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March 2011

The Creativity Issue

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Salon Management

Following the Yellow Brig Road

It’s not often you see this particularly glowing shade of canary yellow hair on a woman’s head. But women like Brig Van Osten don’t come along very often and become creative role models to a whole industry. Of course, in the beauty industry, you can be anyone you want to be. Brig, as I found out, just wants to inspire others, bake better cupcakes than Betty Crocker and have tons of fun.

Salon Management

Cultivating and Harnessing Creativity

LET’S FACE IT, sometimes when guests come in asking for “just a trim,” your über-creative and forward-thinking styling staff lose it a little bit, at least internally while they continue smiling into the mirror. It’s not that they don’t want to make clients happy—in this economy, who can afford not to give a client what they want—but doing the same basic cuts day after day can defeat artistic imaginations.

Salon Management

One on One with Suze Orman

SUZE ORMAN, expert in all personal money matters, will be appearing onstage at International Salon and Spa Expo/ Midwest (ISSE/MW) on March 27, 2011 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.
She recently took time from her hectic schedule to chat on the phone, but she gave away no hints about her ISSE/MW presentation. That’s because Orman shoots from the hip—no notes, no prompter, no canned message. She reads the audience and intuits what they need and if you’ve seen her on her CNN show, or on countless other venues, you know she delivers. All she’ll say is that she wants the audience at The Style of Money—Making it Work for You to leave “feeling and looking financially stunning.” But she did take a moment to field a few questions for SALON TODAY:

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