Tour de ISBN
The International SalonSpa Business Network kicks off a new educational outing with a tour of operations at Gene Jaurez Salons and Spas in Seattle.
The Storm After the Storm
With the help and support of the professional beauty industry, Vivian Yeh starts to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey damages two of her three Josephine's Salon and Spa locations in Houston.
Cutting Through the Amazon Jungle
Arrojo Studio's Nick Arrojo shares 12 tips for staying retail strong despite new competition from online sales.
As traditional retailers face sluggish sales due to low mall traffic, they form new partnerships with salons who attract a predictable and reliable pattern of clients. As a result, new salon concepts are shaping the future of professional beauty. With this feature, we track the stories of The Salon Project by Joel Warren's new concept with Saks Fifth AVenue; EvelineCharles Salons Spas and Beauty MD's franchising opportunities with Hudson's Bay; Weldon Barber's emerging partnership with J. Hilburn; and a reinvention of the JCPenney salon with The Salon By InStyle.
In this Culture Corner, Elan Hair Studio's Kellie Johnson leads her team with love and personalizes art for a fun holiday gift; Martin's Gentlemen Salon details its Executive Men's Hair Cut; Mangos Salon starts its transformative journey as the SALON TODAY Total Makeover winner; Sonya Dove chooses to close The Doves by DNA to pursue new opportunities; Sport Clips helps send veterans back to school; and Intercoiffure pins 27 new members. And in Architects of Design, a New Jersey stylist builds Swank, her dream salon.
Local Honey Salon's Jay Bullock, Oribe's Daniel Kaner and Beehive the Salon's Susan Casale reflect on a small business shift they made that resulted in a big impact; and the greatest showman in the industry, Robert Cromeans, lets us tag along on a normal, off-stage business day.