Adelaide hairdresser Megan Evans on In Awe salon continues to elevate the hair industry at large, launching a Daily Salon Planner after her recent Apprentice Training Guide. The planner allows users to record daily practices, set goals and manage and track finances for increased productivity and accountability.
The efficient guide provides clear daily checklists and prompts to record responsibilities, goals and inspirations with ease and clarity. The initiative is built from Megan’s own salon practices and takes from these proven methods to help other hairdressers.
“At In Awe, with the beginning of each week we have a meeting and start with gratitude, focused on what’s been happening in the salon. It gives the team a chance to celebrate each other and congratulate themselves on a job well done, then we call in the energy that we want for the week, being mindful of our language in attracting the clients that we want in the salon,” Megan said.
“With the Planner I’ve incorporated daily tracking; every team member has 15 minutes at the start of their day to go through their column and view their financial forecast for the day. Each stylist has a daily budget to achieve that includes home haircare and services, and the upgrade page gives them a space to see where they can increase their turnover,” Megan continued.
As a salon leader herself, Megan has designed the planner to help the whole team excel in their hairdressing careers, which should pay dividends beyond the salon as well. It speaks to her own experience as a successful salon owner who has built a strong business on creating a positive narrative around a winning culture.
“I don’t believe that you can expect your team to follow ‘rules’ without giving them the tools and education to get there. The daily planner gives the team the opportunity to really learn and understand how their financial forecasting can help them make more money – for the salon and themselves,” she said.
“The Daily Planner really does assist in guiding your team to hit their targets, grow as stylists, make more money and win in life. I’ve found that toxic positivity isn’t always a good thing – there really needs to be a separation from ‘everything is fine’ when it’s not, and being grateful for the things you can do well and how the people around you make you feel.”
Other features of the planner allow hairdressers to better address and cater to their clients and provide solutions to business concerns. The planner is available as a CANVA document and can be personalised and edited to suit the user.
“Along with the daily tracker we have systemised consultations that help the stylist rebook their clients and a salon handbook for all new stylists so that they have something to refer back to if their figures aren’t looking great,” Megan said.
The planner additionally has space to consider the type of client you want to attract and ideas on how to do this. It also has features that help younger hairdressers find their strengths in the salon and discover what inspires them. Megan hopes to help hairdressers at all levels and especially the younger generation find their niche and achieve success.
“I am passionate about the Australian hairdressing industry and think it’s really important that our young stylists know who is in our industry, and who has come before them in creating the landscape of our industry,” Megan said. Within the planner, I have encouraged the user to research some of Australia’s best hairdressers in the hope that we can generate more interest in people in good technical cutting and colouring skills.”
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