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What A Salon Assistant Does and How Assisting Can Propel Your Career

Moving from mannequin heads to real-live talking heads can be a massive transition, and serving as a salon assistant can help make the transition a smooth one. So, why should you consider being a salon assistant and how can assisting help your career? Read on to find out.

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The Questions Every Stylist Should Ask at a Salon Interview

Besides trying to impress the owner, it’s important to choose a salon that has a culture that aligns with who you are. Often, we spend more time at work than at home, so it’s important you choose a “work home” where you feel comfortable, where you feel supported, and where you feel like you have opportunity to grow and learn. These questions will arm you with answers to help make your decision.

This Is What I Love About Being a Hairstylist

On National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, we asked the ones we appreciate, love and miss--the stylists--to share their thoughts on their life's work. "The connection and the creativity. Both are my therapy."

Ulta Beauty: Education That Soars

Ulta Beauty has mapped out a clear career path for stylists in their salons, and the stops along the way include dedicated time (paid for!) spent on education at all levels.

Spirit Guide: Insight from a 40-Year Career in the Salon

Carlos Valenzuela has a genius for life. His successful professional beauty career and his deep connection to the stylist has made him a mentor and model to be followed.

Should You Specialize? Hairstylists Who Have and Have Not Weigh-In

Some of these stylists chose to specialize in either coloring or cutting...and some decided they didn't want to choose. Hear from them on how their decisions have shaped their beauty career.

Ulta Beauty Trains Educators in the Art of Collaboration and Leadership

At Ulta Beauty, Director of Artistic Development and Training Jen McGann says culture starts with communication.

DEADLINE ALERT! Enter Beacon 2020

Last call to enter Beacon 2020, a game-changing program designed to inspire upcoming young professionals with an experience that’s fun, uplifting and creative that kickstarts their beauty careers by learning from the best in the industry.