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Brad Johns, artistic director of Avon Salon & Spa, discusses the unique aspects of a mentor relationship and the impact it can have on your career.

Oct 01 2005 | By Brad Johns
As a haircolorist, I love what I do. I'm as excited today about my art as I was when I first started out in the business almost 30 years ago. One reason is because I was fortunate enough to...
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Frederic bids a fond farewell to the fans of his monthly column.

Oct 01 2005 | By Frédéric Fekkai
It is with great nostalgia that I write this month's column for American Salon. Serving as a contributing editor for the magazine has been one of the most rewarding roles I've taken on in my...
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Sep 01 2005 | By American Salon Staff
1 REDKEN 5TH AVENUE NYC The Redken color team has created an extension to the company's popular Color Gels permanent conditioning haircolor line. New clear and green...
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Hello Kiddie

Sep 01 2005 | By Mary Novitsky
Ask any stylist and they'll tell you cutting kids' hair is easy—once you've learned every last trick in the book for helping them stay still and safe in your styling chair. Ivan Zoot...
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Family Values

Sep 01 2005 | By Brett Vinovich
Attending this year's North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) was truly one of the high points of my annual trip to Las Vegas for Cosmoprof this summer. Not only did the industry come...
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Frederic and his team shine a spotlight on easy glamour and help spark a Russian revolution at the fall Diane Von Furstenberg collection.

Sep 01 2005 | By Frédéric Fekkai
I absolutely love being part of New York Fashion Week, an event I've long considered to be the premiere stage for showcasing trends to the entire world. This season, as in previous ones, I...
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An unexpected e-mail leads Ruth to remember a stylist she'll never forget and cherish the lessons he shared.

Sep 01 2005 | By Ruth Roche
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...
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Finding the happy medium between pushing a client to try something new while also achknowledging the risks involved is a dine line. Billy explains why.

Sep 01 2005 | By Billy B.
I think all of us would agree that the dream client is one who completely trusts our creative instincts. For hairstylists, I would imagine it's the woman who walks in, sits in your chair and...
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First Blush

Sep 01 2005 | By Kelley Donahue
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, tweens and teens will account for 15 percent of the U.S. population (40.9 million) in 2007. What can you do to capitalize on this young, lucrative market...
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Managing with Heart

Sep 01 2005 | By Carrie Watson
William George may be passionate about hairstyling, but step inside his salon on Boston's prestigious Newbury Street, and you'll know his first love is art. Designed by architects from the...
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