Modernizing A Family Salon With An All-In-One Software Solution

Salon Iris customers are passionate small business owners who excel at what they do. As part of our commitment to supporting and educating entrepreneurs, we created a monthly Customer Spotlight series to showcase our customers’ expertise in growing successful businesses. For this month’s Customer Spotlight, we sat down with Cynthia and Tiffany, the mother-daughter duo […]

Throwback to the 80’s with these Memorable Hairstyles!

Hairstyles From The 80s Do you have a get-together coming up and want to try out hairstyles from the 80s? Have the 1980s always been your favorite decade for entertainment, fashion, and everything fun? In that case, you’ll be happy to know that the ’80s are not short on hairstyles to choose from. There’s no […]

How to Go from Stylist to Boss

  You’re in the midst of a successful career as a stylist. You’ve learned the ropes, earned your stripes and have a good sense of what it takes to excel in the salon industry. As a motivated entrepreneur, you have an eye to the future, and the idea of opening and running your own salon […]

5 Great Ideas for Mother’s Day Salon Promotions

Did you know that Mother’s Day has been recognized as a national holiday since 1914? You can bet that shortly thereafter, businesses started looking for ways to use the holiday to attract new customers and strengthen their brands. That’s because this holiday presents lots of potential – especially for salon promotions. You could host a ‘Moms […]

Hiring Independent Booth Renters At Your Salon

The hair salon industry reached $46 billion in 2018. There are 996,338 businesses in this industry. Are you one of close to a million salon owners? If so, you have probably wondered whether hiring employees or renting out booth space is a better option. Read on to learn all about the booth rental salon agreement and the pros […]

Want Better Tips as a Hairdresser? Read This Blog

Millennials are the worst tippers in the US, with 10 percent of 18 to 37-year-olds often leaving no tip at all. In fact, 48.5 percent want to see restaurant tipping banned as they’re against having to supplement servers’ sub-minimum wage paychecks. In contrast, while it’s customary to tip hair stylists 15 to 20 percent, it’s less of a necessity and more a perk […]

Complete Guide to Salon Hiring: How to Hire Top Employees

Are you looking to hire the best talent for your beauty or hair salon? Salon hiring can be a challenge, as you look for the right candidate who will meet all your requirements, have great people skills, and an uplifting personality. Before you post the job ad anywhere, make sure you have a plan and […]

Leadership Priorities for Salon Management Success

Leadership Priorities for Salon Management Success As a salon owner, you may be a multitasking master, juggling business strategy, mentoring, marketing, and customer relations roles. But that versatile skill is worthless if you overlook crucial aspects that inspire and satisfy employees and clients. For salon management success, prioritize the following factors influencing your shop’s overall […]

Is Your Salon Ready for Tax Day?

With Tax Day fast approaching, now may be an ideal time to (re)assess your salon’s “tax readiness.” Operating a small business has always presented potential tax reporting issues, especially if you’re not running your business on a software platform that can provide detailed performance and payroll reports. Common Pitfalls The most common problem in the […]