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2005

Come Together

Aug 01 2005 | By Jean Luo
Throughout her 38-year career, Pat Helmandollar has played the role of employee, boss, one-woman-salon owner and stylist to thousands of clients. The industry veteran now applies these...
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Whether you're a seasoned salon pro or a neophyte, knowing the very basics of business goes a long way toward keeping your goals and expectations on track.

Aug 01 2005 | By Ruth Roche
Opening my salon 2½ years ago has been, by far, the biggest challenge of my career, and I couldn't have done it without the help of my friend and colleague Matthew Fairfax. He has made...
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Fresh Paint

Aug 01 2005 | By Kelley Donahue
When it comes to delivering instant gratification, LA's newest bastion of beauty on trendy West Melrose Avenue is literally hands and feet above the rest. Varnish—the brainchild of...
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Going Live

Aug 01 2005 | By Darice Gall
Ft. Lauderdale and New York will host the first two of American Salon's Operating Instructions—Live! conferences this September. These two-day meetings will be jam-packed with...
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Mind the Scalp

Aug 01 2005 | By Jean Luo
Healthy hair is an eye-catching sight, but the scalp hidden below is the real foundation for beauty. Buried beneath a mass of locks, the scalp determines the hair's strength, density and...
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More Than Just a Pretty Face

Aug 01 2005 | By Bonnie Gibbs
The Jetsons made life look so easy—everything from commuting to work to making a soufflé could be done with a push of a...
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American Beauty

Aug 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
Frederic Holzberger, president and CEO of Fredric's Corporation, celebrated his 20th year of service to beauty pros by hosting the Mid America Tour, an educational extravaganza that was...
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Frédéric shares how great salon managers helped make his business go a long way.

Aug 01 2005 | By Frédéric Fekkai
Years ago, as my business began to flourish and I became more successful, work taught me a very valuable lesson: I could either delegate tasks or continue trying to be all things to all...
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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...
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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....
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