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 …


Working Together to Secure Salon PPE

Securing an ongoing, quality supply of personal protection equipment (PPE) at the best value is a new and ongoing concern for salon leaders. For ISBN members, the scale of salon PPE need is multiplied and finding trusted sources is an important priority. Harlan Kirschner, C.E.O. of The Kirschner Group, Inc., …


Reopen, Refresh, Recover: PPE Options and Your Salon Environment

By now, most salons, spas and barbershop businesses have reopened. Salon execs and leadership teams have gone through the first wave of preparations and adjustments for clients and staff members to return as safely as possible, while pivoting through a constantly evolving COVID-19 situation. As states move from one phase …


Recouping Color Profits

In partnership with: Vish As salons, spas and barbershops reopen, the early forecast is that guests are excited to come in and demand is high. Safety and sanitation protocols firmly in place, professionals will stay busy helping guests repair DIY cuts and color, and covering extensive regrowth. But is your …


Making a Clean Start

Salon, spa and barber professionals have always been trained and licensed in sanitation, and BARBICIDE has become one of the most iconic mages in professional beauty. For more than 70 years, the blue bottle has signified a safe, clean environment for every salon service, from haircuts to nail care, clipper …

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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 …


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 …


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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What’s Working in Salon Education

Our industry is in the middle of a revolution that requires a major mindset change to survive. Millennials and those growing up in the post-technical world are driving this revolt. Completely at home with every communication platform, innately confident and with high expectations, they are impatient with tradition and the …


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 …