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COVID-19 Communications

Free, Open Forum Webinar March 18 at 4 pm CST/2 pm PST. Register Now>> Get a Plan In preparing for this outreach, get a project plan in place. Assign a team of people to assist and start checking things off the list. Here is a sample working plan made available …

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COPING WITH COVID-19

ISBN MEMBERS AND SALON INDUSTRY LEADERS SHARE CRISIS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES Free, Open Forum Webinar March 18 at 4 pm CST/2 pm PST. Register Now>> During any time of crisis, it’s important to come together and support one another. As the Coronavirus or COVID-19 has evolved into a global pandemic, members …

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Nashville Salon Group Cuts Color Waste, Grows Color Profits

MUSE SPONSORED CASE STUDY When Jason Facio traveled from Nashville to Atlanta for the Data Driven Salon event in May 2019, he was on a growth mission. Already tapped into the ZeeZor network and in the habit of poring every P&L line item for his four high-end Element salons, he …

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COLOR POP – Projections for Vibrant Growth

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DIRECT BEAUTY EXPRESS, AN ISBN SPONSOR Distributor partner projects continued growth for salons in evolving vibrant and pastel hair color category. “Some may think the vibrant color category has run its course, but this segment continues to be one of the fastest growing categories within Cosmoprof, with …

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BEST IN BENEFITS: DESIGN 1 HONORED BY SALON TODAY 200

As unemployment hovers at historic lows, competition for service talent remains stiff for salons across the country. A compelling compensation and benefits package can have a huge impact on recruiting and retaining staff. How strong is yours? ISBN member Design 1 Salon Spas of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was recently honored …

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Manage Risk, Maximize Opportunity: Is Your Website Accessible?

Digital accessibility is smart business. From brand culture to ethics to economics, there are many reasons ISBN members would take steps to make your company’s digital spaces as readily accessible as your salon, spa or barber locations are to clients with disabilities. A recent Supreme Court decision involving Domino’s Pizza …

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ISBN Members Learn from Each Other’s Successes—and Mistakes

Birds Barbershop Co-Founder Jayson Rapaport says one of the most valuable benefits of belonging to ISBN and attending the annual ISBN Conference is that multi-unit members not only share business insights and data on success, they also openly discuss lessons learned from past mistakes, along with practical tips and advice …

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Grabbing the Controls of Distribution

Establishing a distribution center almost from the outset in 1989 to supply our Canada-based GS Beauty Group salons was a no-brainer. In those days the company consisted of 15 stores in the Toronto area, a head office and a 1,200sq ft warehouse with four employees and a minivan for deliveries. …

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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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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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