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The Bowled and the Beautiful

Feb 01 2009 | By Brett Vinovich
Experts recommend that you spruce up your salon every five to seven years in order to stay competitive, but with the economic downturn it's understandable if you're unwilling to forego...
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Passionately Professional

Jan 01 2009 | By Brett Vinovich
I was lucky enough to visit Lisbon, Portugal, in November as a guest of P&G Professional Care and Wella Professionals for the Trend Vision Award 2008. There, I got to witness first-...
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Buyer's Guide

Dec 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
If you want to understand why your clients gravitate toward one brand over another, pick up the new book by Martin Lindstrom called Buy.ology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy (Doubleday...
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Exit to Guyville

Oct 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
Ever wonder who gets the guys you see in movies and on television ready for their close-ups? We talked to Gloria Casny, who was department head on AMC's incomparable Mad Men last season...
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The Envelope Please

Sep 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
Okay, I admit it. I love watching television. I know that most intellectuals would never cop to spending their time in front of the boob tube, but I believe you just have to be smart about...
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It's a Hard-Knock Life

Aug 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
To paraphrase Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." He was talking about the French Revolution, of course, but he could have been talking about today's...
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I Smell a Rat

Jul 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
The more things change, the more things stay the same, and that's especially true when it comes to diversion and the ongoing struggle to eradicate it for good. Despite the best intentions of...
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I Was Born in a Small Town

Jun 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
Readers often tell us that one of their favorite columns is "Big Fish, Small Pond," which is our way of recognizing the achievements of small salons all across the country. Let's face it, it...
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Honor Roll

May 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
I was interviewed recently for a story that appeared in min's b2b, an online business-to-business publication that provides news, analysis and strategies for trade magazines like American Salon...
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Talk to the Paw

Apr 01 2008 | By Brett Vinovich
Every dog has his day, and Uno had his at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in February. The underdog was the first beagle to win Best in Show...
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