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Thrive: A Call to Beauty Industry Physical, Emotional & Money Smarts

Two consultants and coaches on a mission to raise the beauty industry’s awareness of the connection between salon work, wellness concepts and its impact on career satisfaction and ultimate happiness.

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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.

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?

Should You Become a Hairdresser?

Some things to ask yourself if you are considering a career as a stylist from someone who has been doing hair--and loving it--for more than 40 years.

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...

10 Ways to Keep Your Salon Client Coming Back

So, you work in a cool salon, keep up with trendy styles and dress the part. And, you think this is the big reason clients keep coming back to see you? Maybe for a first visit, but to retain clients, it’s the little things that count.

The Little Salon That Could

With no knowledge of how to own or manage a beauty salon, Kimberly Broyles-Meisterhans, a nail tech with a loyal clientele, took over a failing salon with only three employees and one receptionist. Here's her story of success.

Want to Give Back to Your Industry? Consider Visiting a Beauty School

I urge you to visit a beauty school. It doesn’t matter if you feel you are a good teacher or not. Just show how much you love what you do.