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Implementing Holiday Planning

Jill, yes, it has been a great series on pre-booking. I know I have taken a lot of new ideas from it to implement over the next few months. I am really excited to see what

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Maximizing Your Holiday Income

Wow! What a series about pre-booking we’ve had over the last two months. Just by implementing one of those pre-booking ideas with incentives, you will raise your pre-book percentage. Who has implemented one of the three

Math, Not Magic

When I graduated from cosmetology school I had no idea how to project my earnings. As I said before, I just waited for my client to call or to walk in. As a result many of

How Much Are You Losing By Not Pre-Booking?

I’ve mentioned that pre-booking your clients guarantees your salary, but do we really know what that means? To give you a better understanding, I want to show you some numbers. This will really give you a

How to Earn an Extra $10,000 Without Working Overtime

Wouldn’t an extra $10,000 a year make things so much easier? In the spirit of this HOW- TO issue, I’m going to tell you a few, mostly simple, ways to pad your wallet without doing time.

The Price Is Right—Or Is It?

Would you willingly take a 25% pay cut? Well, we’ve got news for you: If you haven’t raised your prices, you’ve already taken one.

Hand-in-Hand Partnership: Making Over One Salon's Profitability (part 6)

One year ago, Lynn Kogle and her staff at Secrets Salon in Long Beach, Calif., took on the challenge of revamping their business systems using the strategies taught in OPI’s business management program, The Edge - Standards & Systems for Success.

Hand-in-Hand Partnership: Making Over One Salon's Profitability (part 5)

Shrinkage is the term retailers use to describe missing product inventory. Simple employee error or sticky fingers can be the culprit. We asked the Secrets team for their view on this retailing pitfall in this month’s business-building update.

Hand-in-Hand Partnership: Making Over One Salon's Profitability (part 4)

When Nadine Galli, OPI’s Southern California Regional Manager, visited Secrets for their monthly status meeting, she walked into a salon that was bustling with clients engaged in a myriad of salon services. The same clients were also leaving the salon having purchased the OPI retail products the salon now sells.

Hand-in-Hand Partnership: Making Over One Salon's Profitability (part 3)

How many times does a great idea come up in a meeting then it never gets carried out? We’ve found that the monthly status meetings are critical to helping us achieve our goals.