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A quiet conversation with Van Council at the 2018 Aveda Congress yields a wealth of managerial advice for salon owners.

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Van Michael Salons Launch For-Purchase Salon Management Kits

Van Michael's Van Council and Susan Dykstra share 300,000 hours worth of salon management experience with a new kit designed to help salons grow.

Shopping Van Michael for Business Inspiration

After hearing Van Michael speak at Serious Business and the Data-Driven Salon Summit, salon owner Jennifer Bellau Baudier mystery shops one of the Van Council locations in Atlanta and comes home with a list of management ideas.

How to Fire a Stylist, and Advice on How to Avoid It

At Serious Business in January, a panel of four owners of multiple salons spoke to the audience about the power of will and how it has affected their careers. As successful salon owners, Van Council, David Wagner, Debra Penzone and Eveline Charles employ hundreds of stylists and support staff. They have seen it all, and offered the audience valuable advice on hiring a staff that will build up your business’s culture.

Data Stories from the First Data-Driven Salon Summit

At the first Data-Driven Salon Summit, salon owners dig deep and share the stories of how they use data in their businesses, helping all owners to grow.

Data Stories: Keeping Score to Do More

At the Data-Driven Salon event, Van Council, co-owner of the Van Michael Salons and Spas in Atlanta, shares how he leverages data for everything, including helping team members and salon locations achieve goals and reach new compensation levels.

Stronger Together

Setting aside competition, a group of Atlanta's top salon owners meet each quarter in Atlanta to learn together, share ideas that grow their businesses and lift up one another.

Guardians of Culture

Like most salon owners, Gayle Fulbright and David Linde, who head up Headlines The Salon in Encinitas, California are always looking for new ways to grow their numbers.While attending Serious Business 2016, they were impressed by one of the ...

Club Intrigue's Summer Jam Session To Heat Up Atlanta

The hot heat of Atlanta, Georgia, ushers in summer like nowhere else. To welcome the season, Club Intrigue will be hosting another one of its most popular events, a Jam Session! The event will be held from 7-9 p.m., June 20 at the Van Michael ...

Personal Compass: Van Council

Many people claim a movie was a life-changer, but for Van Council, who was inspired to go to cosmetology school by 1975’s Shampoo, a movie really did determine his destiny.Nine years later after graduation, Council partnered with his ...