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Kid Stuff: Pigtails & Crewcuts Kids Salons Expanding

The national children’s hair salon franchise, with 64 locations in 22 states, has announced plans to continue to expand its national footprint.

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2020 SALON TODAY 200: Salon Culture

It's Day 8 of the 12 Days of the SALON TODAY 200--a day for celebrating the 2020 honorees in Salon Culture. These salons know that culture is that tangible energy that binds and propels a team, attracts clients, and forges a brand.

Editor's Note: Salon Finder

After reading a copy of SALON TODAY at her longtime salon Penzone Salons + Spas, a client reaches out to Editor Stacey Soble to help her find a salon after her move to Tucson, AZ. The team at Gadabout Salon Spas welcome her with open arms, while Debra and Chuck Penzone give their former client a surprise that makes her feel like a celebrity.

She Is Not Your Rehab: Barbershop Movement Inspires Men to Heal Their Pain and Not Ask Women to Fix It

"If men take responsibility for their own healing that will heal the whole family."

How to Make Your Salon a Judgement-Free Zone

By opening their hearts and minds, owners are creating cultures that embrace diversity. They're creating safe spaces that welcome transgender clients, building private rooms that protect a religious client's need for modesty, and hiring team members that can speak the languages reflected in their clientele. In turn, they're discovering their judgement-free attitude is a solid business strategy.

How to Practice Happiness

As a salon owner, one of your management responsibilities is to lead your team and yourself to happiness, but best-selling author and happiness coach Neil Pasricha stresses the key is practicing happiness. Before he takes the stage at Serious Business, Pasricha talks to SALON TODAY about reprogramming your brain and how he discovered his own happiness.

Whip Salon Named One of Connecticut's Top Workplaces

Hearst Connecticut Media Group names Whip Salon as one of its "Top Workplaces 2019," and gives it an additional nod for being a company that employees value for being open to new ideas.

Profiles in Leadership: Laura Boton--Rebel Leadership from an Almost Rock Star

As part of a plan to avoid waitressing while pursuing a career in Rock and Roll, Laura Boton enrolled in cosmetology school--a decision that led her down an entirely different and successful career path. Find out what makes this owner of three Chicago salons a strong leader who values freedom, flexibility and fun.

STAMP 2019: Gene Juarez Strategically Rolls Out its Seasonal Collection

Instead of releasing an entire seasonal collection, Gene Juarez roles out one new trend at a time, strategically sharing behind-the-scenes images, fun videos and plenty of information on how each trend was created through multiple communication vehicles.

How to Beat Amazon at the Retail Game

Eurisko's Leon Alexander points out the benefits salons and stylists have when it comes to retail sales, and shows them how to stay strong in an ever increasing e-commerce world.