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4 tips to earn and churn while you’re asleep

We know you’re a wiz in the salon, but did you know there are ways you could be making money even when your salon’s closed? That’s right!   So put your feet up, grab a glass of whatever you like to drink best and check out these fab tips to help you keep the money rolling in (literally) while you sleep. 
kathryn
September 27, 2022
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Extending your customer service beyond the chair

In our industry, weeks can go by without speaking to your clients. You rely on their loyalty to turn up for their next appointment to keep that good relationship rolling. During this lull in visits is when you need to be doing your darndest to extend that fab service you offer beyond the chair. Lucky for you, we have a few strategies to get that ball rolling!
Caitlin Adamson
September 27, 2022
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Guide to reopening your salon

It’s finally starting to happen! A glimmer of hope after a very, very challenging time for New Zealand and Australia with many states and cities experiencing extended lockdowns. With the government now starting to talk about potential reopening dates for hair, beauty and barbershops, we bet you’re on the edge of your seats and keen to start getting ready to get back to it.
Caitlin Adamson
September 16, 2021
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How customers are coping during lockdown

With many hairdressers, barbers, and beauty salons in lockdown, many business owners have had to pivot their brick-and-mortar model and explore new opportunities to keep their revenue flowing.
Channing
September 9, 2021
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9 ways to maintain your emotional wellbeing in lockdown

In one of the most uncertain times we’ve ever found ourselves in, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us all with emotional stresses we’re not used to. Gone are the days we could travel freely without checking in, or leave the house without hopping online to check the latest restrictions. With all this uncertainty it can sure take its toll on our mental health and emotional wellbeing, especially under some of the toughest lockdown restrictions in the world.
Channing
September 2, 2021
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Being kind in hard times

Hard times bring out the best and worst in humankind. As lockdowns grip the majority of Australia and New Zealand, civil unrest erupts in Afghanistan, and wild weather rips through Turkey and other parts of the EU – so many of us are feeling down in the dumps. And when you’re in a negative head space, that can seep through to every conversation and interaction you have with others.   
Caitlin Adamson
September 1, 2021
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What the government’s support packages in each state mean for your business

With each state experiencing their own roller-coaster journey with the COVID-19 pandemic, it can get pretty confusing for some business owners as to what applies to them. Luckily, Victoria and South Australia have just come out of their lockdown, but we’ve now seen some local government areas in Queensland put into a snap lockdown, and Sydney’s lockdown extended yet again.
Caitlin Adamson
August 2, 2021
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Why you need Shortcuts 8.1 in your life… like YESTERDAY!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or had your head buried deep in all the restriction and lockdown carnage Covid is leaving in business right now, then you may have heard our not-so-little secret. WE LAUNCHED SHORTCUTS 8.1! Here’s all the amazing features you have to look forward to in 8.1!
Caitlin Adamson
July 27, 2021
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How to Make Your Walkins Feel Like Kings

Barbers have carved their own niche in the hair industry – creating successful modern-day barbershops built on the foundations of tradition and heroing one of the longest standing trades. They’ve been revived to become places where fellas go not just for the trendy short back and sides cut, but for a unique experience. An experience where they get to sit back and relax with beer and banter. 
Caitlin Adamson
July 15, 2021
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ShortcutsPay: The Priceless Value of Complete Payment Integration

Ever been so flat-out in the salon you’ve rushed a client’s checkout, accidentally keying in $10 instead of $100 – uh oh! You just lost $90 on the transaction and your client’s already zipped out the door? #Awkies! Don’t worry we’ve all been there before...it’s a common mistake that happens more than you think in the salon industry. 
Channing
July 12, 2021
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The Perfect Client Experience

As salon owners, we’re constantly wondering if the service we’re providing is enough. Is my client happy? Will they come back? What if they tell people bad things about my business? The thoughts are endless. 
chloe
July 2, 2021
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What’s Coming: A New Era

As we get cosy with the idea of 2021, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. I feel that this year is going to hold so much potential for salons who have proven they can survive and thrive through whatever the world can throw at them, after the fiasco of 2020.
Jo Burgess
March 29, 2021
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Refresh, Revive, Reset: Journey to a Better You

We all love a good makeover story. The feeling of polishing something that’s past it’s prime to make it shiny and new again. We all need our Mia Thermopolis moment in the Princess Diaries when the hand-held mirrors part ways to reveal the new and improved Princess of Genovia. Ugh, an early noughties dream. We’d LOVE to have a makeover just like that on ourselves one day… 😉
Caitlin Adamson
March 23, 2021