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Love, Actually: Larisa Love's Success Story

With more than 480,000 Instagram followers, Larisa Love’s ambition has opened doors to opportunities to inspire stylists from around the world—and she strives to make a difference in the lives of her clients as well as the hair industry.

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Announcing the 2016 Excellence in Education Finalists

For six years running, MODERN SALON Media has worked with the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) to develop MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program to help the professional beauty school community gather, share and celebrate examples of great salon education experiences and beauty career development happening across the country.. Here are the 2016 finalists.

How Donald Scott Built a Brand

Born into a family of talented hairdressers and barbers, interest in beauty was practically genetic for Donald Scott. See how he built his own brand—beginning with family ties and Paul ...

Career Planning: Make Way

Sketching out your career path well before you have your license in hand sets you up for success and eases job-hunt-induced-panic.When Michelle McKinney was in cosmetology school, she concentrated on studying for tests, creating a portfolio and ...

American Dreamer: Laura Kaszoni's (@lalasupdos) Success Story

Everyone in Lala land has fabulous hair, guaranteed.Laura Kaszoni might not be a name you know—maybe @lalasupdos rings a bell? The Instagram-famed updo expert didn’t have the smoothest path to beauty-industry success, but we doubt ...

How to Run a Foolproof Lash Extension Consultation

NovaLash-certified lash artists weigh in on how to run a foolproof consultation before your client even walks into your studio.

10 Common Causes of Nail Service Breakdown

When it comes to service breakdown, a handful of common slip-ups and mistakes are often at the root of the problem. Clients can share the blame, too, by abusing their own nails and causing damage, but the team at NAILS magazine compiled a list ...

Social Studies: How to Use #Hashtags

For a word only added to the dictionary in May 2014, the hashtag has really blown up.Definition in Merriam-Webster dictionary: “A word or phrase preceded by the symbol # that classifies or categorizes the accompanying text (such as a ...

2015 Excellence in Education Spotlight: School Culture at Clary Sage College

MODERN SALON's Excellence in Education annual recognition program celebrates leading cosmetology schools, highlighting innovative programs and best practices in eight categories and two divisions (single location and multi-unit ...

2015 Excellence in Education Spotlight: School Culture at Aveda Institute CO, AZ, UT

MODERN SALON's Excellence in Education annual recognition program celebrates leading cosmetology schools, highlighting innovative programs and best practices in eight categories and two divisions (single location and multi-unit ...