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Brett Vinovich

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on Aug 01, 2008
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 economic climate. For the 7.5 million millionaires in the United States, up from six million in 2004, it's the best of times to
on Jul 01, 2008
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 many in the industry, sales of professional products in unauthorized outlets, which first began in the early 1980s, have
on Jun 01, 2008
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's usually the big, beautiful salons in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York or Miami that get all the press. The truth
on May 01, 2008
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, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Using data supplied by IMS/The Auditor, min's b2b looked at its list of the top 25
on Apr 01, 2008
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 in the club's 132-year history, and he got a standing ovation. We sure do love our pets in this country. In fact, U.S.