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Profiles in Leadership: Lisa Houser Almost was an Auto Mechanic

She believes in owning up to her mistakes and making them right; sharing her goals with her universe to keep herself accountable, and encouraging her team to give back to the community. Meet Lisa Houser, owner of Utopia Salon and Day Spa in Vancouver, Washington, and discover why if didn't own a salon, she'd want to be a store greeter.

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The Industry Pays Tribute to Frank and Joy Warner

Frank and Joy Warner were high school sweethearts, who shared a passion for hair and opened Frank Anthony in Chester, New Jersey, in 1970. They tragically passed away October 27. Their many industry friends share their favorite memories of the couple.

Beauty Students Style the Runway with Their Mentors

See what four talented young hairdressers created when paired with two Intercoiffure members as their mentors. This ultimate mentorship experience culminated in a mainstage presentation at an evening gala.

Profiles in Leadership: Donna Means, Fashion Forward, Team-Focused

Donna Means is keenly focused on growing her team at Salon DM3 and giving back to her local community of Athens, Georgia. See how this successful salon owner stays focused, while building a multi-million dollar, fashion-forward company.

Intercoiffure Lifetime Achievement 2019 Icon Award Presented to Jim Markham

Creator of Pureology and ColorProof, Jim Markham's long and successful career in beauty was honored at a gala in New York.

HAIR+ Summit Helps Professionals Capture New Opportunities through Hair Loss Education

More than 75% of today's salon clients are concerned about present or future hair loss--are you equipped to address their questions? The 4th annual HAIR+ Summit encouraged stylists and salon owners to embrace the education necessary to specialize in this business-boosting category.

Profiles in Leadership: Laura Boton--Rebel Leadership from an Almost Rock Star

As part of a plan to avoid waitressing while pursuing a career in Rock and Roll, Laura Boton enrolled in cosmetology school--a decision that led her down an entirely different and successful career path. Find out what makes this owner of three Chicago salons a strong leader who values freedom, flexibility and fun.

Profiles in Leadership: Chad Cantu's Critical Attention to Detail

In our new Profiles in Leadership series, SALON TODAY gets up close and personal with the on-the-rise salon owner Chad Cantu, co-owner of Colorado's Chad+Co.

Profiles in Leadership: FrankJames Dibrino, The Hands of a Hairdresser

As a former jet engine mechanic in the US Air Force, Twisted Bangz Salon's Frank James Dibrino learned to face a salon owner's challenges head on.

Profiles in Leadership: Michaella Blissett Williams, Championing Financial Independence and Inclusiveness in Beauty

Between diversifying her beauty portfolio with real estate investments and encouraging her team to be the best they can be, Michaella Blissett Willams is carving an inspiring niche in Brooklyn, New York.