I never considered hairdressing as a career choice until I saw my first hair show. My father took me. It was Vidal Sassoon and it ROCKED my world. Many years have since past and I have learned so much – about people, myself, products, techniques and tools, so I wanted to share some of my favorite things with you.
by DJ Victory
In the book “Now Discover Your Strengths,” Donald Clifton and Markus Buckingham explain that every human is born with innate strengths that develop naturally as we mature. The problem that arises is that we are taught to focus on improving our weaknesses rather than spending that same energy on developing our natural strengths. Think back to elementary school…what subjects did you study most? The classes that you received straight A’s or the classes you had to struggle to eek out a D?
Sam Villa ArTeam member, David Boyd, refers to the hairline as the frame for the masterpiece. I love that statement because it puts in perspective the importance a refined hairline plays in a beautiful design. This is a complicated task as the hairline is where those little monsters called cowlicks meet with uneven density and other irregular growth patterns. Let’s explore some of the perspectives and techniques involved with creating an excellent frame for our haircuts.
by Paul Tate, CEO of Shortcuts SoftwareWhen the love is gone and your client cheats on you, it might break your heart. But it’s what she says behind your back to her friends - and anyone else on the internet - that could break your business. Too many salons have discovered that, nowadays, when a relationship sours the fall-out can be painfully public.
Is your salon posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Pinterest? Well, you should be! Whether you are choosing to attack multiple social media channels or keeping your focus on one platform, when done right social media can elevate your business to the next level. In Social Salon, we take a look at the constantly changing social media best practices and talk to some of the top beauty industry social media stars.
It’s wedding season and love is in the hair! Brides are envisioning their glorious day with perfect hair, makeup and beautiful flowers. The big day has been in the works for some time and brides are certainly not thinking about wilted hair or flowers – they believe their stylist is going to create a fabulous 'do that will stand up to all the elements throughout the day and into the night.
by Sam Villa
Now that awards season is winding down here in Tinseltown, we can share the secret to that beautiful glowing skin celebrities sport on their way down the red carpet. It often comes courtesy of the Red Carpet Facial from skin-maven-to-the-stars Olga Lorencin-Northup, Founder of Kinara Skin Care Clinic and an eponymous skin care line. Instantly likeable and impressively knowledgeable, Olga makes it easy to understand why she’s an A-list fave (and her own glowing visage can’t help but serve as evidence of her expertise).
What could be sweeter than a night of cupcakes and beauty!? Beauty Launchpad joined trendsetting blogger Dawn McCoy for a night of all things beauty at Beauty Collection in West Hollywood, CA on February 18th. Dawn, a featured beauty curator, shared a hand-picked selection of some of her favorite beauty treats. Guests enjoyed cupcakes and cocktails while checking out a hot selection of beauty and skincare products!Dawn's adorable pink and red hearts manicure: