What is the future of hair colour services?
How will you manage your hair colour costs in the future? It was the hot topic at this live panel discussion.
Over the next few years, we can expect to see a major shift in how we manage hair colour products, including the ways we dispense product, manage formulations, and order inventory. We’ll also see a strong focus on how salons can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through their colour service best practices.
These were the main points of a live conversation from a panel held at the Charity Night at Suki’s Salon, South Granville in partnership with Vish.
Ken Takagi of Suki’s Salon (in the photo above) has rekindled the regular series of Charity Nights and kicked off the series at a time when many salons are looking for ways to reduce expenses. On the panel were myself (Greg Robins), Bruce Peters of Zazou Hair Salon and Academy, and Kyle Gould, Generalist and Artistic Director of Suki’s. Will Simpson, Head of Partnerships at Vish, moderated the panel. About 40 guests mixed and mingled before joining in for the conversations.
One of the main points raised was how managing colour waste is the simplest way to reduce the costs of any salon. Through technology and a “parts and service” model, salons can better control the costs of hair colour.
Making inventory management simpler
Another interesting topic discussed was how automation will make inventory management simpler. As the back end of salons becomes tightly integrated with systems and salon management (POS) platforms, forecasting and ordering inventory can be done for you. Imagine – not having to order excess colour and only receiving what you will actually use in the near future.
The future of colour services
The panel talked about ways the landscape of colour has changed over the past few years, and where we’re headed. We learned that more men’s services, vibrant colours, and ongoing gray coverage are areas that continue to show strength.
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