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Happy Thanksgiving, you gorgeous Babe! We’re wishing you all the best that this season has to offer–at home, at work, and beyond! Thank you for being a Babe customer, and for keeping up with our antics here on the blog. Today, we’re going to keep things short and simple, so you can get back to that sumptuous meal that’s calling you…

Babe’s Thanksgiving Dos and Don’ts

Do flip your hair
because it’s fun, and it makes your hair look magical.

Do bat your eyes
to flaunt your lashes, but try to make it casual.

Do smile wide
cause ‘tis the season, and a smile matches any look.

And do please put your phone away.
It’s time for family–not Facebook.

But don’t get gravy in your tresses.
It’s bad for both the hair and food.

And don’t forget to count your blessings.
Here’s to looking great and feeling good!

See you in a week!

xoxo
The Babe Team

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Thanksgiving has come and gone…and we all know what that means. The holidays are officially upon us, and we can’t help but feel a combination of excitement and stress! But before you let the latter get in the way of your celebrations, check the following inventory of seasonal must-haves. You may find that you’re more prepared than you think–or, if not, you’ll at least know what to work on!

Holiday Promotion
Holiday promotions are a great way to pump some extra revenue into your salon this season, and they’re also just plain fun! Arrange the perfect seasonal extension sale or a themed salon party, then get all the stylists at your salon on-board so you can make it a memorable event! In terms of promotions, one fun idea is to incorporate an advent calendar into the salon, so customers receive a free treat or an unexpected discount on each day.

 

Holiday Calendar and Inventory
If you find that your salon gets unmanageably hectic during the holidays, begin the season with a thorough and extensive holiday calendar that’s posted in a central location in the salon. Feature all of your promotions in this calendar, as well as all appointments, events, classes, follow-up reminders, extension purchase-by dates (so you can be on top of every appointment), and other essential information. You could also use a web program to do this–like Trello or Google Calendar.

 

Gift Money
Set your gift money aside at the beginning of the season so that you never find yourself short on cash for gifts. If you’re creating a budget for small client gifts, you should do this separately from your personal/family-related gift money, or set it aside as a percentage from every transaction.

 

Personal Wishlist
Unless you prefer surprises, let your friends and family know just what you’d like to receive by creating a public wishlist–either on Amazon, Shoptagr, Pinterest, or another platform. You can even include your desired salon items and Babe products here, too! Even if you don’t get everything you would’ve liked, you’ll still have the list to keep track of everything–and to use as a shopping list once the holidays are over.

 

Ideas for Inspiration
Between all the parties, get-togethers, outings, and other holiday events, you may find that you don’t have time to plan every recipe, outfit, or hairdo. Cover all your bases in advance by assembling an inspiration board that you can return to quickly. Again, Pinterest is a great place for this, and you can get a head start finding festive hair ideas on our Pinterest boards!

 

Greeting Cards
These aren’t just for your loved ones–it’s good to create some greeting cards for your salon clientele, too! Thank them for their business, and offer them a small perk (like a discount) on their next cut, color, or installation. Best part is, these don’t have to be print-out, mail-in kind of cards. Nowadays there are lots of ways to deliver sincere messages without relying on paper, including designing or coding them yourself, and they’re quite a bit cheaper than the traditional method.

 

How are you preparing for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!

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Thanksgiving has come and gone...and we all know what that means. The holidays are officially upon us, and we can’t help but feel a combination of excitement and stress! But before you let the latter get in the way of your celebrations, check the following inventory of seasonal must-haves. You may find that you’re more prepared than you think--or, if not, you’ll at least know what to work on!

Holiday Promotion
Holiday promotions are a great way to pump some extra revenue into your salon this season, and they’re also just plain fun! Arrange the perfect seasonal extension sale or a themed salon party, then get all the stylists at your salon on-board so you can make it a memorable event! In terms of promotions, one fun idea is to incorporate an advent calendar into the salon, so customers receive a free treat or an unexpected discount on each day.

 

Holiday Calendar and Inventory
If you find that your salon gets unmanageably hectic during the holidays, begin the season with a thorough and extensive holiday calendar that’s posted in a central location in the salon. Feature all of your promotions in this calendar, as well as all appointments, events, classes, follow-up reminders, extension purchase-by dates (so you can be on top of every appointment), and other essential information. You could also use a web program to do this--like Trello or Google Calendar.

