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beauty salon owners linkedin

LinkedIn is the Rodney Dangerfield of social media: despite having 200 million highly influential subscribers, it gets no respect. Even though it is consistently ranked among the social giants Facebook and Twitter, it doesn’t seem to get as much hype from the mainstream media. But as a tool for marketing your beauty salon business, it provides a huge edge over its more popular peers. Because unlike Facebook and Twitter, which regularly exchange cat photos, inane one-liners and political rants from nutty uncles, LinkedIn is all business.

How companies are leveraging LinkedIn

You operate a beauty salon business. Your time and energy is scarce. So why should you worry about LinkedIn? Here are a few ways your peers (there are 1.3 million small-business owners on the network) are employing it to their advantage:

  1. Sharing wins: As a beauty salon business owner, you're working hard. Why not share your success stories? Promoting your accomplishments is just good marketing. And with 2 million C-level executives using the site, you might suddenly find yourself with some deep-pocketed suitors.
  2. Getting referrals: LinkedIn makes it easy to get peer and client endorsements for the work you do. Best part? When someone recommends you or writes a testimonial, everyone within your network sees it in his or her activity feed. This type of social proof is the BEST way of getting new customers.
  3. Finding new talent: If your beauty salon business keeps growing, you'll undoubtedly need to hire new employees. LinkedIn is a great place—scratch that, it’s the BEST place—to find new players to include in your team.
  4. Promoting events: LinkedIn’s event feature is a game changer! It has never been so easy to spread the news and drum up enthusiasm about upcoming events, sales and get togethers. You can even use their service directory to find professional event planners to help you.
  5. Boosting website traffic: A little-known secret about LinkedIn is that it’s very influential with Google; if you have a presence on LinkedIn, you’re likely to see a jump in search engine visibility, too. More clicks = more customers!
  6. Getting answers: LinkedIn is a goldmine for information on operating a successful beauty salon business. You can uncover great advice from some of the savviest business minds in the world in LinkedIn Answers and Groups. You will discover over 2000 groups devoted to small-business and beauty salon business related topics.
  7. Finding investors, vendors and partners: It’s a networker’s paradise. Whether you require some capital, a new accounting firm, or even a beauty salon business partner, you’re not going to find a better resource than LinkedIn. Anywhere.

We’re just scratching the surface here, folks. The benefits don’t end there. Pay a visit to LinkedIn, set up a page for your business and see for yourself. I know your time is scarce, but trust me, it’s worth it.

About Author:
Charlotte Howard is a Radio Host and Beauty Salon Success Coach. She specializes in beauty salon business start-up and client attraction. Contact her today for all of your burning beauty salon business questions, visit

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I know, I know. You don’t have the time for an alternate social network. Nevertheless I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t talk up Pinterest, as this image-centric social network has become an amazing spot for beauty salon businesses to:

  • Meet new customers
  • Boost website traffic
  • Increase brand recognition
  • Drive sales activity

So let’s run through why this visual social network so cool—and so effective as a marketing strategy.

Visually pleasing! Less whining!

Instead of being a platform for tedious updates of what people ate for breakfast or ALL CAPS rants from your weird uncle, Pinterest is all about bringing people together who have common interests, whether it’s fashion, beauty, art, food, crafts, architecture, photography, cocktail recipes, interior name it. Copyblogger contributor Beth Hayden sums up Pinterest very well with this quote: “Pinterest is visually appealing, positive, and unlike Facebook, there isn’t any whining.” Can I get an amen?!

Why are marketers so energized about Pinterest?

For starters, the site is incredibly popular. Last year, in a five month span, Pinterest rocketed to a jaw-dropping 10 million users. No one was expecting it. Even social media watchers were caught off guard. Almost overnight Pinterest became a MAJOR driver of online traffic. Get this: Pinterest drives more traffic than YouTube, Google and LinkedIn—combined. Here’s another thing: users love Pinterest. They can’t get enough. It’s addictive. As per comScore data Pinterest users average 89 minutes monthly on the site and Google users average just 3 minutes per month.

So what?

Why should beauty salon businesses like yours care about Pinterest? It’s really quite simple. First of all, the site is a low-key, non-threatening method to meet consumers who are passionate about what you’re interested in! This built-in permission makes it possible to build new relationships with others in your target market. Secondly, Pinterest is a fantastic place showcase your products or services, stay top of mind and grow your “tribe” of like-minded people. Just create an account. You’ll see an array of businesses on the site, such as…

  • Beauty Salon Businesses
  • Hair Artists
  • Makeup Artists
  • Fitness Coaches
  • Yoga Studios
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Jewelry Makers

The list is endless.

No excuses; start pinning!

