Raleigh, NC, May 25, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- FirstChair.com, a website devoted exclusively to new salon and spa professionals, has asked Joelle Ray of Samuel Cole Salon and Salon Moxie, both in North Raleigh, to contribute to two expert-advice articles for the site’s readers.
According to Ray, who co-owns the salons with husband Jack Ray, one article addresses the interview process for a new stylist who is trying to find the best salon “fit” for his or her talents and interests. Among other “Interview Guidelines,” Ray offers: “The best interview should be a process. It is hard to sum up a salon from just one meeting. Ask to come in to observe the salon when clients and stylists are present so that you can evaluate the "feel" or culture of the salon. Remember: An interview isn't just something you sit through. You need to participate. Prepare and ask good questions."
The second article is a “Do’s & Don’ts” list for first-year stylists, offering such gems of wisdom and experience as “Do: Be a sponge. Observe then emulate successful stylists’ good habits. Pay particular attention to the “superstars” in the salon then do what they do,” and “Don’t: Get discouraged about re-dos. If clients call back to ask for modifications it means they feel comfortable enough to contact you for a ‘fix.’ It’s normal for this to happen early in your career. Thank them for giving you the opportunity to make them happy.”
FirstChair.com and its companion annual FirstChair Yearbook and Success Guide are produced by Modern Salon Media, a leading publisher of magazines and websites serving the professional salon and spa industry. Sister publications are Modern Salon, Salon Today, Process and Renew magazines.
Samuel Cole Salon, located at 240 Newton Road, was named Citysearch's Best of the Triangle 2006 “Salon of the Year” and 2006 “Top Ten Color Salon,” and received Metro magazine “Metro Bravo” award for Best Salon in the Triangle in 2006. Recently, the salon received First Runner Up status in Salon Today magazine’s “Salons of the Year” decor competition, placing it second only to the grand-prize winner, Frederic Fekkai’s new salon in New York City’s trendy meat-packing district.
Salon Moxie recently opened in Raleigh’s North Ridge Shopping Center as a moderately priced alternative to its more high-end sister salon. It also serves as a “Fresh Talent” salon where new stylists hone their craft under the Rays’ mentoring and consistent educational opportunities.
For more information on Samuel Cole Salon, visit http://www.samuelcole.com. For more information on Salon Moxie, visit http://www.salon-moxie.com