Beauty salon owners: 3 tips for juggling your workload
Working hard is great, but your business is somewhere where people come to relax and feel good about themselves, so it’s important not to be too busy. After all, if your client is having their brows laminated and your therapist answers their phone, replies to texts or updates their socials during this, it doesn’t exactly sound like a zen place.
But don’t worry, salon software app Beu has three top tips that will help you juggle your workload effectively, keeping your salon as a relaxing zone while maximising the efficiency of your business.
1. Figure out when you’re most productive
Are you the most productive that hour before lunch, or in the evening when you’re out of the salon and just got home? Whenever it might be, if you’re self-employed or own a salon then one thing is for sure, your work doesn’t finish when the final client of the day leaves.
If you find yourself with a mountain of admin, think about when you’re most productive and plan for focused work. Get the coffee on, put your headphones in and you’ll get it done quicker than expected.
2. Invest in software optimisation to make your life easier
I know you’re probably bored of hearing that software can solve all your problems but hear me out. Most salons are using Instagram to promote their business, but it’s so easy to find yourself spending way too much trying to keep up with all the posts, likes and comments.
One thing that can be done to make your life easier is scheduling all your social posts in advance. This can be done either with the Instagram drafts feature or with a third-party software that will even automatically publish your posts at the time you scheduled.
This means you can smash out all your socials for the week in one evening in front of the TV with a glass of wine, rather than trying to come up with a catchy caption while your client’s lash tint processes.
Also, using a salon management platform to stay on top of all your appointments, staff and finances is a must, which is a great segue into telling you to check out Beu. Seriously, if you haven’t yet, go do it now – it will transform your salon.
3. Create to-do lists
The more unorganised you are then the more you’ll benefit from having a solid to-do list jotted down every day. Before you start work, sit down with a coffee or tea for 10 minutes and write down everything that you need to complete before the end of the day.
Refer to the list throughout the day and then carry over any incomplete tasks for the following day. Not only will this make you more productive, but it will keep you on top of any deadlines.
What are you waiting for? If you’re a salon owner or are self-employed, visit Beu App to upgrade your business today.