 

Gift Money
Set your gift money aside at the beginning of the season so that you never find yourself short on cash for gifts. If you’re creating a budget for small client gifts, you should do this separately from your personal/family-related gift money, or set it aside as a percentage from every transaction.

 

Personal Wishlist
Unless you prefer surprises, let your friends and family know just what you’d like to receive by creating a public wishlist--either on Amazon, Shoptagr, Pinterest, or another platform. You can even include your desired salon items and Babe products here, too! Even if you don’t get everything you would’ve liked, you’ll still have the list to keep track of everything--and to use as a shopping list once the holidays are over.

 

Ideas for Inspiration
Between all the parties, get-togethers, outings, and other holiday events, you may find that you don’t have time to plan every recipe, outfit, or hairdo. Cover all your bases in advance by assembling an inspiration board that you can return to quickly. Again, Pinterest is a great place for this, and you can get a head start finding festive hair ideas on our Pinterest boards!

 

Greeting Cards
These aren’t just for your loved ones--it’s good to create some greeting cards for your salon clientele, too! Thank them for their business, and offer them a small perk (like a discount) on their next cut, color, or installation. Best part is, these don’t have to be print-out, mail-in kind of cards. Nowadays there are lots of ways to deliver sincere messages without relying on paper, including designing or coding them yourself, and they’re quite a bit cheaper than the traditional method.

 

How are you preparing for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving, you gorgeous Babe! We’re wishing you all the best that this season has to offer--at home, at work, and beyond! Thank you for being a Babe customer, and for keeping up with our antics here on the blog. Today, we’re going to keep things short and simple, so you can get back to that sumptuous meal that’s calling you…

Babe’s Thanksgiving Dos and Don’ts

Do flip your hair
because it’s fun, and it makes your hair look magical.

Do bat your eyes
to flaunt your lashes, but try to make it casual.

Do smile wide
cause ‘tis the season, and a smile matches any look.

And do please put your phone away.
It’s time for family--not Facebook.

But don’t get gravy in your tresses.
It’s bad for both the hair and food.

And don’t forget to count your blessings.
Here’s to looking great and feeling good!

See you in a week!

xoxo
The Babe Team

 

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Long, sultry lashes will be all the rage this holiday season, and Babe Lash is here to get you and your clients ready for them. Between the Serum, the Mascaras, and the Liquid Eyeliner, Babe Lash products will give your client their dream lashes. But how do you get your clients to buy in? Here are some tips for selling these beauties in your salon this season.

Share the Testimonials
We constantly seek user feedback to improve our products and to publish alongside our promotional materials. You can find some of the resulting testimonials on our Before & Afters page. Print these out, then add your own clients’ testimonies to the list. And, of course, don’t forget to share that feedback on social media, too--and to tag @babe_lash in the process!

 

Display the Products
Another great way to promote Babe Lash in your salon is to feature the product on your shelves or directly on your salon counter. The packaging is sleek and stylish, if we do say so ourselves. Plus, each package comes with a small informational pamphlet which you can remove and prop up nearby the products--somewhere within arm’s length of the client so they can easily reach it.

 

Use the Products
The best evidence of a product’s success is the kind a client can see firsthand. Show them what it looks like to use Babe Lash for more than 4 weeks, or even how to apply it using yourself as a model. They’re more likely to invest in the product if they see results beforehand, and there’s something extra appealing about the things your stylist personally uses.

 

Display the Tote
This November-December, Babe Lash is offering a free clutch with purchase of Eyeliner, Serum and Mascara. The clutch in particular is a pretty little attention-grabbing item that can be resold for additional profit in your salon (if you aren’t tempted to keep it for yourself!). You can also carry the clutch with you like a moving advertisement.

 

Give Babe Lash as a Gift
When it comes to your most dedicated clients, consider rewarding them with a special holiday gift of Babe Lash Serum or Fiber Mascara. They’ll appreciate the gesture--which is a win in itself--but they’ll also likely try the product out and discover its transformative potential. It’s only a matter of time until they come back to replace their empty tubes.

 

Do you sell Babe Lash in your salon? If so, share a picture of your inventory or display on social media with the hashtag #BabeLash. We love to see how you arrange our products in your space, and with your seasonal decorations!

 

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Selecting the ideal color for your client can be tricky, especially since differences in hair color can be so subtle! This is often especially true of darker hair colors, because differences in shade and tone can be harder to spot. But don’t you worry--Babe is here to help you out. Below, find some of our go-to methods for uncovering the perfect brown shade for your client.

