Top 3 Business Must-Haves for Salons in 2016

Originally authored by Salon Sites, reprinted. Entire post can be found here: 1.Mobile-friendly EVERYTHING It’s official; more than half of emails are opened on mobile devices and for the first time ever, more than half of all Google searches now occur on mobile devices. A mobile-friendly website has the ability to fit into any screen […]

The First-Ever Social Media Summit for Salon Community

Miami, Florida : October 21-22, 2016 Presented by Luxury Brand Partners in collaboration with American Salon magazine, Idealogue is bringing together the leading minds in social media to explore the future of digital for salons and stylists. For more information and pricing, visit

ShearShare Named Semifinalist in Startup of the Year Competition!

After being scored by a group of judges and voted on by millions of Tech. Co readers, ShearShare has been selected to move on to to compete at Tech.Co’s Startup of the Year Competition live at Innovate! and Celebrate Conference in San Jose, CA, September 20-22, 2016. This is an incredible opportunity to showcase our beauty-tech […]

Why Cosmetology and Barbering are Favored Occupations

Did you know? People share more with their hairdresser or barber than they do with their counselor or psychologist. The global beauty market is worth an estimated $265 billion USD. (That’s billion with a B.) In 2012, U.S. barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists held about 856,200 jobs. Nearly half were self-employed. The number of U.S. industry operators […]

“Incredible [Podcast] Episode” Encourages Beauty & Barbering Entrepreneurs

The Fierce Entrepreneur podcast by host Cindy Rodriguez is a business podcast to inspire and empower entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Our cofounders were her first “two-person” interview. Listen by clicking the image below. Then leave us a comment and let us know what you think! “This was an incredible episode that blessed me and inspired […]

You’ve Graduated from Beauty or Barber School. Now What?

Congratulations! You’ve just completed a huge accomplishment. You may feel overwhelmed or confused about the next step, but just know that YOU CHOSE THE RIGHT INDUSTRY. Besides being what many would call “recession-proof,” the beauty industry is one of the few industries that literally touches everyone. Now that you’re a licensed cosmetologist or barber, your world has opened up. […]

Is the Sharing Economy Eating the World?

I just read a post by writer John Debby about the benefits of the #sharingeconomy. What is that, you ask? Well, acceding to John, The sharing economy is when one person provides something they own to someone in need. This is typically done on a per use basis for a fee. And if you haven’t heard of […]

Congratulations! Your World Just Got A Little Bigger

From Nashville and Honolulu to Paris and Barbados, ShearShare now offers temporary salon and barbershop space in more than 230 cities and 10 countries! Click here to see where you can rent professional space by the day. Our goal is to add more cities where you’d like to travel-work, so if you have a specific city request, we want to hear […]

UTD Grad, Husband Develop App to Fill Empty Salon Chairs

It was a simple idea that has taken one segment of the economy by storm: sell empty beauty salon stations via mobile app. Courtney Caldwell and her husband, Tye, own Salon 74 by Tye in Plano. For several months after they expanded, a number of the stations sat idle. During this same time, Tye was […]