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UK salons urged to increase deaf awareness

  RNID, the largest charity representing deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK, is urging beauty salons to use Deaf Awareness Week as an opportunity to expand their customer base by ensuring they are fully accessible to the nine million people in the…

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Vote for American Salon’s 2010 Professional’s Choice Awards

If you haven’t voted yet, time is running out. Vote now for the 2010 American Salon Professional’s Choice Awards. Participants can vote on all their favorite professional beauty products. Participants also have the chance to win an Apple iPad. Voting ends on July 10, 2010;…

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New study reveals wellness treatments boost salon and spa profits

An article from Professional Beauty notes while wellness is often represented as a fad or niche market, a study conducted by independent non-profit research agency SRI International, released at the 2010 Global Spa Summit (GSS) in Istanbul in May, reveals that the yearly worldwide wellness…

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Stuart Gavert, Celebrity Colorist and Salon Owner, Dies

Multiple sources have confirmed the passing of Stuart Gavert, a renowned colorist and co-owner of Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills, CA. Gavert, a 30-year industry veteran, was only 54 at the time of his sudden death on June 14. Gavert was considered as an expert…

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Modern Salon interviews NAHA Hairstylist of the Year finalists

Laurel Nelson, editor, Modern Salon, recently spoke  to all five NAHA Hairstylist of the Year finalists: Shirley Gordon, Tony Ricci, Shawna Parvin, Antoine Vadacchino and Steve Elias. These five talented stylists spoke about their inspirations, advice for first-time NAHA entrants, their personal experiences with NAHA…

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PBA Announces Actress Holly Robinson Peete as the 2010 Beautiful Humanitarian

Actress, author, activist and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete will accept PBA’s 2010 PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award at the 2010 North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) on Sunday, July 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The PBA Beautiful Humanitarian Award was established by PBA to honor a…

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The Spirit of Giving Back

Look Good…Feel Better Names NCA Member Linda Whitehurst New National Project Director By Amy Brooks LONG-TIME NCA SECTION MEMBER Linda Whitehurst has always been involved in charity. Dedicating more than 20 years to the National Cosmetology Association’s (NCA) Look Good…Feel Better program, Linda has taken…

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PBA | NCA Merger

Excerpt from Vol. 1 Issue 1 PBA Progress Magazine. Read the full article here. 2010 has been an exciting year for the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) and the entire industry. With the recent merger of PBA with the National Cosmetology Association (NCA), PBA has expanded,…

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