Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship for students interested in pursuing a spa management, leadership or entrepreneurship-related career. The scholarship is made possible with the help of the International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation and a wealth of donations.
“This award, now in its ninth year, has fostered the growth of future leaders,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “ISPA trusts this scholarship will continue to encourage and inspire those joining the spa profession.”
A new law in Ohio requires licensed cosmetologists to take a course on identifying trafficked women and girls (a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others). Why Ohio? Because of the major highway systems, eight ports on Lake Erie, and proximity to Canada, more than an estimated 1,000 juveniles are trafficked annually in Ohio.
Eric Chester knows a thing or two about developing an engaging culture. As the author of the new book, On Fire at Work: How Great Companies Ignite Passion in Their People without Burning Them Out, he frequently studies the companies that top the lists of "Best Places to Work." At the International SalonSpa Business Network conference, which will be held in Amelia Island, Florida, on May 3-5, Chester will share his insights with a group of salon owners who have multiple locations.
When the board for the Interational SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) met last year to begin planning its 2015 conference scheduled for May 3-5 at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida, they immediately focused on a topic that is impacting businesses of all sizes—the multi-generational workforce.
It wasn’t that the room was noisy; it was just that Coral Trujillo couldn’t believe her ears. Had her student really just said $10,000? But Michelle Cappo, cosmetology student and survivor of childhood cancer, really was suggesting Trujillo’s school - Career Academy of Beauty – set the target for its first ever fundraiser at $10,000. Trujillo had thought herself ambitious suggesting $2,000.
More than 1800 salon owners, managers and stylists gathered Jan 18-19 at the New Orleans Convention for Serious Business 2015. “Transparency is the buzzword of the moment,” says Debra Neill Baker, who welcomed attendees via video and introduced them to the conference’s “Naked” theme. “Recent studies have shown that transparency isn’t just ethical, but also good for growth. It retains employees and engages teams and guests.”
Jeff Mason, president of STX Software, LLC, recently announced the release of the company’s much-anticipated cloud-based management and marketing platform. Named STX Beacon, the new platform is anchored by SalesForce, known in software and financial circles as the world’s largest and most-innovative cloud computing company.
MINDBODY, a leading provider of SaaS software to the wellness industry, and creator of the MINDBODY Connect consumer app, is expanding its consumer mobile capabilities through the acquisition of Fitness Mobile Apps, a tailored mobile app solution that was created on the MINDBODY platform.