The Best Summer Add-On Services for Salons


Everyone’s looking for a way to stand out in the multitude of weddings, brunches, and festivals that will forever live on in countless Instagram photos, but how?

With summer only a heat wave away, be resourceful and offer add-on services that your clients won’t hesitate to try during the muggy months. These are the treatments that take “good hair” to “great hair.”

Whether stylists sell add-ons built into the price or suggest the upsells during the appointment, they’re a fast and easy way to boost the salon’s bottom line and add a special touch to a client’s appointment without adding too much time.

Try each service on yourself and another stylist before offering to your clients. Introduce the service as a special promotion, then incorporate it into your daily service routine once it gains popularity among stylists and customers.

Whether clients need moisture, shine, or just a gray touch up, improve their hair all season long with our recommendations. We picked these because they won’t require any extra space in your salon (saving some initial setup time) and align with products available at Art of Business.

Mask after Lightening Services

A hair mask will close the cuticle and add vibrancy and shine to the final look. The slip provided by the hair mask will also give your round brush some serious sliding power for the blowout.

Suggest the add-on service during the client consultation if a client has processed, lightened, or dry hair. We recommend Unite’s 7SECONDS Masque or the Davines’ Minu Mask.

Pamper clients by wrapping hair in a hot towel, processing for 10-15 minutes, and watching the products work their magic.

Hairline Retouch

Offer a quick retouch of gray hair around the perimeter of the hair and a few inches at the part line. It’s faster and less expensive than a full retouch!

Glossing for Summer

Enhance color services with a glossing treatment. Explain to your client that this treatment will soften summer damage and inject shine and softness. Glossing is a good add-on treatment for those not looking for hair color, too! It simply enhances their natural hue and isn’t as permanent or harsh as a color service.

For supplementing color and adding shine without ammonia or peroxide, Davines Finest Pigments semi-permanent hair color comes in 14 shades to tone highlights or refresh color at the backbar. Alternatively, we recommend Evo Fabuloso Intensifying Conditioners for retailing to do the trick. Fabuloso comes in seven shades and revives, intensifies, and tones color while enhancing condition and shine.

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