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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 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
on Aug 20, 2013
Rafe Hardy, Sexy Hair artistic creative director, teamed up with German salon owner/stylist Sebastian Lynen to create this graphic yet feminine update on the wedge. “I wanted a very disconnected look with a multitude of styling options,” says Hardy. While the finish is sleek, extra length at the top allows for added volume
on Aug 13, 2013
Salon owners and stylists are taking a personal stake in stopping diversion by educating salon clients, and themselves. Think one person can’t do much about the underground networks and gray markets of diversion? Don’t tell that to Sherrie Hudgins. The owner and sole operator at the one-chair Impact Color Salon in