Salon Scale

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Written by: April Morrison
Salon Scale

In 2017 Founder Alicia Soulier was facing the same problem many salon owners have today. How do I control the hair colour being free poured in my salon, make sure my costs are covered, and reduce waste?

The solution to this problem? SalonScale Technology inc. A Mobile App created by a salon owner for a salon owner. We want to shift and change the way we charge our clients coming into the salon. Our mission with SalonScale Technology is to save one salon at a time.

How you might ask? By separating the parts (color) and the labour (time, experience, and demand). It’s time that we unite as an industry and start charging accurately. I know many people out there reading this can relate to a time you had a customer in your chair and you spent longer on her hair than anticipated, you used twice as much colour, and still only added an extra $10-$20 dollars onto her regular price that she usually pays.

The problem about this scenario that we’ve all faced time and time again - its not only the “oh well I guess $120” or “maybe like $175”. It’s the fact that not only are we losing value on ourselves but our business is in the negative because of it.

f you don’t start separating your parts from labour, your salon can’t be profitable. With over head running as high as 35% and because of rising colour trends product costs are now running as high as 17%. Thats 52% just in shear cost of running your business. If you are paying your staff 50% commission that means on average your losing 2% every time a color walks out the door. That simply means you aren’t profitable. In fact your most likely running in the negative.

It’s imperative that we change the way we do business, and its important to understand the exact cost of all parts of your business. Here at SalonScale we are on a quest to help get you where you need to be. After only 1 year since launching we have had over 500 signups, over 30,000 submitted colors, and over 1000 users on our mobile app. Join the SalonScale movement today.