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2008

Southern Hospitality

Dec 01 2008 | By Grace Bahk
Just in time for its 20th anniversary, José Luis Salon in Austin, Texas, unveiled its redesigned, 4,000-square-foot space. The bright, contemporary interior hints at 1940s Hollywood...
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In the Company of Women

Dec 01 2008 | By Marianne Dougherty
When my good friends Ann Mincey and Mary Wilson invited me to Destination Rejuvenation, a three-day retreat to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit, I jumped at the chance. Ann and Mary...
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The Big Chill

Dec 01 2008 | By Marianne Dougherty
As temperatures drop and skin becomes drier, it is even more important for you to recommend products to your clients that hydrate, protect and nourish the skin. "This is the time that...
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Signature Service

Dec 01 2008 | By Lotus Abrams
MARIO DIAB treats his clients' dry, stressed tresses with the Leonor Greyl four-step Cult Hair Spa Treatment at his namesake salon in Manhattan. First, he applies a bit of Huile de Palme oil...
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New and Notable

Dec 01 2008 | By Marianne Dougherty, Lori Morris, Lotus Abrams, Nicole Palmieri
SHORT CUTS Primitives, the Autumn/Winter 2008 collection from Mic Styling Academy in Slovenia, features a range of shorter haircuts designed to express sensuality and a natural...
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Tech Support

Dec 01 2008 | By Lotus Abrams
Keeping track of inventory is many salon owners' least favorite task. Fortunately, salon software companies are making it easier by offering such tools as handheld devices that eliminate the...
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Room for Improvement

Dec 01 2008 | By Kelley Donahue
David Bickle, owner of The David Salon in Costa Mesa, CA, knows firsthand that owning a successful salon is a journey, and that the learning process never ends. Over the years, he's doubled...
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Our Town

Dec 01 2008 | By Nicole Palmieri
1. Salon High Gloss A cross between "Hollywood regency and schizophrenic glamour" is how Salon High Gloss owner Robert Ross describes his salon. Black and white are the...
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Intelligent Design

Dec 01 2008 | By Lori Morris
While each element of a salon, from the reception desk to the pedicure area, is essential to the overall aesthetic, adding unique details can really elevate the space. "Finishes truly...
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Beauty Lab

Dec 01 2008 | By American Salon Staff
1. SQUEAKY CLEAN Cowshed Cowlick Gentle Shampoo contains essential oils of revitalizing lavender and lemon and scalp-soothing carrot seed. Cowshed products are free of parabens,...
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