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How to Future Proof Your Business

As the Philip Pelusi brand moves into its second half-century, it’s safe to say that we’ve been pretty successful in future-proofing our business. Philip opened his first salon in 1965 and built slowly, consolidating every step he took. When I joined in 1985, we were in a position to expand …

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Top Tips to Motivate Your Team

Like any organization or business, a salon is only successful if the entire team is successful, and a team is successful only if the individuals that make up that team feel motivated, valued and truly a part of something. Too often in our industry salon owners focus on “office work” …

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How 5 Minutes Can Revitalize Your Day

What if I told you that just 5 minutes of breathing could give you as much of a boost during that mid afternoon slump as a cup of espresso? You’d probably think I was crazy and, a few years ago, you might have been right! But in 2016, many companies …

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Mindfulness: Placed at the Heart of Leadership

Yoga has been a part of my life for years. My practice has enabled me to live a balanced, healthy life and has given me the opportunity to incorporate mindfulness into my lifestyle both as an individual and as a business leader. I’ve witnessed how being present and mindful has …

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Millennials as the New Boss

Millennials are growing up fast! And they’re quickly becoming the dominant leadership group in the American workforce. In 2015, millennial employees – born between 1980 and 2000 – outstripped the Generation X’ers to become the largest age generation of employees currently working in the US across all demographics. Even more …

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Laughter is Good for the Soul

In a business setting, laugher is proven to boost morale, increase loyalty, and diffuse tension. It helps to build strong interpersonal relationships within the workplace and to improve the work/life balance within your organization. When was the last time you had a soul deep, belly-clutching, tear-in-your-eye, possibly-a-little-snort kind of laugh …

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5 Reasons Emotional Intelligence is Crucial for Leadership

Emotional Intelligence was first defined by Psychologists John D. Mayer and Peter Salovey, as “the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions”. Although not a new concept, I’m predicting ‘Emotional Intelligence’ will …

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Practicing the Art of Listening

If you can master the art of listening, you can master the art of business. It’s as simple as that. And yet, it’s not that simple at all! Listening is a critical skillset that is all too often ignored when it comes to honing our management skills, but it’s something …

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Motivate Your Teams

Great teamwork can be one of the most important contributors to salon success. On a chaotic salon floor, working as team will ensure that things run smoothly and efficiently – whatever the issues at hand. But in order to have your team working on full-speed and to the best of …

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#Givingismystyle

Hairdressing has always gone hand in hand with support for charitable causes. And that’s no surprise– hairdressers are professional communicators. They have to be good at listening to people, which makes them very empathetic. And they like to make people look and feel better. In short, hairdressers are connected to …

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