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In this guide, I am sharing powerful strategies that I used to create extraordinary growth and success in my salon.

I have been married to my Prince Charming (Mr. Drive me crazy also, lol) of 28 years, a mom of two Beautiful Daughters, and a salon owner of over 30 years.

1994 was a busy year!! ​I can remember being a little girl playing with my dolls as I cut their hair off and used nail polish for make up on them, knowing one day I would do hair. As years went by the desire to be a Hair Stylist was a definite and then I realize I wanted to own my own salon as well. I wanted to create my Dream Salon where guest would receive and extraordinary experience every time they visited my salon. I always knew deep in my soul that God created me for this to touch people’s lives not only on the outward appearance but also on the inside of someone’s heart.​Friends I am telling you when I opened my salon I had absolutely no idea what in the world I was doing. God may have given me a dream but he didn’t hand over the book of all the answers. However, through research, dedication, commitment, trial, blood, sweat, tears and many learning experiences I grew my dream into a 7-figure salon, #1 salon in my area, featured in many articles for my leadership, published in the Beauty Within You book, along with many other top leaders in our industry, and also one of the Top 200 Fastest Growing Salon in North America.

During the first 17 years of owning my salon, I was also a platform color artist, where I traveled from coast to coast teaching color techniques to stylists -- and teaching them to get out of their comfort zone. I have mentored many stylists and salon owners on how to build their business, step out of the traditional hair industry mindset, get them to remember why they got into this business in the first place, and help them create the life and salon they dream of.

Throughout my career, one of my favorite things to do has always been to share my experience. I have always felt if I can help one person through the trials and errors I have experienced, then they have all been worth it. I truly believe when God blesses us, we need to turn around and bless others -- and that is why Next Level Salon Success was created.

Do you feel like your business is not quite where you had hoped it would be by now? Do you feel like there is more out there, but just not sure how to get your business there? Perhaps you already have a successful salon or spa and want to take it to the next level... Are you interested in becoming a suite owner?

If you want to see big things happen in your business this year, then let's talk. I will come right alongside you and help you create a gameplan that is designed for you and your salon, so that you will be able to reach your goals, create a next-level brand for your salon (hint: that's not just your logo), and give you strategies to stand out from everyone else in the industry.

Let's take your business to what you have always dreamed it could be.

I believe in you! You have what it takes!

Hugs, Karen Hardee

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Finding Harmony: Achieving Success in Your Business Without the Overwhelm

November 15, 20233 min read

Imagine standing at the peak of a mountain, the air crisp and invigorating, the view breathtaking. This is the pinnacle of success, but the journey here wasn't a frantic climb; it was a steady, mindful ascent.

I remember a time when my days were a blur of appointments, my mind a whirlwind of tasks. Success felt like a distant, hazy peak. But then, I discovered the secret to reaching the summit without the weight of stress: balance.

In the beauty industry, where passion drives us and creativity fuels our days, finding that balance between soaring success and serene living is not just desirable, it's essential.

Let me share with you how redefining success, setting realistic expectations, prioritizing well-being, and embracing support can transform your journey from overwhelming to fulfilling.

salon owner taking notes

Redefining Success

Success is not a one-size-fits-all concept. It's a tapestry woven from your own dreams, values, and aspirations. For me, success meant creating a thriving salon that didn't just offer beauty services but also nurtured connections and community. It was about aligning my business goals with my personal values of creativity, empowerment, and balance.

Your definition of success might be different. Maybe it's about reaching a certain financial milestone, expanding your services, or simply finding joy in your work every day. Whatever it is, let it be a reflection of you, not a shadow of someone else's achievements.

Setting Realistic Expectations

The beauty industry, much like fashion, often paints a picture of glamour and effortless success. But behind the scenes, it's hard work, late nights, and sometimes, unrealistic expectations. Setting goals that are high but attainable is like choosing the right pair of shoes for a long walk – they should be ambitious enough to get you moving, but comfortable enough to sustain you on your journey.

Celebrate the small victories. Did you receive a heartfelt thank you from a client? Or perhaps you mastered a new technique? These moments are the stepping stones to greater achievements. They are the reminders that success is not just about the destination; it's about the journey.

Prioritizing Self-Care and Well-being

In the whirlwind of running a business, self-care often takes a backseat. But remember, a well-rested, healthy entrepreneur is a powerful force. Integrating self-care into your routine is like giving water to a wilting plant – it brings back vitality and growth.

For me, self-care means starting my day with meditation, setting aside time for family, and pursuing hobbies outside the salon. It could be as simple as a quiet cup of coffee before the day begins or a weekly yoga class. Find what replenishes you and make it a non-negotiable part of your schedule.

Delegating and Seeking Support

No one climbs a mountain alone. Delegating tasks and seeking support is not a sign of weakness; it's a strategy of the wise. In my journey, learning to trust my team with responsibilities was a game-changer. It allowed me to focus on what I do best and gave others the chance to shine.

Seeking support can also mean joining a community of like-minded professionals, hiring a business coach, or even turning to family and friends for advice. Remember, every successful entrepreneur has a chorus of supporters behind them.


