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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.

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6 Truths for Stylists From a Hair Loss Expert

Spencer Stevenson has been battling hair loss for years. He’s had five hair transplants and figures he has spent close to $45,000 on hair loss solutions. He has become one of the world’s foremost hair loss authorities, pledging to provide honest, ethical and unbiased advice for hair loss sufferers. For the first time, he shares his insights into hair loss with salon professionals.

Three of Instagram's Best Bridal Stylists Share Their Tips for Updo Success

Artists Renee Marie Plante, Stephanie Brinkerhoff and Annette Waligora share their top tricks for special occasion styling.

3 Experts Share How to Help Your Clients with Thinning Hair

Getting to the root of what can cause thinning hair and how a correct consultation and real facts will lead to the best outcome.

Cashing In: How to Increase Your Prices and Grow Your Business

For many hairdressers, the topic of raising prices and facing clients seems so overwhelming that they let years pass without broaching the subject. Here, Artist Connective member Derek Cash share his tips for managing your service prices.

Trending for Solo Artists: Products That Cater to Texture

Solo artists can set themselves apart by developing and promoting service expertise and retail solutions specifically for curly clients.

Back in the Game: Back-to-School Advice

We asked our Solo Artist Advisory Council, “What back-to-school services are smart for solo artists (and all stylists) to offer this September.” They offered us their two cents and gave us some service and product ideas, too.

Don't Go for a Job, Go for a Career

Decide on the type of work you want to do, the level, and quality. Then, find your tribe that supports you. Hang with people who do the type of work in which you want to excel.

Five Smart Things You Can Do with Your Guest’s Smartphone

Social media is a platform for branding, marketing, and sales. It gives our clients opportunities to share our work with friends through photos and videos, which will ultimately build our business.

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.