I have owned a small salon for more than 17 years. It has rarely been easy. There are many things I have learned along the way, and I want to share them with you so that a) You can feel like you aren’t alone in the world or b) You can be spared the same headaches and learn from someone else’s journey.

While developing my workshop for small salon owners, I have gathered info from lots of sources in the beauty industry as well as the business world. When I stumble across something good, I share it here with you.

*Update 3/28/08* Advice for small salons has found its own home!  All new content is posted there.  Come join the discussion!

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7 Responses to “Advice for small salons”


  1. […] Links back from Get Some Hairapy Filed under: finance, marketing, staff — Aura Mae @ 6:39 pm Here is the place you will find all the posts on my main blog. […]

  2. SallyFBrower Says:

    I Love Your Website! Just spend my lunch break being ispired, Thanks Aura!


  3. Aura Mae,

    LOVE your blog and your philosophy on life and hair! I will be ordering your book and look forward to reading it. I have been in the hair industry for 20 years and just recently opened a salon in a small town. Our salon is filled with colorful stylist who believe that you can be well educated and respected in this industry and have fun! We also strive to balance our careers with also having a life outside of the salon. (Some days are more successful than others!) Thank you for being real and bringing such a fresh and much needed voice to our industry!


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  5. Stacie Paulson Says:

    I opened a salon 1 year ago.
    When should my first rental station be raised? and how do you determine that amount or percentage?

    • Aura Mae Says:

      That is not an easily answered question. Rental is a whole different animal and your business is still very new. I would suggest you research online for a salon management consultant to assist you in making the best decision for your business. Your supply house might also have resources to help.


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