Most businesses tend to swiftly think of reasons why they shouldn’t use social media—nevertheless the truth is, many sell themselves short and don’t become involved because they don’t think they have a natural place in a certain network. Now, if you run a bookkeeping business, maybe Pinterest isn’t the best fit, but then again, it’s quite possible that you might be a trailblazer and use Pinterest to showcase your business and have great success. Hey, if a plumbing franchise in Waco, Texas can make Pinterest benefit their business, you can too! It’s just too easy to sell yourself short and come up with reasons to remain on the sidelines!

About Author:
Charlotte Howard is a Radio Host and Beauty Salon Success Coach. She specializes in beauty salon business start-up and client attraction. Contact her today for all of your burning beauty salon business questions, visit

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Handcrafted Artists and Art groups

I feature handcrafted Artists on my wirequeen blog on Mondays and art groups on Wednesdays. I have viewers from all over the US and around the world.


If you are an artist (you own work only) or have an artist group dealing with adults and especially kids please contact me on my page here so I can consider featuring you. This is a great way to spread the world about your craft or organization. There is no charge but I do like to have very good photos of your art or activites and I put a link to your site.





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Tis' the season to get married, and many brides are gearing up for their perfect day. You have the dress, the caterer, the flowers and the perfect man, but do you have your BBF (bride's best friend)? Yes, finding the makeup artist is always a difficult task because you want to look absolutely perfect on your special day. Rightly so! Finding the right makeup artist is trial and error, and it may take some time to find someone who gets your vision. But the effort is so worth it. Don't risk it by waiting until the last minute either. I'm sure you have a friend who can "do makeup," but bridal makeup is very different from everyday makeup and should be done to your liking. You should just be able to sit back, relax and enjoy your moment.
Here are some tips on finding your BBF:

1. Go through some magazines and collect at least three looks you may want to try for your wedding. Make sure it's a classic look that you will admire when you look back in 30 years -- nothing trendy and nothing over the top. You want to look like you but better.

2. Take a picture of your dress and your bridesmaids' dresses so you have a canvas to work from. Your dress may have a colored sash or beading that's important for the makeup artist to see.

3. At the trial, be vocal and tell the makeup artist what you like and don't like. She is there to make you feel like the stunning bride you will be. Make sure she tells you what products she's using. Should you decide to book her, make sure it's at least two hours before your big "I do" moment. You don't want to feel rushed and must allow time for other important things like getting into your dress!

This is your big day and you want to look your best. Take your time and find someone who wants the same for you! Feel free to visit my online makeup portfolio to check out my bridal work!

Feel free to leave a comment. Until next time have a wonderful day!

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Our Creative Souls

There‘s an art to living a good life. Life itself is a work of art, and those who have learned to live it well do so creatively and artfully. Artists are naturally creative, but living a creative life goes beyond the paint, clay, drawing pencils, thread and fabric. Susan Taylor, former editor of Essence Magazine states “Creativity is basic and a more deeply personal experience". We are heirs of people who have used their create powers very well – go to the stories in the bible, Read Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill or just watch a few positive talk shows of those who have overcame many obstacles. This creativity at its highest- Creativity is everywhere.I too have faced a few challenges. In the spring of 2005 I was asked to step down from a position that I loved and lived for, because academic credentials. But when this challenge was presented to me, I took it hard, until one day a voice said to me (God’s voice) don’t be stupid- this is a blessing. This is your time to do what you want to do without pressure and guilt.For a long time, I did what I thought I had to do, that I forgot that I was doing it all to do the things I wanted to do. Now I am doing what I want to do, and when opportunities present themselves to me, I now evaluate them base on what is the personal and professional benefits will I receive from it. This new feeling is for sure a creative, insightful experience. And I advise that more of us should take on this mindset.The key is to learn to slow down and listen to the subconscious voices from within. When we are relaxed and at peace, the wise voice is heard clearly and distinctly. I know this now, but life had me tied up with job titles and power of the position. I’ve learned to respect and use God’s great gift of creative intelligence in my everyday artist life.If you too, would like to learn how to live a more creative life – then visit my blog Read: 9 Strategies to Living a Creative Thought Provoking LifeTo See: Video Series of my Personal Experiences with Living CreativityEvery day, work at strengthening your faith. Find your mantra or use the one below (I don’t mind) – Say it with passion and conviction. You will start to train the subconscious mind to be open and optimistic, positive and poised to receive the fruits of your labor.I feel powerful and fabulous after saying these truths aloud: I’m like water, not stone, flexible and limber in my living and giving. I am healthy, happy, love, and fabulous. I learn things easily and whatever I need to create my dreams is there when I need it.Peace and More Love,Alease
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Neo_SoulZ is seeking performers of all kinds to come out to vibe on a Sunday night. My event is hosted by the funniest comedian with clean cut material to make you laugh all night. While the performers will make you sing, snap your fingers, groove to the soul music and just relax your mind to the mellow ambiance in the air.We have the hottest location in Newark, NJ where the creative folk hang out on a Sunday night to vibe musically, poetically, through lyric of song and it's a mental vibe that flows throw the atmosphere.Neo_SoulZ hosts musical events consisting of live entertainment with special guest performances by singers, poets and bands from all over. We jam to covers and original material by artists, we snap our fingers to the words of poets that leave us in deep conversations and thoughts. If you have something to say and a vvoice to be heard then Neo_SoulZ Sundays is for you.All of my events are positive uplifting and encouraging. We are here to entertain those who maybe going thru emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our job is to take the focus off the audience problems and let them feel the love, peace and blessings that surrounds them. Neo_SoulZ is about making and releasing positive energy and focusing on the blessings that are around us through music and poetry.The ambiance of a Neo_SoulZ event is mellow, soulful and classy. The tempo of music at a Neo_SoulZ Sessions is a soulful, jazzy, funky neo soul with a touch of old school hip hop to add flavor.If you are are a singer, poet, musician or band that's looking for a hot, soulful, funky, classy, place to vibe on a Sunday Night in North Jersey please email video footage of performances to and/or call 973-280-1902 leave a message and a representative will get back to you.BlessingsZenobiaNeo_SoulZ

