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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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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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Why Choose a Pro

Why should you choose a professional to take care of your hair and make up for your most important moments in life? -We are licensed professionals, meaning we went to school for our trade and did both ...
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4 Beautiful Reasons to go Back to School this Fall!

Fall is just around the corner, and while it has been dubbed by many as the “season of sweaters”, it is more importantly the time when classes reconvene and classes fill with eager ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Waxing

Hair removal is an important part of every woman’s daily routine. For some of us, this habit can be a real chore. Shaving, waxing, and plucking can all be kind of intimidating and frustrating. ...
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Put a Little Love in the Tub!

Go ahead, ask anyone...What is your favorite part of a salon service? They always respond...What else...the SHAMPOO! There is nothing better than having someone spend a few extra luxurious moments ...
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10 BEST Marketing Ideas to Help Build Loyal Clients!

The beauty industry is forever changing and with all the different models of doing business today, clients have many options to choose from. How do we keep our existing clients from browsing other ...
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Secrets to a Great Clientele

By Carlos Valenzuela When I returned to working behind the chair a year ago, I set a goal to really understand who my client is, what they want, the time they spend on their hair, and what makes them ...
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How to Deal with the Moody Client

We all experience the moody client in our chair. You know you are in for it as you approach the reception area. The receptionists sit huddled and silent after attempting a cheerful greeting. Not good, ...
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How to Properly Wash Makeup Brushes

When it comes to painting a canvas, you need high-quality brushes. In makeup, you need awesome makeup brushes. Makes sense, right? But just like with any tool, they need tender lovin’ care and ...
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The Question You have Never Asked Your Stylist

You have probably asked your stylist a lot of questions. “Do you think I could pull off an A-line?” or maybe “Would I look bad with a platinum ombre?” We’re willing to ...
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5 Ways to Earn Your Clients' Respect

Earning your clients' respect is a pillar for success in hairdressing. Getting your clients to remain loyal and trust you, is a job in itself. Need some tips on how to do this? Associated Hair ...
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Three Beard Grooming Tips

When it comes to men’s style, great facial hair is key to looking polished. A well-managed scruff can give any man a little style edge. Some guys can rock an unkempt “bohemian” look ...
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