• The Fantastic Salon
    February 24, 2020
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
By Alan Austin-Smith of The Fantastic Hairdresser.
Monday, February 24th 2020
1 day, 10am – 4pm.
Lunch included.
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15.
Image Skillnet Member Price; €50 including lunch.
Full price for non-Image Skillnet members; €67 including lunch.
HABIC e-members can purchase a special rate ticket for €40.*
HABIC paid members can avail of a FREE ticket.*
*Please phone 071-9640438 to book as a HABIC member.


Course Content

In response to the many requests we’ve received from salon owners and managers in both the hair and beauty industries, Alan Austin-Smith has created this bespoke training day especially for Image Skillnet. The Fantastic Salon is aimed towards salon owners and managers and will revolve around two current issues in the salon industry;
1. Effective Management and Leadership.
For salon owners, team leaders, managers, assistant and new managers. Focusing on what your role is – understanding the priorities in order to use your time effectively to get the best results. Improving your organisational and leadership skills. Gaining an understanding of how to get the best out of your team with great communication, and an understanding of motivation.
2. Managing Your Wage Bill/Docket.
It’s the largest expense in your business and it’s the most volatile. Just a few percentage points either way, can make the difference between making a profit or just breaking even. As the business world, we all operate in changes and we are faced by more competition and minimum wage demands etc. Managing this expense is possibly one of the most important things you have to do in your business.



About the Trainer

Alan Austin-Smith has over 35 years of experience in the salon industry. From his early days at Sassoons, through to a successful career as a creative hairdresser, educator, salon owner and 8 years with L’Oreal, before forming the leading business education company in the UK Salon Industry.

With a customer list that includes Trevor Sorbie, Michael Van Clarke, HOB, Rainbow Room, Clipso, Headmasters, Toni & Guy, Brooks & Brooks, Hooker & Young, Umberto Giannini, Wella, Aveda, Goldwell and Alfa Parf, not to mention the vast amount of ‘normal’ fantastic salons out there that they work with on an ongoing basis, it’s easy to trust that The Fantastic Hairdresser gets real results!

Alan believes that the only way to get the results we need is through a motivated and passionate team. He believes that we have to change the way we communicate to hairdressers to achieve the levels of commitment needed.

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Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15, D15 T1FD, Ireland