Although my career began in 1986, it was 1996 before I took the plunge and opened my first salon.
The decision to do it started with a feeling … a feeling that I was being held back and that I could do better.
Did you ever feel that?
When I thought about it, I realised it was because I was having to conform to someone else’s vision and as much as I loved my job and respected my employer, the little voice in the back of my head kept telling me that my vision of a salon would deliver a better service and build a stronger brand.
So, there I was in 1996 with a head full of beliefs and the only way to prove if I was right or not to myself, was to take a brave pill and set out on my own … so I did!
And I am now here! A successful Salon Business Coach, coaching salon owners to make their salon more profitable and not stuck on the floor!
You can also be one and you can read here how other owners like you have done it.
Steve's Best Selling book
If you're asking ... "why should I listen to you Steve" ... it's a fair question.
Its a question I can answer best by briefly sharing my story with you and it begins when I was still working as an employed stylist. It also begins with a feeling that snuck up on me when I wasn't expecting it ... it was a feeling that I could do better.
As much as I loved my job and respected my employer, I felt I had it in me to deliver a better service and build a stronger brand than they had done but the only way to prove it was to take a brave pill and set out on my own … so I did!
My instincts proved to be right because my new salon got busy very quickly.