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Is 2017 the Year to Start Your Salon Suite Business?

It always starts with a sudden flash of inspiration. Something you see, do, or hear, and the next thing you know you dive head first into the waters of business ownership. Sometimes the water is warm and you enjoy the fruits of your labor. Other times it can be a cold hard venture that either makes you stronger and ready to try again or seemingly scares you to the point of immobility. Either way it can be scary.

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5 Signs You're Ready to Be Your Own Boss

Most of our Suite Salon professionals tell us they dreamed of owning their own businesses for a long time before they took action. So, how do you know when it’s the right time to make the leap? Here are 5 signs that you’re ready to be your own boss:

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GETTING TO KNOW: KEERA PRICE


Often times we are asked what feature we are most proud of at A Suite Salon. Being in the suite business since 2007 our answer has always been the same… we are most proud of our talented Professionals who followed their dream and became an entrepreneur. Let us introduce you to one of our professionals.

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6 Marketing Tips for your Salon Suite Business in the New Year

It is here, 2017 is just days away, and while you are busy now, what plans do you have for the typically slow first months of they year? As customers spend like crazy this month, they will inevitably pull back for the early part of a year as a cooling period for their personal budget.  We have a few tips on how to keep your salon chair full and your curling irons hot during these first couple lean months of the year.

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5 Tips for Raising Prices at Your Salon Suite

As a salon suite business owner you will inevitably be confronted with the fact that the cost of doing business will increase, it is part of the business cycle.  The key question is how, when and why to raise your prices in order to absorb these costs.  It can be as difficult as it is intimidating to have to explain any increase to your customers.  Here are a few tips to help you make a smooth change and put aside the anxiety that this business decision can foment.    

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7 Effective & Simple Marketing Tips for Salon Suite Owners

As a small business owner, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about how to get your name out, market your services and gain more salon clients. If you’re looking for a few quick and easy marketing ideas for your salon business, look no further. We have seven simple ideas that are effective, low cost and easy to do in 2017:

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Year End Business Tips for Salon Suite Owners


The end of the year is only a few weeks away, which means it’s crunch time for small business owners to review the past year and ensure their salon suite business is ready to take on the new year. December is a great time to review tips and strategies on how to save money on your taxes and improve your bottom line for next year. We recommend four key strategies to finish the year strong:

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Are you Ready for Salon Suite Ownership?

You have talent, you have goals and you want to be your own boss. You have the burning desire to be an entrepreneur and the goal of becoming a business owner, however, you are not sure moving from a salon to a suite concept is the right move for you. You might be asking yourself, when will I know I am ready to make this move? We suggest answering three key questions to help decide if you’re ready to own your own salon suite: 

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Increase Your Income: Tips for Selling Retail in Your Salon Suite

Your talent, skills and relationship building skills with your clients have made you a successful salon suite owner and entrepreneur. Clients are coming to you because they know you are great at what you do. Now, you can turn your focus to growing your income. A great way to do this is selling retail products to your clients. Nobody likes pushy salespeople, so a lot of stylists can be uncomfortable when they start selling products. Here are a few ideas to help you get comfortable selling retail in your suite:

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11 Tips to Market Your Salon Business on Facebook

As a visual platform with 1.71 billion monthly users, Facebook is an amazing marketing tool for salon professionals. It’s an easy way to create and share content that engages and communicates with current customers and markets your business to new customers. Here are some easy tips for using Facebook to grow your business.

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How to Turn a Bad Review into an Opportunity to Shine

We all know the internet is a powerful tool and can drive business to your salon. Often we ask client’s to post pictures, videos, and reviews of the services we provide on social media or sites like Google and Yelp. But what happens when someone is not happy with your services and writes a negative review about you or your business online for everyone to see? To a small business owner, this may feel like the end of the world, but, if managed correctly, there are a number of ways you can minimize the influence of the negative review and turn the situation around to have a positive impact on your business.

Great customer service can showcase the reasons customers should book with you – because you care about them and their experiences and want to make them happy. Here are our tips for how to handle a negative review about your business.

