Episode 64: The SalonScale Story of Growing a Tech Company in a Non-Tech Industry
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This is an introduction to a five part series with SalonScale. SalonScale is changing the game when it comes to charging for hair services.
SalonScale is an app that will tell you the exact cost of hair color being poured for every bowl mixed so you can start pricing your services more accurately and feel confident knowing that everything leaving your color bar is being paid for.
In today’s episode, Elizabeth Faye sits down with Alicia Soulier, CEO of SalonScale! We met Alicia at our Portland Hair Love Radio Podcast Tour, and immediately clicked!
Watch out! We have been filming so much education for Workshop in a Box, and Hair Love Retreat, and so much more!! Click here to get on the waitlist for Workshop in a box, and click here to buy your Hair Love Retreat ticket! We are almost sold out!!
3:00 THE SALON SCALE STORY
2 years ago, Alicia stumbled upon this amazing product, and had to get it out to the world! So she found a 3rd party app builder and began the process!
So.. what is SalonScale??
Alicia talks about how when you’re working with clients, mixing colors, and not knowing if you were making money because you had NO idea how much your product is actually costing! Alicia was frustrated because her salon was making more money, but her costs were also increasing.
And this is where the SalonScale was born!
SalonScale is an app that calculates the cost of your color IN. REAL. TIME. You can use this as a salon owner or stylist. That way.. you know exactly how much your color is costing you!! You measure everything on their scale, and it connects to your phone through bluetooth and tells you immediately how much your color is.
In the past, we have taught all of our Workshop in a Box students to do all of this by hand! But thank goodness for Alicia and SalonScale for solving all of our problems digitally so we don’t even need to think about it!
SalonScale today… there are almost 1,000 salons signed up for their product already!
THIS IS GOING TO CHANGE THE INDUSTRY!!
We are going to be doing an entire series to teach you all about the product and how to incorporate this amazing technology! These will be released for the next 6 weeks!
9:20 HOT SEAT
Elizabeth asks Alicia: “What has the transition been like from a stylist and mom, to a CEO of a company?”
Alicia’s response: It comes down to one word. PURPOSE. It has been such an incredible journey.
2nd question: When you go through hard times and you have to lean on your purpose.. Where has that purpose come from?
Alicia: The purpose comes down to LEGACY. She wanted to provide something that stands the test of time, and can benefit the industry forever! She realized that she had to go through a lot of hurt and pain and heartbreak, she had to say some tough goodbyes, but also some amazing hellos. She had to learn technology, how to pitch products, learn economics, and logistics of companies, and all that hard work helped her grow and make everything worth it!
3rd question: Have you always been a big thinker, or where did that come from?
Alicia: Last year, she got into a tech accelerated program, which really opened up her mind for exploring larger markets. This made her think about growing even bigger than the salon industry, and then empowered her to make an even better product! It’s important to surround yourself with amazing people and lean in to those experiences and soak in everything you possibly can!
17:00 GET HAPPY, GET SNAPPY
Alicia, is hooking you all up! You get your first month free, and a free scale. Then their team will help you set up your product and give you all the help you could possibly need!
18:00 LET’S WRAP IT UP
Top 3 words of advice:
It comes down to the 3 C’s. CONFIDENCE, COMMUNICATION, AND CONFLICT.
Some people get hung up on the conflict, but you need to look at it differently. If you can gain the confidence, the conflict will be the biggest positive in your life! You just have to learn how to communicate!
You need to gain confidence, you need to have clear communication to be successful, and then when a conflict arises you challenge yourself and prepare for a breakthrough!
We are so excited for you to hear the rest of the series!
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