I help small start-ups, and seriously successful salon owners in the skin, beauty, hair and cosmetic industries by delivering smart and effective salon social media solutions.
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Crafting your salon brand VOICE to capture the perfect audience is what Instagram is about.
Yes, it’s about the visual content you create and share, but remember that CAPTIONs are also important!
Understanding the social media strategy is vital when it comes to refining an Instagram feed.
That is why keeping up with trends is important and making sure that you are communicating well.
Consistent communication between you and your clients will have huge rewards because they know what to expect from your salon.
Thus creating a LOYAL returning client!
It’s a trial-and-error situation because what works for one salon might not work for you!
Begin a CONVERSATION with your audience, find out what they want to see from the salon and work from there.
That being said, you must keep your online voice TRUE to your salon brand identity and don’t be scared to experiment with different ways of communicating with your audience!
When your clients think of your salon, what do you think their first thought would be?
Want your IG profile to reflect your brand/personality in just the right way? Here’s a quick how-to!e
Creating a voice for your salon brand may seem confusing at times, honestly, it’s just all about creating a RELATIONSHIP with your audience aka your potential clients.
Get RELATABLE: clients love a business that is easy to connect with whether it be in person or online. Post content that’s eye-catching and can easily resonate with your clients’ day-to-day experiences!
Build your COMMUNITY: starting off small and slow is okay, this is something that might take time. Creating an online community may seem like a small pay off, yet what you’re really creating is a LOYAL client base.
Be more than just a salon: Be a strong RESOURCE that clients can rely on for genuine info. At the end of the day, your Instagram profile IS your brand. Focus on creating HIGH-QUALITY content and stay active online and the pay off will be huge!
IMAGINE if your brand is a person, how would you describe its personality?
Let’s say these three are traits are your brand’s personality:
Now those traits are quite broad, let’s dissect each of it and define how these will help you communicate with your audience:
Authentic – Engaging, transparent, direct, trustworthy
Sophistication- formal, proper, glamorous, charming
Passionate – heartfelt, eager, committed, proactive
You may want to discuss this with a team and get an outside opinion. Huddle and try narrowing it down to the top three for a consistent personality for your brand.
The brand guide chart will help you “visually” assess your brand voice and consistently implement it.
All you have to do is create four columns with your brand traits listed and the description, dos and don’ts for each.
|We are confident in who we are and we don’t try to be something we are not.
|Divulge your practices (flaws and all)
Share why you started your business, which helped it grow.
Be honest and own up to your mistakes.
Use marketing jargons
Promise things your brand can’t live up to
|Our brand is refined, lavish,
|Language should radiate intelligence
Keep captions brief
Obscure references to trends and jokes
|We stand by our beliefs and we do our best to embody it.
|“Hype up” your audience to achieve a specific goal.
Use strong verbs
|Use passive voice
Respond with a neutral tone
SHARE with your marketing team and salon staff the brand voice guide you made. This way they will know how to properly use and execute your brand personality.
It’s important to embody the personality of your brand all over the internet and in real life!
If you are going to hire a copywriter for promos, adverts, and web design, you can just share your brand voice guide to make things easier!
You can meet up and discuss how you can REWRITE or RETELL something that you have already posted using the guidelines.
Make your content reflective of your brand!
You and your team can practice and write an effective copy using your brand voice that will be remembered by your audience/clients.
After you have established your brand voice, it is time to use it to tell a STORY that your audience will connect with and like!
Use ‘signature’ words. Words that you would often use like an adjective or expressions that would reflect your brand’s personality.
Establishing your salon’s brand voice is important to get your message across to your target audience.
Moreover, if you are still unsure about how to build your brand voice, I am here to help you!
I am not only equipped to help you manage your salon social media but I am also savvy in recreating and redefining salon branding.
Let’s work together in making your salon social media success! Check the services I offer here.