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How To Evaluate Your Salon Staff For Performance Reviews

Whilst performance reviews can be daunting for your employees, there is a lot of work required from management to ensure that they run smoothly and effectively. It can be difficult to know how to evaluate your salon staff, which is why we’ve compiled a list to help you structure every appraisal.
Shortcuts
May 13, 2022
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FAQs About Our Salon Software: Is Shortcuts Difficult To Use?

With so many barbers and salon software options out there, it's difficult to know which one is right for your business. It can also seem overwhelming to use your software to the best of its ability. For this reason, a question ‌we get asked frequently; ‘Is Shortcuts easy to use?’ We thought we’d answer that question below and cover some of the great, easy-to-use features Shortcut’s Software offers.
Hayley Tait
April 20, 2022
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How to manage a hair salon business

Salon management can be complex and challenging. Managing staff, attracting new customers and running the day to day of the salon can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. With these easy to implement steps, you will have a better understanding of how best to manage your salon.
Hayley Tait
December 14, 2021
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How to Increase Your Salon Appointment Bookings

No matter if you're trying to increase appointment bookings or just opened up your salon trying to start a customers base, our blog will help you gain and increase customers to your store. With our very helpful tips, your customers will increase in no time.
Hayley Tait
October 25, 2021
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Five Tips to Ace SMS Marketing for Hair Salons

With many different advice and tips on how to be the best at SMS marketing it can be hard to figure out which one to follow. Well look no further as shortcuts are here to help you and your hair salon. We have written 5 simple tips on ways to send out the correct and best text that will increase customers to your salon and ensure they all attend each appointment.
Hayley Tait
October 20, 2021
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Our Top Tips for Nail Salon Management

With so many nail salons to choose from, clients are constantly demanding exceptional customer service, a wide variety of treatments, value for money, the list goes on... So, it’s no surprise that you’re looking for ways to manage your salon more effectively and run a tight ship! Here are some of our top tips for nail salon management.
Hayley Tait
September 13, 2021
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How to Hire Barbers and Retain Them

When you decide you want to grow your team or replace an existing barber, it’s important to get the hiring process right. There are plenty of things to consider at each stage of the hiring process and even beyond this. We understand that hiring barbers is NO easy feat, so we’re here to help with our expert advice. 
Hayley Tait
September 9, 2021
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What Are the Benefits of Using Shortcuts Marketing?

When it comes to your salon marketing campaigns, to attract and retain clients, you need an EASY solution that requires minimal upkeep. This is why we created the game-changing Shortcuts Marketing feature, an easy-to-use and super-simple SMS and email marketing platform that sits within all Shortcuts platforms. Here's how this handy feature could benefit your business!
Hayley Tait
August 24, 2021
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The Best Ways to Improve Your Hair Salon’s Customer Service

When you’re running a busy salon, it can be easy for things to get in the way and let your customer service fall by the wayside. By setting your salon up to deliver the best service possible, it will help you stand out from competitors and avoid losing those precious clients. Here are some of the key things to consider.
Hayley Tait
August 18, 2021
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Our Guide To Developing a Salon Recruitment Plan

When it comes down to it, the success of your salon depends on a strong team to keep the revenue flowing in and keep clients happy. This is where a salon recruitment plan comes into play! To help you on your way, we will explain what exactly this means and some of the key steps to creating one. Listen up!
Hayley Tait
July 14, 2021
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The Best Marketing Ideas for a Barber Shop

Back in the good old days, barber shops could rely on passing trade and word of mouth to bring in new clients. But times have changed and sadly most barbers can no longer depend on this. However, there are plenty of simple marketing techniques that can help save you time whilst attracting new customers. It’s a no brainer!
Hayley Tait
July 6, 2021
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How to Open up a Salon Business

Opening up a salon business is a great way to apply your passion for hair or beauty and become your own boss. Although, when you’re just starting out, it can all feel a bit overwhelming!
Hayley Tait
May 7, 2021
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How to Market a Beauty Salon

With beauty salons across the UK now open or set to reopen soon, we know you are all VERY busy. The post-lockdown rush means that demand for appointments is high and your salon may even be fully booked for months. Yippee!
Hayley Tait
May 5, 2021