Self-Description
One of the first things you should do when trying to match an extension color to your client’s hair is invite your client to describe their hair color in their own words. The reason for this is that actual color is not the only thing that varies from person to person--perception of color also differs, sometimes dramatically, so the first order of business should be getting on the same page.

 

Color Labeling
In describing their own hair color, the client likely used terms like warm, cool, bright, saturated, dull, light, dark, etc. Next, ask them to assign those adjectives to a selection of colors on your Color Ring. You can explain that you pre-selected this range of colors based off of your perception of the client’s hair color, and that you’d like for the client to narrow down the options based off of the terms that they used in their own description.

 

Color Swatch Test
After your client has labeled the relevant swatches and narrowed down the options, proceed to actually compare the selected strands to the client’s hair in different settings/lighting situations. Ask your client what they think of the contrast between their own hair and the swatch, and test additional strands when necessary. You could also talk about blending multiple shades for a custom result.

 

Undertone Test
Sometimes you’ll find yourself stuck between two (or even three) colors. When this happens, shift the focus from testing against the hair to testing against the skin. The most subtle differences between colors are often based on their relative warmth or coolness, or brightness/dullness. Fortunately, the warmth or coolness of a client’s hair typically aligns with the warmth or coolness of their skin. So select the color that looks best when draped over the client’s forearm.

 

With a little bit of practice, you’ll be deciphering your client’s darker shades in no time. Until then, make sure to keep up with all of our tutorial videos and educational content over on our YouTube channel!

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In case you didn’t notice, Babe Tape-Ins are on sale this November-December! You can purchase any Tape-In extensions for 10% off! In honor of the promotion, we’re sharing some of our best Tape-related tips and tricks from the Hair Extension Gossip archives. Be sure to peruse the items below, then (re)visit your local distributor to take advantage of the deal!

Product Insights
Tape-In Hair Extension Basics
The Benefits of Tape
The Safest Hair Extension Option for Thin-Haired Clients
Replacement Tape vs. Single Sided Tape 

 

Installation Tips
Applying Babe’s Single Sided Tape
Single Sided Tape Hair Extension Tips
How To: Avoid Tape-In Slippage

 

 

Hair Care
Tape-In Hair Care Tips Your Client Needs to Know
How to Master Tape-In Updos
Preventing Tape-In Slippage

  

Removal Tips
Removing Tape-In Extensions
Removing and Reusing Babe Hair Extensions
Insider Tips and Tricks For Babe Hair Tape Removal

 

Re-installation Tips
4 Easy Steps to Consider Before Reinstalling Your Tape-Ins
Adjusting Tape-In Extensions
Avoiding Slippage After a Tape-In Touch-Up

 

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Halloween is among our favorite times of year, because we can dress outlandishly and totally get away with it! It’s also a great opportunity to attract some extra business, and we have some tips to help you do just that.

 

Decorate
Seems simple, right? Most of us like to decorate our spaces for purely personal enjoyment, but it’s also great for entertaining clients and giving them a break from the same-old same-old. Plus, it can draw the attention of would-be clients who would’ve walked right past your storefront otherwise. One decoration staple we like around Halloween is a “Cousin Itt” hair extension holder (try it with a Styrofoam Mannequin Head)!

 

Dress Up
Complement your decorations with elaborate costumes. Remember that you still need to get your work done safely, so don’t incorporate anything that obstructs your sight or your hands. The hair, of course, will be the most important part. Use hair extensions to create your look, so you can show your clients what can be achieved with this versatile product.

 

Feature a Sale
Sales help to get people into your chair--particularly those that you may not have seen in awhile. Just make sure that your selected sale is compelling enough to actually do the job. Consider something thematically appropriate, like discounted funky colors for Halloween makeovers, or complimentary styles with a cut and color. You can make the sale extra engaging by creating a social media challenge or event beforehand that requires your followers to uncover the sale details amongst your other content. That way you have them looking through your entire feed as you build excitement and anticipation for the sale!

 

Host a Soirée
For those of you who have the space and the resources, a Halloween party is a really fun way to bring business into your salon. In addition to your regular services, provide your customers with snacks, face painting, nail design, discounted single extension strands, and maybe even a costume contest or raffle where the winner receives a hair extension installation free of labor cost (that is, paying just for the hair extensions themselves).

