Everything listed under: business

  • 2014 Austin Business Award Winners!

    Congratulations to our wonderful salon teams for winning our Second Austin Business Award! "The Austin Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce our winners and celebrate all that is great about doing business in Austin," said Phyllis Snodgrass, Chief Operating Officer, Austin Chamber of Commerce. "We're proud to honor the many great businesses that make Austin such a tremendous place to work and live." The Austin Chamber of Commerce presented Maximum FX as the winner of the small business Cook...

  • MFX Perks

    Team MFX's goal everyday is to be your "daymaker"; we believe in always going above and beyond our client's expectations.  Knowing our philosophy revolves around our clients, its easy to understand why we have several programs dedicated to rewarding our clients for their patronage to our salon. Aveda Pure Privilege -- This program allows you to earn points when you purchase Aveda products that can later be traded in for merchandise or prizes.

  • Now Hiring - Salon Director

    JOB TITLE: Salon Director Direct Report: Salon Owner Location:  Escarpment Village, Circle C Ranch 9600 Escarpment Blvd. Ste. 920H, Austin, Texas 78749 Characteristics: This person embodies the salon brand and mission at its highest level and is looked upon as the example and model of the salon's own identity.

  • Aveda Mall Store Vs. Aveda Salons: 3 Reasons Why It Matters Where You Shop For Aveda Products

     OR  We can't tell you how may times we hear clients say the following, "I've been using those products you suggested the last time I was in the salon.  I bought all of the products you recommended at the Aveda store in the mall!"   We understand that from your perspective, it seems like it's all the same. Right?

  • Lend A Helping Hand: Pink Ribbon Hand Relief Supports Breast Cancer Research

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Aveda is donating to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Aveda cares about those affected by breast cancer, so we donate $4 from the sale of each special-edition Pink Ribbon Hand Relief™ product, up to a maximum of $270,000, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® to support cruelty-free research. The foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1993 by Evelyn H.

  • Avoid Sticker Shock - Hair Color Pricing: Problems and Solutions

    Would you authorize an auto mechanic to work on your car before you knew the cost of repair? How about when you visit the dentist? Would you just let them numb you up without first finding out the cost and treatment you are about to receive?

  • Maximum FX Wins Customer Service Award - Greater Austin Business Awards

    Last Thursday, we had the honor of attending the 2012 Greater Austin Business Awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin.  What a fun evening!  It was especially great to be surrounded by amazing business leaders and respected companies doing business in the Austin community.

  • Where should I park when I visit Maximum FX on South Congress?

    There are plenty of places to park your car at our South Congress location. Parking on the street out front of the salon is limited to 1 hour. For longer appointments, we also have a parking lot behind the salon.

  • MFX: It's More Than Just Salon and Spa Services

    Maximum FX is a values-based company where we use ten core values and one single purpose to help guide us in all that we do as a brand both internally and externally. At our last team meeting, we asked a few team members to describe their favorite value and what it means to them. Here's what they had to say: "Relationships: Strong relationships amongst team members and  strong relationships with our clients builds trust and loyalty.

  • Community Days benefitting SafePlace: July 18th, 2012

    The team at Maximum FX is happy to announce our first "Community Day". On July 18th,2012 we are donating up to 20% of our sales at BOTH South Congress and Circle C Ranch salons. You can help by scheduling an appointment for Hair or Spa services, or by purchasing any retail products.

  • Salon Relaxation - It Really Is Okay To Give Us The Silent Treatment

    We're giving you the green light. Whether you had a craptacular day or just need a little peace, it's okay, we understand.  Don't feel like talking?

  • A Unique Point Of Difference - Our Salon Salary Compensation

    ]So often we are asked, “Will my stylist get commission for that?”  The answer is no. No they won’t.   You're probably thinking, "How can this be?

  • Why we can't always squeeze you in at the last minute.

    We all know the drill. It's Thursday night and you've just remembered your Great Aunt Lucy's neighbor's third cousin is getting married Saturday! You meant to book an appointment but then life got in the way and you totally forgot.

  • Will Someone Tell Me How Fabulous I Look In These Jeans?