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EYe Spy a Sparkle Trend: Kim Schuessler and Fendi

EYe Spy a Sparkle Trend:Fendi Fall 2009 & Kim SchuesslerArtwork that manages to evoke the 80's and artwork of Jackson Pollock. Fendi designs a fall collection with boxy shapes, yet with a sparkle of star lite night. Kim Schuessler creates sparkle with spatter paint with bright vibrate colors.Fendi slick and refined - Schuessler pop and voluptuous.To get more information on these two artist go to: Fendi -Fall 2009 collection & Kim Schuessler Exhibit
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Rickey Johnson, Juniques Multi Cultural Connections member, is so very pleased to provide thisInterview with Leonard Johnson, Artist Extranoire.Leonard is doing well!!!! I am so honored to share his legacy.Leonard is professionally know as Lejon.He is a true example of Acting on Faith and What it can do.Leonard, demonstrates in the most profound way, that action speaks louder than words.Yes, at 75 years of age walking across the US of A, with no corporate or agency sponsors, speaks volume to acting on your faith.Leonard will be 79 years of age this August 2009. He travels the US of A,still sharing his faith and great company.He is a gentleman you would definitely want to meet andshare your fellowship with.Now I ask you , what is your challenge? What is stopping your Breakthrough????Age, Money, Support, Faith, Opportunity, Education, What????To contact him emailjuniques@yahoo.comTo view his art work visit www.lejonarts.comHave a most productive day,Networkingly yours,Rickey623 455 6364www.jusmcc.comclick arrow button to view video
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Hello Everyone,We are looking for people that need book cover designs. If you like the book cover(s) displayed on my page. Please contact for a quote on your project. We are having an end of the year 2008 special on FULL book cover designs for $208. A small additional fee will apply if you need us to provide a model's image or other major photos. We do not provide you templates sold to other authors. Each cover is custom designed.Thank you,Gentle Storm
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Virtual Makeover

Breaking News! Try the all-new Free MK Virtual Makeovers...Go from Virtual You to Beautiful You....with the all-new Free MK Virtual Makeover.Features Like-*Photos Upload*Pick a model who looks like you.*Try looks created by Professional makeup Artists*Customize your own look*Save up to 10 Looks*Plus, print and email looks to friendsFind your perfect look now!Visit my website at and click on Virtual Makeover...Corinne
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Hello BBWO, I know this site is for enterprising ladies to communicate. Not trying to intrude. However, for everyone who has a special guy in their life ( Dad, Brother, Cousin, Friend who is way up the Road of Life, with some us right behind) this interview has to be shared. One of the reasons Leonard embarked on his walk across the USA, was to honor his deceased wife. Leonard is one of my strong examples of what one person can accomplish that can influence so many more. Enjoy. Networkingly yours.This radio interview was great!!!!! You have to hear the travels of Leonard , who will be 80 years of age this august. This gentleman can teach you a thing or two about living.Find out what was going on when he walked across the USA, with no sponsor, but the CREATOR!Find out how he manages to do more in his Senior Year than most of us do in our Junior Years. Baby Boomer Alert, you really need to listen in.Ok, go to and click on the radio!!!!Look forward to sharing this great interview.Networkingly yours,Rickey
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