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The New Generation

Aug 28th 2006
A recent newspaper article reported some interesting facts about the average student entering college this fall: Most were born in 1988 and here are some perceptions for this years entering freshman: The Soviet Union has never existed. There has only been one Germany.  Starbucks is coffee.  Reality shows have always been on T.V. They know […]
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Final thoughts on Treasure Hunt

Aug 23rd 2006
Some final thoughts on the book Treasure Hunt.  I believe that the bottom line is that if you want to have amazing success as a stylist your best bet is to focus on the high end client.  As you you strive to provide the best service possible the success princples you practice will become habits. […]
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The High End part 2

Aug 17th 2006
One of the great things about the beauty industry is that it is nearly recession proof.  When times are tight clients will often cut back on large expenditures like new cars,  boats and big screen T.V’s,  but they avoid cutting out their salon visits at all costs.  In 20 years of owning salons we rarely […]
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Shooting for the high end

Aug 17th 2006
If you have ever listened to my CD,  Incredible Salon Success,  or have attended one of my classes you would know that for several years I have encouraged salon professionals to shoot for the high end.  In other words,   charge a premium price and strive to attract the clients who are looking for great service,  […]
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Murphys law

Aug 12th 2006
So last week I started thinking that summer is almost over and that it would be good to take a little vacation before the kids go back to school.  We booked a week at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch,  just outside Utahs beautiful Zion National Park.  We were planning a real adventure vacation,  hiking,  biking,  horseback […]
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Marrying well

Aug 11th 2006
My wife and I were on the way to the airport last week when we got a flat tire.  We were still 10 miles away and had just over 60 minutes until our flight.  I pulled off the freeway and into a parking lot and opened the trunk to start changing the tire. I had […]
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So you want to be the boss

Aug 9th 2006
Everyone gets the bug to be their own boss at one time or another, but, as this blog from Seth Godin states, it’s good to look before you leap. You don’t realize how much you need a boss until you don’t have one. Bosses don’t always do the following, especially when they’re not very good […]
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Phillip Wilson

Aug 9th 2006
For me, blogging is about making connections. In my case assisting people in the salon industry to make connections with other successful people who can help you reach your goals much faster.  One such person is Phillip Wilson.  Phillip has been called the Global Hairdresser of the Year.  Modern Salon recently named him one of […]
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Avoiding a stylist walkout

Aug 9th 2006
Salon owners often ask me how to avoid a stylist walkout. (We once had a 7 year stretch without losing a staff member to another salon) There are no guarantees, but, you can do your best to avoid it by following a few simple rules. 1. Don’t hire superstars. Superstars expect to be catered to. […]
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Salon Life Part 2

Aug 3rd 2006
The first Salon Life had several memorable speakers. Four in particular stood out to me. First, James Morrison of TIGI. James was funny, informative and inspirational. His film “One Life Project” is a must see. Another speaker I truly enjoyed was Redkens Ann Mincey. Ann is the author of “Get Glowing”, a book that encourages […]