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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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Big Fish, Small Pond

Aug 01 2009 | By Nicole Palmieri
Naples, FL, was founded in the late 1880s by former U.S. Senator John Stuart Williams and businessman Walter N. Haldeman. Throughout the 1870s and '80s, the city's mild climate and...
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Good Energy

Aug 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
Offering completely organic treatments, Chi Nail Bar and Organic Spa aims to stand out in Beverly Hills, CA. Fawn Ton, Chi's founder and owner, took cues from her father, a traditional Chinese...
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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: Event Marketing

Aug 01 2009 | By American Salon Staff
You can't pick up a paper, watch TV or surf the Web lately without hearing talk of the economy and how to cut costs. When I meet with beauty editors they all talk about working smarter and making the...
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