Top 3 Challenges Of Owning A Beauty Salon

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The beauty salon is the first place people think of when they need to fix their hair, have a manicure done, etc. With over 43,000 beauty salons in the UK, there is no argument about the level of competition in this industry. This has helped create a vibrant beauty industry with several career opportunities. However, the industry faces some challenges, and below are a few.

  • Hiring staff with diverse expertise

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Recruitment is not a straightforward task in the beauty salon. Indeed, the owner has to hire experts in various beauty fields. This includes cosmetology, hair styling, nail technicians, massage and aromatherapy, etc. Sometimes, the salon owner may find experts skilled at more than one beauty service. Other times, they are not too lucky. More importantly, there is the problem of finding workers with the requisite skill but few years of experience.

The recruitment terrain here can be quite daunting, especially without planning to go about it. For example, hiring a worker with diverse skills may seem like a good idea to cut down on paying extra salary. However, the repercussions may be dire. That multi-skilled beauty worker can only perform one task at a time. And you may not have enough hands to attend to all your clients on high-demand days. If you plan to outsource parts of your salon service to a professional, that may depend on your management structure.

  • Choosing the right beauty products in adequate quantities

Without a doubt, beauty salons keep in stock a wide range of products to aid work. Moreover, the beauty manufacturing industry continues to make it a mission to flood the market with countless products. Additionally, more brand names in the industry push their products to as many salons as possible. The most important factor here is that clients and customers are spoilt for choosing beauty products.

As a salon owner, the challenge is knowing how many of each product to stock up on. Certainly, you may not be able to satisfy every client who asks for a specific beauty product. If you don’t have what a client requests, you risk losing a customer. How can you resolve this? The trick to getting it right is to stay abreast with trends in the industry. The fear of losing a customer should spur you to stock up on trendy beauty products needed in a salon. As Sarah McKenna, founder of Vixen & Blush, puts it, fear can be a motivational tool when put to good use. 

  • Price distortion

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This is pretty common in various industries and sectors. The beauty salon business is no different. Reducing beauty service fees is an unfair technique used to draw more customers, especially by newly-opened salons. Usually, this happens to the detriment of existing beauty salons. This is a significant challenge facing the business, considering that more are opened in the UK every year. Fortunately, more salon owners are being creative in improving their customer retention. Indeed, while challenges may not be eliminated, you can find a way around them.


Product Review: Garnier Organic Detox Gel Wash

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Hey Beauty lovers! I have been after a natural face wash for sometime now, so I was really happy when I stumbled upon this Garnier Organic Detox Gel Wash. I have been using this refreshing natural face wash for some months and I love how it ticks all my skincare boxes. It is such an amazing skincare product, I will definitely be buying it again once this runs out. Keep reading to hear more about this Garnier Organic Detox Gel Wash.

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Key Ingredients

Organic Lemongrass Essential Oil, Organic Cornflower Water.

Here are my thoughts on this product:

  1. I love the practical packaging. The pump bottle makes it super easy to use.
  2. This Garnier product smells amazing. I also love the texture and how it feels on my skin.
  3. It is great for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
  4. I love how clean, smooth and supple my skin is after using this Gel Wash.
  5. It is a Vegan formula, no animal derived ingredients or by- products.
  6. A little goes a long way. Days with little or no makeup on, I use just a pump. While days with a bit more makeup on, I use two pumps.
  7. This product is very affordable. It is currently £3.95. The link to grab yours is below.


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I think I have found my face cleanser. It ticks all the relevant boxes. I can’t see myself using anything else now. It is lovely to finally find that amazing facial cleanser. I have used different natural cleansers in the last few months, but this is definitely my favourite.

What do you think of this product? Have you tried it before? Are you a fan of Garnier products? Which is your favourite? Please sound off in the comments section, let’s chat!

Thanks for reading. Have an amazing week!

4 Ways to Care for your Afro Natural Hair

Caring for your afro natural hair can be time consuming and tricky, but the results are always worth the struggle. I have been wearing my hair natural for many years now and I am really happy with how my hair looks.  The natural hair gets easier to maintain once you understand your hair type and you have the right products to help you.

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Here are 4 ways to care for your afro natural hair:

4 Ways to Care for your Afro Natural Hair
Keep your hair hydrated

The natural hair loves and needs water to thrive. This is why it is so important to keep the hair hydrated everyday. It is easier to do this with a spray bottle. My bottle contains 80% water and 20% oil, and I keep my hair hydrated with this mix. On most days, I spray my hair at least twice and my hair stays moisturised, soft and hydrated. If your natural hair is dry and difficult to manage, you will find it a lot easier to style if you keep it hydrated on a daily basis.

Use protective styles

Most protective styles look great and they also help give your hair a break. The last thing you would want is combing your hair everyday. That puts a lot pressure on the day, which can lead to hair breakage. Having your hair in a protective style allows the hair grow faster. All you need to do is to ensure you are keeping the hair hydrated even while in a protective style.

Only natural products

I personally stay away from products with artificial ingredients. Although most natural products are a lot more expensive than artificial products, natural products are better for my hair. I cannot imagine using artificial products now that I know how harmful they can be to the hair. If possible, opt for only natural products.

No heat

I haven’t used heat on my hair in years and I love how healthy and long my hair is. Excess heat damages the hair. If you have to use heat, do use it sparingly.



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