Salon owner Caroline Sanderson (pictured) has scooped the world first of being the only accredited mindful salon in the world, after her team undertook training from the first CPD Certified Mindfulness Course for salons and other small businesses.
Caroline is the multi-award-winning owner of Ego Hair Design in Inverness and 5-star accredited salon coaching academy Salon Jedi.
She credits mindfulness with helping to bring her business back from the brink of closure during the 2009 recession, when not only did she claw her way back from bankruptcy, but become a thriving, multi-award-winning business which scooped Salon of the Year 1 at the British Hairdressing Business Awards and Most Wanted Business Thinker (for the third time) in 2021.
This year alone, she is shortlisted for 4 British Hairdressing Business Awards, 4 British Hairdressing Awards and 4 Hair and Beauty Awards.
Every team member took the mindfulness course, called The M.I.N.D.F.U.L Salon Source Code, which covers being more mindful within the work environment, mindset exercises, how to be mindful as a team, what to focus on and why limiting beliefs cause disempowering behaviours and how to shift this.
“I have been practising and teaching mindfulness since 2011 and can directly credit this technique with the incredible success my salon has experienced – can you imagine, a small salon in the Highlands of Scotland being named the best salon in the UK?!
“It’s because my team is calm, focused and confident thanks to their training.
“There has never been a time that mindfulness is more needed.
“During lockdown I created a free, 5-day Magic Mind Challenge which over 500 people, including children, joined in to do – it’s 5 days of what I call my magic mind tools to help with mindset.
“It’s free and easy to find on Facebook, and suitable for anyone, from individuals to businesses and teams.”
Caroline also fulfilled another ambition over lockdown – she wrote a business book that became a #7 times Amazon bestseller; her second book, Mindset, Magic and Miracles is available for preorder and publishes soon.
It covers mindfulness, human behaviour and mastering your emotions.
Caroline is also trained in NLP and ho’oponopono.