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Keep the Momentum Strong

As winter continues in Maine, Akari's Allan Labos pens some idea for keeping the momentum strong for staff, spirits and sales in those dreary months. Flag these great ideas and keep them even as you plan for next year!

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Build a Better Team

As part of his blog series on branding, Akari's Allan Labos talks about the importance of a great team and offers you 10 steps on building a powerful one.

The Brand

In this blog on his series on branding, Allan Labos offers nine simple steps for developing a brand.

Free Shipping Broke the Bank

In this week's blog, Akari's Allan Llabos rallies fellow salon owners to use their leverage to create change with manufacturers.

Akari's Secret Weapon

Two years ago Akari in Portland, Maine, expanded its day spa into a medical spa and ever since business is booming because of one secret weapon that keeps feeding it new, loyal clients.

Stay True to Your Vision

In this inspirational blog, Akari's Alan Labos show you how you can bring your vision to life in a manner like the legendary Vidal Sassoon.

9 Ways to Give Back

When most people think about charitable donations, they think about opening their wallets. But that's not the only way to give to your local community. Blogger Allan Labos, owner of Akari in Portland, Maine, shares 9 ways his salon gives bac k.

Plan a Black Friday-Style Rush

In the third installment in his retail-focused blog series, Akari Owner Allan Labos shares tips for successfully planning and hosting a huge, Black Friday-style event.

8 Strategies for Boosting Retail Sales

Allan Labos, retail guru and owner of Akari in Portland, Maine, is back with his second blog on retailing, which details 8 strategies for boosting a salon's sales.

Build Your Own Thriving Retail Program

Our newest blogger, Allan Labos, owner of Akari Salon in Portland, Maine, details how he overhauled his retail program, making it so profitable he was able to purchase his 20,000-square-foot building.

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