Showing posts with label staff happiness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label staff happiness. Show all posts

Friday, June 30, 2017

Uniforms For Your Business.. Yay or Nay?

Spa uniforms.. something that has changed as the salon and spa industry has expanded. Traditionally estheticians wear white jackets, and you can spot who works at a salon if they're wearing all black. But there has been a change, and one of the leaders in this market is Noel Asmar Uniforms - a wide range of comfortable, flattering, innovative retail-inspired uniforms! With the variety of contemporary styles employees look both modern and professional.

As a business, there are some questions that go into this decision
  • Should we require our staff to wear uniforms?
  • Should all the uniforms be the same?
  • What color should we pick?
  • Tops and bottoms or just tops?
The list goes on and on.

Ultimately the decision is up to you!

An article in by Lisa Starr brings great points! "Whatever choice you make, it is important to involve staff members at some point—after all, they’re going to have to wear whatever is chosen. It is important to find a uniform that employees feel comfortable in and that they can wear proudly. “Otherwise, it affects employee morale, and that has a big effect on customer service,” says Brown. “It’s always extremely challenging, but it’s well worth the effort to find the right look for all of the teams in your spa, as well as making sure that each uniform fits each individual correctly.” 

See the full article "The Case for Uniformity" by Lisa Starr here

If you're asking me, I love them! Professional, fashion forward, what else could you ask for when receiving professional services.? I would suggest changing the styles based on the seasons keeping the business fresh.

Want to see my summer picks?

The Montego its professional, clean, and crisp!

The Montego Woman's Top. Sporty style stays cool under pressure. Sleeveless, with 2 way zip-front and generous side slits for ease of movement. Two convenient front pockets.

Fabric Features: Signature Noel Asmar fabric provides the stretch and breathability you need to perform with a full range of motion. Conveniently stain, pill and wrinkle resistant. Durable fabric retains color and stretch over numerous washes.
Fabric Content: 74% polyester, 22% nylon, 4% spandex
Care: Easy care. Machine wash, low temperature. Tumble dry low or hang to dry. Performs well in industrial dry clean cycle. See fabric care for further details.

General Length: Below seat.

The Collar Polo is light, casual, yet professional. It's perfect for a tropical location or a beachy summer town.

The Woman's Woven Collar Polo - perform in pure comfort and style. Lightweight and super soft fitness fabric with contrasting cotton woven collar for a polished look. 

Fabric Features: Signature fitness fabric with chitosanté treatment. Chitosanté treatment allows the garment to be absorbent, breathable, durable, fast-drying, static-free, wrinkle and pill resistant. UPF 50 protection.
Fabric Content: 92% polyester, 8% spandex, chitosant√© treatment.
Care: Easy care. Machine wash, low temperature. Tumble dry low or hang to dry.

General Length: At the hip.

Don't worry guys, I'm not trying to leave you out! Noel Asmar offers tons of unisex and male styles. 

To uniform or not to uniform,... that is the question.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Why Employee Happiness is More Tempting Than Cinnabon

Recently in a press conference, Massage Envy announced plans to release a program to enhance the health and wellness of the professional massage therapists and estheticians they employ. With over 25,000 employees, this plan has the potential for major impact in the massage industry.

Reading this got me thinking...This is amazing news for anyone who works for the massage giant, but what about everyone else?

What are you doing to help protect your employees from injury and burnout? Are you offering them perks or benefits to instill their loyalty and comfort?

Your employees are your direct link to your clients, so keeping your staff happy and healthy will directly benefit your bottom line. According to some statistics (such as this infographic, found on, companies with happy employees outperform their competition by 20%!

Keeping your employees happy is no easy task, but there are some simple changes you can make to increase happiness in your business! Could any of your equipment be upgraded to work better or make your employees' jobs simpler? Maybe it is time to put a hot towel cabi in each treatment room! Have you recently updated your decor or music selections? These small changes in the environment can have big payoffs, both for your employees and your clients! Do you offer refreshments for your employees? Even just easy access to water, tea, or coffee can help!

As business owners, we all think about how to make our clients happy. Focusing on making your employees happy, too, can provide huge payoffs for you!

What are some of your favorite, simple ways to boost employee happiness?