Halfway: Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2017

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As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun! 2017 is already more than half-over and we’re reminiscing on our year so far. Here’s a look at the top ten stories that have garnered the most attention from AmericanSalon.com readers over the last seven months.

10 Signs You Might Be a Hairstylist

The first in a series of business building blogs from the Business of Balayage, this fun article recognizes a few standout traits that most successful stylists have in common; you’re passionate, you see potential, you’re independent and you feel a deep desire to help people – just to name a few.

Air-Dry Style with Redken’s No Blow Dry

In March, Redken released No Blow Dry air-dry stylers, an easy solution that allows clients to achieve a frizz-controlled style without using a blow dryer. Bearing in mind that one in two women air-dry their hair, No Blow Dry is a great alternative to heat styling and perfect for clients on-the-go.

Color How-To: Avoid Hot Roots

You’ve seen it happen, lighter brighter roots than the rest of the hair emerge post-color application. And while commonly seen in redheads, hot roots can be found in blondes and brunettes alike. Here are our experts’ tips for handling hot roots.

The Story of Ouidad

After struggling with her own curls as a young girl, and listening to her curly-haired clients’ traumatic stories, Ouidad made it her life’s work to educate stylists and people globally to love and embrace curly hair. Master each curl type’s needs, and you’ll beautify every curly-haired client that steps into your salon.

Strategies: Feed the Numbers

Though salon and spa businesses need to generate sales to survive, it’s not ALL about the numbers. Numbers are simply goals, measurements and outcomes. Something else gives the numbers life. It's simply called passion. Neil Ducoff shares a few no-compromise leadership strategies to help YOU feed the passion so your people can feed the numbers.

Tabatha Coffey’s 7 Tips to Success

You know her and love her; Tabatha Coffey is one of the most well-known hairdressers in the world. Tabatha has devoted her professional life to achieving excellence as a successful businesswoman, iconic educator and artist. Back in April,  Tabatha shared her seven tips to success and it’s worth watching.

BTS Video with Sassoon Academy's Traci Sakosits

American Salon teamed up with Sassoon Academy’s North American Creative Director Traci Sakosits for a Facebook Live video demonstration of cutting a versatile bob. Check out the behind-the-scenes clip here.

How-To Video: Classic Bob

The bob may be one of the basic forms in cutting, yet it remains one of the most difficult haircuts to master. In April, Hairbrained hosted Paul Mitchell Educator Julian Perlingiero to demonstrate his Sassoon-influenced technique for cutting a classic bob. 

How To: Remove Direct Dye

Between mother of pearl hair and mermaid hair, vibrant colors and pastels have been the rage for sometime now. But, what happens when your clients want a change? Direct dyes can be highly resistant to removal. Luckily, they can be removed safely and effectively with these tips from today’s top color experts.

How-To Video: Short Shag Cut

After a slight hiatus, the shag cut is back and better than ever. Ruth Roche highlights specific techniques to keep your short hair guests on trend.

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