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Top Five Tips to Build Your Guy Client Conversation Skills

My latest haircut is a masterpiece. It would look this good if I cut it myself if I do say so. The overall experience was positive. The haircutter did everything right as it relates to client ...
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Cold Weather Skin Mistakes that are Ruining your Complexion

Once the indoor heat kicks in, it’s all downhill for skin. Between dry indoor air and snowy, windy weather, your complexion can take a beating this time of year. But there are steps you can take ...
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Want to Stand Out Like a SUPER STAR?

Practice the Defining Difference of What Truly Matters… Work on your Soft Skills! To be successful you must first understand what the beauty business is really about besides the artistry, it is ...
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What Matters Most?

What Matters Most for a Successful Business? A.) Product B.) Service C.) Location D.) Marketing While all of these contribute to the success of your business, only one factor matters most… D.) ...
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It is Time to THINK like an ENTREPRENEUR!

Independent Salon Professionals are a growing community to our industry. According to the NACCAS Report out of 1.7 million beauty professionals 44-47% are SELF-EMPLOYED! Not only did we choose a ...
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5 Quick Tips for Handling Client Complaints

Complaints make room for growth! With 20% of clients leaving your salon yearly you need to know how to turn a negative experience into a positive one! Knowing when clients are dissatisfied and doing ...
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4 Tips for a Clean and Healthy Workspace

Germs are everywhere this time of year, so it’s extra important to make sure your work area is safe and sanitary for you and your clients. Much research has shown that clients are turned off by ...
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The Top 5 Reasons to Become a Cosmetologist

Choosing a career field is pretty serious stuff and it’s natural to occasionally need a reminder of why a particular path was chosen in the first place… unless it was a path of ...
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Are You a Cosmetology Therapist?

Now that you have passed your cosmetology exam and become a cosmetology professional, do you sometimes feel like a therapist to some of your clients? If you are doing a great job, you probably do. You ...
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It's Boot Season: 3 Healthy Ways to Remove Calluses

Having pretty feet isn’t at the top of our priority list. With booties being our go-to in this arctic weather, we won’t be showing off our feet anytime soon. However, with the constant ...
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12 Tips for Winter Skincare

A dozen derm-approved tricks for smooth, soft, sexy skin all season. Expert Tips 1. Skip the bubbles. Foamy lather feels luxurious but tends to strip away natural oils. Opt for a mild, fragrance-free ...
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5 Ways Cold Weather Actually Helps Your Skin

When we think about winter weather, we think dry hands, cracked noses, red cheeks— basically, we’re reminded of a slew of unsavory skin conditions that colder temperatures inflict upon us. ...
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5 Ways to Prep Your Skin for Winter

Dryness, flakiness, chapped cheeks — no wonder we’re not looking forward to winter. Cold weather doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to feeling less gorgeous! Here is what you ...
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6 Pieces of Advice From Your Fellow Stylists on Staying Happy This Holiday Season

MODERN SALON's Holiday issue represents just one collaboration between MODERN SALON and CosmoProf. Last November, CosmoProf also sponsored MODERN’s Healthy Hairdresser Challenge, which asked ...
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5 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Flat Iron

Photo By Getty Images It’s a critical styling tool that’s part of any hairdresser’s styling arsenal – the flat iron. You can use it for straightening, creating bouncy curls, ...
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4 Tips to Finishing Cosmetology School

You did it! You are finally in cosmetology school. There is nothing quite as exciting as starting a new chapter of life. However, with this excitement comes many challenges, and even more important ...
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Industry Fun Facts: Why Do Stylists Wear Black?

All salons are different right? But it seems that they all have the same dress code. Why isn’t a huge mystery or club secret – as far as you know – but this industry-wide ...
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Beauty Services and Retail Show Growth

Overall revenues for all salon industry services 9hair, skin, nails) plus salon retail grew 3.2%, according to the 2015 Professional Salon Industry Hair Care Study from Professional Consultants & ...
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Mind Your Social Manners

A lesson in social media etiquette. Think of your social media channels-Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as your first interview. This doesn’t mean shut everything down, but make sure the content ...
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The Real Difference Between Cosmetology and Esthetics

“What’s the difference between a cosmetologist and an esthetician?” That question is to the beauty industry what the “chicken before the egg” conundrum is to the ...
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10 Tips for Taking the Fear Out of Retailing

Eufora ’s Director of Business Education, Joanne Magana, encourages stylists and salon owners to realize their phobia surrounding retailing is a faux-fear. "First. realize that you already ...
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35 Things You Didn't Know About OPI

OPI hasn’t ALWAYS made color. It’s True! Your favorite color company launched in 1981 with a line of professional products, including liquid and powder. But it wasn’t until 1989 OPI ...
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Creative Ways to Satisfy an Unhappy Guest

Nobody loves hearing bad feedback – but whether you are receiving it in person or via a social network, you should consider yourself lucky. Why, you ask? Because instead of going and writing a ...
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6 Tips for Cutting Kids' Hair

Cozy Friedman is the founder of SoCozy Kids Haircare, and the first children's hair salons in New York City more than 20 years ago. From the products to the service, Friedman knows kids haircuts. ...
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Maintaining a Referable Business

It’s no secret that referrals are the main source of new business for salons and spas, but do you know what influences them? If you think your guests are happy but your referral stream ...
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