Who Can Offer Reflexology?

Reflexology is a gorgeous relaxing treatment that can really improve a client’s wellbeing. You might have thought about training in it, but are you still on the fence? Not sure if it’s for you? Well here’s the good news, there are so many reasons why therapists choose to offer reflexology, and you can too!

The Benefits of Training in Reflexology

Have you thought about adding reflexology to your treatment menu, or do you want to start a completely standalone reflexology business? Here are the benefits of training in reflexology.

You Can Make Use of Your Existing Skills

Are you a good listener? Have you worked in a caring profession? Or are you good at taking notes and love to learn new things? You can transfer all of these skills to a reflexology business.

It Gives You Job Flexibility

Want to be your own boss and rent a room or go mobile? Or do you want a salaried job in a spa that offers holistic treatments? Training in reflexology can give you the flexibility to set your own hours and choose how you want your career to work for you.

You Can Take Your Life in a Completely New Direction

So many of us dream about leaving the grind behind and doing something new. Well training in reflexology could give you that chance to do something rewarding that genuinely makes others feel good.

Your World Will be Your Oyster

Whether you want a second income stream, or you want to train in reflexology then build on that, there’ll be nothing stopping you.

It Reduces Stress for Clients (and For You!)

You get to nurture and care for your clients and the relaxing environment you create will also benefit you. You’ll feel your clients’ stress and anxiety drop away and in turn, you’ll feel less stressed too.

Reflexology Helps You Work with Clients on a Deeper Level

Often, the focus for beauty therapists is making clients feel good, and that’s an amazing thing. But when you offer reflexology, you get to work with them on a deeper level, helping them feel good from the inside out. This creates a very different kind of relationship. When clients realise how amazing they feel, they’ll want to come back time and time again.

Want to Offer Reflexology?

Anyone can offer reflexology and there are so many benefits of training in it.

I have set two dates for reflexology training at the academy; 23rd May or 15th August.

These dates get booked up very quickly so if you are on the fence about if you should train, ask yourself how your life (and your clients’ lives) could flourish by offering this service.

There are many ways you can make a reflexology business work. You can rent a room or go mobile. Or if you are already in the industry, it will soon become one of your most popular treatments that clients will always return for.

Want more information or want to book a place?

Get in touch with Steph on 07825 337342.

How to Attract Clients to Your Beauty Business in January

After 2020, all of us beauty business owners were looking forward to a better year. But it’s been a bit topsy turvy, hasn’t it? For many beauty therapists, business still isn’t consistent as many clients still feel nervous about Covid.

Not only that, lockdown has had a huge impact on what treatments clients are deciding to have and what they have found they can do without. Clients are also going longer between appointments which can have a negative impact on your business.

And then there’s January. If your business is already quiet, you’ll be worried that it will die a slow death as bad weather and a lack of cash after Christmas means that clients are more reluctant to book treatments.  

So how can you beat the slump and attract clients to your beauty business in January?

Start marketing now

If you’re planning on running any new year offers, get them out there now so clients know about them. Start marketing early to attract clients to your beauty business in January.

Remember too that people are looking for gifts and stocking fillers at this time of year, so if you sell products, make sure you create a gorgeous display. Product sales might not completely make up for a slow down in your business, but every little helps.

Don’t panic and start slashing prices

You can attract clients to your beauty business in January without harming your profits. It can be tempting to start offering crazy discounts to get people through the door. However, remember that you need to earn a level of income that reflects your skills, training, and experience.

Instead of just discounting treatments across the board, why now offer deals on the days when you are usually quieter like midweek?

Want to attract clients to your beauty business in January? Get inside of their heads!

Come the new year, everyone’s in the ‘new year, new me’ mindset, so you need to capitalise on that. Now more than ever, clients want to feel relaxed and recharged. It’s not just about how they look any more.

