Hi!  I'm Tara from Salon Skipper - salon owner, mother of 2 beautiful boys, a passionate salon/spa coach with big dreams to help others succeed and avoid the pitfalls of building their business.

I definitely didn't start out with knowing it all.  I began my career in the beauty business at the young age of 18 as an apprentice then stylist and quickly determined that colour was my gig.  As a Sebastien, Wella and Aveda educator, I travelled and immersed myself in learning the skills and science of the trade. Later, as a salon manager, director of a cosmetology school and board member for our local Beauty Association I became just as interested in the business of beauty. I took tons of salon and spa management and business administration courses and followed my dreams of becoming a business coach, which also led me to owning my own salon.


I've been an assistant, a colourist, a manager, a coach, a product representative, educator and a salon owner.  What I can tell you is I'm passionate about sharing what I know and helping others to attain success.  Instead of taking years of trial and error to find out how to do this, I'm offering you the opportunity to make a small one time investment and learn from me!

Salon Skipper is a web-based salon and spa coaching platform that provides educational videos, business strategy, marketing tools and documents to support you in running a successful beauty biz. 

All available for you to use at your convenience 24 / 7 - to learn and implement our systems on your own time and at your own pace.​  Grab a coffee, sit down with me (virtually) and discover how simple it really is.  I know all you need is for it to be presented in an easy-to-follow format (which this is).

Who needs this? Salon Skipper is beneficial to everyone in the beauty industry, not just hair salon and spa owners. I have spent years validating these systems that are now available for you to learn in an easy to digest format. You will get access to useful information such as industry statistics and benchmarks that will help you make wise business decisions.

Learn how to budget, attract and retain (the right type of) clients, make a lasting first impression, deliver World Class customer service, lead your team, create an encouraging business culture, market with purpose, sell authentically and keep your customers engaged with your business.

You will get tools for growing your business including templates for goal tracking, budgeting and cash flow and planning your marketing and promotions. You'll also find a number of templates designed to assist you in managing your team and business, including a secret shopper survey, written warning/notice of termination, interview and reference check questions, a customized Team Polices and Procedures manual and team review templates.

Our training videos and business management tools will help you better understand yourself, your staff and your market. You will be able to position yourself as a industry leader and resource to your customers.


Learn everything you need to know about running your business profitably!

Now is the time to show up, be accountable to your business (and team), get committed and do this.

Cheers to Good Business,


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