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Crystal Focus Merges Into Summit Salon Business Center

As of November 1, Crystal Focus Salon Coaching, the coaching company launched by Kristi Valenzuela which helps salon owners discover their profit potential by implementing systems to enhance customer service and increase sales through the front desk, will merge into Summit Salon Business Center (SSBC). The company will now be known as the Summit Salon Front Desk Division of SSBC.

Salon Business News

SpaFinder Wellness 365 Partners with Wellness for Cancer

Spafinder Wellness 365, the world’s largest network of spas and wellness locations, and Wellness for Cancer, the first organization to establish standardized, objective, cancer-focused training and business criteria for the wellness industry, have announced a partnership that will serve as a bridge for the millions who have experienced or are living with cancer, and the wellness providers who seek to serve them, but may have lacked the

Salon Business News

Salon Design Companies Novvo and Etopa Merge

Novvo, of Toronto, ON, Canada and Etopa based in Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A have officially merged after years of collaboration and teamwork. Known from this point on as Novvo Etopa, the company will be based out of both Canada and the United States, allowing for elevated support of all North American customers.

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One on One with Gene Randall

As an award-winning network television journalist, Gene Randall gave viewers a front row experience of history-making events around the world, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the liberation of Kuwait, the Exxon Valdez disaster and the campaigns of five U.S. presidents. Today, he leverages those decades of experience to help clients of Gene Randall Enterprises with media training, corporate video production, panel moderation and online interviewing.

Salon Business News

It's True! This Shampoo Bottle Grows Into a Coffee Tree!!

When it comes to shampoo, people expect a few things—namely, clean hair, a lovely fragrance, and a good lather. What most people probably don't expect from their shampoo is for their empty shampoo bottle to grow into a tree! O'right's Tree in the Bottle does just that. It features a biodegradable bottle made from a plastic-like starch, which is processed from fruit, plant, and vegetable waste. Once people have finished with this shampoo, they can plant the empty bottle.

Book Reviews

The 5-Day Plan to Bring New Clients to Your Door

In theory, if you want a new client, all you need to do is make your case and ask for the business, again and again and again. Does that approach work? Well…sort of. Ask enough people and eventually someone will say “yes.” But in the process, you run yourself ragged. The time and energy you spend chasing clients could go toward improving other areas of your business. Worse, you end up on a demoralizing “feast or famine” rollercoaster—constantly in flux—where business is either booming or business is a bust.

Book Reviews

You Can Negotiate Anything: Lessons from Wharton School of Business

Life is a series of negotiations. While we may realize this in theory, we probably don’t realize how often it applies in practice. Your lease, prices in big box stores, cell phone contracts, day care arrangements—you name it, it’s negotiable, says Steven G. Blum. The notion that you just have to fall in line and accept the options you’re given is an extremely limiting one.

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