Search form


Finding the happy medium between pushing a client to try something new while also achknowledging the risks involved is a dine line. Billy explains why.

Sep 01 2005 | By Billy B.
I think all of us would agree that the dream client is one who completely trusts our creative instincts. For hairstylists, I would imagine it's the woman who walks in, sits in your chair and...
Read more >

Step Right Up

Sep 01 2005 | By Carrie Watson
Some salons thrive on walk-in customers, others are strictly by appointment. We asked salon pros whether they market to unscheduled clients and what percentage of their business comes...
Read more >

Managing with Heart

Sep 01 2005 | By Carrie Watson
William George may be passionate about hairstyling, but step inside his salon on Boston's prestigious Newbury Street, and you'll know his first love is art. Designed by architects from the...
Read more >


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...
Read more >

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...
Read more >

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...
Read more >

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...
Read more >

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...
Read more >

A Snapshot of NCA Membership

Aug 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
The National Cosmetology Association (NCA) recently commissioned an independently conducted assessment survey, drawing information about the demographics, wants and needs of its members...
Read more >

Even if you're not blessed with naturally great skin, there are lots of options out there to help. Billy B. shares a few.

Aug 01 2005 | By Billy B.
As a makeup artist who has been in the business a long time, one of the things I've learned is the need to constantly reinvent yourself and think of the same thing in different, new ways....
Read more >