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NCA's Premiere Talent Search

Aug 01 2006 | By American Salon Staff
Wanted: Raw talent! If you've got it, then don't miss your chance to win prizes and recognition from your peers at the NCA Premiere Talent Search competitions on Sunday, August 27, 2006...
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Greetings from Down Under! Ruth's trusty, jet-setting mannequin Viola gets, funky haircut on a stopover in Australia.

Aug 01 2006 | By Ruth Roche
It was hard to say goodbye, but Viola, my dependable and inspiring mannequin who has been with me for the last 20 years, recently embarked on a three-stop world tour. As I mentioned in last...
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Long Lines

Aug 01 2006 | By Kelley Donahue
Time-pressed clients can now take heart: Colored hair extensions, which once took hours of weaving or glueing to apply, now take just minutes. So says celebrity haircolorist Nelson Chan, who...
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Flying High

Aug 01 2006 | By Carrie Watson
In Austin, TX, a city that bills itself as the "Live Music Capital of the World," it was only a matter of time before someone opened a hair salon that doubled as a music venue. With the...
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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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