    Clients are always asking me how I manage to be “on” every day at work, even when I’m feeling blah and despondent. This may get a bit touchy feely (so not my personality) but bear with me. So if I need to get out of a funk I give specific, genuine compliments.

  • 6 Qualities Of The Best Hair Salons In Austin

    As most of you know, I’m all about teaching. I love learning, giving, and sharing knowledge in all its forms. Exchanging ideas, networking with successful individuals, and helping others has always been a passion of mine.

  • What's the difference between an Aveda Salon and an Aveda Institute?

    Before I begin, this article is in no way intended to discredit or paint a negative picture of Aveda Institutes. The purpose of this article is to help educate and inform the biggest differences between an Aveda salon and an Aveda Institute. It's no secret that Austin now has an Aveda Institute, yet many people are still confused about what it is and how it's different from an Aveda salon or spa.

  • Headmapping™: Helping salons and clients care for the environment

    Hair Color Expert Erica Colon applies hair color using the Headmapping technique With the increasing evidence of environmental damage shown by higher temperatures, a depleting o-zone layer and the disappearance of certain plants and animals, it is more urgent than ever for businesses to take steps to protect the environment in order to preserve it. Headmapping™ is the salon and beauty industry's solution to conserving color waste as it allows salons, like Maximum FX, to reduce waste and make a c...

  • Is it okay to bring pictures with me to the salon?

    By: Erinn Cain, Color Specialist, South Congress location Wanting a change but you don’t know where to start? Coming prepared to your appointment when wanting a change always helps. Before visiting the salon, browse web and/or magazines and select pictures that you like and don’t like.

  • 3 Reasons Why It's Okay To "Cheat" On Your Stylist Or Colorist

    By Courtney Ellington, Aveda Mentor How about a taboo topic to start off the week? Before the hate mail begins to flow, allow me to clarify one thing. Yes, this blog is about trying other team members and why it is okay.

  • What about me? We love you too.

    Every now and again, we have clients that seem to be really upset when they find out that a new client has just visited the salon and used a promotional discount or offer of some sort.   Their comments usually go something like this, "What about me?  I'm a loyal customer.

  • Wanna save some money?

    By Erica Colon, Director Of Color Education We just had our monthly team meetings at both salons this week and one of the topics we covered was ways our clients can save money.  As we began to list off all of our promotions, memberships, apps, etc., we quickly realized that one could get confused easily.   So, we did the work for you and put together this quick and easy list of all the ways you can save money when you visit Maximum FX.

  • Grab Our Phone Stamp Card and Earn Rewards!

    Good news! - We now offer a Rewardy stamp card that you can download to your phone. This way you carry your card with you all the time, unlike paper stamp card that are often lost or forgotten at home.

  • 3 Questions You Shouldn't Be Afraid To Ask Your Colorist

    By Erica Colon, Director Of Color Education 1. How much maintenance does this color require? If you can not commit to coming into the salon every four to six weeks, explain this to your colorist.

  • What to expect when you're expecting a Maximum FX haircut.

    Team is the name of the game here at Maximum FX. Here you are served by an entire team which allows us to give each and every guest what we call "an elevated salon experience". As you walk in the front doors of Maximum FX salon, you are greeted with a smile and checked-in by a Guest Care team member.

  • Tribal Leadership

    Is your organization achieving its full potential, or are dysfunctions on your teams blocking success? What is the cost when your organization is not performing at its peak? At Maximum FX, we are a values-based company.

  • MFX Partners with Dress For Success

                This year Maximum FX ,in partnership with Dress for Success, will be hosting the first annual Bra-lapalooza Bra drive to provide new bra undergarments to individuals participating in the Dress for Success program. Dress for Success is a program for women who are often from an abusive or unfortunate home situation that would otherwise not have the resources to start a new career. While participating in Dress for Success these women receive assistance in a...

  • Support breast cancer research with your purchase!

    Pink Ribbon Hand Relief. Photo: zucci.com.au It’s that time of year again: Breast Cancer Awareness month! This year marks twenty-five years of celebrating those who have triumphed over breast cancer, educating and empowering women to help protect themselves with early detection and advocating for a cure.

