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Salon Today

July 2015

In Salon Today's special annual technology issue, salon owners explore how the latest technology developments, including the Apple Watch, selfie stations and deskless reception areas-are improving salon management and enhancing the guest experience. Then, we take a fun, philosophic look at how technology on the horizon, including driverless cars, personal care robots and medical sensors, may shape the future of the professional beauty industry.

Plus, catch a sneak peek of Modern Salon Media's Rental Realities report, listen to industry leaders sound off on technology, and compare options with our 2015 Software & Technology guide. In Salon Today's special annual technology issue, salon owners explore how the latest technology developments, including the Apple Watch, selfie stations and deskless reception areas-are improving salon management and enhancing the guest experience. Then, we take a fun, philosophic look at how technology on the horizon, including driverless cars, personal care robots and medical sensors, may shape the future of the professional beauty industry.

Plus, catch a sneak peek of Modern Salon Media's Rental Realities report, listen to industry leaders sound off on technology, and compare options with our 2015 Software & Technology guide.

In This Issue

Article In the near future, salon owners may send driverless cars to pick up clients who have transportation or parking issues.
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Technology on the Horizon--How Will it Impact Your Salon?

Stacey Soble | July 2, 2015

In the July 2015, Salon Today is taking a close look at how some of the latest technologies--Apple Watches, selfie stations, and deskless reception areas--are shaping salon business and the client experience. To be prepared for the future though, salon owners should also have their finger on the pulse of developing technologies assessing how they may shape the future.

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2015 Software and Technology Guide

Elizabeth Jakaitis | July 1, 2015

Technology in the salon is no longer only a tool for managing day-to-day activities more smoothly—it is essential to seeing your business succeed and grow. From marketing to inventory, client retention and employee satisfaction, technology ...

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Tech Talk with SALON TODAY

Stacey Soble | March 19, 2013

At America's Beauty Show, I ventured away from the loud runway and the busy vendors and sought out the knowledge at the technology booths to find out what's new and next in the world of salon and spa technology.

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Rental Realities: A First Look

Stacey Soble | July 8, 2015

As publisher of the Modern Salon, SALON TODAY and First Chair magazines and online platforms, MODERN SALON Media is unique in covering and working with all segments of the professional salon industry—from cosmetology students to stylists ...

Article Kaite Lyn Christoffersen, demonstrating the power of Cheeky Strut's selfie station. 
 (photo credit: Alessandra Myers)
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The New Tools of the Trade

Stacey Soble | July 8, 2015

Move over shears, blowdryers and color brushes! Technology is arming stylists and owners with a whole array of tools—from Apple watches to selfie stations to management apps to build a stronger salon business.For Salon Today's ...

Article Sports fan Eric Fisher with WuShock, the mascot for Wichita State University.
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Genuine Mr. Nice Guy

Stacey Soble | July 6, 2015

Look up “busy” in the dictionary, and you just may see Eric Fisher’s picture. Between managing his three eponymous salons and a cosmetology school in Wichita, Kansas, traveling the country as a platform artist with Aquage, and ...