A New Front Against Domestic Abuse: The Hairstylist’s Chair

Written by Christine Hauser of the New York Times. Read the article in its entirety here. In the two decades that Angela Smith has been a hairstylist in Chicago, she has heard countless intimate stories from the women who have sat in her chair. Most times the banter is carefree. But sometimes, there are whispers […]

Barbers Included in Jobs That Will Have the Biggest Talent Shortages in 2017

In a new @fastcompany article by writer Lydia Dishman, economists argue that we’ll continue to see a sheer volume of demand for jobs like pharmacy technicians, veterinarians, and . . . drum roll, please . . . barbers!  As the war for talent rages, jobs experts take a hard look at the data and surface which are most in demand. When you […]

Salon and Spa Marketing Calendar 2017

Get this free marketing calendar to start increasing sales today care of Millennium Systems International. 2017 is a new year and our friends at Millennium want you to be prepared! We know running a salon or spa can be hectic, that’s why they have created a 2017 Marketing Calendar for owners. This easy-to-read guide will help you organize […]

Open Letter: A Christmas Wish List for Salon Owners and Stylists

by Jon Gonzalez As we prepare to enter a new year and new challenges, I put together a wish list in the hopes of making 2017 a better year — a year that will bring you, your business, and your team new opportunities and a better quality of life. I do hope we can make […]

ShearShare: From Humble Beginnings to Disrupting the Beauty Space

Written by Philip Bennett on November 17, 2016 It’s magical to watch new companies share their brilliant ideas and compete. There’s almost nothing more uniquely human than taking an idea and turning it into something real — and that’s what nearly 50 startups at the Tech.Co “Innovate and Celebrate!” event did. The Tech.Co Startup of […]

[VIDEOS] The Value of Continuing Education

In a 4-part series, Dr. Tye answers a viewer question about the value of continuing education. So many beauty and barbering professionals feel that they were taught all they need to know early in their career and discount the value of seeking advanced knowledge. Know that success in this industry is not just about your skill set . . . […]

3 Tips to Creating a Healthy Salon Environment

by Ali Davidson, reprinted from this site Creating a healthy environment for your salon team is more than just carrying safe products, investing in ergonomic equipment and ensuring good ventilation. Have you heard of the term “mind over matter?” The mind is an extremely powerful muscle. Keeping the mind strong, flexible, and positive is the root […]

Operation Destination: Building a Tourist Clientele

by Marco Pelusi, reprinted from this site When your salon is located in or near a travel destination, it makes sense (and cents) to become a “must-see” attraction. You also have an advantage of attracting traveling hairstylists, traveling barbers, traveling makeup artists, etc., to your salon or barbershop. Be sure to become a host and […]

4 Steps to Avoid the Inevitable Hairdresser Burnout

By Christian Gaytan, reprinted from this site  There are many reasons why people leave the industry: a move, an injury, or a change in family structure. One of the most dangerous and often overlooked is burn out. It is a very real threat to our mental health and exercise behind the chair. Doing the same […]