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The Fantastic Hairdresser

In his highly acclaimed book, The Fantastic Hairdresser, author Alan Austin-Smith shares his passion for the salon industry and champions the hairdresser. His ultimate aim is to spread his philosophy of, “making the most of your life, achieving the success you desire and having fun doing it!”  He believes the fantastic hairdresser is always learning […]

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Nail Scholarships

Cosmetologists Chicago (CC) and America’s Beauty Show (ABS) have partnered with The Beauty Changes Life Foundation (BCL) for the past few years to bring the Foundation’s message to students at the annual ABS Student Assembly. More than 2,000 beauty school students assembled at this year’s ABS to hear from leaders in the beauty industry about […]

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Twelve Characteristics of a Great Employee

“Leadership is about growing a company into something extraordinary. It’s about getting results, hitting goals, taking calculated risks, and creating profit. It’s about structure, discipline, making tough decisions, and, when necessary, leading your company out of a crisis. Leadership is many things, but it’s really about people. And it’s that people thing that gives leaders […]

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The Networking Power of a Hairstylist Part 2

According to Lisa Pomerantz, the senior vice president for global communications and marketing at Michael Kors, certain salons have emerged as important forums (for networking) precisely because everything else has gone virtual. “It’s one of the few things you can’t do online,” Ms. Pomerantz said of hair maintenance. Like Candice Bergen, Christie Brinkley and the […]

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The Networking Power of a Hairstylist Part 1

On a recent Monday, Gary Ginsberg, a senior executive at Time Warner, walked into an unremarkable office building on the corner of 57th Street and Sixth Avenue and took the elevator to the eighth floor, entering a windowless door for a 2 p.m. appointment. A couple of hours later, Kenneth Lerer, a founder of The […]

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