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Profiles in Leadership: Lupe Voss is Always Looking Ahead

Lupe Voss, the owner of Julian August Salon and the founder of the hair color education company Hair Color Magic, is the consummate educator. In an exclusive one-on-one with SALON TODAY, she discusses her leadership style and the life journey that brought her where she is today.

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Lux Salon's Co-op Pop-Up Experiment

Lux Salon experiments with giving employees ownership over retail, which boosts sales while developing important leadership skills.

2020 SALON TODAY 200: Salon Leadership

It's Day 9 of the 12 Days of the SALON TODAY, and we're excited to debut the 2020 honorees in our newest competition category--Salon Leadership. These owners develop a vision for the people they lead, then inspire them to follow that vision. At the same time, they carve out leadership opportunities within their salons so their team members continue to grow.

Chin Up! Techniques to Improve Your Attitude (and Your Client’s Attitude) During a Bad Day

Next time you or your client is in a grumpy mood, try these techniques to turn around a bad attitude.

Profiles in Leadership: Lisa Houser Almost was an Auto Mechanic

She believes in owning up to her mistakes and making them right; sharing her goals with her universe to keep herself accountable, and encouraging her team to give back to the community. Meet Lisa Houser, owner of Utopia Salon and Day Spa in Vancouver, Washington, and discover why if didn't own a salon, she'd want to be a store greeter.

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.

Profiles in Leadership: Donna Means, Fashion Forward, Team-Focused

Donna Means is keenly focused on growing her team at Salon DM3 and giving back to her local community of Athens, Georgia. See how this successful salon owner stays focused, while building a multi-million dollar, fashion-forward company.

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.

Profiles in Leadership: Chad Cantu's Critical Attention to Detail

In our new Profiles in Leadership series, SALON TODAY gets up close and personal with the on-the-rise salon owner Chad Cantu, co-owner of Colorado's Chad+Co.

Profiles in Leadership: FrankJames Dibrino, The Hands of a Hairdresser

As a former jet engine mechanic in the US Air Force, Twisted Bangz Salon's Frank James Dibrino learned to face a salon owner's challenges head on.