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#IBELONG In Beauty: This Pro Chose The Salon by InStyle for the Love of Family

When Kathy Oliver was working on her master’s degree, she decided to write her thesis on the JCPenney organization. “I learned this is a multi-billion-dollar business,” she laughs, “and I wondered what part of that pie could be for me?"

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Salon Burnout: How To Spot It and What To Do About It

Here are some telltale signs as well as some surefire suggestions for solving it.

Fighting Her Way Back from a Devastating Accident, Her Love for Hair Drives Her

Even as she was falling, she was thinking about protecting her hands. A freak accident has paralyzed her body but not her spirit. Read her inspiring road back to the salon.

6 Ideas for Making Holidays in the Salon a Merry Success

It's never too early to start planning for a busy, profitable holiday season. Follow these strategies for moving into a wonderful 2020.

What Are the Five "F" Words for a Successful Future?

This list comes from an Emmy-nominated hairdresser who hit a personal bottom and then rose to the top, following this "F" word formula.

How to Create Financial Security and Consistency in a Salon

“Study what you have and project your future business based on last year’s data…when you know your slow times, there will be no slow times!”

Beauty Therapists Transform Clients in So Many Ways

With National Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 6-12) upon us, we are thinking about the many ways that licensed beauty pros extend empathy, energy, and healing touch.

Single Mom Hairdressers Offer Advice for Keeping it Together

"I have a sneaky suspicion your attitude to keep going while juggling a career and a home might be the most valuable lesson. By showing your kids that life challenges will happen and can be faced, you provide lifelong encouragement to overcome their own." Hear from some inspiring single mom hairdressers.

How One Nail Artist Networked her Way to her Dream Job

Meet Joanne Sorbello, a nail artist who has found success in the beauty industry working backstage at Fashion Week, on-set at photoshoots and collaborating with professionals from all categories.

5 Steps To Building A Salon Career That Sparks Joy

In order to build a brand that’s sustainable, that allows you to grow and grows with you, it must be authentic. It must flatter your gifts and your talents and make you happy. In other words, it must spark joy. Here are five steps to creating and sustaining a joy-driven brand.