Category: COVID19

  • 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 Acts to Keep Salons Open
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    ISBN Acts to Keep Salons Open

    As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve across North America, ISBN members and industry partners are focusing activity on keeping salons open, according to ISBN Government Relations Chair Rhoda Olsen, vice chair of Great Clips. “On behalf of the entire professional beauty industry, Great Clips, Inc. and ISBN are collaborating to monitor state-by-state activity and […]

  • CDC Report: Face Covering Policies in Salons Work
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    CDC Report: Face Covering Policies in Salons Work

    A recent CDC report published on July 14 reinforces what the salon industry has been championing: that when salon professionals and their guests wear masks inside the salon and other licensed salon sanitation protocols are followed, risk of spread of the coronavirus is mitigated. The CDC research and report is very positive for the salon […]

  • New Initiative Helps Safely Manage PPE Waste
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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 help responsibly manage the added […]

  • Call to Action! Help Salons Stay Open
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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 there will be continued unpredictability […]

  • How We Share: ISBN Executive Leadership Council Preview
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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 and insights the ELC peer […]

  • Members Share: Coping with Positive COVID-19 Diagnoses in the Salon
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    Members Share: Coping with Positive COVID-19 Diagnoses in the Salon

    Maybe you haven’t gone through a positive COVID-19 diagnosis within your salon, spa or barbershop network yet, or maybe you feel you could do a better job, procedurally, the next time you do. Either way, knowledge is power, and ISBN is committed to sharing it! Learn from ISBN members who have gone through the experience of having […]

  • Working Together to Secure Salon PPE
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    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., a global leader in representation […]

  • Beauty Pulse Survey:  Recovery DATA
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    Beauty Pulse Survey: Recovery DATA

    The latest collaborative Beauty Pulse survey of salon business leaders by ISBN and media partner Salon Today asked an industry-wide group of business leaders to share facts and perspectives regarding the reopening experience. Here are the six snapshot takeaways from the 386 salon, spa and barber business leaders who completed the survey between May 15-June 5, […]