Marketing

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I Need More Customers!

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This is the number one problem that salon spa and clinic owners face, so why is it so difficult to solve?

When a beauty therapist decides to open a salon, they are filled with optimism and excitement about the journey ahead of them. Many anticipate all of the time, money, freedom and fulfillment that they will enjoy profiting from their passion…but, then comes the reality of running a small business!

All of that optimism fades quickly when you are struggling to attract customers, retain team members and no matter how hard you try, you just cannot seem to figure out where all the money goes.

So why is reality such a far cry from the original goal? As is the case across so many industries, beauty therapists are not usually experienced business owners and operators and are unsurprisingly trained in beauty therapy, not graphic design or marketing. We know that running your own business takes up more time than you seemingly have in any given day, and can feel like it is taking you away from your original passion; making your clients look and feel their absolute best.

There is no question that most beauty therapists that open a salon or spa are amazing at performing treatments and understanding how to get amazing results for their clients. However, this is a completely different skill set to what is required to run and promote a small business.

That is why Professional Beauty Solutions (PBS) have been working tirelessly to deliver the tools required to completely transform this reality for salon owners.

Solving Your Number 1 Challenge with Marketing on a Platter

Marketing on a Platter (MOAP) is designed to take a huge load of work off your plate by doing your marketing for you! We have taken our team’s abundance of experience to create marketing assets that work to attract and retain clients. We know that salon owners do not have the man hours to spend on marketing, so we have literally spent hundreds of man hours bridging the gap.

No matter which PBS brands you stock, whether that is one brand or all 11 of our brands, we provide you with free monthly sets of marketing collateral that you can use across multiple digital channels. From Facebook to Instagram graphics, blog posts, EDMs and website images and banners, we also create compelling deals to enable you to promote different services complemented with retail promotions. Along with exciting birthday campaigns, referral campaigns, and many tips on how all of this can be easily implemented to drive new business through your door, your marketing is complete without having to lift a finger.

Hear what some of our salons have to say:

PBS have done all the hard work for us by creating all the marketing tools we need with ‘Marketing on a Platter’. Their talented graphic design team create amazing looking campaigns for us each month, including everything from in-store posters and counter displays, to social media graphics and e-newsletters we can send to our database. All the content is available at the click of your mouse. If you haven’t used MOAP then you don’t know how easy and professional your social media and marketing can actually look!
— Margaret Ottley, Ultimate Care Skin & Body Centre
As the owner of a busy salon, I have found stocking PBS brands has made my life so much easier. The ongoing support from them is unparalleled and their ‘Marketing on a Platter’ allows me to be present on social media, without taking up extra time that I just don’t have!
— Amy Marvelli, Body Wisdom
Being a salon owner is not easy. Thankfully the team at PBS are always thinking of the business, the owners and how to make them more profitable, and they’ve really made marketing so simple and easy by providing us with ‘Marketing on a Platter.’ Each month, all our marketing is created for us! It’s easy to use and everything you could possibly need is right there – from social media graphics to posters and emails. I’m so thankful for PBS for making my life so much easier with MOAP!
— Lisa Fowler, Bella Spazio

Did you know?

Your clients spend 40 minutes per day on social media.
That’s why we create new sets of social media graphics each month, from product features to seasonal trends, ready to go with a click of a button.

Effective point of sale marketing can boost sales over 25%.
That’s why we create new sets of visually eye-catching POS posters, ready to print and display in your salon the same day.

Every $1 invested into email marketing generates an average of $38 in revenue.
Email is one of the best digital marketing tactics for small businesses with limited marketing budgets! That’s why we create enticing deals and grabbing headlines in your ready-to-use e-newsletters, driving action and traffic directly into your business.

Want to know what you will get from PBS when partnering with us? Here are some examples of our monthly marketing sets, all created and delivered to you for FREE:


Contact Professional Beauty Solutions to find out how you can take advantage of this powerful business tool, call 1800 625 387 or visit www.probeautysolutions.com.au

8 Ways to Build Positive Word of Mouth for Your Salon

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Word-of-Mouth marketing is the most difficult to measure, but it's also the most cost effective because it costs you nothing.

Your customers are the best vehicle for positive word-of-mouth marketing, but how can you get them to talk about you?

Here are 8 ways you can help build positive word of mouth for your salon.

  1. Set the Atmosphere
    Use soft, fresh sheets; play relaxing music; and keep service areas organised and sanitised. Clients love familiar environments and will refer everyone they know because they’ll know you’ll take care of their referrals as you do them.
     
  2. Be Professional
    Make eye contact, greet clients by name, offer a genuine compliment, dress to impress and practice good hygiene. These small details show your clients you care about them.
     
