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BREAKING NEWS! Announcing the 2016 NAHA Winners

The biggest night in hairdressing just wrapped up at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas, and the 2016 North American Hairstyling Awards' (NAHA) winners have all been announced!

Did you miss all of the excitement? Don't worry if you didn't catch the show LIVE, you can still watch it On-Demand at www.nahalive.com/modern.

Professional Beauty Association and Cosmoprof North America Host Beauty Pitch 2016

Over 1,000 attendees gathered last night to watch Beauty Pitch 2016, a one-of-a-kind beauty competition, hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and Cosmoprof North America (CPNA).  Six innovative beauty companies, in two different categories, pitched their products before a live audience and celebrity judges including John Paul DeJoria and Kevin Harrington.

How to Motivate Your Employees with Goals

How are you motivating your staff to increase their service ticket and total sales? What drives them to up-sell, promote add-ons, or sell product? Your answer to these questions should be goals. Goals help maintain a forward-focus on growth. Without goals, what are you working towards, and how is it measured? Creating goals is essential to increasing your bottom line and maintaining business growth.

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Remodel Your Salon and Change Your Image

Have you considered upgrading your salon, expanding or even moving into a new space, but wondered if now is the right time? This might be the best time to start planning an image upgrade and a salon remodel. Many things have changed in the way we conduct business in the salon environment. The once loyal customer is looking for value, better customer service and the ability to shop closer to home to better manage work and family. These changes in the way people do business will have reaching effects, and don’t look for them to disappear overnight.

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Avalon's Bonnie Conte Reflects on the Salon Today 200

As the Salon Today 200 gears up to celebrate its 20th year, we’ve invited past honorees to share their thoughts on the value of entering this salon business competition. While Bonnie Conte, owner of Avalon Salon and Spa in Deer Park, Illinois, is hard at work on her application this summer, she reflects on what earning this honor has meant to her and her team:

Salon Management

Performance Tracking Helps Boost Your Business

Salon software is so much more than a glorified appointments book. Scratch beneath the surface, and you’ll see that the real value of any salon technology system lies in the data – and the ability to drill down into your numbers and gain valuable insights into your business.  

Salon Management

15 Tips to Help Stressed Out Professionals Better Manage Their Time

Ask any working professional what they could use more of, and you'll probably keep getting the same answer. Time. In the frantic pace of the digital age, time is something everyone seems to be short on now. (It's almost laughable that we once thought technology would help create more leisure time!) But according to author, speaker, and time management expert Jackie Gaines, if workers could figure out how to make the most of their waking moments, they could be far more productive and happy regardless of their time constraints.

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