Ho-ho-ho, merry HUB-mas! Too soon? Well, December 1st does mean that your monthly drop of inspiring, real, relevant and one-hundred per cent free salon and self-employed content – packed with stories and tips from hairdressers and experts at the top of their game – is ready to unwrap.

However if you want to enjoy this early gift, sweet-talking Santa won’t cut it. You need be signed up to the Salon Smart HUB, as all of the business gems outlines below are available exclusively to members only.

If you’re still wondering what the Salon Smart HUB is all about and why you need to be part of it, think of it as an on-call roster of articles, advice, insight and more that you’d typically enjoy at our annual Salon Smart event. Providing a wealth of guidance, fresh ideas and resources at your fingertips, it can help keep you up to speed with the business side of being a hairdressing professional (whether you manage staff or are self-employed) without making you feel like you’re drowning in more admin or dreaded ‘homework’. Simply provide your email address, and you’ll get automatic access to podcasts, videos, articles, webinars delivered direct to your inbox each month that you can browse at your leisure.

Conveniently, this easy-access library of knowledge also means you can dip back into any previous content that over time, may have become relevant to your business situation. Just log back in and the self-contained HUB world is your oyster!

“What’s stuffed into the metaphorical stocking?” We hear you cry. Well, NEW ON THE HUB THIS MONTH:

Feeling festive – It may not feature chocolate, but the HUB advent calendar has something even MORE tasty behind every door; one of 25 morsels of brilliant business advice from fellow hair pros across the UK and Ireland. Yes, we know there’s one more nugget than on a typical holiday calendar countdown. It’s because we pride ourselves on giving you all that little bit extra!
One direction – With the dawn of a new year on the horizon, there’s no better time to stop, think about and set (or even reset) the course that your hair business is taking. To help you decide on the RIGHT direction for your future, award-winning coach and owner of Fowler35 salon, Darren Fowler, has teamed up with L’Oréal Professionnel Paris to put together a four-part series that aims to help you refocus on your needs and your niche. Rediscover your purpose, your USPs, your brand and your business blueprint for the months and years ahead by signing up for ‘Get Direction’.
Food for thought – The decline in colour service bookings, the pressure on salons to go green, recruitment and the need for textured hair training across the board… all the big, juicy hair industry topics of the hour were on the table at the latest HUB members Business Breakfast. Tuck and see what attendees including Samantha Cusick, Team Nashwhite and more had to say on matters.

Join the business conversation and enjoy all the extras membership has to offer, by signing up for FREE Salon Smart HUB access >