Being part of the salon industry is a dream for many people. Unfortunately, that dream often comes to a sudden, heartbreaking halt not long after being realized.
While some beauty professionals thrive for decades and beyond, an overwhelming majority watch their salon businesses crash and burn within a few years of launching. In fact, only five percent of salons are actually profitable – 15 percent are cash flowing.
Sadly, 80 percent of salons are currently losing money, and a whopping 26,000 closed last year. Roughly 52 salons a day are forced to close their doors for good.
So what’s the catalyst of this downward trend? There are a number of factors to consider, but perhaps one of the biggest causes is a lack of adequate business training for stylists. For this reason, The Salon by Lora Brown is adopting a new associate program: the Summit Salon System.
What Is The Summit Associate Program?
Cosmetology Schools teach stylists the base level skills to start your career as a stylist and get your license, but you are left to learn the business side of your new career on your own.
Knowing best practices for enhancing your earning potential while providing an exceptional client experience is the only way to succeed as a stylist.
That’s where The Salon by Lora Brown leads you in the process of success. Using the Summit Salon Business Process, we teach you and mentor you on how to join your passion with realistic financial goals, allowing you to prepare for a long, profitable career in the beauty industry.
Using the Summit Salon Associate Program, The Salon by Lora Brown starts on day one taking your education to the next level and eventually leading you to be a Master’s level stylist. It gives you the skills necessary for staying in business years after you graduate — skills you can’t get most other places.
Following the Summit Salon system, The Salon by Lora Brown provides you with the process to create a career with more flexibility than you might otherwise have. Say goodbye to long 12-hour shifts in the salon, and say hello to a work/life balance.
Whether you’re a mom, young professional, or a new stylist, career flexibility is possible when you’re are a team member at The Salon by Lora Brown following the Summit Salon System.
Summit Salon Program Benefits
Once you go from an associate to a Level 1 Stylist at The Salon by Lora Brown, you’re a member of the team at The Salon and are part of the Summit Program. You can work your way up the Levels in the system and eventually become a stockholder in The Salon by Lora Brown if that is your desire. Eventually providing additional income that is not earned behind the chair.
Above all other reasons for joining The Salon by Lora Brown is client satisfaction. When you received extraordinary training, you’re able to give clients better service in a shorter amount of time.
The client satisfaction that results from improved service leads to repeat business, referrals and word-of-mouth advertising – all because you took the initiative to further your career by joining The Salon by Lora Brown and following the Summit Salon Process.
How Does The Salon by Lora Brown Help?
The Salon by Lora Brown is the only salon in Amarillo to offer Summit Salon System to stylists. We’ll provide everything you need to succeed with the program, including support, hands-on experience, and coaching.
Ready to take your passion for hairdressing to a new level? Apply for our Associate Program today.
Gray hair and balding are common issues many men and women face. These conditions can take a toll on your self-confidence. And once hair starts to fall out, it can be difficult or impossible to grow it back.
The causes of grayness and balding have been relatively unknown. However, a recent study sheds some light on why some people have gray or balding hair.
The breakthrough from Genes and Development began as a study on cells causing tumors but turned into a fascinating look at the causes of hair-related issues. The study focused on a protein called KROX20, which affects the cells that make up strands of hair, and SCF, a gene impacting hair development.
During the study, the researcher analyzed how manipulating KROX20 protein and SCF gene affected hair volume and color.
They found that taking away SCF caused hair to turn white and taking away KROX20 caused hair to fall out completely. Adding or deleting one gene was all it took to completely alter a person's appearance.
Changing The Industry
Manipulating genes is no easy task. However, the study provided some important information about how grayness and balding occurs and showed that it can be avoided.
With further research, it may be possible to develop products that could add the genes back into strands of hair to reverse the cosmetic effects.
Obviously, hair loss and graying are a huge part of the hair industry. Those who struggle with these problems are eager to find solutions. Now that the research has begun, developing new products could be the next step to ending hair loss and graying hair.
What It Means For Clients
Anyone who has their hair styled regularly knows that there are always new products and services coming out. There are ways to solve everything from a lack of volume to color mishaps. When science gets involved, there's no limit to what can be done.
For clients, it means you'll be able to tackle every hair care issue and get the look you love with less time and effort, with the help of a great stylist.
What It Means For Stylists
Changes in the industry mean changes for stylists. If researchers are able to determine how to prevent gray hair and baldness, stylists will have an even greater supply of tools to help clients change their look and become more confident in their appearance.
Trends in the beauty industry are always changing, but having a great stylist can make all the difference in staying up to date on hair trends and looking your best. Call The Salon by Lora Brown today to make an appointment.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.