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V’s Barbershops Operates a Hybrid Distribution Model as They Grow

Over the past 20 years we’ve evolved a hybrid approach to distribution that suits us and our franchisees. We run as a lean corporate team on purpose; achieving growth by being cost-conscious and partnering with others to help us. Our approach is to let the experts do it. Some franchise …

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Texas Common Sense Cosmetology Reform

TEXAS HB 2847 by Goldman/Hancock The Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition and a Texas coalition of industry leaders are pleased with their recent success in Texas. In the closing hours of Texas’ 2019 legislative session, both the House and the Senate adopted a conference report to HB 2847 that …

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Distribution solutions prove as diverse as ISBN membership

E-commerce has changed much in the beauty industry, including how salons, spas and barbershops manage distribution. For many businesses, the logistics of supply also extends to consumer deliveries as well as to their locations, bringing with it the promise of increased margins but also the increased burden of organization. ISBN …

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Where do you get your BIG IDEAS?

In the final hours of this year’s conference in Bonita Springs, a new concept was launched. Delegates streamed into the auditorium to be bombarded by BIG IDEAS – innovative concepts that had worked and had measurable impact for other members. It was like speed-dating but rather than cozying up on …

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ISBN launches debt payback program for members

A new program reinforcing ISBN member salons, spas and barbershops as the top destinations for beauty graduates was announced this week at the association’s annual conference, located this year in Florida. Speaking to delegates from some of the biggest employers in beauty on May 5, ISBN president Scott Missad, CEO …

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ISBN Launches New Drop Ship Sampling Powered by Open Door Solutions

One of the best things about the ISBN Annual Conference is the business that gets done over the three days. The business connections between groups of salons, spas and barbershops and their top vendors is invaluable as they happen on a deeper level than most industry events. The conversations during …

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Design 1 Salon Spa’s Graham and Anna Walt take over ISBN Facebook January 14-18

Two years ago at the ISBN conference in Orlando, Fl, Rhoda Olsen closed with an impassioned speech urging us to look after our people. In a time of shrinking intakes and a hemorrhaging of qualified professionals, she urged us to take action to ensure our industry survives and thrives. We …

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Scott Missad Elected ISBN President by Board of Trustees

Gene Juarez Salons and Spas CEO Scott Missad is the newly elected president of the International SalonSpa Business Network, and his first move will be to drive forward the role of the ISBN as the leading industry business champion. Missad takes on the role this month after Great Clips, Inc. …

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Learning from V’s Barbershops

Earlier this year at the ISBN conference, a crowd of members descended en masse on a small barbershop in Phoenix, Arizona. V’s Barbershop in E Indian School Road opened in 1999, long before the current frenzy for traditional barbers kicked off, and the visit gave members an opportunity to see …

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ISBN Members Urged to Create the Future

The largest and most successful salon, spa and barbershop groups in the country descended on Arizona last week to make sure they stay ahead of the curve as the multiple disruptions forecasted for the industry start to bite. Delegates to the 2018 International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) conference arrived aware …

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