Have you heard about the new Facebook changes due to take place?

Have you heard about the new Facebook changes due to take place?

re you panicking yet?

“Oh my gosh my business is going to be ruined!!” 

I’ve heard this sooo much since Mark Zuckerberg posted his status about changing the way Facebook is used to connect people and everyone is freaking out!

So how will the changes affect you and should you start applying for another job?                                             

 

January 17, 2018 by Michelle Ryan
Giving Us A Pat On The Back

Giving Us A Pat On The Back

A job well done is always worth some recognition, and so Flirties are asking for your help!

When was the last time someone gave you a pat on the back for a job well done? The truth is probably that it wasn't recently enough, but we all know how good it feels to be rewarded for your hard work.

Flirties aim to be more than just another supplier in the beauty industry. We work hard to offer all of our students and customers the best possible service, top quality products, a friendly reception and unrivalled support. We want to do more than just fill our order books, we want to create a support confident, skilled therapists who excel at their jobs and have plenty of happy customers.

January 04, 2018 by Louisa Fryatt
Make It Up As You Go Along

Make It Up As You Go Along

Has the new year inspired you to make some changes to your business? Are you looking for more profitability? Now is the time to work smarter, not harder!

To improve the profits you make, you need to find a way to bring in more money without increasing your workload. One very easy way to do this is through retailing! Of course, it is not that straight-forward, as you need to make sure that your shelves are stocked with the right products that your clients will find it impossible to resist.

January 03, 2018 by Louisa Fryatt
New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

As Big Ben chimes to alert us to the start of 2018 we will all make a few promises to ourselves. What are yours?

The most common New Year's resolutions tend to involve losing weight, stopping smoking or saving money, but do you have any resolutions for your business? Are you aiming to sell more retail items, offer a new treatment or improve your existing services? These are all good ideas to maximise the profits you make from your business and Flirties can help with each one.

Flirties range of accredited training courses mean that you can add to your skills or improve old ones. We have a range of trainers based across the UK who offer unparalleled levels of experience and support, meaning you can walk back into your salon with confidence.

The Flirties professional products are amongst the very best on the market and will go a long way to improving the quality of your services without eating into your budgets. We also offer a terrific range of retail products that will simply sell themselves, meaning more money in your till for no extra effort. 

To find out more about how Flirties can help you to keep your resolutions, browse the site or call 0845 022 22 33.

December 29, 2017 by Louisa Fryatt
All I Want For Christmas...

All I Want For Christmas...

Have you written your Christmas list yet? Do you think you are on Santa's Nice List? Is all the shopping done?

Whilst many girls might leave expensive jewellery catalogues lying around as a not-so-subtle hint for their partners, lash techs are a little different! If all you want for Christmas is a new training course, a stock of lash goodies or some brow beauties it can be more difficult to send hubby on a Christmas shopping spree for you.

That is why Flirties have the perfect solution with their range of gift vouchers. Whether it is your main gift or just a stocking filler, your loved ones can buy the lash lover in their life the perfect pressie. The vouchers are available in amounts of £10, £25, £50 or £100 so you are sure to be able to get what you want.

So put away the diamond brochures and leave you laptop open at this page instead: www.flirties.co.uk/products/gift-card-voucher

December 15, 2017 by Louisa Fryatt
Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

December is now just around the corner, which means that we are now heading towards Christmas at full throttle. Are you ready?

Whilst you may have given your Christmas shopping list some thought, how much consideration have you given to the wish lists of your clients? 

Christmas is big business for beauty salons, and you need to act quickly to make the most of this. The first thing that is likely to build up is the rate of bookings towards Christmas as people prepare for parties and the big day itself. They will be looking to get lashes, nails, waxing and tanning and your appointment diary will fill up fast (if it hasn't already). Make sure you are prepared for the Christmas rush by stocking up on treatment essentials, Christmas nail colours and plenty of glitter to make sure you can cater for all of your clients wishes.

