8 Things to Love About the Hair Industry

Originally published on American Salon by  Michelle McKelvey | Whether you fell in love with hairdressing while you were braiding a friend’s hair in elementary school, or you felt inspired at your very first salon visit, chances are you remember the exact moment you realized your passion for the craft. But what made you stick around? Though I’m […]

4 Bad Habits That Drive Clients Away

by Marco Pelusi Originally printed in the January 2018 edition of Texas Stylist If there’s one thing a client won’t tell you, it’s the real reason why they’re “breaking up” with you. Sometimes you can pry the reason out of them, but most people would prefer to avoid conflict and politely fade off your radar. Over […]

3 Bad Habits CEOs Picked Up In 2017 And How They Plan To Break Them

Six CEOs share the least productive behaviors and blind spots they acquired over the past 12 months. On the agenda for 2018? Self-care and unplugging. BY PAVITHRA MOHAN 3 MINUTE READ If last year felt like a never-ending avalanche of shocking headlines, push notifications, and crises to react to–plus a big heaping spoonful of mindless distractions dumped on top of […]

Webinar: The Beauty Industry is Changing: Are you Ready?

With members in over 20 different states, the Association of Natural Hair Care Professionals is the largest professional association established to serve the needs of hair care professionals specializing in or interested in the care of naturally curly and tightly coiled hair without the use of chemical relaxers. On October 9, 2017, Dr. Tye Caldwell, Author of Mentored by […]

9 Problems Only Hairstylists Will Understand

Originally published here. by  Michelle McKelvey | Nov 1, 2017 11:00am Let’s be really real for a minute—hairdressing is hard. Sure, the industry has its fair share of perks and the art itself deserves an award, but there’s a long list of challenges that no one really warns you about before beauty school. For starters, you’ll need to be […]

Beauty Tech Wins at the L’Oréal Digital NEXT Generation Awards

by Tishin Donkersley What an exciting time to be a beauty entrepreneur. According to a report by Forbes, the industry is expected to be a $445 billion market and expected to reach $675 billion by 2020. And according to CB Insights, 62 privately held beauty companies were acquired in 2016. For startups entering the market, it’s looking pretty attractive. […]

L’Oréal’s Women in Digital Awards Take Tech to Task

by Amy Corcoran L‘Oréal’s Women in Digital Next Generation Awards have, for five years now, been elevating and encouraging women in tech to go beyond themselves and produce ideas, creations that world needs. They feed innovation, foster creativity and help to kickstart the competition’s finalists’ futures. On the board of advisors sit 12 powerhouse women, including the likes […]

ShearShare Co-founder Named Finalist for L’Oréal USA’s ‘Women in Digital’ Awards

As a finalist, Courtney Caldwell will present at L’Oréal USA’s Inspiration Day for a chance to develop a pilot project with the beauty company. BY HEATHER NOEL • SEP 13, 2017 University of Texas at Dallas alumna Courtney Caldwell has been selected as one of three finalists for L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards. The beauty company’s annual awards program recognizes female entrepreneurs […]

Take Control of Your Spending

Reprinted from original post here by industry professional Elizabeth Morris. For free tax help for freelance stylists, take advantage of this brand-new service! In terms of your business, clients are important. I call them clients because customers are usually a once or twice occurrence whereas clients are ongoing. Clients are long term and that is […]