  • Great customer service from Rudy's BBQ - Capital Of Texas HWY

    We recently hosted a baby shower for one of our colorists at our South Congress location.  She loves all things country, so when we were trying to decide what food to serve, someone suggested Rudy's BBQ! I called the restaurant to place my order and was told that on the day of pickup to use the phone located outside in the front of the restaurant to let them know that I was there to pickup my order.

  • Energy Conservation - Together We Can Make A Difference

    Almost all of you are aware that we are living through one of the hottest summers in recent memory, especially in Texas.   As an Aveda Environmenal Lifestyle Salon and Spa organization, we pride ourselves on the practice of being an environmentally conscious company.   From the products that we use, to the ways that we conserve and protect environmental resources, we try to provide a living model for others to follow.  As you can appreciate, the high temperatures have me...

  • Cruelty-Free. Now that's beautiful.

    AVEDA'S ANIMAL TESTING PROMISE In order to be Beauty, it also needs to be Good. Beauty is the result, but also the process followed in pursuing that result. -Dominique Conseil, PresidentOur stance on animal welfare is one of Aveda's founding principles: We do not conduct animal testing, and do not ask others to do so on our behalf, except if required by law.

  • The Experience

    I have a friend and fellow entrepreneur that once told me when it comes to going to a salon, it’s important that the stylist get the cut and/or color right every time. Because if you don’t get that part down, then it all stops there. You can forget about everything else.

  • Blue Box Events Moving To South Congress

    To learn more about Blue Box Events visit www.blueboxevents.com We are excited to learn that we will have a new neighbor at Maximum FX! Blue Box Events, owned by Ruthie Evans Broughton will be moving into the space next door to our South Congress location. "One of the most difficult parts of event planning is finding a vision for what your day should look like.

  • Tess visits Aveda Institute Corpus Christi

    MFX's very own Tess Rodriguez visits the Aveda Institute Corpus Christi to teach a class on waxing. Tess just returned from a trip down to South Texas and the Aveda Institute Corpus Christi. As part of our ongoing commitment to education, Tess attended a makeup class that was hosted by the Aveda Institute. While she was there, a few of the educators asked if she would be willing to teach a class on waxing to their esthetician students.

  • Aveda Pure Privilege Double Points This Weekend

    May 6-8 (this Friday-Sunday) is DOUBLE POINTS for those of you that use Pure Privilege Cards. This is your chance to rack up on your reward points. DON'T HAVE A CARD?

  • iPads are here!

    Booking appointments has never been so easy! In the photo: Leigh and Javier You come to MFX for a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. You love that scalp, neck, hand and shoulder massage, along with that heavenly stress relieving treatment in the shampoo area.

  • Walter Claudio talks about Headmapping™

    Walter Claudio, creator and founder of Headmapping™ Photo: www.headmapping.com Headmapping™ has helped participating salons reduce waste and increase business revenues. Consumers should choose Headmapping™ not only because it allows more coloring and pricing options, but it also helps to protect the environment. The system is also the smart solution for business owners because it saves resources, both environmentally and economically.

  • Acknowledge. Reward. Appreciate.

    What are you doing to show your appreciation for your team, department, or entire company? Let us show you how we can help! Download our brochure Click Here or contact Tess at tess@maximumfx.com to learn more.

  • BP Oil Spill Cleanup - Donate Hair

    Who would have thought that salons would be the ones to "save the day"?    Beginning today, Maximum FX Salons Spas will be aiding the cleanup effort in the Gulf Of Mexico by donating hair from haircuts and used nylons to the Matter Of Trust organization.   Matter Of Trust is a non-profit company that is organizing efforts to create hair booms and hair mats designed to absorb oil in the Gulf Of Mexico.

  • A green makeover for personal care?

    This is an interesting article about a study released by Maddock Douglas that tracked the actual versus the perceived sustainability of more than 90 leading U.S. corporations.    We're not so sure about the comments made about Aveda, where the author states Aveda's intentions are on performance and innovation first, and green second.

  • No One Can Whistle A Symphony....

    ....it takes a whole orchestra to play it.  - H.E. Luccock Unlike other salons and spas, we practice the highest form of team service.