Creating success in your business without the overwhelm of stress is about walking a path that's uniquely yours. It's about setting goals that resonate with your heart, taking care of your well-being, and embracing the support around you. As you continue on your journey, remember that success is not just about what you achieve, but also about how you achieve it. Let your path be one of joy, balance, and fulfillment.

If you need assistance on this incredible journey, don't hesitate to reach out. You can book a free call with me here to discuss your business and how to achieve your goals! We're in this venture together, carving paths of prosperity in our lives and our businesses.

"True success is finding the harmony between ambition and peace, where every step forward is a dance with well-being."

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I help Salon/Suite Owners & Beauty Pros to take their business to 7+ Figures beyond and empower them to breakthrough limiting beliefs, overcome challenges, take bold action toward achieving the success you deserve and open the door to creating generational wealth and a lasting legacy of financial abundance for their loved ones.

Karen Hardee

I help Salon/Suite Owners & Beauty Pros to take their business to 7+ Figures beyond and empower them to breakthrough limiting beliefs, overcome challenges, take bold action toward achieving the success you deserve and open the door to creating generational wealth and a lasting legacy of financial abundance for their loved ones.

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Finding Harmony: Achieving Success in Your Business Without the Overwhelm

November 15, 20233 min read

Imagine standing at the peak of a mountain, the air crisp and invigorating, the view breathtaking. This is the pinnacle of success, but the journey here wasn't a frantic climb; it was a steady, mindful ascent.

I remember a time when my days were a blur of appointments, my mind a whirlwind of tasks. Success felt like a distant, hazy peak. But then, I discovered the secret to reaching the summit without the weight of stress: balance.

In the beauty industry, where passion drives us and creativity fuels our days, finding that balance between soaring success and serene living is not just desirable, it's essential.

Let me share with you how redefining success, setting realistic expectations, prioritizing well-being, and embracing support can transform your journey from overwhelming to fulfilling.

salon owner taking notes

Redefining Success

Success is not a one-size-fits-all concept. It's a tapestry woven from your own dreams, values, and aspirations. For me, success meant creating a thriving salon that didn't just offer beauty services but also nurtured connections and community. It was about aligning my business goals with my personal values of creativity, empowerment, and balance.

Your definition of success might be different. Maybe it's about reaching a certain financial milestone, expanding your services, or simply finding joy in your work every day. Whatever it is, let it be a reflection of you, not a shadow of someone else's achievements.

Setting Realistic Expectations

The beauty industry, much like fashion, often paints a picture of glamour and effortless success. But behind the scenes, it's hard work, late nights, and sometimes, unrealistic expectations. Setting goals that are high but attainable is like choosing the right pair of shoes for a long walk – they should be ambitious enough to get you moving, but comfortable enough to sustain you on your journey.

Celebrate the small victories. Did you receive a heartfelt thank you from a client? Or perhaps you mastered a new technique? These moments are the stepping stones to greater achievements. They are the reminders that success is not just about the destination; it's about the journey.

Prioritizing Self-Care and Well-being

In the whirlwind of running a business, self-care often takes a backseat. But remember, a well-rested, healthy entrepreneur is a powerful force. Integrating self-care into your routine is like giving water to a wilting plant – it brings back vitality and growth.

For me, self-care means starting my day with meditation, setting aside time for family, and pursuing hobbies outside the salon. It could be as simple as a quiet cup of coffee before the day begins or a weekly yoga class. Find what replenishes you and make it a non-negotiable part of your schedule.

Delegating and Seeking Support

No one climbs a mountain alone. Delegating tasks and seeking support is not a sign of weakness; it's a strategy of the wise. In my journey, learning to trust my team with responsibilities was a game-changer. It allowed me to focus on what I do best and gave others the chance to shine.

Seeking support can also mean joining a community of like-minded professionals, hiring a business coach, or even turning to family and friends for advice. Remember, every successful entrepreneur has a chorus of supporters behind them.


Creating success in your business without the overwhelm of stress is about walking a path that's uniquely yours. It's about setting goals that resonate with your heart, taking care of your well-being, and embracing the support around you. As you continue on your journey, remember that success is not just about what you achieve, but also about how you achieve it. Let your path be one of joy, balance, and fulfillment.

If you need assistance on this incredible journey, don't hesitate to reach out. You can book a free call with me here to discuss your business and how to achieve your goals! We're in this venture together, carving paths of prosperity in our lives and our businesses.

"True success is finding the harmony between ambition and peace, where every step forward is a dance with well-being."

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salon coachholidaysalon strategyStaffing and operationsCustomer experienceMarketing and promotionIrresistible offersSuccess strategiesBeauty industrySalon ownersOverwhelm
I help Salon/Suite Owners & Beauty Pros to take their business to 7+ Figures beyond and empower them to breakthrough limiting beliefs, overcome challenges, take bold action toward achieving the success you deserve and open the door to creating generational wealth and a lasting legacy of financial abundance for their loved ones.

Karen Hardee

I help Salon/Suite Owners & Beauty Pros to take their business to 7+ Figures beyond and empower them to breakthrough limiting beliefs, overcome challenges, take bold action toward achieving the success you deserve and open the door to creating generational wealth and a lasting legacy of financial abundance for their loved ones.

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