January is cold and dark, and everyone feels a bit ‘meh’ after Christmas, so it’s the perfect time to push your wellbeing treatments. Think about offering wellbeing or pamper packages. Combine a manicure and a pedicure (with heated mitts and booties, of course). Offer a hot stone massage with a mini facial. The possibilities are endless. Brainstorm some ways that you can make your clients feel like new when they walk out of your salon.

How will you attract clients to your beauty business in January?

Will it be putting on an irresistible midweek promotion? Maybe you’ve come up with the perfect pamper package that will help people escape the January blues. Or maybe you’ve decided that you’ll finally train in that niche treatment that will make you stand out from the competition. The new year is almost here and it’s never too soon to start boosting your business for 2022.

Train with us!

If you’re looking to kickstart your beauty career, you’ve come to the right place.

All our courses are taught in small groups which makes for a relaxing learning environment where you’ll get all of the attention you need. Steph, our academy director and trainer, has over 20 years’ experience in the industry so when you book a course with us, you’ll be perfectly prepared to be the most successful therapist that you can be.

For more information on any of our courses, call Steph on 07825337342.

How to Diversify and Protect Your Beauty Business

The pandemic and lockdowns have been so hard on the beauty industry, and most of us have been unable to operate our businesses as usual for best part of a year.

But if I know anything about us therapists, it’s that we’re resourceful, and many beauty business owners actually found or thought about new opportunities during the pandemic.

Did you manage to diversify your business in the past year, or has the turbulence caused by the pandemic made you realise that you need to so you can protect your business in the future?

Here’s how to diversify and protect your beauty business.

Upskill

There’s no better time to add new services to your treatment menu. One, if you add great new treatments to what you already offer, you’ll stand out from your competitors, and two, some treatments are probably going to become extra popular when this is all over.

People have been stressed, anxious, and fearful for a long time and many people’s mental health will have suffered, so I think that treatments that focus on wellness will become more popular than ever. Think treatments like Reflexology and Indian Head Massage.

Check out our course page for inspiration.

Sell products

You might do this already, but it makes sense if you’ve found some products you really believe in and you want to help clients look after themselves in between appointments. At home beauty has become big business over the past year and this is probably going to continue for the foreseeable future.

Partner with other businesses

In times like these, small businesses should support each other, and as a beauty business owner it makes sense for you to find ways to pair up with another business that complements yours. So for beauty businesses, think health clubs and gyms, wedding businesses etc

If you sell products, ask if you can stock them in their premises in return for a fee or commission. Keep their flyers on the reception desk in your salon. Ask them to promote your business- advertising a bridal beauty wellness package in a bridal shop is a no-brainer!

Make the partnership a win-win for both of your businesses and you won’t regret it.

Train with us…

If you’re looking to rebuild your business in 2021, you’ve come to the right place.

All our courses are taught in small groups which makes for a relaxing learning environment where you’ll get all of the attention you need. Steph, our academy director and trainer, has over 20 years’ experience in the industry so when you book a course with us, you’ll be perfectly prepared to be the most successful therapist that you can be.

For more information on any of our courses, call Steph on 07825337342.

Why You Should Always Be Authentic

Staying true and authentic to who you really are is one of the most important things in life, and you should try to do this in business too.

In a time when we are all feeling a bit disconnected, people want something genuine, and they’ll come to you for treatments and a really nice experience if you are honest, real, and can offer them a genuine sense of connection.

What does being authentic mean?

When you’re authentic, you stay true to who you are and your values are reflected in everything you do. This doesn’t just make for a much happier and more fulfilling life, it also really benefits your business because:

  • It helps you stand out from the competition
  • Customers will relate to you better
  • People will see you and your business as reliable and trustworthy

How can you be authentic?

Be real.  

This is really important. Think about why you started your business and find the best way to share your passion and your mission with customers. You don’t have to pretend to be something you’re not or spend all of your time copying what your competitors are doing. This is YOUR business and you have to build it according to your values. What is important to you?

