MonthMay 2018

The Salon Business Trends That Will Rule 2018

Running a salon business means you have to always stay up to date with the latest trends, to ensure you keep customers coming back, as well as attracting new ones. Here, we take a look at some of the top trends in the salon business, to help you plan some new developments for 2018, and keep your business competitive.

One of the most important trends in almost any business area is the use of technology. Many salons offer apps or appointment reminders sent via email or text message – no more rummaging in your purse for that lost appointment card! You could also set up a hashtag for customers to share images on social media of their new looks or allow them to ‘check in’ at your salon.

Social media is an important aspect of running a salon business now too. You can use this as a medium to communicate with customers, answering any queries or keeping them up to date with new products, treatments or services being offered. It’s also a great way to engage with your customers and help them trust you – it gives a business a friendlier feel.

Offering different payment options is another great way to appeal to customers – particularly the younger generation who like to use technology for everything! NFC (near field communication) payments such as Apple Pay and Android Pay offer customers a quick, convenient and secure way to pay, and are perfect for when they’ve forgotten to bring their purse.

Natural beauty is a fast-growing area, and customers love if a salon offers natural or organic treatment products- chemical free products are healthier and have a huge fanbase on social media. Keep an eye on any newly released natural products and offer your customers some free samples. You can click here to read more on this subject.…

How to Get out of Debt Tips and Advice

Somewhere along the line in your life, you have spent more money than you have. That’s why you are reading this today. The reasons can be many, and it doesn’t really matter, so long as you are willing to make this right.

These following are time test advices for people in debt:

  1. Pay off debts starting at the highest APR

I know you have heard a lot that it’s good to close smaller loans first while you pay little towards the larger ones. But monetarily, that is a disaster waiting to happen. You need to sort your loans in order of APRs. Then throw most of your money to the one with highest APR while paying minimum in the rest.

  1. Use a portion of your savings to pay debt

If you are in serious debt, it is unlikely you have any savings. But you may come across some money during the holidays, birthdays or settlements. Use 80% of this money to pay off debt.

  1. Sell what you can live without

Do you need all your jewelry, TV, juicer, toaster, a subscription to the NY Times? List out things in order of last when you used them. Sell whatever you didn’t use in the last year and see how much money cops up.

  1. Take up a side hustle

There is no limit to what you can do part-time to earn some extra cash. And if you do take up a side hustle, immediately separate that from your regular earnings so you don’t lax out on the savings and repayment. By working part-time on the local fast food joints on weekends and holidays you could earn a couple hundred bucks. Hey, and free food too!

Learn more at debt free life for the best tips and tricks to save up while paying off debt. Getting out of debts is not easy, but it’s not impossible.…