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NCA Relaunches Web Site

Jun 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
Want up-to-the-minute news and information on special events? Looking for a resource in the professional salon industry? NCA members get that and a lot more when they log onto the NCA's...
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The Business of Beauty

Jun 01 2005 | By Darice Gall
Managing a salon requires skills in many areas–from hiring your staff to serving your clients to understanding the finances. To help you cope with the challenges of today's rapid-fire...
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Brad Johns, artistic director of Avon Salon & Spa, discusses the most difficult color to achieve and maintain—red.

Jun 01 2005 | By Brad Johns
Red haircolor has always been a staple of glamour. Rita Hayworth, whom I consider the iconic auburn, made the shade popular back in the 40s, and various celebrities have worn it well since...
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Treatment Trends

Jun 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
YON-KA PARIS AROMATIC SCALP TREATMENTTHIS This 15-minute service can be incorporated as an add-on to any facial treatment. First, Yon-Ka Paris's Yon-Ka Serum is distributed...
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Child's Play

May 01 2005 | By Mary Novitsky
What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? Not much—except for, possibly, Wild Monkey, a lively, kid-friendly salon in Cicero, NY, and the brainchild of its high-energy owner, Lynn...
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Frédéric shows how to create the next wave in today's very sexy hairstyles.

May 01 2005 | By Frédéric Fekkai
This season, forget about the flat iron. The modern femininity that's ruling the runways for spring and summer calls for a return to soft, bouncy, natural-looking waves. This means that...
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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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