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Kelley Donahue

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on Dec 01, 2013
Opulent hairstyles are right at home in Versailles, a new body of work from award-winning educator and artist Sharon Blain. Photography by Ian Golding Acclaimed as one the most beautiful achievements of French 18th century art, the Palace of Versailles provided beaucoup inspiration to Australian hairdresser
on Dec 01, 2013
With clients amping up the number of visits they’re making to the salon to ensure they look their best on the holiday party circuit, ’tis the season to impress them with outstanding customer service. The challenge, salon owners have told me, is making good customer service happen, and happen repeatedly. Fortunately, Kirt
Folk Lure
on Dec 01, 2013
In this American Salon exclusive, Aveda debuts a new collection featuring a flawless fusion of striking style contradictions. Photography by Jenny Hands Aveda took inspiration from around the globe, gathering intelligence on disparate beauty and style influences—from tribal to urban and folkloric to futuristic—for
Katie Manselle
on Nov 19, 2013
The joy of the creative process and executing it with excellence: that, in a nutshell, is what makes Katie Manselle tick. “I’ve been really fortunate to train under some of the finest stylists and colorists, and that has been instrumental in helping me to quickly develop my creative eye and passion for hair,” Manselle says
on Oct 31, 2013
Attracting new guests and encouraging repeat visits through client-loyalty programs is the cornerstone of any successful salon business. Case in point: Randy Currie, owner of six namesake salons and day spas in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, included a $25 gift card in a recent mailer to attract new patrons to