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Our Town

Jul 01 2008 | By Marianne Dougherty
1. Hair by Bennie and Friends When Hair by Bennie and Friends owner Bennie Pollard opened his salon 16 years ago, he chose an area of the city close to the downtown business...
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Design For Profit

Jul 01 2008 | By Lotus Abrams
When it comes to designing a salon, picking the color scheme and furniture is the exciting part, but it's still important to remember the bottom line, according to Kristin Chou, vice...
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My Brilliant Career

Jul 01 2008 | By Rachel Aguiar
Even when she was three years old, cutting her baby doll's hair in her hometown of Hickory, NC, Frances London DuBose knew that styling hair was her life. "It's the love of my life...
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Showtime

Jul 01 2008 | By Nicole Palmieri
Eugene Perma Paris is offering salons a fresh way to keep their clients entertained while they get a haircut: SoChicTV, a new video magazine system available exclusively at salons that carry...
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Promotion for Pennies

Jul 01 2008 | By Lotus Abrams
Don't have the budget to hire a marketing or public relations expert to promote your salon? Do it yourself by tapping into your creativity instead of your savings account, says Debbi Kickham...
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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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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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Weathering the Financial Storm

Jun 01 2008 | By Carrie Watson
The worrisome state of the economy and increasing number of consumers wary to spend may be creating jitters for business owners, but Neil Ducoff, founder and CEO of Strategies, says that...
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