Christmas is here! Mince pies are in supermarkets, decorations in Target and – most importantly – Mariah Carey is defrosting as we speak.
But, as we know, along with the tinsel and public holidays comes the busiest period of the year, a time for every client who has ever come across your chair to ask for a ‘last minute quick touch up’ (on a Saturday morning, lol) which we all know means it’s usually either a colour correction or some serious regrowth.
But! It’s also a great time to see your regular clients, take on some new and have a wonderful festive season with your salon fam.
Below, we’ve compiled your Christmas salon cheat sheet – all the things you need to stay sane, stylish and super pumped for the season ahead.
PERMISSION TO BE ‘EXTRA’... ORGANISED
You're gonna be busy, that’s a given. So, we give you permission to be very ‘Type-A’ in the lead-up and during the holiday period. Back-to-back bookings and peak levels of salon traffic control can be grinch-worthy at the best of times. Avoid the chaos by giving your salon and team an internal check-in, look at your booking system and try to get your admin in tip-top shape before the silly season really kicks in. For some tips on how to get the most out of your bookings, we’ve covered that topic on The Hub, here
Deck the halls… and counters, and basins:
Festive decorations are both a fun way to change the look of your salon, and a chance to enhance your retail offering. Your staff spend so much time within the salon, so changing the look – even slightly – offers a fresh perspective.
If your salon is all about the aesthetic, decorations that fit your salon décor can still be festive. White Christmas trees, fairy lights and even fiddle leaf figs can all be decorated to suit your style.
Or, if you’re more of a traditional Christmas stylist, ask everyone to bring in an ornament that means something to them, to hang on a salon Christmas tree.
If you have the time, consider some fun and silly things to keep your team happy and engaged. No one says that Elf on the Shelf is just for kids – those little critters can get into some interesting places, can’t they?!