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February

Skin Survival Guide

Feb 01 2006 | By Carrie Watson
If you think your clients' hair and scalps are the only victims of winter's plummeting temperatures, biting winds and overheated homes, you may be overlooking another seasonal sufferer...
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This month, Ruth and RARE's director of education, Bradley Irion, dip into our readers' mailbag to answer some questions about handling clients' concerns and requests.

Feb 01 2006 | By Ruth Roche
Occasionally a client will come into the salon with a picture of a celebrity, asking for a similar long hairstyle. It's one thing when the client is 20-or 30-something, but when she's...
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World Cultures

Feb 01 2006 | By American Salon Staff
Much to the delight of the more than 4,000 beauty professionals representing 10 countries in attendance, this year's Aveda Congress proved once again that it truly is a small world after all...
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Taking Care of Business

Feb 01 2006 | By David Adams
In 2004, salon consumers spent $11.4 billion on haircolor services. Haircolor is the largest product category salons purchase, representing 23.4 percent of total product purchases. Those...
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Something For Everyone

Feb 01 2006 | By Robbin McClain
True artists take inspiration from many sources and incorporate them into their work. This spring, April 30 to May 2, you'll have the opportunity to see a diversity of talent on the IBS New...
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Priced to Sell

Feb 01 2006 | By Robbin McClain
How much time and attention do you give to pricing? Do you simply dust off the old price list once in a blue moon and think about whether to increase it or not? According to Andrew...
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Into Africa

Feb 01 2006 | By Brett Vinovich
I recently had dinner with my friends Robert Reed, founder/president of Ergo Research, and Ergo vice president Marlene Wagner. We were talking about President Clinton and the wonderful work...
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Beauty Harvest

Feb 01 2006 | By Carrie Watson
It's a classic Catch-22: Chemical processing and thermal styling beget beautiful hair, but over time, these processes can wreak havoc,...
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Brad Johns, Clairol global color director and artistic director of Avon Salon & Spa, offers his advice for finding passion in your profession.

Feb 01 2006 | By Brad Johns
Throughout my career, I've had the good fortune to have worked with and learned from many true icons of the beauty business: Oribe, Serge Normant, Andre Marthielieu Chris Cusano and Bruno...
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Recipe For Success

Feb 01 2005 | By Robbin McClain
In today's competitive market, clients want more than great customer service—they want an experience. "It's not enough to simply think out of the box," says Noreen Young, author of...
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