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Lessons Learned

Listen up: If you're looking to boost your mental skills as well as your income, then you'd be wise to get your hands on a copy of Kelly Cardenas Live, a three-CD set created by Kelly Cardenas, owner of two successful namesake salons in Las Vegas and Chicago. Ideal for everybody from the budding assistant to entrepreneurial owners, the CDs play up the importance of fostering personal-touch leadership and creating a systems-based culture in the salon. Cardenas also teaches beauty pros how to dream big and accomplish more by harnessing a few of his favorite business-building tips and fresh insights on how to create a true team in the salon. For details, call 702/454-7993. —K.D.

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About the Author

Kelley Donahue

As Editor in Chief of American Salon, Kelley Donahue reports on all aspects of the professional beauty industry, including salon business-building strategies, seasonal hair and fashion trends, salon services and techniques, and timely issues impacting manufacturers, schools, salons and distributor principals. In addition to conducting photo shoots--one of which was the recipient of an ABBIES Award for Best Magazine Cover--Donahue also travels extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, sourcing out new trends and representing American Salon at major industry functions and educational events.