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Salons of the Year

Announcing the 2015 Salons of the Year

Our 2015 Salons of the Year finalists showcase a new trend in salon decor where cool, clean and crisp design—punctuated with interesting pops of color through furniture and artwork—serve as the canvas for the artistry of hairdressing. The austere backdrop puts the client and her beauty metamorphosis on center stage.

Salon Management

Owner to Owner: Snapchat Management

As the director of technical and business development for Zano Salons, Sara Aikens’ biggest challenge is communicating a consistent message to employees at the salon’s four locations surrounding Naperville, Illinois. With 150 employees to motivate, manage and support, Aikens knows the best way to communicate with each one is with through the communication vehicle each individual interacts with best. 

Salon Business News

Day One ISBN 2015: Meeting the Needs of the Multi-Generational Workplace

THE EVENT:  The International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) annual conference is currently underway at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, May 3-May 5, 2015. New president of ISBN, Rhoda Olsen, the CEO of Great Clips, Inc., worked with her board members to identify a theme for the conference that impacts all businesses, not just salons, around the country---that of the multi-generational workplace. 

Interviews

Personal Compass: Nancy Braun

The list of famous folks that have Nancy Braun on speed dial is a long one.  From Jane Fonda to Jessica Biel and beyond, Nancy’s paintbrush has swept beachy and buttery blonde on many a beautiful head.  Despite the glamour and glitz of her work world, Braun remains humble and focused—a colorist with a mission to teach the fine art of balayage. A method of coloring that emerged in Paris in the 1970s; balayage is the French word for “to sweep,” referring to the way in which the color is applied.

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Urbaca Salon Ignites Sparks of Hope

Portland, Oregon's long standing philanthropic Urbaca Salon hosted nine young ladies aged 7-18 from Sparks of Hope for a fun afternoon of beautification and self-esteem building. Sparks of Hope (sparksofhope.org) is a not-for-profit that strives to "empower children who are survivors of abuse to thrive by providing special services to encourage hope, and by creating opportunities that will develop trust and healing so they can achieve lifelong success." 

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Get STAMPed in 2015

When you look at it, marketing really is a grander version of the Show and Tell sessions we all enjoyed in elementary school. It’s your chance to grab your community’s attention, show them why they should visit your salon and tell them all about your outstanding services, products and staff.

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Neill-TSP Launches Inspiring Website Focused on Salon Business

When Neill-TSP launched its new website a few months ago, the result a far cry from the typical corporate website.  Instead of mission statements and product photos, neilltsp.com features ideas, inspiration, tips and tools for stylists and owners—packaged in an innovative design.  

"Our mission was to create an environment where people can meet their full potential,” says Tom Petrillo, Neill-TSP principal. “This website is a vehicle that illustrates how Aveda salons openly share how to accomplish this,” he adds.

Salon Business News

Greening the Industry

Have you ever assessed what goes into your trash? Have you counted the number of bags that hit the dumpster every night after the salon closes? Maybe it’s time you should.

When a Toronto salon owner told entrepreneur Shane Price how much trash the salon generated every day, Price was astounded. Not only is it bad for the environment, in Canada, you pay a fee for every bag of trash you need picked up.  

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