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SOTY 2013: The Refresh Bar & Spa

Take a visual tour of the 2013 SALONS OF THE YEAR honoree The Refresh Bar & Spa of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

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26 Beauty Brands Selected for California Export Initiative

The Center for International Trade Development (CITD) i has selected twenty-six brands to be part of their 2013 California: A State of Beauty Pavilions.

Streamlined Operators: Rachel and James Morrison

WHEN RACHEL AND JAMES MORRISON built their new salon in a classic 1920s-style Spanish bungalow in Laguna Beach, space was at a premium, and Rachel Morrison decided she didn’t want to waste it on a front desk.

The Client Connector: Ariel Shannon

AT BLUEBIRD SALON, clients are affectionately called Bluebirdies, and the staff have dubbed themselves the happiest stylists in California.

Vidal Sassoon Remembered: The Industry Pays Tribute

MODERN SALON Media reports that professional beauty industry legend and icon Vidal Sassoon has died at age 84 at his California home. Sassoon was best known for revolutionizing the salon industry and hair fashion with his ready to wear cuts and his innovative approach to education. MODERN SALON will continue to report on this story as the industry mourns this loss.

Save the Date: Be Inspired at the ISBN Conference

This year’s power networking occurs April 15-17 at the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Best Practices: Recharging Creativity

Elise Cheval Galluzzo, owner of Salon Cheval in Whittier, California, is not a hairdresser. Her background is in marketing and retail, but all her life she was the one who wanted to do everyone’s hair. Fascinated by the art of hairdressing, she opened a salon never losing sight of the importance of personal expression. To hone and stretch the staff’s creative energy, the entire team plans and executes frequent, themed photo shoots.

Finding the Perfect Location

In the ongoing blog series, "Owners Forum," Karie Bennett, owner of Atelier Salon and Spa and Atelier Studio in San Jose, California, helps a future salon owner decide on the perfect location for her new venture:

Khiem Hoang with Stacey Soble

As the owner/manager of Umbrella Salon in San Jose, California, Khiem Hoang shares how he developed his own iPhone App to drive traffic to his salon and how other salons can incorporate the technology for a similar competitive advantage.