Working hard is great, but your business is somewhere where people come to relax and feel good about themselves, so it’s important not to be too busy. After all, having eyebrows laminated whilst your stylist answers the phone, replies to texts and updates their socials doesn’t exactly sound like a place of zen. But don’t worry, we have 3 top tips that will allow you to keep your salon a relaxing zone, whilst maximising the efficiency of your business. What is your golden hour? Are you most productive that hour before lunch, or maybe it’s in the evening when you are out of the salon and just got home? Whenever it might be, if you are self-employed or own a salon one thing is for sure, your work doesn’t finish when the final client of the day leaves. If you find yourself with a mountain of admin, think about when you are most productive and plan for focused work. Get the coffee on, put your headphones in and you’ll get it done quicker than expected. Software Optimisation I know you are probably bored of hearing that software can solve all of your problems...but hear me out for a second. Most salons are using Instagram to promote their business, but it’s so easy to find yourself spending way too much trying to keep up with all the posts, likes and comments. One thing that can be done is scheduling all of your posts in advance. This can either be done with the Instagram drafts feature, or with 3rd party software that will even automatically publish your posts at the time you scheduled. This means you can smash out all your socials for the week one evening, in front of the TV with a glass of wine - rather than trying to come up with a catchy caption whilst your clients colour processes. Also using a salon management platform to stay on top of all your appointments, staff and finances is a must - which is a great segue into telling you to check out Beu. Seriously, if you haven’t yet, go do it now - it will transform your salon. To-Do Lists The more unorganised you are the more you will benefit from having a solid to-do list jotted down every day. Before you start any work, sit down with a coffee for 10 minutes and write down everything that you need to complete before the end of the day. Refer back to the list throughout the day, and then carry over any incomplete tasks for the following day. Not only will this make you more productive, it will keep you on top of any deadlines.
What are you waiting for? If you are a salon owner or are self-employed, upgrade your business today.