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Cultivating a Culture of Love and Success in Your Salon

Running a successful salon is not just about offering incredible services for your guests or making the most profits; it's also about fostering a positive and thriving work environment. As a leader or owner, you have the power to shape the culture of your salon, and one of the most effective...

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome, that quiet internal struggle, is something many successful salon owners, just like yourself, grapple with. It's that persistent feeling, the nagging doubt that questions if you truly deserve the success you've earned, or the fear that, at any moment, you might be exposed as a...


I’ve been wanting to start this conversation for a few months now, but I wasn’t quite sure how to approach it – mostly because it has all been changing almost weekly. In the ever-evolving landscape of technology,...


I think we can all agree that we're living in the digital age, where first impressions often kick off with a simple click. And for hair...


We have been discussing recruitment at an elevated level since 2020. As new generations enter the workforce, companies and leaders must embrace new ways of recruiting and onboarding talent. A common reaction to new ways of working is...

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One of the most interesting things about the 12 different buyer types is that most people don’t even know what they are.

If you don’t know – THAT’S OKAY! You’re not wrong, you’re just missing out on a big opportunity for sales with both services and retail sales.


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Salon owners ask me, all the time, how do I get my team to SHOW UP for staff meetings?

How do I get them to engage?

Staff meetings have many benefits including boosting your salon culture, getting everyone on the same page as well as an opportunity to have everyone in the same room...

Self Employed Stylist Trainers

Lynn Chisholm has dedicated the past thirty years to the commercial real estate industry. She is an authority in lease negotiation, with experience ranging from national, regional, and small, independent clients....


The majority of salon owners come into the industry as stylist - stylists who are passionate about serving guests and making people feel beautiful and confident....


Reviews play a big part in your salon marketing- and can feel, essentially, out of your control. Better understanding of the...


I have been talking about the "digital quantum leap" for almost 3...

Summit Leadership Development Salon

Summit Salon Business Center’s vision is to improve the professional beauty industry “one person at a time.” Part of growing people for a living includes providing mentoring in leadership development. Leadership is key to building a team that trusts, respects, and is dedicated to you and your...


Very few of us ever set any goals and even fewer of us commit them to paper even though we know that people who DO set goals actually achieve them. If it really...


Congratulations to our 2022 SSBC Randy Kunkel Scholarship Winners! Each recipient has earned $1500 to apply towards tuition.⁠

⁠Shily Peck - Kansas City⁠

Hoang (Tom) Nguyen - Tampa⁠

Kelsey Frederick - Perrysburg⁠

Elizabeth Burt - Tacoma⁠

Morgan Powers -...

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So, what is Summit Salon Business Center doing to elevate our industry? When people talk about innovation it’s always about the latest and greatest. Most people think that innovation is doing things differently, “new technology” or a new product that will change the industry. But innovation at...


Since March 2020, I’ve made the observation that in the face of the pandemic and the ensuing shut down, salon owners exercised a completely different set of “muscles” with regard to their businesses. Whether it was the shock, the suddenness, the unknown nature and potential duration of the...


The science of happiness is the most popular class in Yale's 300+ year history. Dr. Laurie Santos created the course and beautifully points out that "if you are in a better mood, you will find a better solution." Santos maintains that happiness can be a key to your health and positive...

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We all know that it’s IMPOSSIBLE at the front desk to keep everyone we love. We cannot afford to pay them millions of dollars for all of the hard work that we ask out of them. So how are you supposed to increase loyalty and motivate your front desk team to do a great job for your...

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You don’t have to run your salon company alone.

Would you rather feel isolated OR have a partner with you, a community to share with, and a pathway that can help you grow to the next level?

As salon owners, we opened our companies with the mission to do it better, bigger, faster than...


Studies suggest that our mental health is linked to successful work/life balance, but many believe that this delicate weight of scales is an unachievable dream. As the owner of nineteen salons, and two medi-spas, Peter Mahoney understands the multiple stresses and pressures that owning a...

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Strong promotions are CUSTOM promotions. Promotions that someone sees and thinks – that’s EXACTLY what I want and need.

At SSBC we train our retail Rockstars to understand 12 different buyer types. Have you ever stopped to think about what “BUYERS” are most common in your salon...


Finding the right team members is a process. Do not be afraid of interviewing and do not be afraid of uninviting people. The most important goal is to bring in team members that thrive within your company and enrich your salon culture.



HAVE YOU EVER… known what a client needs to be using at home to get the results she is looking for, but you’ve stayed quiet? Have you ever noticed that there was time to add foils or a shine gloss to a haircut guests appointment,...

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Finding and enticing the best new talent in your market can often feel like a full-time job. As market leader salons, we always want to be hiring and on-boarding Associates - so how do we keep the pipeline flowing with career-minded service providers?

One of the most overlooked channels...


There are challenging days in any small business, particularly in the beauty industry (deep breaths....). The culture within your company can either reduce the impact of those days or fan the flames until you are faced with a virtual bonfire! Many leaders struggle to even identify the pulse of...


If you were able to take advantage of the multiple loan and tax credit initiatives available to small businesses during the pandemic, you may have found yourself with excess cash. For many salons, spas, barbershops and schools, PPP Loans and ERC Tax Credits left Cash Reserve accounts with more...


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Success Stories

Don't just take our word for it. Take a moment to meet some of our client owners and how their Summit journey transformed their businesses and led them to the success they always dreamed of.

Chemistry Hair Salon

Meet Bryan, owner of Chemistry Hair Salon. Within their first year of implementing our systems, his salon DOUBLED its service dollars and TRIPLED retail sales! And that wasn’t the only benefit he saw - but we’ll let Bryan tell you about what he’s experienced himself.

Gemini of Chicago

Meet the Kiorkis sisters, Owners of Gemini Of Chicago. Like many salon owners, they knew how to style hair, but next to nothing when it came to running a salon business. Because of this, they struggled with growth and sustainability. After just one year of implementing Summit Salon’s systems, they experienced an impressive 18% growth! Since then, they have maintained 15% growth each year.

Jungle Red Salon

How would you feel if you suddenly moved your salon to a high-end area of town with high-end rent? Naturally, this would cause sleepless nights for many owners. But that’s not what happened to Lisa Travis, owner of Jungle Red Salon in Miamisburg, OH. Instead, her salon grew by 15% that year! Partly because she implemented strategies that led to her better connecting with her team. Watch as she details her experience. It will truly inspire you:

Urban Betty

Chelle Neff of Urban Betty Salon in Austin, TX went from having only $2K in the bank to over $50k in just two months of implementing just ONE of our strategies. Eventually, they grew by 82% in only 3 years!

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