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Carlos Valenzuela

Why You Should Pay It Forward and Be Someone's Beauty Mentor

The real value of mentoring is sharing you’ve been there, you know how it feels, and you made it, —so, go for it.

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The Amazing Career and Lifestyle Workshop

My career and struggles do not qualify me to write, speak or teach you—my solutions do.

The Devil in the Break Room: Avoiding the Temptation of Gossip, Overeating and Negativity

The long-term consequences of the devil in the break room are just not worth it.

Romance in the Salon: Do or Don't?

We asked a stylist who, after 45 years in the industry, has seen it all and has some very wise counsel on the topic.

If You Had to Do it All Over Again: Advice from a Retiring Hairdresser on How to Build a Fulfilling Career

You may be surprised to hear some of the things he feels he got right...and some that he wishes he had done differently.

The Last Style: Thoughts on Retiring Your Shears

Often, when you think you are at the end of something, you discover you are really at the beginning of something else.

When Do You Fire a Client?

How many “chances” should you give yourself to please a client?

Stylists, Start the New Year Right: A List of 16 Ways to Be Healthier, Happier in 2019 and Beyond

This year, make yourself a priority.

Salon Receptionists Talk About How Stylists Can Be More Successful

Recently, at a salon happy hour, I shared a bottle of wine with a group of receptions. You know I wanted to get the skinny on the challenge of balancing both clients and salon professionals. I started by asking them what their pet peeves were...

The Formula for a Happy Client

The happiest clients I meet are those who feel, regardless of their situation, they are happy, not perfect.