Category: News

  • 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, […]

  • Leadership Stands Strong After May Elections

    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 Past President. Jud and Rapaport […]

  • WEBINAR: Keep Reinventing the Client Experience
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    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, June 17 (noon EDT/11am CDT/9am […]

  • Join ISBN Executive Leadership Council for Peer Support

    Join ISBN Executive Leadership Council for Peer Support

    As salons, spas and barbershops continue reopening across the country, there has never been a more crucial time to join together and support the collective industry recovery. ISBN members are forming Executive Leadership Council peer support groups to discuss important business concerns, offer resources and collaborate on crucial issues and opportunities, and will be facilitated through […]

  • ISBN Shares Salon Reopening White Paper
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    ISBN Shares Salon Reopening White Paper

    Download NOW to Spread the Word: Promote Strength, Skill and Readiness of Licensed Professionals [row] [column size=’3/4′]The ISBN Board of Trustees has continued to meet and leverage the strength of the organization, sharing information, supporting one another and making an impact on the industry. On May 11, ISBN distributed an industry-wide White Paper emphasizing that […]

  • Letter to Congress for 45B
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    Letter to Congress for 45B

    [row] [column size=’2/3′]As the nation begins to open at intervals and larger organizations in the professional beauty industry begin to identify how to recover, one thing the ISBN government relations committee has been working hard at is pushing for greater liquidity for large employers in the industry. Those that have been carved out of relief […]

  • ISBN Members Help Beauty Changes Lives Raise Interest in Beauty Careers

    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 Beauty Show in Chicago, and […]

  • COLOR PULSE – Owner Projections for 2020

    COLOR PULSE – Owner Projections for 2020

    [row] [column size=’2/3′] In November of 2019, ISBN media partner Salon Today took a snapshot survey on the topic of hair color business, asking specifically if salons expected to do more, less or the same hair color services or sales across a variety of segments. Responses represented 140 salons, spas or barbers from within the […]

  • BEST IN BENEFITS: DESIGN 1 HONORED BY SALON TODAY 200
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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 in the annual Salon Today […]