Rising energy costs are a concern for all small businesses, including hair salons. While there have been initiatives, such as the government’s ‘Energy Bills Discount Scheme’, which pledged to support non-domestic customers until March 2024, this cost is ever-relevant, with energy bills making up an estimated 40 percent of overall costs for beauty professionals, according to industry stats.
Industry Expert Alice Dawkins of professional hair supplier Milk + Blush offers four tips to save when it comes to your salon’s energy.
Conduct Regular ‘Energy Audits‘
“To keep costs low, salons should continue to conduct regular energy audits to keep up with changing dynamics,” Alice shared. “Discuss ways to do this, such as monitoring usage and seeking help from professionals to review lighting and appliances.”
Leverage Energy-Efficient Solutions
“Salon owners should stay up-to-date with the latest tools, technologies and innovations to help them cut costs. Showcase the latest advancements in energy-efficient salon equipment, lighting and heating systems and smart technologies and discuss their benefits,” Alice said.
Build a Sustainable Salon Culture
“Building a sustainable culture internally, will help to keep costs low during this turbulent period,” she added. “Provide insight on the type of training that will benefit salon professionals.”
Invest in Marketing Eco-Conscious Efforts
“Adopting energy-efficient practices can help to enhance your salon’s brand and attract eco-conscious customers. Discuss how to leverage this eco-drive to give you a competitive advantage in the long run.”
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