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The Grit and the Glitter: Overcoming Setbacks in Salon Ownership

March 29, 20242 min read

The Grit and the Glitter: Overcoming Setbacks in Salon Ownership - Keri Davis-Duffy

Mindset, Leadership, Mindset quotes, Business Consulting, Beauty Consulting, Salon Owner

Hey there, fellow salon owners! Keri here, and let's face it – running a salon is glamorous, exciting, and sometimes… well, let's just say it's not always sunshine and perfect blowouts. We've all been there: the walkouts, the paychecks that barely cover the rent, the crushing weight of a team falling apart. Been there, done that.

But here's the thing – it's not about what happens to you, it's about how you react to it. Because guess what? I've also had the amazing experiences – the magical hires who walk in the door and become part of the dream team, the joy of taking a well-deserved paycheck, the thrill of building thriving salons from the ground up (Three times, no less!).

The key takeaway?  Mindset matters, big time.

Let's be honest, sometimes running a salon can feel like a rollercoaster ride. It's easy to get discouraged when things go south. But that's where that resilient spirit we all have as salon owners comes in. We dust ourselves off, we get curious, we stay focused on those fabulous goals we set for ourselves, and we keep trying new things until we find what works.

Here's the beauty of the struggle: it teaches us. Every setback is a chance to learn, to adapt, and to come back stronger. And let's not forget the power of community. We don't have to go it alone. There are amazing resources out there, and yes, even a friendly consultant who's been in your shoes and can offer a helping hand (hint, hint, nudge nudge – that's me!).

So, the next time you're facing a challenge, remember this:

  • Stay curious: Ask yourself questions, analyze what's not working, and be open to new solutions.

  • Goals, goals, goals: Keep your vision clear. What are you working towards? Let that be your guiding light.

  • Rearrange and try again: Life's not a one-size-fits-all situation. Experiment, tweak your approach, and find what works for you and your salon.

  • Don't be afraid to ask for help: There's no shame in reaching out for support. In fact, it's a sign of strength!

If you're feeling overwhelmed and need someone to brainstorm with, or just a pep talk from someone who's been there,  click the link in my bio and schedule a complimentary consultation. Let's chat about turning your salon into the thriving success story it deserves to be!

Here's to overcoming setbacks, embracing the journey, and making those salon dreams a reality. Remember, you've got this!

With grit and glitter,


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Keri Davis-Duffy

About Me~ In my 30+ years in the beauty industry I have had the honor of operating multiple salon businesses and leading over 80 staff members. Throughout my career, I've worked with amazing companies, writing, teaching and traveling all over the country, delivering award winning business programs. The most fulfilling work has been the relationships i've had the pleasure of developing and working with some of the top salon owners in the world, helping them grow their business, become more profitable and find their purpose. My Approach~ is rooted in empathy, trust, (a little humor) and a deep understanding of business, profit and the human potential.I believe that everyone has unique strengths and talents waiting to be unleashed. Whether you're seeking business growth, personal growth, improved relationships, leadership development, or a stronger systematic organization, I got you! My Purpose~ is to help you reach the goals you never thought possible! My goal is to help you define your profit, passion and purpose!

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