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So Long

Jul 01 2008 | By Rachel Aguiar
Before you choose a line of extensions, it's important to know as much as you can about what's on the market and how to work with them. We asked Shiela Stotts, a pioneer in the hair...
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Comeback Kid

Jul 01 2008 | By Marianne Dougherty
Beauty and style expert Christopher Hopkins, aka "The Makeover Guy," has just written a book that could help you offer advice to baby boomers concerned about looking their best. Staging Your...
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Members Only

Jul 01 2008 | By Lotus Abrams
One of the best ways to attain a devoted clientele is to start a loyalty or membership program to reward clients for purchasing retail products, completing service visits, referring new...
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New Products

Jul 01 2008 | By American Salon Staff
1. THERMAFUSE Turn up the volume on fine, lifeless hair with Fixxé Mousse from ThermaFuse. Containing an infusion of volume-building proteins, Fixxé Mousse pumps up...
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It's in the Cards

Jul 01 2008 | By Lori Morris
California-based makeup artist and hairstylist Armando Sarabia recently updated his business cards to better reflect his services. Sarabia, who specializes in weddings, came up with the...
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Big Fish, Small Pond

Jul 01 2008 | By Nicole Palmieri
Originally named Turkeytown due to the presence of wild turkeys in the area, New Providence, NJ, was renamed in 1759 when the balcony of a Presbyterian church collapsed without causing a...
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To the Manor Born

Jun 01 2008 | By Marianne Dougherty
In 1907, Hildreth Kennedy Bloodgood and his wife, Julia, built an estate in New Marlborough, MA, that they called Mepal Manor, after the English village outside of London where they'd spent...
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Reel Advertising

Jun 01 2008 | By Carrie Watson
One of the best ways to ensure that your salon's or spa's message reaches a captive audience is to advertise in your local cinema, where moviegoers won't be able to TiVo ads or turn the dial on...
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I Was Born in a Small Town

Jun 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
Readers often tell us that one of their favorite columns is "Big Fish, Small Pond," which is our way of recognizing the achievements of small salons all across the country. Let's face it, it...
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Fancy Footwork

Jun 01 2008 | By Carrie Watson
Peep-toes, flip-flops and strappy stilettos—almost every fun summertime shoe calls for pretty painted toes. And while pumice stones and polish can help prepare the feet for sole-...
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