Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create Insta-Worthy Videos in Your Salon Suite

April 24, 2024
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2 mins
Written By:
Rachel Ekstrom

In today's digital age, social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok have become powerful tools for businesses to showcase their work, connect with clients, and attract new customers. For salon professionals operating out of a salon suite, creating captivating videos for social media can significantly boost their online presence and attract a steady stream of clients. From showcasing hairstyles to demonstrating beauty techniques, video content offers a dynamic way to engage with your audience. So, let's dive into some tips on how to create Insta-worthy videos right from your salon suite!

Set the Scene: Before hitting the record button, take a moment to set up your salon suite for filming. Ensure that the space is clean, clutter-free, and well-lit. Natural light is your best friend, so if possible, position your camera near a window to capture that soft, flattering glow. If you don't have a window in your salon suite, a ring light can work just as well and won't break the bank. Additionally, consider adding some aesthetically pleasing decor or props that complement the theme of your videos - like hair extension swatches or bottles of nail polish.

Invest in Quality Equipment: While you don't need fancy equipment to create engaging videos, investing in a decent camera or smartphone with a good camera quality can make a world of difference. If you plan on speaking in your videos, external microphones can improve audio quality, ensuring that your audience can hear you loud and clear. And finally, don't forget to use a tripod or a phone holder to keep your shots steady! As beauty professionals, it's always great to capture a client's experience start to finish and that can only be achieved with a camera or phone that stays put.

Plan Your Content: Before filming, plan out the content of your video. What do you want to showcase? Whether it's a hair transformation, a makeup tutorial, or behind-the-scenes footage of your salon suite, having a clear idea of what you want to convey will help keep your videos focused and engaging. You can even create a rough script or shot list to guide you through the filming process. Once you get a few videos done, you'll begin to see what resonates with your audience and what doesn't. Use this knowledge to start planning out a monthly video calendar to keep your socials stacked with fresh content.

Keep it Short and Sweet: In today's fast-paced world, attention spans are shorter than ever. Aim to keep your videos concise and to the point. Focus on highlighting the most important aspects of your work and avoid unnecessary rambling. Short, snappy videos are more likely to capture and retain the viewer's attention. Think simple 'before and after' videos or a 30 second 'day in the life of a salon suite owner' video.

Showcase Your Personality: One of the biggest advantages of video content is the opportunity to showcase your personality and unique style. Your audience follows because they want to see you and your amazing talents. Don't be afraid to let your personality shine through in your videos! Whether you're bubbly and energetic or calm and composed, let your authentic self come through and you'll connect with your audience on a deeper level. The clients you attract by being authentic will be some of the best that walk through your salon suite doors.

Edit Like a Pro: Once you've captured your footage, it's time to edit it into a polished final product. There are plenty of user-friendly editing software and apps available that you can use to trim clips, add music, and enhance visuals. Canva has some free video templates that are visually pleasing in a wide variety of aesthetics. Or if you want to completely customize your videos from top to bottom, you can subscribe to Adobe Premiere to edit your content. Pay attention to pacing, transitions, and music to create a visually appealing video that will leave a lasting impression on your audience.

Optimize for Social Media: Finally, before sharing your video on Instagram, make sure it's optimized for the platform. TikTok & Instagram's 9:16 aspect ratio works best for videos, so shooting your video vertically is a must. Add relevant hashtags and a catchy caption to increase visibility and engagement. As comments and messages come in, don't forget to engage with your audience by responding promptly. And finally (and maybe most importantly), don't forget to link your booking website in your bio!

Creating Insta-worthy videos in your salon suite doesn't have to be daunting! With the right preparation, equipment, and creativity, you can produce high-quality content that showcases your skills and attracts potential clients to your business. So, lights, camera, action – it's time to make you and your salon suite the star.

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