Ensuring your team stays motivated is vital and we’re watching what the Headmasters salon group can teach us in this regard. Inspiring its team through different activities, Headmasters sure has some good ideas…and they’re ready to share:
Managers Strategy Planning
Headmasters recently held a Managers Strategy Planning day at Sandown racecourse with managers and franchisees from all 54 salons. What a get-together! Together the group shared ideas for success which they could then take back to their own salons. Collaboration is so rewarding.
As part of this, Katie Wolf chaired a session and demonstrated techniques to help improve positivity in the salon. If you need some ideas, hers includes proposing team members take up journalling and composing gratitude lists…try it out. Adding to the positivity, Headmasters introduced 20 newly-qualified salon managers and presented their certificates. Well done to all.
Day Out for Apprentices
A gathering at Thorpe Park brought the newest and youngest Headmasters team members together. We hear it was a bumper day-out comprising education, inspiration and team-building.
Brands, including ghd, Paul Mitchell, and L’Oréal Professional Products hosted pods showing different areas of retail and in-salon treatments. This gave the Headmasters group plenty of inspiration for boosting salon revenue.
The gathering also included a social media skills training session. Each apprentice was tasked with creating an exciting and on-brand reel. The award for Best Social Media Reel went to Emily Chong from Headmasters Dulwich. We’re all aware that social media is a critical skill in today’s digital-savvy world. Ensure you support and encourage younger team members to practice and perfect social media. Ultimately it will help boost your salon profile.
Charlotte Haywood, apprentice engagement and in-salon training manager at Headmasters, says: “The aim of the Apprentice Day Out is to focus on the next generation of hairdressers. It’s to help them build their skills to grow within our business. The day brings them into close contact with our suppliers and rewards their hard work and dedication to the business. This is my favourite day of the year as it’s all about rewarding and inspiring”.
Still time for charity
Headmasters joined in with the biggest coffee morning in the UK, aka the Macmillan Coffee Morning in September. This initiative helps raise funds and awareness for Macmillan in aid of fighting cancer. All 54 Headmasters salon teams participated in activities, including raffles and bake sales, to help raise money. Emily, a stylist at Headmasters Harrow, went above and beyond in her support, shaving her head to raise money and awareness.
The salon group raised £3,000 and is continuing with fundraising events all year. The Most Charitable Salon award will be announced at the annual Headmasters Awards on the 10th of January 2024, so stay tuned.
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