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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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Business of Beauty, Beauty of Business

Aug 01 2005 | By Robbin McClain
During the International Beauty Show in New York this past April, I met a salon owner who was beyond frustrated. She had owned her business for some years and had worked hard at making it a...
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Shop

Aug 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
1 DENNIS BERNARD Protect your clients from any unpleasant effects with STB Stop the Burn treatment. STB prevents burning, itching and scalp irritation on clients who are...
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Hot Shots

Aug 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
ISHOKAAfter ash blonde highlights were added to a pale blonde base, the hair was cut with radical layering from the center, allowing it to blend from shorter to longer layers in an...
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Technostyle

Aug 01 2005 | By Brett Vinovich
I was in New York recently for the grand opening of the Arrojo Color Studio in Soho. Nick Arrojo, as you may know, stars in the hit TV series What Not to Wear. He's also the special creative...
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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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