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Published Thursday Oct 01, 2020 by Denise Prichard

The Mindbody Consulting Program: How You Can Help the Studios and Locations You Love

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created a landscape where health and wellness are at the forefront of everyone’s minds now more than ever. While this critical time has negatively impacted the professional lives of many, there’s ample opportunity for fitness and health experts to continue to help connect the world to wellness.  

Maybe you’ve taken the downtime that’s been thrust upon you as a sign it’s time to start a new career in the wellness industry? Or perhaps you’re looking for ways to continue to expand your knowledge within your current consulting practice, we’ve got just what you’re (probably) looking for: 

The Mindbody Consulting Program   

Hear us out: The Mindbody Consulting Program is not just another run-of-the-mill session that will leave you asking for more. No. Instead, our consulting program provides every attendee specialized education on proven best practices based and connects you with a network of highly reputable consultants which has helped thousands of like-minded professionals and businesses succeed for over 10 years.   

Sound like you? Here are the benefits that come along with getting certified. 

What you’ll learn 

The Mindbody Consulting Program is a self-contained, self-guided comprehensive learning path with in-depth modules covering such important topics as: 
    •    How to analyze key performance indicators (KPIs) for businesses* 

    •    Solutions to common problems faced by wellness businesses 

    •    Effective strategies for growing revenue, retention, and attendance 

    •    How to put your training to use as a Mindbody Certified Business Consultant 


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How you’ll benefit 

Once you’ve completed the training, you’ll be eligible to apply for certification. Once certified, you’ll be able to enjoy perks and benefits like: 
    •    Getting listed on the Mindbody Partner Store 

    •    Monthly consultant meetups 

    •    Continuing education opportunities 

    •    Access to private discussion and resources in the Mindbody One Community 

    •    Opportunities to speak and consult within our live and virtual content channels 

    •    Discounts on Mindbody events 

During a time like this, fitness and health businesses need people like you to help their businesses succeed. As a Mindbody Consultant, you’ll use your talents where they’re needed most—and learn some key insights along the way.  

Ready to get started? 

(*Businesses must be using Mindbody software)

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.
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Published Thursday Oct 08, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Gratuity Guide: How to Tip a Hair Stylist (and Show You Care)


Tipping. While it can be a taboo topic that no one really wants to talk about publicly, the fact is, it’s a very important one that shouldn’t (and can’t) be avoided. This is all too true, especially now, when it comes to beauty services. Even before, “all of this” happened, there appeared to be some ambiguity about exactly how much to tip, when, what’s a respectable amount, and why. Now that we’ve tried our best at #homebeauty, it’s time to head back to the salons, spas, and other boutique beauty businesses (if you haven’t already). We’re here to guide you through gratuity in the new normal and why tipping a little extra to show your stylists and service providers you care during this tough time is the right thing to do.  

To make sure we get you all the right answers, we asked around about it (so you don’t have to). Turns out, our Instagram followers had a lot to say about how to tip your stylists and show them some extra love right now. 

Here’s what you think: 

You’ve already been tipping more 

79% of you said you’ve been tipping more for beauty services recently. We’re all so grateful for our stylists—with split ends, grown-out roots, out-of-control brows, and terrible home-cut bangs to prove it. And now that many of us can return to our salons and spas, we’re appreciating the ones who help us feel beautiful even more right now. 

But, how much more? 

We got a range of responses to this question. Some said they tip 5% more than they previously did, and many said 25%-35% total! Not only are these stylists actual artists, but they’re providing services we just can’t do ourselves. On top of that, many had to close their doors for several months, many were displaced as their salons shut down for good, and all of them are trying their best to get back to a sense of normalcy and do what they do best—help us look and feel beautiful. So, take this as a guide. Tip what you can but remember how much these wonderful people do for us.

New services are not top priority (yet) 

When it comes to trying new services, 69% of you gave it a big fat NO, while 31% remain intrigued. It makes sense that many would stick to their go-tos right now, as salons are just starting to reopen in some areas or may not be open yet at all.  

Depending on where you live and your overall health, you might be sticking with the bare minimum for now. But if your city has put in place safe reopening guidelines and measures, and you feel ready to head back out there, you can do so safely at a Mindbody salon. And you may be interested in trying out some new services right now as a way to show your local salons some extra support. If that’s you, browse beauty on the Mindbody app—and filter your categories to find out what’s out there.

Why retail therapy is important

Another way you can support your stylists right now? Shopping. It’s the safest way to show them some love without actually going in for a treatment. Many salons offer pre-payment on the Mindbody app and curbside pickup or a plethora of shipping methods, so you can keep contact to a minimum as much as possible. Plus, they have some pretty great stuff. If you need to invest in a good shampoo—especially because you haven’t gotten your hair done in months—so why not buy it from your stylist?  According to our poll, it’s a pretty even split. 55% of you haven’t bought any products yet, while the other 45% have been shopping away. If you’re part of that 55, consider checking out your salon’s product offerings (you might see something you like)

Anything else? 

Finally, we asked you all open-endedly how else you’re supporting your stylists right now. We got a lot of great answers. There was a lot of overlap, but we thought you might like to see some of the ones that stood out. So, if we didn’t cover it all so far, we’re about to—because you all are awesome and you did it for us. Here are some of the great ideas you had: 
    •    “Paying in advance!” 

    •    “Being more diligent about scheduling appointments versus letting my hair grow out” 

    •    “Referring friends!” 

    •    “Being flexible” (this is a good one—check out the 5 things your stylist wants you to know before you book) 

    •    “Scheduling my next cut before I leave!” 

    •    “Sharing their photos on Instagram and telling friends!” 


So, if you’re a stylist reading this, thank you. We all want to continue showing you support during this time and beyond. And if you’re a regular person like me who really needs her highlights done, just schedule the damn appointment already (if you feel comfortable) or buy some purple shampoo from your favorite salon.

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).