As the winter months start rolling in and temperatures begin to drop, the bills start to creep up. As an owner of a salon in Cupar, Scotland, Alex Thaddeus is here to give of her top tips for managing and keeping your salon bills down this winter.
Heating The Salon
"The salon may feel chilly when you first arrive in the morning, so I normally put it on for my team arriving and first clients – there is nothing worse than feeling cold when you are paying for a service. However, with all the hot tools, hair dryers, and team rushing around, the salon soon heats up so don’t use more than is needed. Even turning the temperature down by a few degrees will reduce the bills without you feeling much heat difference. If you are not there, make sure your team are aware of how to switch it off."
"These hot tools that we just place down between clients are also culprits of running the bills up. If you are not using them, switch them off – it helps more than you know."
Check Your Contracts
"Check your contracts for gas, electricity, and Wi-Fi. Make sure you are paying a reasonable amount, could you be paying less? Have a look around and see if you can get a cheaper contract that works for your salon. Lots of companies for a switching window – where electricity is cheaper, make sure you are aware of this and make the most of it."
Upgrade Your Lighting
"Lights are on all day in salons, and they make up a huge part of your bill. Upgrading lights to Eco Led bulbs can really help to reduce your bill. You could also invest in automatic lighting for spaces like staff rooms, toilets, and cupboards meaning they will only go on when someone is in the room. This saves the worry of lights being left on by accident."