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Do You Need To Conduct A Self-Edit on Yourself?

Last week, while I was attending Sebastian Professional’s What’s Next Awards (WNA) in Dallas, Texas, I was given the opportunity to go backstage and speak with the nine finalists competing in three categories; student, professional and affiliate. I could have asked them anything. I could have made them explain their creative process or talk about

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How to Perform a Brand Audit (& Why You Should)

Audits are a bit of a nasty business. It’s a scary sounding word that conjures up images of accountants in plain black suits shining flashlights into every little dark corner and crevice of your financial life to see exactly how big of a fine they can slap you with. This is not how a brand

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Hard Work is Hard

There’s been a bit of a “feel-good” movement lately when it comes to work. A heavy emphasis on fulfillment and passion and a lot of rhetoric surrounding the elusive “work-life balance” have created a bit of a sense that maybe, just maybe, work as we know it,  is going out of style.

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Embracing My Creative Freedom

When you’re a creative like Sonya Dove, and you’re working for one of the biggest manufacturers like Wella, and one of you main roles and responsibility is to create and present hair that represents the brand, it can sometimes be a challenge to turn something that has creatively and spiritually moved you into a live

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Patrick McIvor Travel Blog, Chapter 10

In Chapter 10 of Patrick McIvor’s series “Have Shears Will Travel, Patrick gives sage advice on the importance of being flexible. Like most of us in the beauty industry, spending time on flights, sleeping in various hotels and living out of a suitcase is second nature. He shares some insight on how being flexible can

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Where Salon Consultations & Thinning Hair Collide

Let’s talk salon consultations. It’s widely held belief that having a solid consultation practice is the cornerstone of a successful salon. After all, from a well-executed consultation springs not only the “plan of attack” for the appointment but also product recommendations and most importantly of all, the building blocks of a strong relationship between stylist

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Applying The Four Agreements to Business

One of our favorite books is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Whether we’re sitting at our conference table in the office or dipping French fries in bbq sauce at the bar down the street, it gets mentioned almost on a weekly basis. This self-help/spirituality book explains a basic code of conduct that can transform your life

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A Very Personal Interview with Emiliano & Lisa Muscat-Vitale

This is more than just an interview; it’s a very personal view into two people’s very private life. I was given carte blanche to poke around and explore the inner workings of their relationships. Consider this less of an interview and more of an in-depth look into the inner workings of an effective collaboration in

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Ways To Stay Creative: Creative Groups

Finding a creative outlet is of particular importance to individuals who spend a majority of their time during the day working in creative careers. Some of you may be thinking, “I’m spending 8-10 hours a day being creative, why can’t I just shut my brain off for a bit?” You can, now don’t get me

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