 

Gauge Interest
If you enjoy this Halloween experience and decide you want to stage similar events for other holidays, be sure to ask your clients whether they’d be up for that, too! You can even create a preemptive contact list that indicates which clients you should notify in advance for future happenings. Give it a cute name, like the “Hair Fair” or “Babe Brigade”, and send out periodic updates and correspondence to keep the participants engaged. You may find that some customers become so involved that they help you to organize future events in exchange for exclusive perks!

 

What are you doing in your salon this Halloween? Are you including Babe in your costume? Tell us all the details in the comments below!

 

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Babe Lash is alive and well, and full of new developments that we’re excited to share with you! But just in case you need a quick refresher, Babe Lash is Babe’s lash-centric cosmetics line, proven to help you nurture the longest, loveliest lashes you’ve ever had. Lately, Babe Lash has been strutting its stuff independent of Babe Hair, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to recognize its accomplishments! Today, we’re putting on our “proud mama” hat and telling you all the updates about our little darling.

Website
While you can still find info about Babe Lash on the Babe Hair site, the cosmetic line also boasts its own site now--filled with eye-catching, lash-related pictures and content. Babe Lash also has its own social media pages now, so stay up to date by following it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube!

Products
For those of you who are only familiar with our Eyelash Serum and Fiber Extend mascara, you may be surprised to learn that there are a couple of new additions to the Babe Lash lineup. For instance, the Volumizing Mascara packs an extra lash-thickening punch with a curved wand and nutrient-rich formula, and the Enhancing Liquid Eyeliner allows you to draw crisp, beautiful lines that frame your eyes and enrich your eyelashes at the same time. As always, you can find these treasures at your local distributor.

Events
Babe’s not the only show-stopper in town anymore. Recently, Babe Lash has made appearances at Armstrong McCall World’s Fair, Charlotte Fashion Focus, and Glendale Fashion Focus. Next, we’re taking on Cleveland Fashion Focus on November 5-6, 2017. If you’re planning to attend the show, be sure to drop in and say “hi”!

Deals
You didn’t think we’d forget the bi-monthly deal, did you? Even though there have been some changes, the bi-monthly deal is an abiding Babe and Babe Lash tradition, and you can still find it on our Promotions page and at your local distributor. Currently--and until the end of this month--you can get a free Lash Comb with your purchase of 1 Babe Fiber Extend! Hurry in to take advantage of the deal!

Been using Babe Lash products for a while? Share your before and after pictures with us on our new Babe Lash social media pages. Or, if you’re completely new to the brand, learn more here.

 

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We’re currently featuring our new and improved Babe Starter Kits on the Babe website, promotion list, and social media, and we couldn’t be more pleased! The combination of new and classic tools, hair extension strands, and educational materials makes these kits the perfect introduction to a vital hair extension practice. But did you know Babe’s Starter Kits can also be used to help you with your marketing efforts? With everything included, you’ll find all the details you need to flaunt your business anywhere you go. Here’s how!

Attention-Grabbing
Want to let more of your existing clients know about your extension services without sounding too sales-y? Leave your Starter Kit on display in your salon area, perhaps alongside some of our other Marketing Materials, and let it do the talking for you.

Travel-Ready
With the new, cute, grab-able carrying case, you’ll be able to tote your kit around with you to off-site appointments and events--advertising your business along the way . Get ready to field more questions about Babe Hair and your hair extension practice!

Complete with a Color Ring
The Babe Color Ring is a stellar promotional tool. It features every hair extension shade that we offer, and shows off the superior quality of our 100% Human Remy locks. So clients are able to see and experience the hair before making an investment. A Color Ring is included in each one of our Start Kits, so you can bring your samples with you everywhere!

Install-Ready
Each of our Starter Kits contains all of the tools you need to perform an installation in the given method. That means, as long as you have the kit with you, you’ll be able to demonstrate (or, if you packed sufficient hair, perform) an installation anywhere. Show potential clients how simple it is to install and remove an I-Tip extension, or how safe it is to work with Fusion. You can take the evidence to them, instead of waiting for them to come to you.

Card-Friendly
While Babe Starter Kits don’t come pre-packed with business cards, they’re a great way for you to carry your business cards around. Once you’ve answered questions, shown your samples, and completed your demonstrations, be sure to seal the deal by distributing your salon information. You may even choose to store a sign-up sheet inside your Starter Kit, too, so that you can collect email addresses for future follow-up.

Get your hands on one of our updated Starter Kits and receive 50% off Online Education! You can find them at your local distributor today.

 

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