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How Will You Reinvent Yourself Moving Forward?

Covid-19 made whatever was neglected in your life manifest like a squeaky wheel, didn’t it?  Neglected items like money management, self-care, friendships, family time? Listen to the squeaky wheel and pack only items that bring you joy and support your career with satisfaction and success.

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Should You Become a Stylist?

Yes, yes you should. And here's why.

The Virtual Consultation: A Win for You and Your Client

Three beauty issues top the list of client concerns: haircolor, social distancing, and money. These are the key topics for effective communication with your clients right about now and you can start to address them now, even at a distance, saving you time and effort once we're back in the salon.

Stylist Pep Talk: Managing Fear of the Unknown

Will my salon reopen? Will my clients be there? Here's some advice for how to handle all the anxiety we can feel during the COVID-19 crisis as it relates to stylists.

WATCH: Stylists, You WILL Get Through this Crisis

We checked-in with one of our mentors and motivators, long-time MODERN SALON blogger, Carlos Valenzuela. After 40 years as a hairdresser, educator, and industry expert, he has some words of advice for stylists navigating our current situation.

COVID-19, Don't Mess with Salon Professionals

We are past the shock and into formulating the solution. We know life might not return to what it was before your sneaky attack on us. That’s ok. We know how to deliver top quality service anywhere at a moment’s notice.

Why You Should Pay It Forward and Be Someone's Beauty Mentor

The real value of mentoring is sharing you’ve been there, you know how it feels, and you made it, —so, go for it.

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.

Salon Friendships: Remembering My Friend, Bill Doran

"Those special co-workers who ride the ups and downs of career and life with us are priceless."

The 12-Point Consultation

"The busiest stylist in my salon is booked three weeks in advance because she starts off every client visit with a traditional, attention-to-detail consultation." Get a checklist to guide you through your best client consult!