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ISBN Members Help Beauty Changes Lives Raise Interest in Beauty Careers

ISBN members are again strong partners and collaborators for Beauty Changes Lives (BCL), an industry-wide nonprofit “driven to make the beauty profession a first-choice career” and shaping the future of beauty via mentorship, inspiration and scholarships. The 8th Annual Beauty Changes Lives Experience takes place April 19, 2020, during America’s …

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COLOR PULSE – Owner Projections for 2020

Key takeaways: About 60 percent of survey respondents expect to do more hair color services for female clients in 2020. Less than two percent forecast any decline in color services among women. Salons project strong growth in Color Care Retail, Balayage and Conversion to Gray/Gray Blending. Nearly 30% anticipate continued …

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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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DATA POINT: HOW’S YOUR COLOR BUSINESS?

ISBN’s first MUSE Data Report is slated to hit ISBN members’ inboxes soon, and the Q1 2020 topic is all about hair color, acknowledged by most members and industrywide as continuing to be a key business driver in 2019 and growth opportunity in 2020. The new report is exclusive to …

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ULTA Beauty’s Nick Stenson Joins ISBN Board of Directors

ISBN board members have a reputation for leadership, success and giving back to the professional beauty industry they care about so passionately. The newest member to join this special community is Nick Stenson, who was recently promoted to Senior Vice President, Salon Services and Trend of Ulta Beauty. In his …

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MUSE on This…

ISBN’s new MUSEMulti-Unit SalonSpa Exchange communications program kicks off officially in 2020, with new content initiatives and access for members and industry partners to connect and share salon business ideas and resources year-round. The new program includes quarterly MUSE Data Reports, twice-a-year editions of MUSE magazine, and a special alliance …

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Meet New ISBN Board Member: Chatters President and CEO Greg Moreau

Four months into his new role as president and CEO of the 116-location Chatters Salons in Canada, Greg Moreau has already started applying his years of apparel and luxury retail experience at Guess, Lucky Brands and Roots to support plans to help expand the leading salon brand’s presence across the …

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ISBN Spreads FICA Tip Tax Fairness Message on Capitol Hill

ISBN is working hard to help members—and all salon business owners—earn a long overdue tax credit. Board member Frank Zona, co-owner of Boston-area Zona Salons, and member Phil Horvath, President and COO of Hair Cuttery, were part of a salon industry coalition that met with congresspeople and their staffs in …

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Access is EVERYTHING!

Attend the ISBN Conference to get the inside edge JCPenney Salon Vice President Rachel Jud says she was so determined to attend ISBN’s annual Conference early in her career, she basically talked her way in, and has been participating ever since. Find out what happened next, and why access is …

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ISBN at Intercoiffure

Wherever serious salon business conversations are happening, ISBN members add the multi-unit perspective to the dialogue. ISBN President Scott Missad, president and CEO of Gene Juarez Salons and Spas in Seattle, recently spoke at the Intercoiffure America/Canada Fall Atelier in New York City. He used part of his time on …

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