Salon Plaza's Salon Owner Success Blog

Best Plan for Beauty Professionals: Gratitude & Trust Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted by Debra Cope on Nov 29, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Top Beauty Professionals:

You CAN Plan for Prosperity in 2016

Have you noticed?

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, much talk about gratitude fills the airwaves. You don’t have to look far for words of “encouragement” (often with $$$ attached) to feel the gratitude, love it, and buy it.

As if happiness could be bought.

Yes, appreciating what nurtures and sustains you in your life is a good thing. Many of our Members of the Month live by trust and gratitude -

Do YOU do what these successful Salon Owners do? 

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Topics: Tools For Success, Salon Booth Renters

Master Barber in Rosedale MD Tells All: Your #1 Biggest Advantage

Posted by Debra Cope on Nov 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Being a master barber in Rosedale MD has taught me one thing for sure...

In this competitive, fast-paced beauty industry, your number one most important advantage is not your hair skills. That’s important.

It’s not your location, although that’s important too.

Your MOST important asset is your PERSONALITY

Hi - I'm Troy Williams, Master Barber in Rosedale MD and here's the truth... 

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Topics: Salon Owner Success Stories, Open A Salon

Troy Williams: Award Winning Barber at Golden Ring in Rosedale MD

Posted by Debra Cope on Nov 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Meet Troy Williams at Salon Plaza Golden Ring - Member of the Month 

“This would be a perfect shopping center if there was a barbershop here.”

Before Salon Plaza opened in Rosedale MD, the strangest thing happened. I was shopping at Golden Ring and thought, “This would be an excellent place for a barbershop.”

TWO YEARS later Danielle Buckson called me – we used to work next door to each other. The first person to sign a lease at Salon Plaza Golden Ring, she told me they were opening up soon. Did I want to run my own shop? 

I was blown away - it was the same location. I had envisioned working here two years before it opened.

3 words of advice for hairstylists, barbers, nail techs, estheticians… any salon professional who wants to open a shop:

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Topics: How to Run a Successful Salon, Salon Owner Success Stories, Your Passionate Life

Beauty Pros: How Social Media Can Be Easy, Fun & Make You Money

Posted by Nicole Luffman on Nov 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

The TRUTH for Salon Owners & Independent Beauty Pros: Social Media Matters!

Winter is fast approaching. Is your salon business facing a cool down just before the Holiday rush?

Maybe your clients are staying warm in their homes, doing what most do, getting on social media. When you have breaks between clients, why not spend time with your connections online?

If you don’t, you could be missing out on a lot of business.

Salon Owners - Use Your Time Wisely

This is an optimal moment to build your value with your clientele. Even bring in some new faces.

Let’s be real. If you don’t take the time to connect with your clients and prospects on online, some other beauty professional will.

They are gobbling up your potential new business… and possibly even some of your current clientele.

We can fix this for GOOD!

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Topics: Attract Clients Like Crazy, Social Media for Salons

Open A Salon With Salon Plaza: Newlywed Completes 10 Hidden Rules

Posted by Debra Cope on Oct 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Open a Salon Like Rory and Dina SevajianWho Else Saw Salon Plaza's...

"10 Hidden Rules for Salon Owner Success"?

Our September Member of the Month, Dina Sevajian, completes our countdown with Hidden Rules #5 through #1

A Paul Mitchell Educator and Salon Owner in Sterling VA, you may know her as hairstylist Dina Hyman...

This Newlywed just got back from her honeymoon in Costa Rica! If you ever wanted to open a salon, then check out Dina's...

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Topics: Salon Owner Success Stories, Open A Salon

Salon Owners & Booth Renters: 1 Connection Will Transform You 4 GOOD

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

Salon Owners & Salon Booth Renters:

Do you HOPE you’ll succeed in living your Dream? Then this post is for YOU!

If you're a booth renter who wants to own a salon, you may worry that the competition is too great. You might even fear failing if you try.

Maybe you already own a salon and another shop is opening up right next door. Are you stressing out about them taking your business?

And still... you Dream to do what you LOVE without worry, stress or fear

What if I tell you that there is One Great Truth to keeping all this worry and stress out of your life? It isn’t going to cost you a thing! And with it you will be a happier and more prosperous beauty professional.

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Topics: Tools For Success, Salon Booth Renters

Hair Salon in Sterling VA: "Dare to Dream" Gets Chosen For Top Honor

Posted by Debra Cope on Oct 9, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Hair salon in Sterling VA Dare to DreamAnnouncing Salon Plaza’s October Member of the Month…

For the first time ever, we chose a duo team – newlyweds who own one of the top hair salons in Sterling, VA...


Let’s congratulate them as they head off to their honeymoon in beautiful Costa Rica! We’ll share more of their story after they return. 

Until then, a brief introduction and description of their hair salon in Sterling is in order.

You'll get a link to their Dare to Dream hair studio, videos of how Rory creates masterpiece hair-art, and much more.

If YOU are an enterprising barber or hairstylist...

You absolutely MUST see their tips on getting ahead in the beauty industry!

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Topics: Salon Owner Success Stories, Your Passionate Life

Salon Owner Success: Master the Consultation with These 5 Power Steps

Posted by Nicole Luffman on Oct 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Mastering the Consultation is a Salon Professional MUST DO!

Are you just getting started in your salon?

Or maybe you're a well-established salon owner!

Either way, if you’re like most beauty industry professionals, you want (need?) to draw in new customers and make more money.

After all your efforts to get someone new in your chair f

or the first time, there is something you MUST do…

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Topics: Tools For Success, Get More Referrals

Cosmetologists: 7 Days To Closer Relationships With Your Clients

Posted by Debra Cope on Sep 30, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Attention Cosmetologists:

What can a 13th Century Persian poet tell salon owners and salon booth renters about how to build closer relationships with clients?

As it turns out:


A poet of love and joy, Rumi is the most popular poet in the USA. His stanzas have been set to music and performed worldwide.

His poetry expresses what it feels like to be alive, helping us to understand our own search for connection and joy.

Build Lasting Relationships

One consistent quality of our most successful salon owners is their ability to be a source of hope, warmth and connection for their clients.

To see what I mean, check out these prosperous Salon Plaza Members who develop loving relationships with their cleints...

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Topics: Your Passionate Life, Income Prosperity Club

Salon Plaza Rockville: Meet Diana - Owner of Diana's Hair Design

Posted by Debra Cope on Sep 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Introducing DIANA, owner of Diana’s Hair Design at Congressional Plaza in Rockville, MD

Salon Plaza chose Diana as the Member of the Month for September! She has been a Member at Salon Plaza Rockville since it opened.

"Diana, I always feel refreshed, like a new man, after every haircut! After 10 years I still look forward to getting my hair cut by you."

~ Stephen L.

Here’s her story…

“In 1990 I got my cosmetology license. Why?

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Topics: Salon Owner Success Stories, Open A Salon