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Profiles in Leadership: Roger Azadganian Forges Diamonds

The founder of Salon 8 and äz Craft Luxury Haircare believes getting fired by Gene Juarez propelled his career, that Yoga is his savior, and that his most important role as a leader is coaching others to be the best they can be.

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Profiles in Leadership: Lisa Vann Inspires through Creativity and Passion

A leading stylist and salon owner in the greater Seattle area for more than 30 years, Lisa Vann shares her talents by teaching hair cutting, coloring and texture services that help break down barriers and help today's artists approach hair more holistically. In an exclusive interview with SALON TODAY, she offers more insight into her leadership style.

The Importance of Taking A Mindful Pause

As her new book releases, psychologist and author Dr. Chris Johnson sits down with SALON TODAY to talk about how taking a mindful pause can help salon owners establish clarity in their thoughts, reduce stress, and better connect with their team and themselves.

Profiles in Leadership: Jim Markham--Mr. Big Lucky

Industry Icon Jim Markham, who is known as the pioneer of sulfate-free beauty products, attributes some of his success to luck. But his enlightening interview with SALON TODAY on leaderships reveals there are many other factors at work.

Salon Leadership Series Part 1: Leaders Are Influencers

Be Inspired Salon's Kati Whitledge shares ideas on how leaders can be influencers, starting with visualizing where they are now and where they want to be in five years.

Women in Leadership: Karen Gordon

As Cosmetologists Chicago prepares for America's Beauty Show in late March, our Women in Leadership series talks with the newest president of the association, Karen Gordon. In a candid interview, she shares her history, her thoughts and her goals for her tenure ahead.

The Effective Communicator Checklist: Are You Doing it Right?

Effective communication is likely the most valuable skill a salon owner or manager can possess. Being able to convey a message in theory is easily achieved, however this can be one of the most difficult life skills to master. With clients to ...

SALON TODAY RECOMMENDS: Must-Read Articles on Leading People and Managing Operations in the Salon

Small shifts in management strategies can have a big impact on a salon’s culture. SALON TODAY is always on the lookout for new tips and best practices from salon owners who have improved their business structures and work environments. ...

Family Matters at the 2015 2 to 10 Leadership Conference

Through its partnership with the Family Business Center at Loyola University Chicago, this year’s 2 to 10 Conference focused on the benefits and challenges of managing a family-owned business.

How to Groom Your A-Team

Whether you’ve only been in business a few years or are an industry veteran, it’s tempting to spend revenue on updating your space, investing in new technology or financing new client incentives. Although these are all worthy ...

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