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Brad Johns, artistic director of Avon Salon & Spa, discusses the unique aspects of a mentor relationship and the impact it can have on your career.

Oct 01 2005 | By Brad Johns
As a haircolorist, I love what I do. I'm as excited today about my art as I was when I first started out in the business almost 30 years ago. One reason is because I was fortunate enough to...
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Fire 'Em Up

Oct 01 2005 | By Mary Novitsky
Is your idea of "internal marketing" a dull-as-dishwater company newsletter or a monthly promotional piece slapped on a bulletin board in the back of your salon? If you're like many business...
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Sep 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
1 REDKEN 5TH AVENUE NYC The Redken color team has created an extension to the company's popular Color Gels permanent conditioning haircolor line. New clear and green...
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New Horizons

Sep 01 2005 | By Robbin McClain
Fall has always been my favorite time of year. There's a sense of excitement in the air, and the promise of new beginnings. I made a big life change one September when I moved to New York...
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Family Values

Sep 01 2005 | By Brett Vinovich
Attending this year's North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) was truly one of the high points of my annual trip to Las Vegas for Cosmoprof this summer. Not only did the industry come...
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Summer School

Sep 01 2005 | By Kelley Donahue
Forty salon owners proved to be quick studies when they attended the first-ever UCLA Anderson Executive Salon Management Program, which was held last June at UCLA's Anderson School of...
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An unexpected e-mail leads Ruth to remember a stylist she'll never forget and cherish the lessons he shared.

Sep 01 2005 | By Ruth Roche
We live in a world of busy distractions. As salon owners, you know what I mean—there's always one more thing to do. Yet, there are times when something comes out of nowhere to knock...
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Brad Johns, artistic director of Avon Salon & Spa, discusses what to do when a client—or you—doesn't like her haircolor.

Sep 01 2005 | By Brad Johns
Over the years, I've answered a number of questions from salon owners and stylists, both through this column in American Salon and at educational events. Aside from specific technical...
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First Blush

Sep 01 2005 | By Kelley Donahue
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, tweens and teens will account for 15 percent of the U.S. population (40.9 million) in 2007. What can you do to capitalize on this young, lucrative market...
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Adopt A Shelter

Sep 01 2005 | By Salon's Against Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse statistics in the United States are horrifying: Each day, four women in this country are murdered by an intimate male partner; every 15 seconds, a woman is battered by an...
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