• 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 weren’t floored when we heard that a spa in Los Angeles was incorporating wine into their luxe treatments. But…we were […]

  • 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 conversation. They also did everything wrong as it relates to client conversations. My visit began with a warm and […]

  • 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 to head off winter dryness before it makes you want to cover up your face with a scarf. Start […]

  • 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 really about the PEOPLE. Making the people look and feel magnificent and creating the connection that offers the people that you meet the […]

  • 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.) MARKETING! Marketing yourself and your services is what makes the competitive difference. It is often assumed that the highest quality and/or best product […]

  • 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 career that is flexible, rewarding, and full of magical moments, but this industry also provided for us the option to start our own business and […]

  • 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 something about it before they tell all their friends is a great way to customer satisfaction. Complaints are a gift if […]

  • 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 a dirty salon or spa. According to spastandard.com , there are four measures you can take to upgrade the […]

  • 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 m&m’s in which case logical reasoning would be appropriately ignored. Speaking of logic, we have taken it upon ourselves to compile a […]

  • 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 have become a trusted confidant to your clients. But this can be a slippery slope if not handled with […]