Bridal season is in full-swing, which makes it a hectic, and thankfully lucrative time of year. If you're just starting out in the industry, I've written a few articles to help you get started with building your bridal business, and also how to handle the clients that come along with it.
Salons are one of the biggest culprits when comes to energy consumption. It's important for us to reduce our carbon footprint and make up for the dent we create in our environment every day. Luckily there are plenty of options to turn your space into an eco salon. Check out these easy tips that will save money, and the planet, all at the same time.
The thought of collecting clippings of human hair may sound a little crazy to some, but it's actually rooted in a century old Victorian tradition. One hundred years ago, if a celebrity or political figure came to town, you didn't ask for their autograph like we do today, you would ask for a lock of their hair. An awaiting attendant would be on hand to snip a strand of hair and present it to the interested parties. This strange tradition is what allowed John Reznikoff access to what now makes up his collection which is recognized by the Guinesse Book of World Records as the largest collection of famous and historical figure's hair clippings. Read on to learn more about this fascinating hobby. You'll be surprised at what this collection holds.
Hair trends were declared this month at New York Fashion Week, and we've got all the best looks covered. Big, bouncy hair, hardware, and futuristic styles were all over the runways. Read on to check out all of the latest trends.
The Sag Awards took place last weekend in Los Angeles, and the stars came out in full force. They were all beautiful, and seemed to actually be having a good time, not yet tiring from the revolving door that is awards season.....but enough about them - how did the hair look?! We'll be keeping track of all the awards shows this year, but so far we only have a few to work with. Below you'll find some fabulous how-tos from the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards that you can recreate on your clients in the salon. Enjoy!
Some stylists fall victim to the idea that they've already been to school, completed their apprenticeship, and have now been working for several years over - so why more education? When we think we've learned everything, we run the risk of being left behind. As a beauty professional, there are constantly new techniques and emerging technologies to learn about. Now more than ever, product technology is advancing exponentially. It's our job to stay up to date.
Hair and Beauty trade shows are a great way to get inspired, which will help you retain the clients you already have, and gain new ones. So check out this list of hair and beauty trade shows for 2013 and start marking your calendars!
Tip - The cost of your trade show ticket can be written off at tax time.
Wishing everyone a very happy new year! This is a great time to take stock and set goals for the following year. What are some of the things you would like to get accomplished in your career as a beauty professional? Sign up for that cutting class you've been talking about, or maybe set a goal for obtaining new clients? Take the opportunity to challenge yourself and set goals that may seen unattainable at first. You never know where you could end up!
The holidays are upon us, and this can be a very busy time in the world of professional hair and makeup styling. Parties and events galore can keep a beauty professional very busy.
The holidays also happen to be a perfect time to update your kit. Huge sales and christmas wish lists are a great way to add to your arsenal of products and tools. To make the process foolproof, I've gathered info about some of the best professional hair styling tools on the market. Check out these helpful lists so you know what to ask for this holiday season.
The hair salon has been going through an evolution of sorts, with specialized service salons popping up all over the place. Blow dry bars, braiding stations, and even a smoothie bar for your hair, have proven to be very lucrative endeavors. Read on to learn more about these niche salons and how they can benefit your business.