California's "Welcome to Our World" at the State Capitol, April 11

The 16th Annual California 'Welcome to Our World' (W.O.W.) event happens for California legislators, regulators and staff members on Monday, April 11th from 3-6 pm on the west steps of the State Capitol building in Sacramento.  This year’s event theme is “Beauty Backstage”.

Industry News

Salon Design Trends from Minerva: Reclaimed Wood, Brushed Steel and Color Accurate Lighting

New releases from Minerva Beauty, Inc. highlight the latest trends in salon design, including reclaimed wood furniture for sustainable, rustic-chic remodeling; handmade, two-tone brushed steel for a modern, industrial look; and high definition LED salon lighting that ensures color accuracy. These additions to Minerva’s expanding salon equipment lines reflect current priorities for salon décor: environmental responsibility, antique inspiration with modern flair and functionality for a smooth-running salon environment.

Salon Management

Salon Geeks Consulting Firm Unveils New Sinfully Blonde Business Plan for Salon Growth

Salon Geeks consulting firm specializes in growing salon businesses by exploring series of questions and assessments to develop a SIN (Salon Intelligence Number) profile. Now, they unveil a new Sinfully Blonde business plan, a monthly offering to provide salons and spas with a disciplined, cost-effective, step-by-step approach for developing their full potential.

Industry News

Beauty Pitch Returns to PBA Beauty Week

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) announce the return of Beauty Pitch, to be held Saturday, July 23, 2016. Hosted by CPNA, this one-of-a-kind beauty-centric competition will be held in Las Vegas during PBA Beauty Week. This event provides entrepreneurs from all sectors of the beauty industry a way to connect with qualified investors and the industry-at-large.

Industry News

Watch 'The Reset' - Howard McLaren's Documentary on the Challenges Facing the Beauty Industry Today

Howard McLaren, past creative director of Toni & Guy and Bumble & bumble, and co-founder of R+Co, debuted his documentary, The Reset, at Luxury Brand Partner’s Front Row. He calls on industry leaders to lift the veil on the beauty industry and discuss some hard truths, like fear-based resistance to innovation and the broken and segmented system of licensing and education.

Salon Management

Culture Corner: Clearly Focused

After reading several great business books like Jim Collins’ From Good to Great over the past year, Oliver Steinnagel decided he needed to spend some quality time with his staff members. Steinnagel who owns Oliver’s Hair Salon in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife Wendy, starting taking three employees at a time and hosting focus groups.

Salon Business News

StyleSeat Acquires BeautyBooked

StyleSeat, a leading mobile and online destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments, announced that it will acquire NYC-based BeautyBooked - a discovery and booking platform for high end salons and spas. The acquisition of BeautyBooked, which has more than 1,000 marquee salons on its platform, enables StyleSeat to expand into the $21 billion salon and spa segment.

Industry News

OPI’s Bill Halfacre Passes Away

William “Bill” Earl Halfacre, age 74 of Arrington, TN, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. A native of Old Hickory, TN, he was preceded in death by his father, Donald Earl Halfacre.

Halfacre was Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing for OPI Products Inc.

A veteran of the professional beauty industry, Halfacre held senior management and Chief Operating Officer positions within several of the industry’s largest companies.

Industry News

SALON TODAY RECOMMENDS: 5 Tips for Salon Owners on Being a Leader that Elevates Stylists and the Business

In SALON TODAY’s constant search for practices and strategies that lead to stronger salon businesses, we came across five articles from Neill-TSP that offer valuable tips to salon owners. From how to support your stylists and clients to what you should look for in business relationships, these tips can set you on the path to becoming a stronger leader.

1. Care for your stylists through employment benefits and professional and personal support.

Salon and Spa Services

Resolutions to Make in 2016 to Help Your Clients Achieve Theirs

When you know what your clients' beauty goals are, you can ensure that they are getting a satisfactory experience and that you are not missing out on the chance to offer them solutions (ie: services). The Benchmarking Company, a consumer research firm with a focus on beauty, shared with us the results of a survey of over 4,000 U.S. women who were asked what they wanted from their salon experiences in 2016. Take a close look at the infographic above and consider how your salon can help fulfill these resolutions. 

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