Special Report: Industry Mourns Passing of Beauty Icon Leo Passage

Leo Passage, educator, mentor, inspiration to countless professionals and beauty icon passed away peacefully earlier this month surrounded by his family. As an early internationally renowned competitor in beauty competitions, educator and founder of Pivot Point, Leo Passage was an integral part of the growth…

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Spring Trend Report

Texture, soft waves, hair painting, short and long layers… Spring is in the air! After a long and dreary winter, fashion-conscience consumers around the country are packing away their parkas and hitting the salon for a fresh look. PBA Salon/Spa members share the hot trends…

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Head-to-Toe Strategies for Creating an International Distribution Model

By Kristin Fayer Before Jessie Steele, Inc. was a global distributor of stylish, retro-chic aprons, capes and robes for beauty salons, the U.S.-based company got its start in retail, launching vintage-inspired kitchen/hostess aprons.  Today, Jessie Steele, Inc. has traversed international borders, where its apparel is…

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Check The Pulse of Your Brand! What is Your Core Point of Difference?

By Kristi Valenzuela Are you one in a million, or are you just one of many? The difference between a salon that outshines its competition and a salon that blends in with the masses is how loud it shouts its uniqueness. While repeat client retention has been…

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