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Spring Promo Ideas for Salons and Spas

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 12:10 AM

Salon and Spa Spring Money Making Ideas

 

Now that winter is almost over and here in Cincinnati it will be SEVENTY degrees today!

(great isn’t it?)

 So……………………..it’s time to get back down to business and get into the business of Spring. Now is the time to crank up the business of beauty.

 Here are a couple of ideas to get you and your staff back down to business:

 $ Get a staff meeting together and go over these (and your own) promo ideas. See what ideas generate the most excitement and appoint people and set dates for getting the projects going! Introduce JITA the just in time appointment feature of MIKAL to fill the book. Get EMBA for the staff and they can go CRAZY booking all over town on their smart phones.

 $ Clean the salon/spa from top to bottom. Paint a few walls and make a few small changes. Move some plants and displays. Decorate for the season!

 $ Have everyone get dressed up. I don’t mean formal but every winter people get a little casual. It’s time to change our look and the change should be professional and upscale. Have a staff party to get the excitement going! How about NOT wearing all Black – or even banning Black!

 $ Get into the Spring colors. Make sure your make up is right for the season and coordinates with your new look! Get the staff together for a make up session and new fashion review.

 $ Start your Referral Contest May 1st and end it on August 1st . Pick your prizes, do your precontest mailing/e-mail September 3rd, and get the signs up in the salon/spa. Call us for a free 11 page Referral Contest planning book. How would 50-100 new customers sound in the next 60-90 days?

 $ Get your front desk staff to commit to cleaning up the customer data base in the next 60 days. All of your regular customers will be in for the season. Run a list on your MIKAL system of all customers with Invalid addresses. The goal is to verify every customer’s address in the next 60 days. Check on the progress by running the Invalid Addresses report for all Last Visits in the last 7 days each week. The report should be blank every week if the front desk staff is cleaning up the list!

 $ Get your Gift Cards on order NOW! Order the Gift Card On-Line sales option in MIKAL. Gift Cards will make a huge difference in your sales over the old gift certificates. NOTE: beware of companies giving you gift cards for use with their Internet or bank card systems. The costs for the processing of the card every time it is swiped become a huge expense and if a customer loses their card there is no way to cancel that card and charge the balance up on a new card. Call us at MIKAL to make an informed decision. Also revisit a switch in credit card processors. ChargeItPro, Gravity payments and X-Charge, our credit card processing partners have a meet or beat pricing incentive for you to switch! Please note the on-line Gift Card sales require ChargeItPro for processing the payments. You can use them just for that function or for all your payment needs.

 $ Increase your Nail service prices now just before the prom and summer seasons. This will give you an additional boost to your income and the customers are coming in for that popular service during the Spring season.

 $ Activate the Autopilot Marketing system from MIKAL. The business can get hectic. Don’t let your marketing Spring by the wayside. Put it on autopilot, and make sure you stay busy when summer months roll around!

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