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Choosing a Career in Beauty
By Lynelle Lynch
With the fall semester kicking off at colleges around the country, many young adults
are pondering the direction of their future
Many of those who are still undecided
on which career path to take may actually be
clients of your salon, friends, family members
or acquaintances. This gives you an incredible
opportunity to communicate the extraordinary
benefits of a career in beauty and help influence their decision. And don’t worry about
creating competition for yourself. Many spas
and salons are understaffed which means there
are plenty of opportunities to go around.
Should anyone inquire about the advantages of a beauty career, here are 10 reasons to
help you explain why it’s the way to go:
1. Endless Opportunities: The most
obvious is servicing clients while working in a
salon or spa, but it doesn’t end there. Here are
just a few of the many options…
• Own a salon or spa of your own after learning business fundamentals in school.
• Cosmetic enhancement is a burgeoning
industry with medical spa jobs on the rise.
• Beauty is big business, which means professional product lines are in need of sales reps.
• Travel the world as an educator while
mentoring and inspiring others.
• Broadway fans can work behind the scenes
doing theater hair and makeup.
• High-end retail counters need talent with
sophisticated skills to work with clientele.
2. Great Demand: The job openings are
greater than the number of licensed professionals. According to industry experts, for
decades there has been a shortage of skilled,
licensed salon professionals, so the industry
has had virtually a zero-percent unemployment rate. Research by the International Spa
Association indicates that employment in the
spa industry demonstrates an average annual
growth of 11 percent.
3. Flexibility: Have control of your schedule and select the hours and days that work
best for you. Even cosmetology school offers
this same level of flexibility, which makes
beauty an incredible career choice for parents,
those making a career change or high school
graduates who need to support themselves
while in school.
4. Unlimited Income Potential:
Besides being recession proof, cosmetologists can potentially earn a six-figure annual
income. Those with the right instruction and
foundation can maximize their earning power
through marketing and various businessbuilding tactics.
5. People Business: If you’re great at
networking, you are bound to be successful in
this industry. You’ll meet people from all walks
of life and will create a lifetime of friends and
6. Movies and Television: If you’re
drawn to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood,
movie and television, sets need stylists and
make-up artists to prep celebs so they are
7. Editorial, Fashion Shoots and
Runway: Beauty is an incredibly sexy, fashiondriven industry. Style mavens can shape beauty
trends when working on designer runway
shows and photo shoots.
8. Artistic: It’s often very difficult to earn
a living as an artist. However, beauty is a highly
creative field that allows artists to express
themselves while also making ends meet.
9. Highly Stimulating: Beauty is a
constant evolution, which means there are
endless opportunities for growth and learning
and constant stimulation.
10. Feel Good Industry: Beauty is all
about health and living the good life. You’ll
work in a positive, creative environment where
you’ll have more energy and fun, and less stress.
It’s important that we consistently recruit
new candidates to keep our profession invigorated and to help it continue to grow. New
blood brings fresh inspiration and imagination to the table, as well as the energy and
enthusiasm that can be found in those who
have just discovered how amazing the world
of beauty truly is. In fact, we should always
be shouting from the rooftops how incredible
our profession is.
So don’t hesitate to reach out to anyone
who shows the slightest spark of interest—if
they do choose beauty, they’ll thank you for it
in the end.
“ I absolutely love my
Salon Vac! It changed
my life in the salon and I
cannot imagine working
in a salon without one
— Renee Shields, San Diego, CA
Lynelle Lynch is the president of San Diego Beauty Academies consisting of
three academies in California — The Academy of Beauty & Spa,
Je Boutique College, and Bay Vista College. For more information visit
NORTHWEST STYLIST & SALON | SEPTEMBER 2008 | In this issue...
Reach for the Stars—Reach for a Beauty Career
From the Editor
9 Marketing Solutions
Progressive businesses are always
looking for new talent or individuals with specialized skills that can
beneﬁt the company. Salons must
do the same. Kerrin Delaney’s
strategies will help you successfully
recruit students from cosmetology
The demand for well-trained
estheticians is steadily growing
and the diversity of job choices
keeps increasing. Our experience
goes a long way when we guide
candidates toward their successful entry into the ﬁeld. Find our
what can we share that will help
11 Better Business
Introducing our newest column
Better Business, Neil Ducoff and
his team from Strategies Business
Solutions will fuel your knowledge and understanding of new
ways to conduct business. This
month he talks about a teambased pay program.
