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Hair Anatomy’s Metamorphosis

As SALON TODAY prepares to launch the 2017 Total Salon Makeover competition, we check in on the progress of last year’s winner.

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Everyday Heroes

Trends come and go, but for Vince and Orrine Pinto, owners of Head Hunter Family Haircutters salons in upstate New York, some things in the beauty industry should have permanence. In their more than 50 years in the business, philanthropy has been one of those things.

Path to Abundance

Ulta Beauty’s level system encourages personal and professional success.

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."

Updating a Brand

WHEN THE CELL PHONE STORE closed in the outdoor, mixed-use lifestyle center in San Jose, California, where Kane Bennett’s Atelier Salon and Spa and Atelier Studio are located, she recognized an opportunity to expand the smaller salon and initiate her plans to update her brand

Women of Substance: Jane Wurwand

AS A TEENAGER, Jane Wurwand worked at a salon in her native United Kingdom as a ‘Saturday Girl,” an entry-level apprentice who sweeps hair trimmings and sorts and sterilizes hair-pins. She fell in love with the business, and when she discovered skin care, she discovered her destiny.

Women of Substance: Denise Provenzano

The association credits Provenzano’s leadership as helping shape salon owner events and education available each year through America’s Beauty Show Back in Naperville, she’s shaping a strong business she eventually plans to pass down to her two sons and their families.

Women of Substance: Debra Penzone

She started out as an assistant and gradually worked up the company’s ladder, as a stylist, designer, director, senior director; creative director, vice president of training, senior vice president, then president.

Women of Substance: Patricia Owen

PATRICIA OWEN’S BEAUTY CAREER started behind the counter as an educator and make-up artist for Estee Lauder cosmetics. She later became an entrepreneur by opening FACES, as a small ladies retail boutique on Hilton Head Island, which transformed over the years into an award-winning day spa.

Women of Substance: Debra Neill Baker

VERY SOON AFTER taking her first job as an esthetician, Debra Neill Baker realized she had too much energy to be in a quiet room with one client at a time. She found herself carefully observed the relationship between the hairdresser and the client and soon made it her personal mission to help the salon and the stylist understand the power and influence they have through their clients.