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Opening a Salon and Building a Culture Amid a Pandemic

When Mark DeBolt and Ryan Trygstad opened their new Manhattan salon this spring, they hadn't factored in a pandemic. They wisely used the time when they couldn't open to alter their salon design to adapt to new protocols, build their communication strategy and grow their culture with their new team.

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Sustainability in the Salon: More Important Than Ever

The demand for beauty products that are clean, ethically sourced and sustainable has not slowed during our current COVID-19 global crisis. If anything, the need to operate a sustainable business translates into being a more resilient business.  

Salon Features Designed with the Stylist In Mind

"Good stylists want to work at relevant high-end salons….and good customers flock to where the good talent is." Here's how this salon is staying relevant and showing area salons how to do the same.

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.

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.