Cuban-born Peter Lamas immigrated to New York City in 1961 at the age of 17. Shortly after earning his cosmetology license, Peter’s skills earned him a coveted position to train and work with Paul Mitchell at the Vidal Sassoon Salon before moving on to the legendary Kenneth Townhouse Salon, where his clients included: Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Diana Ross, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Gloria Vanderbilt, and Faye Dunaway – just to name a few!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:38am
Fall is a great time for makeover madness! When the chill hits the air guests are ready for a change, especially those with sun-bleached locks – they’re definitely ready for deeper richer tones. Guests really do embrace transition and they look to us to consult with them. Just mentioning the change of seasons is a brilliant conversation starter to amp up color business. Take the challenge this fall to shift your guests into new looks.
Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 2:07pm
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.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 11:25am
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:17pm
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?
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:10pm
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.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 1:32pm
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.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 10:43am
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.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3:56pm
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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 2:16pm
Monday, March 16, 2015 - 11:35am