Mixed Feelings: Salon Leaders Report on State of the Business, Holiday Mindset

How are this month’s numbers? When and where are other salons seeing drop-offs or upticks? What’s going on with staff retention? How are you changing up retail or adjusting strategies for the holidays? So much has changed these past six months, but one constant is the need for beauty business execs to …

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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 …

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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 …


ISBN Honors Board Member Tony Fiorentino

This fall, two ISBN Board of Trustees members will have completed the maximum consecutive years of service on the board, Tony Fiorentino of Hello Gorgeous Salons and Larry Walt of Design 1 Salon Spa. In the second of this two-part series, ISBN pays tribute to Fiorentino and gathers insights from him …


ISBN Honors Board Member Larry Walt

This fall, two ISBN Board of Trustees members will have completed the maximum consecutive years of service on the board, Larry Walt of Design 1 Salon Spa and Tony Fiorentino of Hello Gorgeous Salons. In the first of this two-part series, ISBN honors Walt and asks him to reflect on …


Sport Clips Names Edward Logan New CEO

Founder Gordon Logan announced July 7, 2020, that the Sport Clips Haircuts board of directors has elected Edward Logan to succeed him as the new CEO of Sport Clips, Inc., the franchisor of the Sport Clips Haircuts system. Edward Logan is currently serving on the ISBN Executive Board as Treasurer …


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., …


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 …


Leadership Stands Strong After May Elections

At the Annual ISBN Members Meeting held online May 28, 2020, members re-elected Debra Penzone of PENZONE Salon + Spa, Jayson Rapaport of Birds Barbershop, Rachel Jud of JCPenney Salon and Rhoda Olsen of Great Clips to serve on the board. Penzone will continue to serve as Vice President and Olsen serves as …


WEBINAR: Keep Reinventing the Client Experience

If ever there was a need for ISBN members and other beauty industry leaders to rethink, refocus and reinvent the client experience, it would be in response to a pandemic. Joey Coleman, expert in client communications and master designer of client experience and engagement, will lead a free webinar Wednesday, …