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Polish Up Your Client Communications with Shortcuts Drag 'n Drop
Shortcuts Software recently released a new, user-friendly Drag 'n Drop design tool that makes creating branded email campaigns incredibly easy for any salon owner or manager. As part of Shortcuts’ Set & Forget Marketing™ system, this new dashboard not only eases the process of creating professional emails in less time, but it also ensures that every email is mobile-friendly. In under five minutes, you can create gorgeous, polished emails that clients can view on a computer, tablet or smart phone.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 12:44pm
Millennium Software has launched their new eGift program to drive online sales & revenue for all Millennium clients. “Holiday sales, including Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and Mother’s Day have steadily increased 3.3% over the last 10 years, so providing our clients with the ability to sell online gift certificates around the clock will help complement this amazing trend,” says Millennium’s VP of Operations, Matthew Scudder.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 11:34am
Salon Tips: Festive Beverages Spread Holiday Cheer to Clients
It’s officially the holiday season, the perfect time to do a little something special for your clients to make the season festive and their services merry. Patrick McIvor, Artistic & Technicultural Director for Goldwell and KMS California, suggests offering a cozy seasonal beverage like hot mulled cider or cocoa. “This is something that costs almost nothing, yet makes a huge statement,” he says.
Monday, December 2, 2013 - 11:18am
Celebrity Hairstyles: Paula Patton's New Cropped Bob
Lately, short hair in the form of long bobs, bobs and pixies has taken the spotlight in Hollywood and across the United States. Now, actress Paula Patton, wife of singer Robin Thicke, has joined in on the trend. At the recent 29th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations, Paula debuted a stunning layered bob in place of her long, dark locks. The look was chic as ever, paired with a gorgeous red lip and white gown. [Image: Getty Images]
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 4:16pm
Video Tutorial: Hunger Games-Inspired Winter Lavender Hair Color
Check out this video tutorial by hair artist Guy Tang to learn how to recreate this fun, lavender hair color, inspired by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!   [Photography by Derek Althen; Photo Assistant: Denise (Dee) Zamora]
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 1:55pm
Portfolio: The Urban Collection by Sándor Szél
For his recent Urban Collection, hair stylist Sándor Szél took a unique approach to shape and texture. Says Szél, "I usually work with female models for my collection photos. For this series, however, I made a men's cut, wherein the shape and peculiar texture of the hair is further emphasized by a staining technique." The result is an interesting, unique look with just the right amount of edge.Click through to see more images from the Urban Collection! [pagebreak] [pagebreak]
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:04am
8 Things Stylists Are Thankful For
The season of giving thanks is officially upon us, and stylists have so much to be thankful for! In honor of the upcoming holidays, we asked what you, as a stylist, were most grateful for - and received an array of heartwarming replies. Click through to see 8 things that all stylists are thankful for, year-round! [pagebreak]1. Their Clients
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:16pm
Holiday Hair How To: The Braided Ponytail by Joico
For the third episode of the Joico Holiday Hairstyle video tutorial series, Joico’s Glam Hair Expert Katie Bilovol created a chic but edgy textured side ponytail with a Dutch braid that's perfect for a festive cocktail party. To complete the holiday look, TV Fashion pro Sydne Summer offers some fashion styling tips for the perfect outfit.Get the Look: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 2:53pm
Celebrity Hairstyles: Christina Aguilera's Marilyn Monroe Inspired Look
On this week's The Voice on NBC, celebrity stylist David Babaii gave judge Christina Aguilera a Marilyn Monroe inspired look, complete with big, blonde curls.Says Babaii, "I call Christina my modern day Marilyn Monroe as she has all the curves, beauty and gorgeous blondness that the actress possessed. In tribute to both, I wanted to create my interpretation of the actresses’ iconic look by merging the past with the present. Thank you Xtina for being the perfect Marilyn!"Get the look:
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 1:50pm