Guest Blog

Guest Blog: The Power of a Team
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?

Hairline Detail
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.

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.

Cut, Color and Style. Come Jam With Me The Sebastian Way!
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by Sam Villa, Founding Partner of the Sam Villa brand and Education Artistic Director for Redken 5th AvenueSharing VALUE continues to be our message at Sam Villa, and will be our focus in our education throughout 2015. We will continue to think, say, and do differently to help bring value to the services salon professionals provide.

Guest Blog: Your First Appointment in the New Year Should Be With Yourself
Coming back to work after the holiday rush always makes me think about the past year: did I make more money? Did I grow my business? Did I achieve any of my goals? If you just heard a little voice ask: “What goals?” - pull up a chair, we need to talk.

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