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Major Milestone

Aug 01 2009 | By Lori Morris
As Calista Grand Salon and Spa in West Chester, PA, celebrates its 20th anniversary, co-owner Maria McCool is able to take a step back and reflect on what has made the area's first salon...
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The Art of Business

Jul 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
An entrepreneur can be described as a person who is willing to take on a venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome. As stylists, we are in a unique industry where we have...
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Boy's Club

Jul 01 2009 | By Rachel Aguiar
John Allan is the quintessential New York guy. He has the clothes, the accent—not to mention four members-only men's salons in Manhattan. So why has the male grooming pioneer opened a club in...
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Intelligent Design

Jul 01 2009 | By Lori Morris
HANDY WORK Even the most beautiful salons often have boring manicure areas. While good service is essential to keeping clients loyal, great design can get them in...
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Performance Art

Jul 01 2009 | By Lotus Abrams
Neill Corporation Creative Director Michael Baker has just launched a new tool to help hairdressers create the best possible guest experience—5x5: The Stage, a video presentation on an...
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Signature Service

Jul 01 2009 | By Lori Morris
For a client, there's nothing more frustrating than getting a manicure and having it chip the next day. Now, DASHING DIVA, a nail spa with locations in the Northeast and California, is making chipped...
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It's in the Cards

Jul 01 2009 | By Lotus Abrams
Stuart Gavert, co-owner of the Beverly Hills, CA-based Gavert Atelier, wasn't sure he liked his graphic designer's business card design when he first saw it, but it grew on him. "The salon is so...
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Big Fish, Small Pond

Jul 01 2009 | By Nicole Palmieri
Originally inhabited by Native Americans, Saginaw, MI, was given its name by the Ojibwe tribe, who drove out the area's earlier inhabitants, the Sauk (the word saginaw is believed to mean "where...
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Bright Idea

Jul 01 2009 | By Lori Morris
GARY LAMBERT, owner of an eponymous Aveda salon in Winter Park, FL, is using social media to fill his appointment book. His team created a Gary Lambert Salon Twitter account to post salon news and...
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Retail Therapy

Jul 01 2009 | By Rachel Aguiar
 GAME PLAN   Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique's retail strategy involves product focus—and a little friendly competition. When Three-13 Salon, Spa & Boutique first...
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