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.

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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 ...

How to Gain Your Team's Emotional Commitment

Great leaders, including salon owners and managers, realize in order to get people follow them, they have to turn what’s important to them into a compelling cause for others to follow.How do you do that? Find out what’s most ...

4 Critical Tips for Dealing with Messy Employee Situations

Eufora's John Cutrone offers salon owners helpful tips for dealing with messy employee situations.

The Simplest Path to Great Leadership

Eufora's Joanne Magana offers salon owners some key steps to becoming a great leader.

A Great Salon Needs a Great Leader

Leadership lessons for salon leaders. "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."—John Maxwell

Neil Ducoff's 10 No-Compromise Resolutions for 2014

Neil Ducoff, the No-Compromise guru and founder of Strategies, offers salon and spa owners 10 resolutions to work on for 2014.

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