modern salon career handbook

Tool Upgrade: As You Transition from Student to Professional You Will Need to Invest in Tools

As you transition from student to professional you will need to upgrade your tools. Thermal tools and shears can be the most expensive investments. Take care in choosing the best options and protecting them to increase longevity.

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The Right Fit: Finding Your First Salon

Researching and choosing your first salon can seem daunting. As you begin your journey as a beauty professional, it’s important to find the best fit for your talent, personality and lifestyle.

Career Strategies: 30 Beauty Specialties Open to Licensed Cosmetologists

30 career possibilities or specialties open to licensed cosmetologists. Some are glamorous, some are deeply satisfying, some are fun and some are extremely lucrative.

What It Means to Be a Blowout Specialist

With the proliferation of blow-dry bars and the trend toward red-carpet looks for every woman, you might wonder what it takes to be a true blow dry and style pro, making clients look fabulous all day long.

8 Tips for Picking Out Shears

Eight need-to-knows for selecting the perfect shears.

4 Questions for Johnny Ramirez, Blonding Expert

Johnny Ramirez, colorist and owner of Ramirez Tran Salon, weighs in on choosing the best blonde for your client, making the leap to platinum, and more.

Financial Planning: Making the Most of Your Money

Learn how to make the most of your hard-earned dollars from a financial adviser. Her three-step plan requires you to commit to saving, make it a habit and allocate wisely.

Social Studies: 5 Tips for Instagram Success

Instagram is the perfect social platform to showcase your work to potential clients and product brands—think of it as your online portfolio. But how do you make your profile one that will stop a scrolling thumb in its tracks? We have a few ideas that might help.

10 Tips for Covering Gray Hair

Gray hair impacts clients at different times and in different ways. Arm yourself with the techniques to manage grays at the roots, ends and everywhere in between.

Interview Tips to Land a Salon Job

Take the guesswork out of the interview process with insight from stylists across the country on what to wear, what to say and how to find a good salon fit.

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