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Injecting Fun into Your Salon: Creative Ideas for Boosting Morale

Salon professionals work hard day in and day out to make their clients look and feel their best. But sometimes, the daily grind can start to feel monotonous and draining. That's why it's important to find ways to inject some fun and excitement into your work environment. The salon industry is a FUN industry to work within, and if it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right! In this blog post, we’re going to give you some simple ideas to implement in your salon to boost morale without breaking the bank.



1. Kindness jar: 

Create a kindness jar where everyone on your team can write praise notes about times when their fellow team members helped them out or did something exceptional. At each team meeting, read aloud the notes in the jar to spread positivity and boost morale. So often, it is easy to focus on the negative, and often we forget to celebrate little wins or give credit where it’s due and this is a super simple way of acknowledging tour team’s hard work. Bonus: make it extra exciting by drawing a name from the jar and the person who is drawn wins a gift card for something small like a coffee or treat!

2. Gamify incentives: 

Instead of traditional back-end stylist incentives, try turning them into a game. For example, create a bingo board where stylists earn squares by hitting certain sales goals or upselling services. Or turn your incentives into a Monopoly-style game where players earn "Monopoly cash" for reaching milestones. There are so many different ways to think outside of the box when it comes to back-end incentives and keeping these promos new and fun will excite and incentivize your team!

3. Dress up days: 

Plan theme days where your team can dress up according to a specific theme (ex: pajama day, dress like your fave celebrity, creative hair styling day, etc .) Not only is this a fun way to break up the routine and give your salon team an opportunity to dress up and be creative, but it also provides great content for social media! Bonus: hold a social media contest where your followers vote on their favourite look and the winner scores a treat!

4. Organize team days: 

Schedule regular team days that include both personal and business development activities as well as fun group outings. When team members feel connected to one another, they are more likely to collaborate effectively and support each other in achieving common goals. By organizing team days that incorporate both personal and business development activities, as well as fun outings like scavenger hunts or escape rooms, teams can build stronger relationships and foster a sense of camaraderie!Personal development activities such as workshops or training sessions can help team members improve their skills and knowledge, leading to increased confidence and motivation. These activities also show that the organization values the professional growth of its employees, which can boost engagement and loyalty. Incorporating fun team building activities into these days helps break up the monotony of the workweek and gives team members an opportunity to relax and have fun together. This can relieve stress, improve communication, and create lasting memories that strengthen bonds amongst your team. The combo of personal and professional development as well as a little fun is a formula for success!

5. Celebrate wins: 

Whether it's a promotion, birthday, or achieving record-breaking sales numbers, be sure to celebrate all wins big and small. Show your appreciation and excitement for hitting this milestone by decorating stylist stations with balloons and streamers or plan a special lunch or happy hour to show appreciation for all of your teams hard work!


Implementing these practices in your salon can greatly improve morale and overall satisfaction for you and your team. By fostering a positive and engaging work environment, you will not only increase productivity but also create lasting relationships with your employees. Remember to prioritize fun and enjoyment in the workplace, as it is essential for maintaining motivation and excitement. So go ahead, incorporate these simple practices into your routine and watch as your salon flourishes with energy and enthusiasm.

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‘Til next time,

Your Team At Salon S.O.S

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