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This Financial Advice is Geared to Salon Professionals

“Salon professionals can misunderstand making money with building wealth, and without a timely heads up, leave the salon with little to show for a lifetime of salon work. I’ve seen this happen too many times.”

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Until Things Get Better, Concentrate on You Feeling Better

Personally, I’ve moved on to learning to live with the virus, its guidelines, restrictions and precautions instead of waiting around or ignoring the pandemic. I just try to sensibly take care of myself.

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.

Want to Be Better About Managing Your Money?

Money may not bring happiness, but a salon shutdown proved that no money is a bummer and totally stresses you out. We salon professionals excel at our skills, creativity, and ability to make money, but often lack the discipline to keep it. Yes, this is officially a tough love blog. Take a seat.

Should You Become a Stylist?

Yes, yes you should. And here's why.

How Will You Reinvent Yourself Moving Forward?

Covid-19 made whatever was neglected in your life manifest like a squeaky wheel, didn’t it?  Neglected items like money management, self-care, friendships, family time? Listen to the squeaky wheel and pack only items that bring you joy and support your career with satisfaction and success.

The Virtual Consultation: A Win for You and Your Client

Three beauty issues top the list of client concerns: haircolor, social distancing, and money. These are the key topics for effective communication with your clients right about now and you can start to address them now, even at a distance, saving you time and effort once we're back in the salon.

Stylist Pep Talk: Managing Fear of the Unknown

Will my salon reopen? Will my clients be there? Here's some advice for how to handle all the anxiety we can feel during the COVID-19 crisis as it relates to stylists.

WATCH: Stylists, You WILL Get Through this Crisis

We checked-in with one of our mentors and motivators, long-time MODERN SALON blogger, Carlos Valenzuela. After 40 years as a hairdresser, educator, and industry expert, he has some words of advice for stylists navigating our current situation.

COVID-19, Don't Mess with Salon Professionals

We are past the shock and into formulating the solution. We know life might not return to what it was before your sneaky attack on us. That’s ok. We know how to deliver top quality service anywhere at a moment’s notice.