Signing on with Salon Gurus

We welcome any inquiries about the steps needed to become a “Salon Guru.” Salon Gurus is a web-based educational platform utilizing the best security features possible. Our web host and secure server is located in Fort Myers, near our office, and has an excellent track record over the three years we have been with them – never down…always working.

Step 1 Sign a mutual Confidentiality Agreement – This is a simple agreement that says “we will not talk about the details of your business and you will not share the details of ours.” Good fences make good neighbors and we feel it’s best to set boundaries in writing when conducting business.

Step 2 Discuss the details and set expectations – This is a frank conversation where we share what we can provide for you: basically we will host your content, provide order fulfillment and website technical support. We will market you on social media and help you market yourself. We will write press releases featuring your launch and help you all we can. All your questions will be answered before moving to the next step…including what we charge for these services.

Step 3 Sign a Contract for Services – We have a pretty straightforward Contract for Service we will send you. We recommend you submit it for review with your legal beagle before signing. Feel free to ask about any unclear items—with no hesitation.

That’s it—easy as 1-2-3 to get started…

…but then the work begins!


Salon Gurus is focused on providing various levels of training to licensed beauty professionals. Our courses are offered online in a format that is affordable and easily accessible.

Our programs are written by industry leaders with hands-on experience in many fields, including nail care, salon management, skin care, and many other specialties. If you have a specific course you need written, we can find the expert to help you.

Our Founders

Karen Hodges

NT 1998, LE 2000, ANT BS, Bus Admin MBA Finance (incomp) Freelance writer for various beauty industry publications since 2001 Contributing Editor, Milady Standard Nail Technology, current edition Salon-owner, Nail Competitor and Judge, Educator Author/Co-Founder, Salon Gurus, LLC Trainer/Consultant/Trusty Sidekick

Janet McCormick

NT 1980, LE 1994, CIDESCO 2001 BS, Adult Learning MS, Allied Health Management Author, over 400 articles Author, Manicuring for Salons and Spas and Manicure and Pedicure Chapters, Milady Standard Nail Technology, current edition Experienced Salon-owner, Spa Director, Educator Author/Owner, Salon Gurus, LLC Trainer/Consultant/Mentor to many

Links & Resources

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NASNPRO – National Aesthetic Spa Network

Networking and education for the salon and spa industry

Associated Nail Professionals

Membership benefits include webinars, free website and insurance designed for Nail Techs – Nailcare Academy special discount of $20 off your annual membership fee: use Vendor Code 1105166

Associated Skin Care Professionals

Membership benefits designed for Estheticians and dual-licensed Nail Techs (Originators of the ANP program, above.) Nailcare Academy special discount of $20 off your annual membership fee: use Vendor Code 1105166


Restorative skin and foot care

ProFiles BackStage Pass

Amazing skills training…and “Bling Boxes”

CJs Centre for Beauty

Salon safety and infection control products, foot care products, skin care lotions, creams and treatments and more.