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Lessons from an Astrologer

Like hairdressers, Mitchell Scott Lewis listens to people’s stories and takes on their stress. A professional astrologer who works with a large range of professionals, Lewis has learned to make sure his clients’ stress does not ...

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Stress On Your Face

In the beauty industry, the last place you want stress to show is on your face. Not to stress you out more, but that’s exactly where it’s probably showing, according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a neuropsychologist, professor at ...

Stretch, Rest, Protect: You’re Telling Us How You Do It!

At this busy time of year when hairdressers feel stretched in all directions, we’re inviting you this month to participate in the December Healthy Hairdresser Challenge, "Stretch, Rest, Protect," and tell us how you stretch ...

Learning to Cope

A hairdresser arrives at home, plops down on the sofa, clicks on the TV and barely acknowledges her husband. "Aren't you happy to see me?" her husband asks. “I’ve just spent 12 hours telling people I was happy to see ...

The Unstressful Commute

Lucky you if you can walk, bike or drive just a few minutes to work. But if you live far enough from the salon that your daily commute takes significant time, give yourself a break and figure out ways to use that time. No, not to work! ...

6 Strategies to Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Your salon’s back-to-school promotions with liter sizes and travel kits are probably in full swing. It’s rewarding to help high school and college kids change their look and plan for a year of exciting new experiences. But at home, ...

Managing Stress at the Salon

Stress on the job has been shown in study after study to be a major source of health problems. Salon professionals have always been fortunate that a major reason people report feeling stress on the job—a fear of being fired or laid ...

Job Stress at the Salon

Stress on the job has been shown in study after study to be a major source of health problems. Salon professionals have always been fortunate that a major reason people report feeling stress on the job—a fear of being fired or laid ...

Mindset Matters

Practicing mindfulness can help salon professionals cope with the emotional and physical costs of working in a stressful environment. Working in a salon comes with stress, even in the best, most supportive environments. Feeling stressed is ...

For Stress Relief: Aveda Rituals of Renewal

While Aveda Rituals of Renewal allow stylists to connect with guests in a meaningful way through the power of touch, breath and aroma, these rituals also can be directed toward stylist self-care. Each of the five core rituals can provide a ...