Salon Plaza's Salon Owner Success Blog

10 Secrets to Success For Any Independent Stylist or Salon Owner

Posted by Debra Cope on Sep 15, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Salon Plaza Member Advice For Independent Hairstylists -

What Wanda Berry, Owner of BLACK HAIR IS in Oxon Hill has to say about PROSPERING as an independent hairstylist and owner.

Being your own boss sounds great - In practice, it takes a shift in thinking and action. Ownership comes with responsibilities.

Great customer service, excellent skills, and the ability to get more clients are the basics to running a business - even if right now you rent a booth.

You can own your own shop, if you get the skills you need - beyond what you learned in cosmetology school.

Here are my Top 10 Secrets To Success in the Beauty Industry -

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How Oxon Hill Salon Owner Turns Temporary Studio Into Lifetime Success

Posted by Debra Cope on Sep 9, 2014 6:06:00 PM

Introducing Salon Plaza's Member of the Month for September:

Wanda Berry

Oxon Hill Salon Owner: "BLACK HAIR IS"

With 40 years as a beauty professional, get Wanda's savvy advice on how to prosper in this industry…

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Topics: Beauty Professionals Guide to Success, How To Open A Salon

Cosmetologists in Maryland & Virginia: Are you ready to open a salon?

Posted by Debra Cope on Aug 31, 2014 2:06:00 PM

If you're like MOST cosmetologists in Maryland and Virginia...

You are PASSIONATE about opening your own shop:

  • You long for the freedom and accomplishment that comes with ownership
  • You enjoy personal one-to-one relationships with your clients 
  • PLUS... you want to make more money for your family and live the lifestyle you choose.

How can you do all that… in today’s economy?

There is a way!

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Topics: Design Your Own Salon, Beauty Professionals Guide to Success

Attention Independent Hairstylists Who Want To Keep Their Chair FULL!

Posted by Debra Cope on Aug 30, 2014 12:13:00 AM

As an independent hairstylist, are struggling to keep your chair full?

Do you think the only good way to attract new clients to your chair is by referrals?

If the only way you get new clients right now is by word of mouth, you’re missing out on a lot of new business.

It’s not your fault

Where would you have learned ways to market yourself THAT WORK?

You probably have TRIED other ways, like advertising in the local news or maybe even on Facebook. But right now, if the only thing that you can count on to fill your chair with new clients is referrals, let me ask you this question...

Are you getting as much new business as you want? 

You don’t need to limit yourself like this. Other hairstylists successfully use low and no-cost ways to attract new clients.


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Topics: Attract Clients Like Crazy, Salon Booth Renters

Herndon Hairstylists: Are YOU Tired Of Building Someone Else's DREAM?

Posted by Debra Cope on Aug 21, 2014 2:55:00 PM

Ready For Your Own Space For Prosperity? 


As a licensed cosmetologist near Herndon VA, you've made it. And yet, if you're like most independent salon professionals, something is missing.

Is it the chance to be your own boss and run your own shop?

If In Your Heart Of Hearts You Hold A Greater Vision

Get Ready To Do Something Extraordinary With YOUR Life...

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Topics: Design Your Own Salon, How To Open A Salon

Richmond VA Hair Stylist: Healthy Hair Gives Beauty & Confidence

Posted by Debra Cope on Aug 19, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Introducing Sheila Ivy, owner of Sheila's Salon in Richmond, VA - Salon Plaza's Member of the Month for August!

Here’s her remarkable story of how she became a full-time hair stylist and salon owner: 

More than “just a beautician”, I help people feel confident and happy in their lives.

Let me tell you how it all got started...

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Salon Owner's Guide to LIFE Management - You Only Need 2 Pages A Day!

Posted by Debra Cope on Jul 31, 2014 6:30:00 AM

For Salon Owners & Those Who Dream to Open a Salon...

Ever tried "Time Management"?

Truth is... No one can manage time

The sun rises and sets without our help

And nothing we do will change that!

What we really mean when we say Time Management is LIFE management.  

You see, although we can't manage time, we can - and must - manage how we use each day, our most precious gift.

Do you have a SYSTEM for getting the most out of your day, based on YOUR goals and priorities?

Here's my method...

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Topics: Your Passionate Life, Tools For Success, Beauty Professionals Guide to Success

Richmond VA Hairstylists: Salon Professionals' Guide To Success

Posted by Debra Cope on Jul 28, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Attention Richmond VA Hairstylists:





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Topics: How to Run a Successful Salon, Guerrilla Marketing for Salons, Beauty Professionals Guide to Success

10 Beauty Secrets for Cosmetologists & Their Clients

Posted by Debra Cope on Jul 23, 2014 4:31:00 PM

Salon Plaza Countdown:

10 Beauty Secrets for Cosmetologists!

You know the Golden Rule - Do Unto Others...

This moral precept describes a "two-way" mutual relationship between one's self and others. We usually think about this as treating OTHERS well.  

As women, we often overlook the flip side - treating OURSELVES as carefully as we would others. To give OURSELVES the same consideration and service that we give our family, friends and clients.

Our July Member of the Month, Rickisha White, is an excellent example of a salon owner who gets this right.

Attractiveness and Beauty come from within. When you start your day and carry through with love and consideration for yourself, you'll become a light for your clients. Often what they need while sitting in your chair is your compassion and encouragement - even more than their scheduled beauty service.

To fully pamper and care for your clients, you must first take care of yourself.

These 10 Beauty Secrets will show you how to live BOTH sides of the Golden Rule:

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Topics: Your Passionate Life, Design Your Own Salon, Beauty Professionals Guide to Success

For Women Cosmetologists ONLY-Straight talk about Attraction & Beauty

Posted by Debra Cope on Jul 21, 2014 6:53:00 PM

As a cosmetologist who is dedicated to your craft, then you already know -

You must do these two things every day:

    1. Bring out the attractiveness and beauty of your clients 
    2. Be a canvas for your own work

That's right - You are the ARTIST and the MASTERPIECE

Do you ever feel like you could use a little help with looking your absolute best? Or being able to bring out the Beauty in others?

These 10 Beauty Secrets are proven to do just that - Secrets powerful women who present on stage use to look more credible and attract new business.

The same Secrets to become a canvas for your work and build credibility with your clients. Before we get started, lets talk a minute about the difference between “attractiveness” and “Beauty”. 

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Topics: Your Passionate Life, Design Your Own Salon, Beauty Professionals Guide to Success