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July 2016

Our 2016 annual technology issue introduces readers to Alexis and David Thurston, who, with phones in hand, are leveraging Instagram to build a brand for their Butterfly Loft Salons, reimagine the beauty education with Butterfly Circus, and collaborate with artists to launch Pulp Riot. They share their best practices for social media, discuss strategies for getting stylists on board, and talk about the exciting possibilities the platform is opening for them.

In “Education Revolution,” we take a look at how digital learning is shaping the education for future professionals through Pivot Point’s LAB and Salonability programs. Plus, Qnity teams up with Salon Today to sponsor the Emerging Leader Cup for a “Salon Tomorrow” competition—check out the three clever beauty concepts created by these young beauty leaders.

In this month’s Mindset, industry technology leaders debate how future technologies will improve the client experience, while the 2016 Technology & Software Guide helps you compare and contrast the industry’s latest tech offerings.

In This Issue

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2 to 10 Emerging Leaders: Salon Tomorrow Contest

Stacey Soble | July 5, 2016

In Spring 2016, Qnity partnered with SALON TODAY to host the Emerging Leader Cup for a competition designing the salon of tomorrow. Emerging Leaders is a subset of membership of 2 to 10, an association for salons that operate businesses from 2 ...

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Salon Tomorrow: The Roots Salon

Stacey Soble | July 5, 2016

In Spring 2016, Qnity partnered with SALON TODAY to host the Emerging Leader Cup for a competition designing the salon of tomorrow. Emerging Leaders is a subset of membership of 2 to 10, an association for salons that operate businesses from 2 ...

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Turning 20!

Stacey Soble | July 1, 2016

Do you remember when you turned 20? It was such an accomplishment to finally enter your adult years, yet you still had a long, bright future to plan and enjoy.

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Focused on Success

Salon Today Staff | July 1, 2016

During a day focused on cultivating success at the Premiere Orlando show, salon owners give each other a closer look at their operations—both inside and out.

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THE EDUCATION

Laurel Nelson | July 1, 2016

Virtual learning in 2016 is much more than a how-to video on YouTube. It’s interactive, fun, effective, and it’s better at preparing new talent to hit your floors.  

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The Tech Forecast

Anne Moratto | July 1, 2016

In a constantly shifting technological landscape, these industry leaders are alert to new innovations in their market. We asked them: “What future technology do you have your eye on, and how will it shape the client experience?”

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Everyday Heroes

Salon Today Staff | July 1, 2016

Trends come and go, but for Vince and Orrine Pinto, owners of Head Hunter Family Haircutters salons in upstate New York, some things in the beauty industry should have permanence. In their more than 50 years in the business, philanthropy has been one of those things.

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An Updated Before-and-After

Salon Today Staff | July 1, 2016

Avanti’s Alex Iacobacci utilizes online video transformations to market his salon, garner new clients and increase referrals.

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