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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.

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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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Students Pursuing a Career in Spa Management Can Now Apply for the 2015 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship

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.”

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New Course Required For Stylists to Help Spot Trafficking Victims

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.

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Eric Chester Shows Salons How to Create an "On Fire" Culture

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.

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