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Two beauty industry icons offer wonderful sources of inspiration and personal growth. Ruth shares their message in this month's column.

May 01 2005 | By Ruth Roche
Sometimes we need encouragement, sometimes inspiration. And other times, we all need a good laugh. Although we can usually count on our friends, family and co-workers to give us the support...
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Catching up with old friends and having the opportunity to make new ones is very much like being in a beauty salon. Here, Billy explains why.

May 01 2005 | By Billy B.
Everyone knows Keshia Knight Pulliam from her years playing the adorable Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show. For me, having watched her evolve from a four-year-old to a beautiful woman was an...
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6 Steps to Remodeling Success

May 01 2005 | By Mary Novitsky
Time to remodel your salon? Whether you're ready for a complete overhaul or a simple spruce-up, a little careful, long-term planning goes a...
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The Thrill of Competition

May 01 2005 | By Robbin McClain
Each month we get a steady stream of letters and e-mails here at American Salon. And each month, at least a couple of you ask a question like this one: Robbin McClain I live and...
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Take a Brow

May 01 2005 | By Robbin McClain
Full, sexy brows are back in demand, yet many clients ignore or take minimal care of what could be their best asset. "Eyebrows are important because they balance the face," says Laura...
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Glam slam

May 01 2005 | By Robbin McClain
The Fall 2005 Hollywould collection proved the perfect testing ground for Aveda's new product, Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray. To complement the opulent clothing, lead stylist...
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Jam session

May 01 2005 | By Kelley Donahue
Aveda turned up the heat in a freezing Minneapolis recently when the company hosted its biannual Master Jam there in late January. Over 600 hairdressers from across the country turned...
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Hot off the Presses

May 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
This month, the season's hottest look book, NCA/Studio Collection for Spring/Summer, is in the hands of the 25,000-plus members of the National Cosmetology Association (NCA). The book is...
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Live From American Salon!

May 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
American Salon is pleased to announce Operating Instructions—Live!, a new business/educational conference scheduled to visit four major U.S. cities this fall. Taking its...
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Shop

May 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
1 DENNIS BERNARD Turn coarse hair smooth and make fine hair full with Smart Solutions PCS:30, a protector, conditioner and styling aid that is safe for daily use. PCS:30 stops...
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