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Retail Therapy

Oct 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
At 450 square feet, Tesoro Beauty Boutique in Douglas, AZ, is barely larger than a studio apartment, but the salon's small size does not translate into small sales. Owner Carlos Valenzuela has found...
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Makes Perfect Sense

Sep 01 2009 | By Nicole Palmieri
Antonio L. Rosa, co-owner of Senses New York Salon & Spa, refers to his salon as being upscale, but not uptight. Celebrating its one-year anniversary this month, the 4,000-square-foot salon and...
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Web Browser

Sep 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
Combine the Yellow Pages with Facebook and Craigslist, toss in a couple of celebrity hairstylists and you get pickmysalon.com, a new Web site aimed at serving both salons and their clients....
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Big Fish, Small Pond

Sep 01 2009 | By Nicole Palmieri
Settled in the mid-1500s, St. Marys, GA, is the second oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States after St. Augustine, FL. Its motto, "Rooted in history, branching into the future,...
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Intelligent Design

Sep 01 2009 | By Lori Morris
Going to the bar takes on a whole new meaning at salons these days. "Color bars are getting really popular," says Renee Blundon, design and sales consultant for Gamma & Bross. "...
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Bright Idea

Sep 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
KACIE HENGLER, a stylist at The Doves Studio in Santa Monica, CA, had trouble acquiring hair models for her training at The Doves Academy this past year, so she posted an ad on...
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Just Like Heaven

Sep 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
ElevenSpa Vegas is "heaven on earth," says founder Nicole Oden. The decadent 20,000-square-foot spa, which opened in Las Vegas in February, features dozens of treatments, a clothing...
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It's in the Cards

Sep 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
When designing her salon's business card, Kimberly Paige Valor, owner of Modern Concepts Salon in Bayville, NJ, found inspiration in an unusual place: her friends' tattoo parlors. "I wanted...
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The Salon Fixer is in

Sep 01 2009 | By Brett Vinovich
Imagine hiring a personal salon coach for the price of a haircut. Now you can. Cory Couts, a globally recognized expert in salon management and leadership, has been teaching salon...
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Book Corner

Sep 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
In FROM STRESS TO SUCCESS IN JUST 31 DAYS (Hay House, 2009), Dr. John F. Demartini shares his 31 stress-to-success secrets that promise to help readers transform their perceptions and...
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