While in prison, Jeremy Pugh struck up a years-long correspondence with Industry Icon Candy Shaw, which encouraged him as he attended cosmetology school while incarcerated, and as he launched his career and embraced social media. This year, they met for the first at America's Beauty Show, and the result was magic.
The founder of Salon 8 and äz Craft Luxury Haircare believes getting fired by Gene Juarez propelled his career, that Yoga is his savior, and that his most important role as a leader is coaching others to be the best they can be.
A leading stylist and salon owner in the greater Seattle area for more than 30 years, Lisa Vann shares her talents by teaching hair cutting, coloring and texture services that help break down barriers and help today's artists approach hair more holistically. In an exclusive interview with SALON TODAY, she offers more insight into her leadership style.
How a wig consultation with a beautiful young girl led to a kidney transplant for Kao Salon Division's Anthony Soriano. Wigs & Wishes' Founder Martino Cartier shares this miraculous and heart-touching story in a video interview with SALON TODAY.
As the driving force behind the AI company Valise Suite, Jamie Carroll transitions from renowned hair educator to a tech innovator, and helps salons tackle customer service, manage web presence and provide video content.
This pandemic forced change for a lot of people. It made us question everything in our lives; our careers, our priorities, even where we live in the world. Huge changes had to happen and we had to pivot to remain relevant. The interesting thing is that out of a horrific, scary situation wonderful new opportunities were born.
As part of our Profiles in Courage series with Intercoiffure, we check in with Mary and Scott Randolph, owners of three Randolph's salons. They are standing strong after the mandatory shutdown stage, and recruiting again to fuel their future growth.
Through this new series profiling salons and their recovery efforts, we find owners Bruce and Teresa McGaha organizing new retail and referral programs, rethinking holiday plans and designing fun, yet safe, social events to keep spirits high.