For me, a lot of my training at the academy is done one to one or in very small groups, and that’s how I like it. It’s never been about getting bums on seats for me; I want to see my students do well and thrive.

Another thing that’s really important to me is only bringing in new training and treatments if I believe in them 100% myself. If I didn’t believe that they worked or were of any benefit, why would I expect my students and clients to believe in them?

Finally, I am always transparent with my prices and I don’t slash prices ridiculously just to get people in the door. I know that it’s tempting with the way things are now, but be realistic about exactly what you’re offering people and what you’re worth. If you are offering your services for far less than what you know you’re worth, you won’t be as motivated to do a good job and you won’t attract customers who’ll value you, your services, or your experience. I’m not saying don’t offer people incentives, just don’t stray too far from what you know you’re worth in your own heart.

Being authentic pays off

Being authentic and not just doing as others do has really paid off for me. I still love what I do after more than 20 years in the industry, and I’ve recently won the ‘Best Beauty Therapist Education Enterprise -North East.’ This is the second award I’ve won in recent years and it shows that people value my honest and authentic teaching style and the way I do business.

Being authentic could pay off for you too. Think about it; rather than wasting all of your energy on creating and maintaining an impression of yourself and your business that isn’t real for all the world to see, you can focus on building a business that you genuinely love that aligns with your deepest values. That will attract more customers that value you, any day of the week.

Train with us…

All our courses are taught in small groups which makes for a relaxing learning environment where you’ll get all of the attention you need. Steph, our academy director and trainer, has over 20 years’ experience in the industry so when you book a course with us, you’ll be perfectly prepared to be the most successful therapist that you can be.

For more information on any of our courses, call Steph on 07825337342.

Building Customer Loyalty for Your Business

building customer loyalty for your business

Think about the hairdresser you go to, or your favourite pub or restaurant. What do you love about them and what makes you go back time and time again? The answer is probably because they do a great job and you’ve had some lovely experiences so you trust them. And with trust comes loyalty.

Once you go somewhere and experience excellent service, you’re more likely to go back, and this is exactly why building customer loyalty is so important for your beauty business.

Loyal customers will come back again and again, which means more business and the chance to build an excellent reputation.

How you can build customer loyalty

Make your services personal

If you’re doing a client consultation, it should always be personalised, not ‘one-size-fits-all.’ Once they see that you’ve given them information and advice that’s tailored to their needs, you’ll gain their trust and they’ll keep coming back to you.

Encourage them to make regular bookings

Many treatments you offer will need maintenance, like lash infills or waxing, so when a customer is paying, say ‘shall I book you in again in six weeks?’ This will encourage them to book in with you again there and then. A full diary is the best kind!

Have regular special offers

Good offers will both make customers come back and fill up some spaces in your diary at quieter times of the year. Rather than just offering a discount on a single treatment, why don’t you offer money off when a customer books two treatments together, like a massage and a facial? This encourages customers to book more treatments which they’ll potentially have again in the future.

Introduce a loyalty scheme

If you don’t have a loyalty scheme yet, you’re missing a trick. Loads of retailers use them to keep customers coming back, and so should you. Offer free treatments or discounts after a certain number of visits as an incentive for your customers to come back for more treatments.

So there are plenty of things you can do to look after the customers you’ve already got, rather than having to constantly chase new ones who might not be so loyal.

Speaking of loyalty…

Here at the academy, we’re all about loyalty too, and when you train with us, you’ll get a loyalty discount on your future course bookings and you can get as much as 15% off courses! Our loyalty card is being rolled out now, so why not get in touch and see what you can save on your next course?

Why train with us?

All our courses are taught in small groups which makes for a relaxing learning environment where you’ll get all of the attention you need. Steph, our academy director and trainer, has over 20 years’ experience in the industry so when you book a course with us, you’ll be perfectly prepared to be the most successful therapist that you can be.

For more information on any of our courses, call Steph on 07825337342.