Salon Coach Certification – First in the World!

SoulSalt Inc. is proud to announce our part in giving birth to the first Salon Coach Certification program recognized by the International Coach Federation. That is right! This is the first I.C.F. accredited program in the world.

We have been working with salons since 1998. Most recently our work has been to meld coaching programs within compatible salon cultures. Our results  have been phenomenal as you can see:


We are proud to be a part of a profession that can deliver customized programs which produce real outcomes in real time for creative, busy and visionary salon leaders.

More about Coaching

Coaching is not new, it is not a fad. In fact coaching sprouted up from the broad range of philosophies and practices that date as far back as Aristotle, Socrates and Buddha.

The taxonomy of coaching blends an array of ancient wisdom and practices with modern science and advancement in the arts of communication and education.

The coaching industry has grown enormously over the past ten years. The evolving dynamics of coaching are proving it to be a ubiquous as training.

If you are interested in being a salon coach, please reach out –

If you are interested in crafting a coaching culture within your spa, salon, school, business, etc. we have a proven track record and would love to discover what we can do in partnership with you.
An independent R.O.I. study showed that the Paul Mitchell The School system accrued a 42% increase in the number of trainings that were booked, a 100% retention factor affording the company a savings of $57,381.00 during the 2006 to 2007- the year spent with Lyn Christian coaching the management staff.



First we’d like to thank Meche’ Ortega for her expertise and experience in building the salon certification track that currently exists at U.C.U. mentioned above.

Next, we’d love to congratulate Progressions Salon, Spa and Store in Rockville, Maryland. We have been working with Cindy Feldman and team for several years and want to acknowledge how well they have implemented a coaching culture using our curriculum as well as our coaching. Kudos for being in the Salon Today top 200 salons!

Also, if you don’t think that coaching is a huge part of top salon’s business success, think again. While we had our noses to the coaching grindstone, Salon Today did a feature article. We’ll be sure to let them know they missed a huge hat tip our way. However, take a look at what is happening out here. We’ll pit our R.O.I. (return on investment) against any coach engagement out there.


Coaching the Creative: Young Entrepreneurs

Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus said: “All human beings are entrepreneurs. When we were in the caves, we were all self-employed…finding our food, feeding ourselves. That’s where human history began.”

I agree with Yunus that you and I were born entrepreneurs.  However, this doesn’t mean that I believe everyone should start their own businesses. The personal fortitude it takes to ride the emotional roller coaster; to gamble and betting on yourself that you will beat the odds, and the constant “on-button” that come with starting a company is not encoded into every individual.

We all need to cultivate what our cave-dwelling ancestors had: inventing the way we live our lives.
Only a select group need create and found their work upon the baseline of self-employment.
And so it is with this young entrepreneur that I champion for being a co-owner of a salon at age 24.
Megan Draper started her hair and beauty career before she could drive. As an apprentice she pulled herself up with innovation and hours and hours of learning blended with labor.

Today her Salon, Butterfly Jac is proud to announce they are enjoying their second year as a nominee in Elle Magazine’s top 100 Salons in the Nation. Enjoy this conversation with Megan and learn some of the mindset and work ethics of one of Salt Lake City’s up and coming entrepreneurs.