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Beauty Pulse: Business Mindset, Staff Retention and Survival Strategies

How are this month’s numbers? When and where are other salons seeing drop-offs or upticks? What’s going on with staff retention? How are you changing up retail or adjusting strategies for the holidays? So much has changed these past six months, but one constant is the need for beauty business execs to …

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ISBN Honors Board Member Tony Fiorentino

This fall, two ISBN Board of Trustees members will have completed the maximum consecutive years of service on the board, Tony Fiorentino of Hello Gorgeous Salons and Larry Walt of Design 1 Salon Spa. In the second of this two-part series, ISBN pays tribute to Fiorentino and gathers insights from him …

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ISBN Honors Board Member Larry Walt

This fall, two ISBN Board of Trustees members will have completed the maximum consecutive years of service on the board, Larry Walt of Design 1 Salon Spa and Tony Fiorentino of Hello Gorgeous Salons. In the first of this two-part series, ISBN honors Walt and asks him to reflect on …

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New Initiative Helps Safely Manage PPE Waste

Securing personal protection equipment (PPE) is one challenge for salon operations teams. Figuring out how to safely, affordably and effectively dispose of used PPE is another. Some ISBN members and other salon, spa and barbershop leaders across the U.S. and Canada have turned to sustainability experts Green Circle Salons to …

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Call to Action! Help Salons Stay Open

On July 13,  the same day that California’s governor announced the state was largely closing down again, ISBN reached out to members with U.S. and Canadian versions of an industry white paper titled “Hair Salons: A Licensed Industry Prepared to Stay Open.” “As many states have seen surges, we believe …

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How We Share: ISBN Executive Leadership Council Preview

Ongoing dialogue, trend information and resource sharing have always been a hallmark of ISBN. Shouldn’t your leadership teams maximize the access? ISBN’s new Executive Leadership Council (ELC) peer groups provide a great new opportunity and benefit for members to tap into. The following sample reflects the type of quick pulse data …

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PENZONE Keeps Reinventing, Wins Salon of Distinction

ISBN Vice President Debra Penzone and the PENZONE team know what it’s like to navigate change. Two years ago, they reinvented their high-end salon, spa and barber business of 50 years with its six diverse, Columbus, Ohio locations into an innovative brand with a bold identity, culture and experience. Along …

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ISBN Statement to Members and Industry

Helping all people look and feel their best while celebrating their personal style is the heart of what makes the professional beauty industry an appealing career and experience. Representing salons, spas and barbershops across North America, ISBN stands with our Black colleagues, associates, customers, educators, brand partners and salon professionals …

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From a Distance: Planning and Profit Margins

With social distancing and other state-by-state mandates for reopening in place or still evolving, one looming question is how and when can multi-location salon, spa and barbershops (typically the gold standard in efficiency and profitability) expect to hit or even reach for the same revenue per-square-foot metrics upon which they …

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MUSE: Communication, CARES and Catching up

How are you and your business coping through COVID-19? The International SalonSpa Business Network (ISBN) is committed to helping members connect and to support each other and business leaders throughout the professional beauty industry. We are all in this together! This new series of MUSE (multi-unit salon/spa exchange) check-ins is …

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