Updated: 08/08/2011 3:06:00 PM
The competition that was built on salon growth now stretches beyond it to examine all the best management practices that contribute to salon success. This year’s application includes 11 different competition categories.
By Stacey Soble | Updated: 06/27/2011 1:06:00 AM
Michael Smith knows music. He started his career as a DJ, performing with artists such as Rihanna, The Killers and Kanye West at events ranging from the Oscars to the Olympics to South by Southwest. That's not to mention his gigs at luxury events for top brands like Chanel and Vanity Fair. Five years ago, he took his skills of musical selection in a different direction with The Playlist Generation, curating the background tracks for elite clients around the world. (Think The Standard Hotels, Intermix, the Salvatore Ferragamo runway and even coordinated test drives for Jaguar.)
Updated: 06/07/2011 10:34:23 AM
It's a year when winning salons are beautiful in their simplicity. But look closer - behind that clean decor are the industry's newest businesses finely honed for efficiency, productivity and customer experience.
Updated: 05/26/2011 2:00:00 PM
OWNER BRYAN NUNES frequently tells his staff that space is Blo’s most valuable team member, and this was his guiding design principle when it came to doubling the Raleigh, North Carolina, salon’s square footage in its latest expansion. “I am a hairdresser deep down, and I firmly believe in creating a space that is conducive to a creative, stimulating, clean and ergonomically responsible work environment, which ultimately will lead to happy designers and lower turnover.”