Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Is it Time for You to Turn Over a New Leaf?

Hair Queen News

As you all know I am always a fan of color and never more than during the Fall season. Inspired by the changing season, the crisp air, and the new trends in the stores, a new hair color is always a great way to refresh your look and make you feel like a new person.

Check out this link for some celebrity inspiration to change up your color and try something new, bold, or risky to start your holiday season off right. Also, in honor of color I’ve got a “Product of the Month” special starting this month with all Deep Conditioners, ideal for color treated hair. Check out more information below. 

Product of the Month

I'm excited to start a new "Product of the Month" promotion starting this month with deep conditioners. Anyone who comes into Swans Studios in October and purchases a deep conditioner will receive a 10% discount. One deep conditioner that I want to profile is the BY Masque. This deep conditioner retails at $21. It is an intense treatment rich in proteins with amino acids that restructure and rebuild damaged hair. Able to instantly repair hair, it leaves your strands with body, strength and shine. Thermal and UV protectants help in maintaining color, with a weightless feel and no build up. 

Story of the Month 

With the holiday season right around the corner, I would like to remind you to try as much as possible to shop local! We are so lucky to have interesting and unique shops in the East Bay from Old Oakland and Lake Merritt, to Rockridge and Berkeley, shopping local is beneficial for our entire local economy. Please keep that in mind when starting your holiday shopping.  

Runs Businesses With Scissors

Sometimes when consulting with my clients I realize that I forget to mention all the tricks/skills I have to offer. Sometimes when we become so comfortable with clients we get into a routine and the “art of the consultation” can be lost. I constantly remind myself to consult with each client, to make sure they are getting all their hair and retail needs met.  After all, my clients are in my chair for me to work my magic to create a style specifically for them, so that they look and feel their best and replicate the hair style themselves at home.

I believe it is important to continue to educate ones self on the styles, trends, and techniques in the hairstyling industry. Education allows us to consistently be at the top of our game and offer our clients the best possible service.

As business owners it is also important for us to sharpen our business skills so we stay up with the current trends and best practices for business today. Do you need help with your retail strategy, training your team, training yourself to sell products and services? I recommend you set time aside to work on your business as well as in your business. Contact me if you would like to set up a consulting appointment. It is time now to set your goals for the holiday sales season. Email me at suzanne@suzannevanhouten.com for more information and to set up an appointment.