  3. Read Your Clients
    Engage clients in polite conversation and ask about them—but don’t dig too personally. Conversations should be uplifting and never geared toward gossip or your clients will lose trust in you. Nix chatting if it seems like they want to relax or sleep. The more you do for them, the more they’ll refer you to others.
     
  4. Consult Positively
    When consulting with clients on lash or brow styles, never tell them they’re wrong, even if you disagree. Instead, let them know what your education and experience has taught you regarding what will complement their features.
     
  5. Be an Open Book (With Your Services) 
    Walk clients through the service, answer any questions they have and never talk down to them. Remember, some clients may be nervous or tense if this is their first time receiving the service.
     
  6. Respect the Clock
    Your clients’ time is precious, and disrespecting it can net negative word of mouth. Don’t be tardy, go overtime, or call or text clients off-hours.
     
  7. Create a Referral System
    Reward your clients for spreading the word with a referral system that garners them perks at your shop. Think: point systems toward discounted services or retail. The ‘If you scratch my back, then I’ll scratch yours’ mentality is always healthy in the artist/client relationship.
     
  8. Send Them Home With a Smile
    Never rush clients and always allow them to examine your work post- service. When your clients leave feeling confident and happy, they’ll keep coming back—and they’ll bring their friends.

MOAP MONDAY RECAP 2017

If there is one thing that is just as important as having hard work and passion in your role as a beauty therapist, it is constantly educating yourself and your team on the how the industry is changing and evolving!

We have had a HUGE year bringing all our salon partners 8 FREE educational MOAP Monday Live sessions via Facebook, with huge success. We were also lucky enough to have special guests Vanessa McDonald (Salon Marketing Coach) and Daynah Hamilton (Studio Matrix) share their wealth of knowledge across salon marketing, and social media and give our salon partners the tips and tricks they need to help them become more profitable in the beauty industry.

View Part 1 & 2 of Matt Williams and Vanessa McDonald's live episode discussing how to retail your Christmas packs this season:

Watch Matt Williams and Daynah Hamilton discuss the important apps, tools and tricks needed to nail your salon's social media:

Missed an episode or want to re-watch again? Visit our Profit Advantage Facebook Page.

Promote Black Friday + Cyber Monday in your Salon

Black Friday (24th Nov) and Cyber Monday (27th Nov) are two of the BIGGEST shopping days of the year with 137 million shopping over the weekend in 2016, and an estimated $682 billion to be spent this year in the USA alone. If you are currently thinking “Woah that’s amazing!”, it’s time for you to enter the fold and craft unique promotions to get your clients coming into salon to try services or new products.

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Promoting Black Friday is a great salon marketing tool when used properly. This shopping day can boost a potential quiet month in salon – in the lead up to Christmas, November can be slower – as well as encouraging clients to spend more money in order to get a good deal.

Here are some quick promotion ideas to market your salon in the Black Friday craze:

  1. Market Season-based Services.
    Brand your services uniquely themed to the season with modifying your classic treatment names to spring up holiday feelings. Why not surprise your loyal clients with a surprise complimentary holiday service? It is not only a great way to say thank you, but also draws attention to your creativity and brings to the forefront of their mind their need to rebook before the Christmas period.
     
  2. Gift Cards!
    This idea can be hugely successful at this time of the year, and it’s fantastic to promote on Black Friday with 63% of Black Friday purchases being gifts for others. It is effective to offer your client a gift card and something in return, such as ‘purchase a $100 gift card for a friend, and receive your own $25 gift card free’. This is something special that they know is a rare promotion, and will feel rewarded by you. And when they return, they are likely to use this card on a special treatment to pamper themselves, which means a happy client and more business for you.
     
  3. Run Black Friday discounts on social media and on your website.
    Stress your time-limited sale or exciting promotions on social media to encourage people to pop in. It is even great to invest in some Facebook advertising to reach a greater audience and boost your organic posts. But remember, advertising any sale or discount in advance works much better than posting on the day.
     
  4. Shift older salon stock.
    A quick dash around your salon will yield a surprising haul of forgotten items. Turn these items into hot sellers with a great, compelling price and beautiful packaging! Even bundle a few items together in an organza bag and create your own beauty, skin or tanning kit that’s appealing to the eye to move through your stock. Clients will suddenly feel they are getting value. It’s the one weekend when discounts are expected and work well, remember to price each item individually and show the discount to boost your cash flow.
     
  5. Run a Black Friday competition.
    A great way to get engagement to your salon’s pages is by running a competition on your Facebook leading up to Black Friday, or over the weekend, with a prize is a service that must be taken up in January or February, when you will be much quieter.

Only just realised that Black Friday is only a few days away? Research shows that the best way to promote your discounts, services or gift cards in salon is through e-newsletters or text. These are effective, inexpensive ways to reach your whole salon database to shout about your last-minute beauty bargains and treats.