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Method Haircutting: Getting Into Your Client's Head, Hair and Beard

The best actors truly inhabit their roles. To bring a part to life, they get into the skin of the character they are playing.  Bradford Davison (@bdavison13, @barberexchange), the U.S. American Crew All-Star Challenge Winner from 2013, has deliberately experimented with his hair length and facial hair configurations so he would better understand his clients. Sort of the method acting version of haircutting.

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Sport Clips Donates to Help Service Members Pursue Education and Career Goals

 Sport Clips Haircuts donated $650,000 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars today to help active duty U.S. service members and veterans further their education and reach post-military career goals. Through client and product partner donations, as well as Veterans Day contributions of $1 per haircut service, the franchise’s annual “Help A Hero” campaign was its most successful since the program began in 2007.

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Sport Clips Celebrates 1,300th Store with Opening of Three Locations

Sport Clips Haircuts, a leading men's and boys' hair care provider, continues its fast-paced growth with the openings of its 1,300th locations - a three-way tie as stores recently opened simultaneously in North Charleston, S.C.; Woodstock, Ga.; and New Providence, N.J. With locations in 49 U.S. states, this marks 152 store openings for the franchise in the 2014 calendar year, to date.

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Aneley Cosmetics Natural Line Allows Makeup Application Immediately After Beauty Treatments

After haircuts and treatments, hairstylists always blowdry and style a client’s hair to perfection so that the client sees the full effect of the new look and steps out the salon door looking fashionable. Why then, after facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, and other beauty treatments, are clients allowed to leave the salon makeup-less, looking like a ‘before’ photo? Brooklyn-based salon operator and makeup artist Yelena Kalendareva recognized that conventional cosmetic products should not be applied to treated areas, but remained unsatisfied sending clients off without ensuring that they looked and felt their best. So, as any determined salon operator would, she created her own line of natural makeup products, Aneley Cosmetics Natural Line.

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Modern Exclusive: Bumble and bumble Looks Forward

The Bumble and bumble (Bb.) brand began as a New York salon, opened by Michael Gordon in 1977, and evolved into a product line now under the Estee Lauder umbrella.  Peter Lichtenthal, president of Bumble and bumble at Estee Lauder Companies Inc., shares news on future plans for the brand.

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Modern Exclusive: An Interview with New ISBN President Rhoda Olsen

The International Salon/Spa Business Network (ISBN)’s Board of Trustees elected Rhoda Olsen, CEO of Great Clips, as the association’s president during the Board’s annual fall meeting. During her 2-year term, she will lead the owners of the only association for international multi-unit salon and spa companies in growing both their own businesses, as well as the professional beauty industry.

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Charlie Le Mindu and Hairdreams at the Alternative Hair Show in Rome

The Alternative Hair Show created by Tony Rizzo in the “Forum del Parrucchiere eccellente” is one of the most anticipated top industry events in Italy.  More than 3,000 hairdressers attended The Alternative Hair Show in Rome.   Parisian avant garde hair coiffure designer, Charlie le Mindu, using hair from Hairdreams, created  hair styles, one-of-a-kind hair pieces and designed couture dresses made with 100% real hair from Hairdreams.


Salon Tech Introduces the New Spinstyle Curling Iron

Salon Tech introduces the Spinstyle: a tangle-free, automatic curling iron designed to instantly create natural curls with ease.  Featuring a Nano Diamond-infused Ceramic Barrel, the Spinstyle will distribute heat evenly for a consistent curl with the same results as a professional salon curling iron. Far Infrared heat and negative ions are produced during use, helping to reduce frizz and eliminate damage to hair. Plus, the exposed barrel allows for a tangle-free experience, thus creating a safer styling tool.

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Farouk Global Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Styling and Innovation

Farouk Systems Inc. announces their upcoming global conference September 18-22, 2015 at the five-star Moon Palace Golf & Resort Spa in Cancun Mexico.  The five day event will not only celebrate 50-years of Farouk Shami’s legacy of styling and innovations but will be the platform for new product launches and the company’s new celebrity product partnerships.


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