How To Become an ‘Overnight’ Salon PR Success

“The World is Filled with Talented, Poor Dreamers” We don’t remember who gets attribution for that quote, but our BeautyPRpro header copy above reflects how we feel about that headline. Several thousand years ago a Roman philosopher said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”.  More recently, a guy named Samuel Goldwyn, a Hollywood producer/movie mogul said, “The harder I … [Read more...]

Making Your Salon PR ‘Larger-Than-Life’ In a Smaller Market

Your 'Appearance' is a Basic Salon PR Ingredient Salon Bogar in Londonderry, New Hampshire, http://www.salonbogar.com and http://www.facebook.com/salonbogar is a ‘brilliant’ example of how a salon owner with commitment and determination can: Re-image their salon without going broke. Make the internet and social media work harder. Motivate their staff. Expand and grow their connections … [Read more...]

So You Think You Can FaceBlogTwitLink?

Social Media is Excellent PR We recently shared some knowledge with our class at the American Board of Certified Haircolorists (ABCH) Educational ‘Summit’.  For us it was a snapshot of 40 education-hungry colorists and what they knew about using social media to help them promote their business.  Only a few understood it much at all. Of course everyone was on Facebook, but few people knew … [Read more...]

Magic Media Interview Moments-Are You Prepared?

Brushing Up Your Interview Skills Although this post is aimed a bit more at those who are newer to the game of getting media attention and what to do with it once you get it, we suspect a few old-timers could also use some brush-up on their interview skills as well.  Only the questions might change. OK, you’ve been doing your homework. You have been sending your local news releases out … [Read more...]

3 Hot Ideas to Make You Cool News

Early Birds Get the Worms The media loves the ‘bleeding edge’.  News is about ‘new’ after all.  As always, it’s the ‘early bird that gets the worm’.  In this case the ‘worm’ is neighborhood, industry, and even national news pickup.  What’s the scoop? Geolocation, and QR codes … Smart Phone Technology and ‘smart’ marketing!  It’s not the future … it’s now! Although the mass appeal isn’t … [Read more...]

Seize the PR Moment!

Cosmetology Leads Among Respected Professions. Those of you that chose the career of ‘cosmetology’ can hold your heads up even higher these days.  We know you have often had to endure annoying public opinion, comment, and yes … even sarcasm about having chosen to be a hairdresser. Well, now there's some solid career data to make a strong case for just how 'smart' a decision you made to those … [Read more...]

Where Have All the Mentors Gone?

Opportunities for PR happen not only because you are a talented salon professional and send out interesting news and photo releases. They happen because you are a part of people's lives doing things that distinguish you from others in the crowd. You are a respected member of the community ... a player .. you do things 'differently'.  That's 'unique'. I'll disagree with my guest poster's … [Read more...]

Internet Press Release Distribution – A Primer

It Used to Be Simpler Those of us in the PR game a decade ago remember when internet press release distribution was a paid service offered mostly by PR industry dominant media services.  Bacon’s & Burelle’s  (renamed Cision and Burelles Luce respectively).  These industry biggies offer PR professionals and companies full-service  media research, lists, & clipping & monitoring for … [Read more...]

Out with the Old, In with the New

You Recommend Clients Change their Look, Don't You? “It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.” -- William Edwards Deming (1900–1993) Every hairdresser you know loves to be in the ‘news’ and to find a measure of fame ... Why not?  It’s a noble goal … and very doable for those willing to plan for, invest in, and put the sweat equity into obtaining it. You need a few basic … [Read more...]

10 Deadly Sins Against Positive PR Perception

How Are You Perceived? Public relations helps to shape and cultivate how others perceive you.  But before you can focus your 'public relations' on others you need to shape and cultivate your story for yourself and be able to tell it effectively.  That means you need to envision ‘yourself’ clearly. Then, and only then, can you place it before others. Since public relations shapes ‘perception’ … [Read more...]