Melissa Hill


Tips from Toronto

By Melissa Hill | Updated: 12/01/2009 5:00:00 AM
In high-end Yorkville, a neighborhood of Toronto that's about a mile and a half around, 103 salons and spas are doing business. It's a desirable area for a salon: foot traffic is high, and so are the price points, plus Prada, Gucci and Dolce are your neighbors. But, there's a lot of competition, too. We talked to two salons on opposite ends of one street—one opened two years ago, the other, almost 42 years ago—to find out their secrets to surviving and thriving in a crowded marketplace.
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Hair Tips from the World's Most Famous Zip Code

By Melissa Hill | Updated: 11/17/2009 3:00:00 AM
I don't really have the words to express how much, as a teen, I loved the original Beverly Hills, 90210. I wanted to rock Kelly Taylor's hairstyles, although unfortunately as a brunette with thick, wavy hair, those weren't the ones that really suited me. Nonetheless, she was my favorite.
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Live from Trend Vision '09!

By Melissa Hill | Updated: 10/30/2009 11:27:25 AM
This weekend, we're bringing you live updates from Wella's Trend Vision '09, taking place in Berlin. The talented Justine Hornick, representing the United States in the Young Talent category, will be reporting for us on her experience and perspective as a competitor - good luck, Justine! - and we'll also have regular updates from Modern editor, Maggie Mulhern.
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A Can't Miss Event with Ted Gibson

By Melissa Hill | Updated: 10/30/2009 5:00:00 AM
If you're in or near Phoenix on November 16th, you must attend! AACS (the American Association of Cometology Schools) and P&G Beauty have teamed up to bring you "Beauty Changes Lives," at the Phoenix Orpheum Theater that night. And the keynote will be given by none other than celeb hair stylist, Ted Gibson!
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Parent company of American Salon files for bankruptcy

By Melissa Hill | Updated: 10/05/2009 4:41:00 PM
It hasn't been a great day for magazines. This morning, media giant Conde Nast announced that they were closing four magazines, including Gourmet, which has been published for almost 70 years, and Modern Bride. This afternoon brought word that Questex Media, the parent company of American Salon and Spa and the IBS shows, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
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All About Emmy

By Melissa Hill | Updated: 09/26/2009 3:00:00 AM
Get the hair styles, tips and trends modeled on the stars at this year's Emmy Awards.
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