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Karen Ford

About Karen Ford

Contributing editor Karen Ford has been writing for the beauty industry for the past ten years. As editor of most special projects and supplements to American Salon, she specializes in bringing editorial appeal to market-driven messages. Karen also writes and edits the editorial pages of Questex's annual Green Book directory.

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on Mar 06, 2015
No one in my family had ever been to a salon, at least not the kind I had in mind in the summer of 1975. My grandmother had always gone for a weekly wash and set at the local “beauty parlor,” but that wasn’t for me. In recent years, in urban centers like New York and Chicago, a new kind of salon had taken hold, but in
on Mar 03, 2015
No one in my family had ever been to a salon, at least not the kind I had in mind in the summer of 1975. My grandmother had always gone for a weekly wash and set at the local “beauty parlor,” but that wasn’t for me. In recent years, in urban centers like New York and Chicago, a new kind of salon had taken hold, but in
on Oct 02, 2013
A new collection by Aussie salon Orb Hair & Beauty extends a pop culture metaphor to glorious lengths. PHOTOGRAPHY by DAVID MANNAH The Glam collection from Down Under salon Orb Hair & Beauty of New Farm in Queensland, Australia honors the decade that yielded a range of durable style trends, including glitter
Girls Will Be Boys
on Sep 30, 2013
  Lucie Doughty smudges the line between masculine and feminine for a fabulous effect. Androgyny, the newest collection from Paul Mitchell Editorial Director Lucie Doughty, pulls no punches, with looks for women who exude strength and confidence. “The inspiration came from fashion, and designers who make
on Sep 12, 2013
Three members of American Salon’s new Better Business Network explain how they’re taking care of business in their salons. To Sally Meldahl, co-owner of Tangerine Aveda Lifestyle Salon & Spa in Reno, NV, the most important component of salon success is staff retention. “We wanted to attract the best possible

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