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Phil Jackson
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Phil Jackson is an international salon business coach, flying the flag for innovation and waging war against overwhelm.

Build Your Salon offers innovative but firmly practical coaching and strategies to hair salon, beauty salon and aesthetic clinic owners internationally.  Clients choose from a range of online programs designed to help ensure their business’s future success with strategies proven to be effective in salons around the world.  The latest programs are available at or clients can build a bespoke, 1:1 coaching experience with the BYS Breakthrough program.

Build Your Salon is the work of award-winning salon owner and salon business coach Phil Jackson. 

Phil Jackson has been in salons since 1999 and has seen the industry as an employee, salon owner, manager, and teacher.

As a speaker and business book author, his approach is direct (sometimes called “sassy!) and his advice is eminently practical.  “I never wanted to be a guru, handing down advice.  I am in the trenches with you, feeling your pain and fighting alongside you”.

With 20+ years of salon experience, a BSc in Banking and Finance and a Graduate Diploma in Law, Phil isn’t spooked by the business side of salons. He sees his work as bringing sound and proven strategies to salons, without overwhelm. 

“In an industry largely driven by women, women of colour and the LGBTQ+ community, it drives me crazy that our coaching is boring and delivered by straight, white men.  We’re a creative industry.  That needs to be reflected in our coaching and our business strategies too.  Salon owners weren't designed to be boring.” 

Why is working with Build Your Salon different?

Phil Jackson says "I have never wanted to be a guru, sitting on top of a mountain handing out wisdom to the salon industry.  I understand your pain, I am in the trenches with you and it's my job to make sure you have the strategies to win".

Phil prides himself on his no-nonsense approach, delivering practical help when salon owners need it most.  All, in his own words, "with a pinch of sass!"

  • Phil Jackson opened his own salon in 2001
  • In 2015 he won his first award for innovation for launching the UKs first salon membership program
  • Build Your Salon was established in 2016
  • Phil’s first book, “The Hairy Book of Innovation” was released in 2016
  • Phil’s second book, “The Hairy Book of Email” was released in 2017 
  • In 2020 the business pivoted to a group and online coaching model for customers
  • Build Your Salon is a truly international business with customers from the UK, Canada, the USA and Australia 

Phil’s coaching has been invaluable to help me transition off the salon floor completely. He has worked with me and my new manager to ensure minimal disruption. After seeing a number of coaches in the past, I’ve found having an industry specific coach who totally understands the hairdressing industry has been key to move things forward this year.

Hayley Hudson, Cocco, Derby

I've been using Build Your Salon's online learning resources for some months now, and I love the flexibility of the teaching methods.  Phil has a knack of explaining ideas that could potentially be confusing in a way that makes sense to me as a salon owner.  He gives great advice and you really feel that we're 'in it together' as he uses his own salon to illustrate key points.  Thanks Phil!

Claire Cutting, Ikon Hair

Coaching with Phil has made me focus on achieving my goals and given me the tools to be able to do this.  I have completed various programmes with him over the last 5 years and everything I have done has improved my business in some way.

Kirsty Vaughan, KV Beauty, Rotherham  

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