Planning to invest in a new salon studio lease before the holiday season hits? This can be an excellent strategy for boosting profits, as your clientele will be ready to treat themselves and loved ones to appointments and products. As a beauty pro, you already know how busy the holidays can get–and when you’re in the midst of a move, salon studio time management is the key to your success.
Ready to hit the ground running and welcome clients to your gorgeous new studio? Here are our favorite time management tips to help you handle your busy schedule without burnout:
Automate Whenever Possible
Taking your beauty business to the next level requires relationship building, marketing (assuming you want to add new clients), and analysis. Automation can be a lifesaver when it comes to time management, and we encourage our Indies to work smarter, not harder, by letting technology take over some of the work. Salon management software such as GlossGenius can play an instrumental role in automating appointment booking, reminders, and payments.
Try to Make Up For Cancellations
Last-minute cancellations are beyond frustrating. You can minimize the chances of missed appointments by sending out appointment reminders, and by charging a cancellation fee for missed appointments, but the reality is that you’ll probably still have a no-show or late cancellation occasionally. When this happens, you can try to optimize your schedule by reaching out to the next client on your list to see if they’d like to come in earlier. It doesn’t always work out, but it’s worth a shot to avoid time wastage.
Schedule Time For Ordering
When you’re busy making your clients’ beauty goals come to life, ordering more supplies may be the last thing on your mind. We’ve all been there–when you suddenly realize you’re running low on inventory, it can be stressful to drop everything to get restocked in time. To ensure that you’re making the most of your time, create a routine for checking inventory and ordering supplies. Once you make it a habit to evaluate inventory and place your orders on a specified day of the week or month, it’ll become second nature and won’t have to interrupt your workflow.
We all have strengths, as well as skills that could be improved. The great news is that a little planning goes a long way. When you’re hoping to maximize productivity, the tips mentioned here can help you get started.
If you’re looking forward to the busy holiday season and ready to make your move to a new salon studio lease, we’d love to have you as part of the Indie Salons family. There are numerous perks we offer our Indies, including our wholesale beauty supply program, rent rewards, and continuing education opportunities. Ready to learn more about availability and tour our gorgeous locations in Boulder, Denver, Lone Tree, and Cherry Creek? Contact our Market Manager, Kandice Meylan. Call or text Kandice at 303-792-8222 to start the process.