Employee ManagementMarketing

What 2015 Taught Us About Promotions

Everyone will have it’s ‘go-to’ promotion that always seems to work. The tried and true offer that is certain to keep a steady stream of people coming in your doors. And then, there’s other times that a genius idea turns into a not so genius idea. Or something that perhaps …

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How 5 Minutes Can Revitalize Your Day

What if I told you that just 5 minutes of breathing could give you as much of a boost during that mid afternoon slump as a cup of espresso? You’d probably think I was crazy and, a few years ago, you might have been right! But in 2016, many companies …

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Merchandising

Recycled Fashion: A trend for Beauty?

The concept of recycled fashion has been making waves in fashion and beauty industry, however many people are still unaware that 95% of used garments could be reworn, recycled or even ‘upcycled.’ To raise awareness, many brands such as H&M have kicked of campaigns to encourage customers to take action …

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The Importance of Delivering a Creative Collection in Salon Business

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when it comes to inspiring clients and educating hairdressers, and with 14,000 hairdressers delivering 20,000 services a year to inspire, illustrating the vision rather than explaining it is crucial. The alternative would be talking ourselves hoarse. When JCPenny began its hugely ambitious …

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Thinking Outside the Box

Behind every successful 18|8 salon there are women pushing their partners through the door. Yes, you need to sell it to the men so they want to come and sit in your chair, but it also pays off looping in what we’ve found at 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons to be …

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Mindfulness: Placed at the Heart of Leadership

Yoga has been a part of my life for years. My practice has enabled me to live a balanced, healthy life and has given me the opportunity to incorporate mindfulness into my lifestyle both as an individual and as a business leader. I’ve witnessed how being present and mindful has …

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Employee Advocacy in the Tech Age

Too many brands and businesses are failing to utilize their biggest marketing asset – their employees. Are you? The idea of employee advocacy has existed for years – back to when the world still thought a tweet was something a bird did. The term has enjoyed a resurgence recently to …

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The Real Thing

The resurgence of men’s barbering has fathered a huge variety of new brands across the country, each vying for standout over their competitors. But there is still one thing many have in common – a link to the past, a nod to traditional men’s barbering with wet shaves and sharp …

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Operations

How Amazon is Driving Change in Consumers

Technology has made a profound impact on who we are as people, how we interact as society and what we expect from the companies we do business with. Big technology companies such as Google, Apple and Amazon has changed the way we attract, service and retain our clients. For better …

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Millennials as the New Boss

Millennials are growing up fast! And they’re quickly becoming the dominant leadership group in the American workforce. In 2015, millennial employees – born between 1980 and 2000 – outstripped the Generation X’ers to become the largest age generation of employees currently working in the US across all demographics. Even more …

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