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Onesta Hair Care Expands Cancer Research Support

According to American Salon, Onesta Hair Care has expanded its support of cancer research and donated products for the Chicago Rally for Kids Scavenger Cup.  The company will continue sponsorship in upcoming 2010 races in Los Angeles, Toronto and Miami. Says the magazine, “Each rally…

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Turning thinning hair into a lesson on leadership

Derrick Strand, a management consultant and trainer, recently wrote an interesting blog post on how a lesson in taking care of his receding hairline helped him become a better leader. In the excerpt below, Derrick compares  his three-step hair care system for his thinning strands…

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Salons and spas prepare for tanning tax’s effects

To help fund the $940 billion health care overhaul, a 10% tax on individuals receiving indoor tanning services was tacked on, and the initiative is expected to generate $2.7 billion over ten years. The tax has been in effect for a little over one week.

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New nail-coloring technique: Marbling

Perfect for summer, Modern Salon has a fun new nail-coloring technique that is sure to intrigue and impress your clients. All it takes is a cup of water, 3 colors of nail polish, a toothpick and a Q-tip! Click here for step-by-step instructions on this…

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Professional skincare products market: Growth predicted

In a news piece from Professional Beauty, the market for professional skincare products in Europe and the US showed signs of fatigue in 2009 but growth is forecast, according to a recent report from Kline & Company. “The Professional Skincare 2009 Global Series: Market Analysis…

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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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