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Blog Posts in 2017

5 Bad Habits Ruining Your Hair

The best hair advice we ever got was to treat our locks like we do our laundry delicates: with a gentle touch and plenty of TLC. Still, lots of us are harming our hair without even knowing it. Are you ...
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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Cosmotologist

According to, the following tips are the top 10 qualities that make up a great cosmetologist. These qualities can take a good cosmetologist and make them GREAT! Not only can ...
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9 Weird Things You Didn't Know About Your Nails

For many of us, our nails are merely a vehicle for polish—we use them as a means of adornment without thinking all too much about the nails themselves. Well, after you read the following nine ...
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5 Anti-Aging "Cures" That Don't Actually Work

While we all know we can’t fight the aging process forever, that doesn’t stop us from trying. Luckily, there is a trove of anti-aging products designed to firm, tighten, and smooth, ...
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Helper's High

Helper’s High By: Rosanne Ullman After long days of serving others and making them feel good about themselves, beauty professionals don’t stop giving even on their days off. Salon pros ...
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How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

We know, th last thing you want to do is clean your makeup brushes. (Washing dishes and doing laundry is pain enough). But because makeup, bacteria, oil and dirt get stuck in the bristles, it's ...
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Drink Up Ladies!

It’s not exactly new information that water is good for you. We’re told to drink at least eight glasses a day for clear skin, fresh breath, and good digestion, and now there’s ...
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8 Beauty Habits You Should be Doing Every Morning

Rise and shine! You don’t have to be a morning person to start your day with a few beauty-boosting habits. Add these must-dos to your A.M. routine and reap the benefits all day long. Use an ...
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Top 7 Reasons Why Stylists Fail

Independent Salon Professionals are a growing community to our industry. We need support to maintain our professional image while operating as a sole entity. The day to day challenges of trying to ...
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How to Remove Glitter Nail Polish

Q: I applied this gorgeous glitter nail polish, but now I can’t take it off. What’s the best way to remove it? A: We all love a good glitter nail polish. It’s the closest thing to ...
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Yup, You Can Use Wine in Your Bath!

There are a multitude of natural ingredients that are supposed to work wonders on your skin and hair—like lemon juice as an acne fighter and beer as a shine treatment for your hair. So, we ...
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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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