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Taking the Leap to Independence as a Solo Artist

After working in many different salons as an employee, manager, wedding coordinator and as a self-employed stylist, Gioia Gomez, currently based at Akasu Hair Studio & Spa, found the perfect balance. “There are many different ways to be a productive, profitable hairdresser. No one way is the right way for everyone,” she says. “I’ve found being a solo artist is a perfect fit for me.”

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Is Being a Hairstylist a Low-Stress Job?

Depending on your clientele, salon culture and overall job satisfaction, adjectives used to describe your job as a hairstylist typically fall into the positive category. But would you agree that being a hairstylist is one of the least stressful jobs out there? According to a recent report, hairstylists rank as the second-least stressful job.

Idealogue 2017: A Great Success

The third annual Idealogue was a great success. Details here.

Top 5 Tips for How-To Fire a Client

Not all business is good business.  Sometimes, for the good of the business, the good of the haircutter and the good of the client, it is time to fire a client.

Solo Artist Spotlight: Danielle Regazzi

During her years working independently, Danielle Regazzi has learned it’s not about your intended destination, it’s about the journey.

Top 5 Old Barber Guy Tricks

I started with a cosmetology license a long time ago.  Thirty years later I am an old barber guy. Along the way I have learned a few old barber guy tricks.

Idealogue 2017: Social Currency

Get the details for Luxury Brand Partners third annual Social Media Conference - Idealogue: Social Currency

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Dorthi Koscielniak @hairbydorthi

We have been following Dorthi Koscielniak on Instagram the moment she popped up into our feed. Her @hairbydorthi page is packed with beautiful bridal updos and special occasion styling—and to top it all off, she’s also incredibly kind and an all-around wonderful person. See why we’re loving this Chicago-based stylist and why she earned a spot on 2017’s MODERN SALON 100.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Heidi Bolton @heididoeshair

Phoenix, Arizona-based Heidi Bolton (@heididoeshair) creates vibrant color effects that have been catching our eye for a long time. She’s used Instagram to build her clientele, inspire her inner artist and gain more education than ever. See why we named her a part of this year’s MODERN SALON 100.

2017 MODERN SALON 100: Erik Gutierrez @hairerik

Erik Gutierrez inspired the masses on Instagram, his blonding and balayage melts are stunning. We named his a part of this year’s MODERN SALON 100 for his incredible talent, business saavy and cool-girl hair effects.