book review

Top Shelf: David Kinigson's "The Haircutter's Handbook"

Salon Owner and Platform Artist Mary Brunetti offers a peer review of David Kinigson's latest edition of "The Haircutter's Handbook."

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I'm Not Really A Waitress: The Inspiring Story Behind OPI Nail Products

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann went from nail biter to nail queen.

The 5-Day Plan to Bring New Clients to Your Door

In theory, if you want a new client, all you need to do is make your case and ask for the business, again and again and again. Does that approach work? Well…sort of. Ask enough people and eventually someone will say “yes.” But ...

Reviewing Retail

SALON TODAY’S Musts Column tends to take a spring cleaning theme each March, but this year, we thought we’d take a moment to review some key rules of retail, according to Peter Millard , author of Reinventing Space: The Clear Logic to Successful Salon Design and Retail Merchandising and the creator of Peter Millard Salon Lighting . In his book, he recommends the following:

Top Shelf: Lydia Sarfati's "Success At Your Fingertips"

Vito Mazza, owner of Vito Mazza Salon and Spa, reviews Lydia Sarfati's new book, " Success at Your Fingertips: How to Succeed in the Skincare Business. "

It’s Not Really About the Hair: The Honest Truth about Life, Love and the Business of Beauty

Tabatha Coffey was raised within strip clubs in a broken family and how that experience prepared her to become the strong, self-assured businesswoman she is today. She explores the good, the bad, and the ugly of her life in a funny, yet honest fashion.

The Salon Industry Business Artist (Book Review)

Eric Mokotoff has created an explosion of ideas and provided the tools to challenge our salon industry to grow beyond mediocracy. By focusing on the client, owners and stylists become one team, striving for the excellence of the experience and finished outcome. He challenges us to drive forward with our passion and use education to grow.

Book Review: How Full is Your Bucket?

This book offers some of the best advice on how to have the right balance on a daily basis. Working in a positive environment is more motivating, and it can be very contagious. As owners, we create and drive our culture every day. How do we keep a constant positive atmosphere?

Neil Ducoff's "No Compromise Leadership" (Book Review)

Review of Neil Ducoff's "No Compromise Leadership" by Patrick Heany, co-owner of Mango Salon.

Basic Black (Book Review)

Reviewed by Gretchen Monahan, CEO, President and Coach, Gretta Enterprises (consists of three Boston-area, full-service Grettacole salons and spas, the GSpa and Grettaluxe fashion boutique)

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