Guest Blog

The holidays are my favorite time of hair! This is the season when soirées, fêtes and festive get-togethers abound. It is also the season when our guests are more inclined to ask you to mix it up a bit and create a stunning style for the company party or another fabulous party.

Guest Blog: Holiday Bijou by Sam Villa
I love having a couple of go-to styles for the holiday season. Whether I’m at a show, behind the chair or a family member or friend asks me to do their hair, having a style I can create on the spot and do well makes life so much easier and makes the holidays shine for me.

Guest Blog: Michael Dueñas' Tips on Achieving Your Best Blonde
When going from brunette to blonde, it is very important to analyze the condition of the hair. Determine if the hair is in a fragile state or healthy. This all determines the correct process and steps to take.Depending on if the hair is artificially colored or not will also determine the appropriate process.Use a very gentle bleach on the hair if previously colored. I recommend Schwarzkopf Professional Blonde Me. Blonde Me can lift up to 9 levels, and does so all the while taking care of the hair.

Guest Blog: Winter Hair Color Tips from Marco Pelusi
During winter time, most of our clients like to wear a darker color - even blondes out there may wish to deepen their color, and it’s certainly preferable. It’s just more of a natural appearance to have brighter color when it’s really sunny outside during the warmer months, and a richer, deeper tone when it’s gets colder. Often a reddish tone is a lovely choice to add into color during winter time – again, both to blondes or to light brunettes – if the skin tone can carry it.

I've been a hairstylist for over twelve years. It has been years of excitement, bewilderment, anxiety, laughter, anger and pride. One of the things that I decided to do years ago was enter contests and see if I could win. Well, I've won some and lost most.

The hottest young celebs today are cropping of their hair into edgy, short shapes. One of the fears of short hair is having no options.

“Do you want to be an innovator or a laggard? You better decide because your future depends on it,” says Patrick McIvor, Artistic & TechniCulture Director for Goldwell and KMS California. As a social media guru, McIvor guides salon professionals through the digital world - those that adopt social media early benefit more than those that lag behind.

5 Tips to Maximize the Busy Season
The holidays are coming, joy is in the air. All those lovely clients waiting to be sold to and there's you with the perfect answer to their holiday needs. You just need to be ready to make the most of every opportunity and ensure you are busy and profitable.

How To Handle Negative Online Reviews: Be Nice!
I think we can all agree that not everyone should be granted the First Amendment Right. I know, I know, that would be considered “unconstitutional.” Freedom of Speech is great, unless you have a disgruntled client that goes online and writes a review that is a complete lie. Has this happened to you? Because it has happened to me, more than once, and each time it made me feel like a complete failure. I have had an employee that I fired go online and pose as an unhappy client and write a horribly untrue review. Lie.

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