Stacey Soble


Off With a Bang

By Stacey Soble | Updated: 08/04/2011 6:56:00 PM
At a distributor meeting held before2011 Cosmoprof, Rick Kornbluth, president and CEO of Cutter and Stiles (an umbrella company that also includes Kevin Murphy), announced the launch of, a new, hip website to introduce stylists around the country to the Bangstyle movement.
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SalonCam: Opening a Window to Your World

By Stacey Soble | Updated: 06/25/2011 11:01:00 AM
When I first interviewed Mitzi Bishop, owner of Bishop's Salon and Day Spa in Nashville, Tennessee, it was the early 1990s and she had just filmed and produced a VHS tape instructing clients how to do a great blowout at home. Back then, it was a great idea for supporting the sale of retail products, helping clients look their best between appointments and differentiating her salon from her competitors. Today, it's still a great idea, but one Bishop has continued to evolve with new technology.
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Strategies for Tackling the ST200

By Stacey Soble | Updated: 06/24/2011 12:28:18 PM
In my travels to different trade shows around the country this year, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss with owners their processes for tackling the new ST200 application. I’ve had owners tell me they divide up the categories and assign them to different teams in their salon. I’ve had others tell me they try to tackle a category each week. And, I’ve had others express that although the task is tedious, the application process is always a good exercise in self-examination.
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The Miracle Hair Worker

By Stacey Soble | Updated: 06/03/2011 11:46:00 AM
I was so excited when my 16-year-old daughter Rachel tried out for and made the high school diving team. But two weeks after practice started, and she could no longer pull a comb through her hair, I was rethinking that decision. Two hour, daily practice sessions in a chlorine-saturated pool left her blonde strands tangled, dry, dull, gummy and a little green.
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Thoughts with Joplin, MO

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:
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NAHA Announces MBA Finalists

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.
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