Salon Plaza's Salon Owner Success Blog

Salon Booth Renters: Your #1 Top Skill... It's Not What You Think!

Posted by Nicole Luffman on Sep 4, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Salon Booth Rental is really all about being in Business for Yourself

AND.. No matter how good of a hairstylist, barber, nail tech or esthetician you are, when you are in business, you have to sell yourself.

salon booth rental salon plaza studios business cardUgh!

For many salon booth renters, “SALES” is just a dirty word. We really don’t like to think we’re “selling”. Do you have an image of a salesman to hate?

Most of us can conjure up a negative image of a salesperson, including me... and as a business owner, I am one!

If you are a salon owner or an independent salon professional, then YOU are in SALES.


Read on for Salon Plaza's 3 Steps to Build Your CONFIDENCE... 

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Topics: Your Passionate Life, Get More Referrals

Hair Salons in District Heights MD: Salon Plaza Studios Available Now

Posted by Debra Cope on Aug 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Attention Salon Booth Renters:

If Owning a Hair Salon in District Heights Would Be PERFECT for YOU

Then here's how to

Reawaken Your Dream To Own A Salon

To Suit Yourself...

Without Disrupting Your Current Client Base!


Salon Plaza Richmond - Take Action Now for Happiness in YOUR Future

Congratulations on your career as a salon professional. Here’s a toast to your  creativity and commitment!  Hi, I’m Toni Crowder, Area Leader for Salon Plaza Studios in District Heights, MD.

You know, the best time to look at your career with fresh eyes is when you know you want to make a change for the better. Because now with our Studio Salons in District Heights you can add 3 very important qualities to your life…

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Topics: Salon Booth Renters, Open A Salon

Open a Salon with Salon Plaza: 10 Hidden Rules for Success

Posted by Debra Cope on Aug 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Who Else Wants Our Secrets of Salon Owner Success?

With over 600 prospering salons in Virginia and Maryland, Salon Plaza Members know something about how to open a salon and create a successful business.

Over the years I've been priviledged to interview more than 55 of the most successful Salon Owners in VA and MD. These creative and prosperous cosmetologists run their own salon out of a Salon Plaza Studio.

Here's a countdown of the Top 10 insights they've shared:

Beware: These secrets may not be what you're expecting...

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Topics: How To Start A Salon, Income Prosperity Club

How To Open A Salon: 7 Steps For A FAST START To Success

Posted by Debra Cope on Aug 14, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Open a Salon - The FASTEST way to get started as a Salon Professional:

  • Have you had enough of building someone else's dream?
  • Are you ready to own your own shop?

Owning a salon will give you more freedom and control over the space where you work every day. You'll protect the 1 - 1 relationships with your clients you so carefully create.

Not to mention... make more money for yourself and your family. If you're wondering how to open a salon and be a success...

This Salon Owner Success Video Tells All!

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Topics: How To Open A Salon, Income Prosperity Club

Salon Owner Stress Relief: 7 Best Ways: Clients & Family Will Thank U!

Posted by Nicole Luffman on Aug 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Salon Owner Stress Relief Is Possible!

Stress is Natural

We get stressed out in all sorts of situations. For the most part, stress comes and goes. It can even be motivating...

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Topics: Your Passionate Life, Beauty Professionals Guide to Success

How Can Salon Owners & Stylists Bring In More New Clients... FAST!?

Posted by Debra Cope on Jul 27, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Attention Salon Owners & Hairstylists!

What's the easiest way to get more new clients in your chair?


  1. You can do this anywhere you go
  2. There's no Social Media involved
  3. It won't cost you a penny

Curious? It's...

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Topics: Guerrilla Marketing for Salons, Income Prosperity Club

5 Keys To Run A Salon Business & Be A Mom: Make Your Dream Come True!

Posted by Nicole Luffman on Jul 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

salonplazanicoleluffmanSalon Business Owners & Professionals - If You Want to Do It All & Live the Dream... This post is for YOU!

“How do you do it?”

That's a question I get asked a lot.

I absolutely love what I do and how my life is flowing. This is usually my first answer to that question.

It's Nicole here... Let me clarify. I am a mom, a wife and I manage my own business. On top of that I stay involved with the school and church activities. Honestly, I am happy with it all!

No, I'm not a salon professional or run a salon like you, and yet we are all entrepreneurs trying to make our dreams come true. What I am sharing with you today is meant for anyone who longs to be successful and happy.

So how do I manage everything and LOVE it? ... And how can you do it too?

Make sure you've got in place these 5 Essentials to Balance & Happiness...

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Topics: Your Passionate Life, How To Open A Salon, Income Prosperity Club

Salon Plaza Sterling Hair Designer Kathy Rowling - Color Genie & More!

Posted by Debra Cope on Jul 10, 2015 8:00:00 AM

“The first time I see them, they are my client… next time my friend. And when they keep coming back, they are family.”

Congratulations to Kathy Rowley, owner of Salon GoldnLOX at Salon Plaza Sterling VA

Salon Plaza's July Member of the Month, Kathy Rowley has been seeing clients for 37 years... some are third generation! That's because her clients become family. In fact, she’s booked out more than a year in advance. 

Let’s hear from Kathy about her day-by-day, moment-to-moment PASSION:

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Topics: Salon Owner Success Stories, How To Open A Salon

10 Best Ways To Advertise & Hire Hairstylists|Salon Atmosphere Matters

Posted by Debra Cope on Jun 30, 2015 6:25:00 PM

Hiring Hairstylists Isn't Easy!

If you own a traditional multi-chair salon, then you've struggled with finding and keeping the right stylists.

Or if you're someone who hopes to open a salon, then this challenge lies in the back of your mind like a big looming question mark in your dreams.

What's the best way to hire hairstylists?

It's not just about finding the RIGHT staff...

You have to keep them loyal! Because when they leave, they often take your clients with them.

And then there's the challenge of finding stylists who have the same commitment to professionalism that you have. You set the salon atmosphere and tone - they need to follow. Heck, it's YOUR salon!

10 Best Ways to Attract GREAT STYLISTS:  

For Salon Plaza's 10 best ways to improve your chances of attracting the right salon professionals who make you proud (PLUS - the most certain way of sidestepping the whole kitten kaboodle!) - read on...

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Topics: How to Run a Successful Salon, How To Start A Salon, Beauty Professionals Guide to Success

Instagram vs Pinterest for Salon Professionals: Which is best?

Posted by Nicole Luffman on May 31, 2015 11:37:00 PM

Salon Professionals Are Wondering...

"Should I be on Instagram or Pinterest?"

Social media is a big opportunity for hair salons and beauty professionals. And it's not going away any time soon. If you aren't already using social media - especially if you cater to younger people - you are really missing out.

Maybe you already have a Facebook page (not just a profile!) and a Twitter account. These two are the most important platforms for connecting with your fans.

With so many social media choices out there, it's way too time consuming to try to use them all. 

Here's what you should do next...

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Topics: Tools For Success, Social Media for Salons