By Stacey Soble | Updated: 05/26/2011 7:48:25 PM
I grew up in Tornado Alley, just 149 miles from Joplin, Missouri. Although I was fortunate to never have come too close to a tornado, I remember watching one from afar from my fourth-grade classroom as we assumed the 'position' long practiced in regular tornado drills. I remember many Spring nights spent in our basement listening for an all-clear announcement from the local radio station. And, I remember once touring a family friend's country home that was literally lifted off its foundation, rotated 180 degrees and set back down--leaving the back door where they front door used to be. Naturally, my thoughts are with the people of Joplin this week, and I'm not alone:
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 05/02/2011 3:24:36 PM
With much fanfare, the Professional Beauty Association announced the much-anticipated finalists for the 2011 North American Hairstyling Awards! As of last year, NAHA, the most prestigious photo competition in North America, celebrates the business savvy of salon owners in addition to the artistry and skill of professional salon industry. PBA invites the entire industry to come together on July 31, at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas for the 2011 awards ceremony.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 05/02/2011 10:12:37 AM
When it comes to supporting your local schools, there are a lot of ways you can help. You can offer complimentary services to teachers, offer gift cards for school fund-raising efforts, or talk to interested high school students about careers in cosmetology. Now, thanks to Pureology and Global Green USA, there’s a great new green way you can help your local school.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 04/13/2011 10:48:21 PM
As SALON TODAY follows the leading manufacturing companies in the professional beauty industry, we’ve picked up on a new energy at Matrix. I recently had the opportunity to get to the bottom of that new momentum through a podcast interview with Colin Walsh, Matrix’s vice president general manager.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 03/31/2011 10:38:51 AM
When my daughter Rachel had her Bat Mitzvah a few years back, our party planner pushed us to come up with a theme. Rachel quickly rejected ideas the planner’s ideas of a disco, sports or 60s theme. Perplexed, we went to lunch with some friends. Filling them in on our quandary, the other mom looked at Rachel in her colorful T-shirt, and kiddingly suggested, “What about a ‘Life is Good’ theme? She’s a glass-always-full-kind-of girl.”
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 03/22/2011 11:41:41 AM
You may have heard the old idiom, "You've got rocks in your head!" which refers to someone with less that full intelligence. But has anyone ever told you, "You've got rocks on your hair!"