Category: Blog

  • Gadabout Gives Back

    All over Tucson, Gadabout SalonSpas is known for their “Philanthropic Totes.” In fact, they contributed almost 200 last year to local organizations for silent auctions. Not only are they doing good by helping women’s and children’s non-profits raised much-needed funds, but they’re getting their name out over and over again. These designed totes include a […]

  • Ulta Beauty and Tricoci University help make beauty school more affordable

    Tricoci University of Beauty Culture recently announced a new partnership with Ulta Beauty that offers its associates 15% off annual tuition costs. The benefit is available to all full- and part-time Ulta Beauty associates, as well as to their immediate family members. “Many aspiring beauty leaders begin their careers at beauty stores,” says Nate Swanson, CEO, […]

  • Sport Clips Haircuts scholarship program to raise $1.7M

    In November, Sport Clips Haircuts’ kicked off its annual drive with the goal of raising $1.7 million in support of its VFW Sports Clips Help A Hero Scholarship program. Sport Clips clients, team members and franchisees raised money via text and in stores for five weeks, and participating Sport Clips stores donated $2 to the program from every hair care service provided […]

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    Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids Supports HairToStay

    After meeting HairToStay’s founder Bethany Hornthal and salon industry advocate Sydney Berry at ISBN’s 2022 Conference, Scott Sharkey took action immediately to support this worthy organization. HairToStay, a national nonprofit, helps low-income cancer patients afford scalp cooling, a life-changing treatment that can dramatically reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Unfortunately, scalp cooling is usually not covered by […]

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    ISBN Board elects new officers

    The ISBN Board of Trustees recently elected new officers for 2023-2024 to lead the only association where business gets done by multi-unit salons, spas and barbershops. They include: President—Edward Logan, CEO/President Sport Clips Vice President—Emily Brown, Chief Operating Officer, V’s Barbershop Vice President—Nick Stenson, Senior Vice President, Store & Services Operations, Ulta Beauty Secretary—Rhoda Olsen, […]

  • Retail 2020: Hot Spots and Digital Trends
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    Retail 2020: Hot Spots and Digital Trends

    Heading into a holiday season like none other, ISBN members and partners share retail solutions to help drive salon revenue into 2021. Where do beauty market leaders see potential bright spots for end-of-year sales? According to nationwide numbers released October 9 in the latest report from Kline Pro, a salon retail products and services database, […]

  • From a Distance: Lessons Since Reopening
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    From a Distance: Lessons Since Reopening

    In the months since reopening, what have ISBN member salons, spas and barber businesses learned in the course of going socially distant and adapting required protocols? What opportunities surfaced? Where have leaders found efficiencies or improvements? How did members accelerate digital and e-commerce initiatives? ISBN members recently shared insights. 2020 has been such a rough […]

  • Manage Emotion, Share Resources, Improve Productivity
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    Manage Emotion, Share Resources, Improve Productivity

    “How are we doing today?” According to organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry, it’s essential for leaders to ask associates the question and be prepared for answers that will vary widely, even moment to moment. Given pandemic stress and recent waves of social and political unrest, what used to be a simple check-in on individual mood, […]

  • ISBN Members to Share Metrics, Insights

    ISBN Members to Share Metrics, Insights

    ISBN members Debra Penzone of PENZONE Salons + Spas  and Anna Walt of Design 1 SalonSpas are featured speakers at this reinvented and all-virtual Data Driven Salon Experience, presented by ISBN media partner Salon Today and hosted by editor Stacey Soble. The complimentary “Month of Metrics” event kicks off Monday, September 28, and continues with […]

  • Birds Barbershop Offers “Time to Vote” Benefit

    Birds Barbershop Offers “Time to Vote” Benefit

    Nationwide companies from the professional beauty industry, including CosmoProf and Salon Centric,  have committed to the nonpartisan Time to Vote initiative, joining ISBN board member Jayson Rapaport and Birds Barbershop and hundreds of other companies from every business category in encouraging employees and customers to vote. Here’s the original ISBN report on how and why Birds […]