Best Dressed: There is an old riddle about two barbers that live in the same remote town, one was immaculately dressed and coiffed and the other looked unkempt with a bad hair cut. Which barber would you want to cut your hair? The assumption is when you look good you are good, but the key to this riddle is the assumption that we can’t cut our own hair (which we know is not true, but is here for the old riddle). Therefore, the better barber is not the one that looked good, it was the unkempt one because he cut the well-coiffed barber and visa versa. This assumption, or near guarantee of success, is even the key to an old riddle, because when the bathroom is clean, the kitchen is clean is usually true and “Best Dressed” salons and teams are more successful.
Most Professional: Usually means most successful. I heard a quote once that said, “No one ever lost a client because they were too professional.”
Perfect Attendance: Nothing means more to your guests than being there for them, everyday. This does not include contagious infections, deaths or family milestones, but does include spontaneous beach days, goof-off days or booking out because of an empty book.
Everyone’s Friend: When everyone knows your name and considers you a friend, even if you are not their first option as a service provider, you are their second, so if something ever happens/changes, the opportunity will be there for you to seize.
Most Improved: My daughter won this award on her softball team, and as a salon owner, I would rather have a team of most improved players than anything else. Most improved people know that life can always get better, and the great thing about those who start needing improvement and rise above, they get it. They know they just have to work harder than everyone else and they will continue to do so again, and again.
THE LOOK: ALL STARS, the TV series focused on head-to-toe makeovers, is announcing the official partnership with the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA), the premier photographic hairstyling competition.
This new location brings together Wella Professionals, System Professional, Nioxin, Sebastian Professional, Londa Professional, Sassoon Professional, Clairol Professional, Wella Color Charm, OPI and ghd, under one roof.
The Better Business Bureau Awards for Excellence recognizes businesses and non- profits in the Greater Houston Area for their achievements and commitment to overall excellence and quality in the workplace.
Illusions of Shirlington is pleased to announce its 25th anniversary serving clients across the D.C. area. Under the leadership of owner Irma Wheeler, Illusions has become a fixture in the Shirlington community and an icon of creativity and customer service in northern Virginia.
Jeffrey LaMorte and Vance Theodore invited their staff, friends, and family to view the talents of Wella Top Artist Dana Lyseng and Sebastian International Artist Anthony Cole, onstage, demonstrating color, cut, and style techniques during a live runway show. And all the money raised went to charity, BrainUp.
Kids in school are exposed to head lice, it's just a fact, but this wearable solution can make parents feel better about taking steps to prevent them and helps hairdressers be a hero to their client when they recommend it.
NAHA 2019 - There are changes afoot. If you are interested in entering, get the scoop directly from Jessie Marshall, Director of Education and Competition Programs for the Professional Beauty Association (PBA.)
"Rock the Cure 2” is an all-star charity concert to be performed by The Tribe, a collective of over 30 of LA’s top session and touring musicians and vocalists. The event will raise money for City of Hope, the partner charity of the professional beauty industry.