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A Suite Salon Pros Share Advice for Owning Your Own Salon Business

Imagine owning your own salon where you have your own space, your own brand and can choose your schedule, prices, products and more. If this is appealing and you’re tired of being a booth renter or a salon employee, the suite concept may be for you. Salon suites offer the opportunity to lease a space ready-made for a salon business in building with other salon professionals. This helps you make the leap to your owning your own salon without a lot of the costs and headache associated with starting your salon from the ground up.

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4 Ways to Get Clients to Post on Social Media about Your Business

A savvy salon business owner knows the importance of marketing to increase brand awareness and drive more customers in the door. Fortunately, we live in a time when social media, one of the best marketing tools for amplifying word of mouth, is available to us for FREE! Not only can you use social marketing to showcase pictures which highlight your work, but you can also get your clients to post about their experiences with your business, resulting in more FREE marketing for you. 

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10 Beauty Secrets from the Pros at A Suite Salon


A Suite Salon has the most talented beauty professionals in the business with expertise in hair, makeup, skin, massage, nails, eyelashes and more. We asked them to share their top beauty secrets with us, and here’s what they had to say:

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How to Market your Salon Business on Instagram

As a visual platform with more engaged users than any other social channel, Instagram is a marketing must-do for salon professionals. It’s an easy way to create and share content – from salon selfies to those beloved before &afters. If you’re not marketing to new and current customers on Instagram yet, you should be. We asked marketing expert Andria Rosell to share her tips for using Instagram to grow your business. 

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5 Ways to Get Repeat Clients

As a business owner, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about how to get new customers in the door. But once you get a client in your chair, do you work as hard to keep them coming back again and again? Much of your potential business profits depend on repeat customers. Unfortunately, the average salon business never sees half of their new clients again. 

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5 Signs You're Ready to Start Your Own Business

Most of our Suite Salon professionals tell us they dreamed of owning their own businesses for a long time before they took action. So, how do you know when it’s the right time to make the leap? Here are 5 signs that you’re ready to be your own boss:

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Choosing the Best Cosmetics for Your Skin Type and Tone

Learning how to pick the right cosmetics products for your unique skin type and tone may seem tricky; however, A Suite Salon has several tips to make this endeavor easier and more productive. Understanding your skin type and undertones is the first step toward discovering those cosmetics that will make you look your very best.

Foundation ~ Foundation is the first step to the flawless-looking skin everyone wants; however, getting to that point is oftentimes challenging. According to CoverGirl’s Dr. Sarah Vickery, only 15% of women choose the correct shade for their skin type and tone. Then you have to add in the different formulations—powders, liquids, tinted moisturizers—as well as application techniques, and selecting the proper foundation can become a daunting task.

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Getting To Know: ASHLEY DEVAUGHN

Often times we are asked what feature we are most proud of at A Suite Salon. Being in the suite business since 2007 our answer has always been the same… we are most proud of our talented Professionals who followed their dream and became an entrepreneur. Let us introduce you to one of our professionals.

When you walk into A Suite Salon Raleigh it is hard to miss the very talented Ashley DeVaughn. We are in pure awe as we watch client after client walk out of Ashley’s studio, ASHLEY GREY SALON, looking exceptional. Ashley has built her business upon her promise that each of her clients will leave looking and feeling gorgeous! Words we hear time after time describing Ashley’s services…she is phenomenal.

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Time to Spread Your Wings...Be Your Own Boss

It always starts with a sudden flash of inspiration. Something you see, do, or hear, and the next thing you know you dive head first into the waters of business ownership. Sometimes the water is warm and you enjoy the fruits of your labor. Other times it can be a cold hard venture that either makes you stronger and ready to try again or seemingly scares you to the point of immobility. Either way it can be scary.

A Suite Salon has an option for you where the water is always warm. Opening your own business and achieving success does not need to be preceded by stress and fear. Imagine if all the pieces were already in place, including a luxurious and well-designed salon space, back office support that can take care of the little things, and low start up cost allowing you to be profitable from day 1. This is what we have done for countless A Suite Salon professionals and what we can do for you!

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