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Robbin McClain

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on Apr 01, 2005
Imagine it's a typical day in your salon—customers coming and going, stylists working on clients. Then, without warning, the inspectors for the state board of cosmetology walk in, pen and clipboard in hand. They check your salon for violations, photographing whatever they find. And they do this right in
on Apr 01, 2005
This January, 1,100 salon owners and managers, along with 500 other members of the beauty industry, gathered in San Francisco for The Salon Association's (TSA) annual symposium. The weekend featured education, inspiration, business-building and networking. Keynote speaker Michael Gerber, author of The E-
on Apr 01, 2005
For the past two years, I've been participating in the internship program at the Medill School of Journalism. Every semester, one or two eager students arrive at our office ready to learn the ins and outs of the real magazine world. And, unlike their colleagues who may end up making copies or fetching pizza at the
on Mar 01, 2005
Location, light, learning. The new 11,000-square-foot Matrix Global Academy in New York City offers stylists and salon owners alike a personalized, inspirational approach to education. Created in conjunction with Gensler Architects, one of the top architectural firms in the country, the academy houses a lounge,
on Mar 01, 2005
The Beauty Box. Diva Studio. Hannah and her Scissors. Each a salon, each very different from the others. And that individuality is one thing that has always fascinated me about this industry. A successful salon business can be a large bustling place or a small intimate hideaway. It can offer many services or just

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