When Christmas is on the horizon, treatments are not the only business that your salon can do. You are the perfect shopping destination for clients looking for gifts for mums, wives, sisters and daughters, so make the most of it!

Gift vouchers are an obvious place to start as these require very little outlay. You can offer them for particular treatments or for set amounts, so there is something to suit every bank balance.

You can also expand your retail offerings to cover everything from main gifts to stocking fillers. Sell individual items or package a few together to make your own gift sets at different price points. 

Christmas is the best time of the year to increase your retail sales without really trying, so get an eye-catching display set up and let your products sell themselves.

To get ready, stock up on all your essentials and gifts at www.flirties.co.uk or call 0845 022 22 33.

November 29, 2017 by Louisa Fryatt
Flirties At Your Fingertips

Flirties At Your Fingertips

We all lead much busier lives these days, and it can make it difficult to keep organised.

Trying to juggle running a business with family life, social commitments and hobbies can feel like an impossible task. Finding the time to sit an re-order stock, book training or look for special offers can be tricky, and once you are home for the evening the last thing you want to do is get the laptop out.

Now Flirties have released an app that will make keeping up with your beauty supplies so much easier. You can now have the Flirties store at your fingertips alongside details of all the latest deals, loyalty cards and training courses.

Having all this on your phone or tablet means you can do everything you need quickly, easily and conveniently. Download the Flirties app today from the App Store or Google Play.

November 06, 2017 by Louisa Fryatt
Career-Long Skills

Career-Long Skills

As a beauty therapist it can be difficult to know what training to invest in. Whilst some treatments look to be the height of fashion, they are very often nothing more than fads.

One thing that has always been in demand is facial waxing and tinting. It comes in different forms, from basic maintenance to the latest brow craze, but it is a skill you will always use. 

As this is a versatile treatment, it is important that you invest in professional, accredited training. Flirties offer a fantastic Facial Waxing & Tinting course that provides comprehensive training that allows you to perform a full range of facial waxing treatments and also eyelash and eyebrow tinting. 

Not only are these treatments in daily demand, they can also be very profitable. We teach you how to remove all unwanted facial hair using Flirties hard wax, a flexible non-strip formulation that removes even short and coarse hair gently yet effectively. Our rich, long-lasting tints are perfect for colouring lashes and brows in order to match hair colour or to deepen grey or fair hair. 

The course comes complete with a starter kit so you can leap into your treatments as soon as you are qualified. With courses being run across the UK, there is no better time to invest in a skill that will last your whole career. Find out more on our Training Page or call 0845 022 22 33.

October 25, 2017 by Louisa Fryatt
Don't Make A Show Of Yourself

Don't Make A Show Of Yourself

This weekend is the latest beauty exhibition, but Flirties will not be there.

Once upon a time a visit to a show was a special affair. All the big brands would be there with unbeatable offers that you couldn't get at any other time. However, that is no longer the case.

The vast cost of attending a show for a supplier means that most brands cannot afford to offer discounts, certainly not ones that mean anything to the customer. Some use the show as a brand awareness exercise whilst others sell off cheap stock.

As the Flirties brand represents quality and value, we have decided to stay in our offices and make a great show offer that anyone can enjoy, not just those who have trekked to Manchester. Just enter "PROBMAN16" at the checkout during 20th and 21st October and we will pay the VAT when you book any of our starter kit/training options over £50.

Don't miss out, visit the shop today.

October 20, 2017 by Louisa Fryatt

PATCH TESTING

Browsing through the lash groups on Facebook I can guarantee there will be at least three posts a day about patch testing 
"who here patch tests?" 
"who patch tests on skin?" 
"I was never taught to patch test, should I?" 
"Patch testing - is it really worth it?" 

So rather than trying to think of different ways to answer the question so I don't get bored of repeating myself, I thought maybe a quick blog might be better....although it turned into not so quick a blog. 

Are you ready? .......
October 20, 2017 by Michelle Ryan