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Beyond The Technique Podcast

Welcome to the Beyond The Technique podcast with Kati Whitledge. We are here to provide salon owners and their teams with the most innovate business and marketing strategies. We believe it's what you do beyond the technical aspects of being behind the chair that will bring substantial success. Ultimately, Kati's mission is to bring the most forward-thinking industry professionals to the mic to share their insights in order to consistently grow and develop. We rise by lifting others!
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Aug 29, 2019

Most the time, we never just learn something new and it sticks with us for the rest of our lives. In fact, it takes an adult an average of 21 times of hearing something new for it to be remembered. Think about the time you learned about color theory. It sort of made sense, but two years into working with hair color you finally had that light-bulb moment and it all became so much clearer. Learning new things is like that. We have to consistently learn about business in order to grow our salons year-over-year. We have to learn about marketing every year if we want to dominate our competition. We have to learn what it takes to be an awesome leader regularly if we want to grow and help our other leaders within the salon grow as well. Here are my recommendations for consistently investing in your leadership education. 

 

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Think of this as your company playbook. Everything you need to win the game is in the book. What should and should not be in here?

Some of the policies we'll cover are: 
1. time-off allowance for stylists and non-practitioners
2. our schedule options for stylists
3. dress code
4. expectations for events, meetings and education dates
5. services for family--choosing your one significant other...
6. performance expectations and evaluations
7. ethics, culture, vision and mission
8. employee benefits 
9. social media policy for stylists 
10. check-in /check-out procedures for on-site services (bridal)
11. workplace conduct including sexual or unlawful harassment
12. drug/alcohol use 
13. resignations 
14. solicitation/ conflicts of interest 
15. workplace security, life-threatening illnesses
16. correction service procedures
17. When YOU are the bride
18. salon tools vs. pro tools
19. sign and date--who's involved

I promise to keep this fresh, upbeat and exciting! PLUS just by signing up you'll receive a copy of the video class (will not be available for public) AND you'll receive a full copy of our employee handbook. BOOM!

Sign up today to reserve your spot. Only 89 spots available!!

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Aug 26, 2019

Hello again! Today we begin part three of our salon leadership series, and we can all agree on this topic—nobody said being a leader was easy. In part one we learned that Leaders Are Influencers—episode 277. In part two, we learned that Leaders Serve—episode 278. Now, we’re going to dive into today’s topic of why it’s not easy to lead and how we can overcome those obstacles. 

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Aug 22, 2019

Welcome back to our salon leadership series! In Part one we learned that Leaders are Influencers. Now, in part two of our salon leadership series, we are going to uncover what it means to be a leader who serves.

It sounds exceptional to be called a leader. You absolutely have to be an exception because most people want to have the title of a leader, but they don’t understand the sacrifices that accompany. It’s not about the power to call the shots. It’s about taking care of people, so they become better and the group becomes better. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

 

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https://www.salontoday.com/611986/how-to-serve-as-a-leader

 

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Aug 19, 2019

Salon leadership is a hot topic because building a loyal team and a positive culture depends on our ability to lead and develop the leader within. In the next two weeks we are going to take you through a series of leadership principles starting with the first principle—leaders are influencers.

 

Influencer is such a buzzword in today’s culture. When we think of the word influencer, we often think about someone attractive, cool, dynamic and popular. However, we are going to dive into what it really means to have influence. The definition of influencer is “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something—or the effect itself.” How do we unpack this and apply it to salon leadership?

 

READ THE ARTICLE ON SALONTODAY.COM

https://www.salontoday.com/604062/salon-leadership-series-part-1-leaders-are-influencers

 

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Aug 15, 2019

How do you provide flexibility and work/life balance for your team? You never know—Concihairge might be the key! Join us today here and on YouTube to learn from entrepreneur, Stephanie Cleck, as she shares how becoming a mom changed her career path and opened the door to a new innovate way to provide everyday services for her guests. 

 

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Aug 8, 2019

How much are you paying in taxes on the tips that are coming through your salon business? Today you’ll find out! Join industry expert, Paola Hinton as she shares her passion for helping salons overcome the FICA tax burden. Tax talks may not be sexy topics, but you have to learn how to save you’re a$$ets or you could lose on your bottom line. 

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FICA Tax Tip Fairness for the Beauty Industry

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Aug 5, 2019

Yureesh has so much to give the beauty industry. His journey is inspiring. After learning from his story today you will be open to saying yes more often and willing to step out of your comfort zone to meet new people. Yureesh has a heart of gold and we know you’ll adore him and his mission to give back to beauty.  

 

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Aug 1, 2019

Would you agree that retention would have to be pretty darn strong in order to build a seven-location salon business? We agree! That’s why we’re featuring Gadabout SalonSpas and VerVe Salons VP of Operations, Megan Jasper! She’s here today to share what it takes to retain your team members, how to expect the best from everyone, how to create a win-win atmosphere, and how to make sure your guests visit over-and-over again. 

Click the link below to register for our next class! 

Company-wide Compensation without Losing You’re A$$ets!

 

Are you wondering how to create a commission structure for your stylists without giving away the farm? Or, how do you know what to pay a full-time salon manager based on your salon's revenue? Join our online class to see how we've created a plan for compensation [WITH BENEFITS] that:

* pays the owner six figures 
* pays better than other brand-name retailers
* leaves a six percent profit margin so your business is worth buying someday. 
* doesn't discourage TEAM (in fact, we will prove that it IS possible to pay commission and have a thriving TEAM culture!) 

Make sure you and your leadership team join this one!

 

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OUR COMPANY WEBSITES

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