SALON TODAY RECOMMENDS: 5 Articles on Solving Struggles in Retailing, Retention, Legislation and More

Being a salon owner means managing the education of stylists, retention of staff, progress of profits and more. Inevitably, there are land mines in all of these areas and the path to success is not always clear. We've explored the Aveda Means Business blog and found stories of several salon owners who think outside the box to find solutions to common small-business struggles. Read about the areas where their businesses struggled and what they did to implement systems that work.

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Illinois Passes Law Requiring All Licensed Beauty Professionals to Get Domestic Violence Training

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, Illinois is requiring all licensed salon professionals within the state of Illinois to be trained on how to handle situations of domestic violence when speaking with clients.

ColorProof Founder Jim Markham on FDA Cosmetic Regulations and Small Businesses

*Originally published on TheHill,com, this opinion piece by ColorProof CEO and Founder Jim Markham has been reprinted below. Markham comments on increased FDA regulations as it relates to the cosmetic industry.

WATCH: New TN Law Could Harm Consumers, Students and Salons

A new law in Tennessee allows students to cut their school hours in half by allowing them to do the other half through an apprenticeship.

Bloomberg on PBA's Efforts to Change Tip Tax in Beauty Industry

Bloomberg Business Week featured a story on the Professional Beauty Association's efforts to change the way the government taxes tips earned in the beauty industry.

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced that would Provide Tax Fairness and Savings for Salon Industry

As part of "National Small Business Week," Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) introduced the Small Business Tax Equalization and Compliance Act, which would allow the salon industry to enjoy the same tax rules on tips paid to employees as is ...

Spa wins Small Business of the Year

When Faces DaySpa of Hilton Head, South Carolina, captured the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Award for the Southeastern United States, Owner Patricia Owen never dreamed it would lead to a trip to Washington D.C. and an opportunity to meet the President. But in mid-October, Owen found herself sharing her spa success story with attendees of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's launch event for its American Free Enterprise, Dream Big program. And a few weeks later, that opportunity led to a trip to the White House and an introduction to President Barack Obama.

Taking Washington by Storm

More than 600 members of Congress and their key staffers enjoyed haircuts, mini-manicures, makeup applications and hand and neck massages, as they learned about the professional beauty industry during the Professional Beauty Federation's (PBF) 10th Annual Welcome to Our World event. On Capitol Hill, Welcome to our World has become one of the most popular events because of the unique way it combines learning with fun and rewarding services for all.