Salon Marketing Tip: Focus on your top clients

Salon Marketing Tip: Focus on your top clients

Running a successful, profitable salon business in these tough economic times is hard. You need to hang on to every single client as hard as you can. Right? Wrong.

Avoid this salon marketing trap

It is tempting to believe that by nurturing and cosseting low-potential clients you can grow them into your profitable target client. But so often it is these low-spending, infrequent, fussy clients who need, and take, the highest maintenance from you, your team and your salon marketing budget.

Focus on your top clients

For profitable salon growth you need to focus your marketing activity and budget on the clients who make the biggest contribution to your business. The clients who:

  • visit frequently

  • use a broad range of your services

  • buy retail products

It is these top clients who make your salon business successful, stable and profitable. You want more clients like these.

Remember: it is always more difficult to change people than it is to go out and find clients who match your target ideal client profile. Instead, spend your marketing time and money on nurturing your most content and profitable clients so they stay loyal, spend more with you and more often. In other words, allocate your salon marketing efforts to the loyal, high-spending clients who really matter to your business.

Spend your marketing budget on keeping these raving fans and on finding more new clients like them. They are also the ones who will recommend you most often. Love them to death and they’ll stay and your business will grow… profitably.