Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Money Woes: Color Wasters- It's Time For CHANGE!!!



!!!DON'T LET MONEY GO TO WASTE!!!

When you are a salon owner you see day to day where the money goes- it is on your mind all the time: leaky toilet, broken washer/dryer, need new tools? Electric bill a little higher this month? You may not be able to control every dollar that comes in and out- but there are a few little things that you and your staff could be more aware of that may help with the budget.
Today- lets talk about a simple solution:
Measuring the proper amount of color for our guests.


HAIR DRESSERS- I AM TALKING TO YOU!

You need to be aware of this. You may not think that mixing up an extra half ounce of color ain't no thang- but it all adds up- just like your $4 coffee's every day- it adds up!

Math lesson: Let's say an average bottle of 2oz of color costs the salon $7.
Say you do 10 color guests this week.
Each guest has a minimum of an extra half ounce of color after their color service.
At the end of the week that is about 6 ounces of extra color you used...
which is about $21 in color down the drain.

...Now lets say you have a staff of 5 people with this same scenario...
You've just wasted about $105 worth of color that has been wasted.
All that money could have gone to either buying actual color to be used
....and not just down the sink.

STYLISTS- LISTEN UP:
It's easy to say "oh well" when it isn't your money.
But salon's are usually self-owed- which means the owner ain't got pennies from heaven to be dropping on whatever. Help them out a little bit.

Every dollar matters. Do your part by being consciously aware of how much color you are using.

Here are some habits to start getting into:

1) Start off on the low side- mix up about 2oz of color (plus developer would be 4oz) for base retouch- this is usually the average.
2) Write down how much color you used- make a note if you needed more or less for the next visit.


3) Measure correctly using a scale- do not "eyeball" it. If a drug dealer doesn't even eyeball it- neither should you. (Probably not the best comparison). Let's face it- eye balling does not work unless you are Rain Man.

Works smart, be aware, be prepared. Small steps make a HUGE difference.

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