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on Feb 01, 2006
Occasionally a client will come into the salon with a picture of a celebrity, asking for a similar long hairstyle. It's one thing when the client is 20-or 30-something, but when she's older, I find myself hunting for a tactful way to steer her toward something more appropriate. What would you do? Ruth
on Jan 01, 2006
The most unique class we offer at RARE is inPrint, a two-day, hands-on photographic workshop to help stylists learn about all of the elements that go into creating and producing a photographic collection centered on hair. Our attendees were five stylists from all over the world: Melissa Schriber and Andrea
on Dec 01, 2005
Change is good. I keep telling myself this as I sit in my apartment surrounded by filled packing cartons, waiting for the movers to arrive. I'm leaving the Manhattan apartment I've lived in for the past 10 years and moving to Brooklyn. Although it all sounds good in my head, my heart is racing and, frankly, I'm
on Nov 01, 2005
Fashion week has more than one dimension. The obvious one is the designers' shows themselves—the clothes, the runway models, the crowds in the tents. But the other dimension—the one that's really in the public eye, on magazine covers and TV—is the celebrity presence. Celebs are today's fashion
on Sep 01, 2005
We live in a world of busy distractions. As salon owners, you know what I mean—there's always one more thing to do. Yet, there are times when something comes out of nowhere to knock the wind out of us. The latest for me arrived in the form of an e-mail: Ruth Roche I have been a hairdresser for 22

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