Martha Matilda Harper: Untangling the Voice of a Giant in the Beauty Industry 1857-1950

by Alicia Martin, Guest Contributor As a Salon owner and a Cosmetologist for over twenty-five years, I am very proud of my profession and very curious about its history. The Beauty Industry is often under recognized as a powerful economic influence often down played by…

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It’s All About the Hair- Her Routine and Habits

by Denise Herich, Guest Contributor Hair is a great equalizer. Consumers of all ages, races, body shapes and wallet-sizes ooze confidence when they’re having a good hair day. Cleanse, condition, coif, curl, and color, hair care takes center stage in a woman’s life. In this…

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Join the I Am Movement, Protect Your Career and Celebrate Licensed Professionals

April 30th is National Hairstylist Appreciation Day, and the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is celebrating licensed professionals all month long! During the entire month of April PBA is asking licensed professionals across the country to take to social media and show their pride and dedication…

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Find and Retain the Right Team for Your Salon

by Laura Armenta, PBA Marketing and Communications Coordinator As a salon owner and entrepreneur, you should be proud considering the extensive amount of work you put in to get your business where it is today, and your team should reflect that. You’ve worked hard to…

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Bottom Line Breakdown: Achieving Financial Success is More than Just Getting Clients in Your Door

Operating a successful business while simultaneously trying to attract and retain clients and control your expenses is no easy task. Location, team members, culture and service prices are only a few variables that can make or break your profitability. Even if you find a great…

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