather inspire each other. How choosing a work environment that nurtures a healthy nice culture can help you achieve bigger dreams and create a community around your craft.

Habit #3 

  • Habit of living your brand– “Your vibe attracts your tribe.” It’s about creating your best self and living to that standard. Sharing with peers and clients your brand and values will create a unique stamp on your work behind the chair and behind the scenes.

To learn more about what to expect at this weekend’s ISSE, visit https://probeauty.org/isselb/

Salons by JC would like to congratulate Cynthia Valdez on her success as a salon suite owner at Salons by JC Davenport in Austin, TX.  If you are in the area, visit her at her location Vinyl Beauty Studio.

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About Salons by JC: In 1998, Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller began their journey to transform the beauty industry one salon suite at a time. Like most young entrepreneurs, they started out with a big idea, but had to learn how to start and run a business from scratch. After much perseverance and hard work, one year later, they opened Salons by JC in Dallas, TX, welcoming beauty and wellness specialists who were ready to break free from the traditional salon model. The company has since moved its headquarters from Dallas to San Antonio, where it continues to grow through franchising. Today, Salons by JC has over 87 locations in 24 states and Canada.  For more information, visit  salonsbyjc.com or salonsbyjc.com/franchise

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Franchise News

Ranked #1 Salon Suites on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500”

Salons by JC blasted into the new year ranked #1 in the salon suites category in the prestigious Entrepreneur Magazine “Franchise 500” list.  The innovator in the salon suite industry continues to gain momentum as they celebrate their 20th anniversary this year.  

Customer Service 5 Star Rating

“The rankings are a great honor. It shows that people are taking notice”, stated an elated Salons by JC President, Steve Griffey.  We asked Griffey what he felt set Salons by JC apart from the competition and he proudly stated, customer service. “In order to compete at the highest levels of our industry you must have a commitment to customer service.  Salons By JC will continue to take the lead in customer service and push that envelope even further in 2018.”

Commitment and Dedication

With 87 locations currently operating, nationwide and in Canada,  Salons by JC looks at adding 15 more locations by the end of 2018.  This comes out to more than 2,500 independent beauty professionals realizing their dream.  “Our recognition as the #1 Salon Suite can be directly attributed to the outstanding efforts of our franchisees and dedication of the corporate staff. We have the same goal, providing beauty professionals the opportunity to positively change their lives”, said Drew Johnston, Salons by JC Vice President of Operations.   

20 Year Anniversary

This is a great way to kick off the 20th anniversary of Salons by JC.  This salon suite concept has always been so much more than a franchise model.  Salons by JC consider themselves to be a force behind enabling the success of many small business owners.  With the introduction of their Salons by JC mobile app, addition of key marketing assistance,  the creation of the franchisee marketing council, and support programs for their franchisees, the leader in the salon suite industry is on a mission.

The 2018 Outlook

Since the first day of the year, the Salons by JC team has been hard at work with new initiatives for their franchisees and salon suite owners.  “We are not resting on our laurels in 2018 as the entire Salons by JC team has renewed its commitment to providing our salon professionals more tools and programs”, stated Drew Johnston.  Salons by JC is aiming to improve the small business experience for their salon suite owners and also improve their way of life. “This is more than a goal….it’s our mission!”

Entrepreneur magazine determines the ranking for its Franchise 500 based on exceptional performance in several areas, including financial strength and stability, growth rate, system size, support and brand strength.

About Salons by JC: In 1998, Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller began their journey to transform the beauty industry one salon suite at a time. Like most young entrepreneurs, they started out with a big idea, but had to learn how to start and run a business from scratch. After much perseverance and hard work, one year later, they opened Salons by JC in Dallas, TX, welcoming beauty and wellness specialists who were ready to break free from the traditional salon model. The company has since moved its headquarters from Dallas to San Antonio, where it continues to grow through franchising. Today, Salons by JC has over 87 locations in 24 states and Canada.  For more information, visit  salonsbyjc.com or  salonsbyjc.com/franchise

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Business & Marketing

2018 Salon Suite Owner Goals

With the start of a new year, this is the time many of us write out our goals.  The goals we set for ourselves will set the pace for us throughout the year.  Goals are a great way to measure your progress and also give yourself #treatyoself days for reaching those short and long-term goals.

For many small business owners, goals are what keep us motivated.  More sales, more clientele, more activity on social media – all of these are viable goals that can be reached.  If you haven’t planned out your list, here are some goals that you can set for yourself as a salon suite owner:

Increase your social media presence

A great goal to set for your salon suite business is to increase your social media presence.  If you have a Facebook or Instagram account for your business, create a realistic posting schedule for yourself.  Create a schedule you know you will adhere to.  You can start out by posting twice a week and increase as you see fit.  Since you have the ability to link your Facebook and Instagram accounts, one post on Instagram can be shared on your Facebook account.  Facebook prides itself in being a leader in assisting the small business owner to be successful.

 

Get more clientele

Having a great clientele base is a key to success.  One way you can gain more clients is by asking your current customers for referrals.  Word of mouth is still the best method of making people aware of your business.  Your clientele is your walking work of art.  They are your business card.  Psst! They also love to post stuff on their social media so that’s FREE marketing! 

 

Establish your brand

If you do not have a logo or business name, set one up for yourself.  If you do have one, then work on your color scheme and the branding of your logo.  You can invest in some promotional items that you can share with you clients – business cards, flyers, pens, and pins are always fun to have to give out.  Plus, who doesn’t love FREE swag!!  A perfect example of successful salon suite branding is Gina Fraser, owner of Posh Brows Microblading located at Salons by JC Point Loma.

Set your business plan for the year

It is scary owning your own business.  Having a great business plan can help you stay organized throughout the year and keep you within budget.  Tracking your expenses and planning ahead will help you create a thriving salon suite business. There are many free resources available to small business owners. Check out your local small business development centers in your area to get more information.

These are just a few ideas to get your started to assist in getting your list of goals created for 2018.  So how many more did you think of to make your business excel this year?  Checking your progress every three months is great.  Pat yourself on the back when you reach your goals and don’t forget to reward yourself for your hard work.

About Salons by JC

In 1998, founders Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller opened the doors of the first Salons by JC in Dallas, Texas. Their big idea was to help beauty and wellness professionals break free from the traditional salon model. The company began franchising in 2011, and has since grown to over 87 locations in 24 states as well as Canada. The company’s innovative business model now gives over 2,500 salon and spa professionals the ability to be their own boss. The company was recently named #1 Salon Suite on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Fortune 500” list. For more information, visit Salonsbyjc.com.