Choosing a Cosmetology Career 3
Recruiting Into Cosmetology . . . 6
Beauty Business Buzz . . . . . . . . 7
Raise the Bar in Education . . . . . 8
Blue Highways . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Marketing Solutions. . . . . . . . . 9
Esthetic Endeavors . . . . . . . . 10
Better Business . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Oregon Board News. . . . . . . . 13
Washington Board News . . . . . 14
Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-17
The Nail Extension . . . . . . . . . 18
Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
How many people do you know wish
they could amaze people with their artistic
abilities? How many mothers, sons, uncles,
nieces, friends do you know need good
incomes but flexible hours?
This month the Stylist tries to remind you
why you love the beauty industry and what
makes it great—and then we ask you to tell
a friend. Our focus this month? Recruiting
students into cosmetology.
Why? For one, because I think we’re all
tired of beauty students getting a bad rap: this is
no place for uneducated losers! This is for the
successful artisan; it is for the single mom who
supports her kids and yet is always home for
them on time; it is for the future mogul looking
to colonize the country, or the world, with their
brand and make a fortune. This is a place for
people who want to be creative and successful,
and we want everyone to know it.
So what paths can we offer people who
want to find their success in the cosmetology field? Let me highlight a few articles as
Have you heard of assistant training
programs? On page 7, Shannon Wells will
enlighten you on how new beauty school
graduates can find their way into high-end
salons faster when those salons offer this type
of program. She also explains they keep a steady
stream of personnel ready and waiting on
clients and waiting to fill in if a current stylist
leaves the salon. This allows you fill the position
immediately, and with someone who already
knows the right way—your way—of doing
Our ever-enlightening esthetics writer,
Judith Culp, highlights the wide diversity of
opportunities open to estheticians. Does anyone you know wish they could help people
look better and feel good about themselves,
while working closely with medical personnel? Or perhaps they want to make their local
TV weatherperson HD ready with a specialized facial and hand treatment, or maybe even
work in Hollywood. The options are wide
open. To learn more, check out “Sharing Our
Career” on page 10.
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Do you know someone who is more of a
facts-and-figures person? Grab a pen and paper
and head over to page 3. Lynelle Lynch lists “Ten
Reasons to Choose a Career in Beauty.” The list she
compiles is compelling. As you read the article
and jot down the list, I hope it reminds you
why you love your career, and gives you a great
tool for explaining why a beauty career is great
to anyone who’ll listen.
On page 6, you’ll find information from an
educator’s point of view in the article “Recruiting
Students into Cosmetology.” Frank Schoeneman
will tell you, while educators may be the front
line in recruiting new students to the industry;
all sectors of cosmetology would do well to be
actively recruiting. While you’re reading, you
may be surprised at the amazing percentages
you find there describing the health of, and the
need for more workers in, the beauty industry.
I hope you agree with Jerry Tyler’s assessment on page 8, that “It Is a Great Time to
Become a Beauty Pro.” From his decades-long
experience, he draws parallels between the 70s
and now, and how even tough economic times
not only do not lessen the draw of the industry,
they enhance it. Why? Look for the story in his
article about someone who even weathered the
Great Depression working in a salon. Listen as
he assures you that you can tell potential new
students of the heartiness of cosmetology even
in tough economic times.
“From Gifted Grads to Great Hairstylists” on
page 9, will explain how you can successfully
recruit students from cosmetology schools.
This proactive approach, as explained by Kerrin Delaney, can give you a real leg up when
it comes to finding talented individuals to fill
your stations and keep your clients as happy
as they can be.
This issue is a call to action for all of us who
love the professional beauty industry. My hope
is that you’ll spread the word about the greatness of the wonderful career you’ve chosen.
Tell a friend why you love what you do. Ask
a creative high school student to consider the
possibilities open to them doing what you do.
Remember, the new school year is upon
us. If you reach more people and tell them
how much you love what you do, maybe
by this time next year you’ll have more new
talent joining your ranks and enhancing your
services. So let everyone know why your
career makes you smile.
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Recruiting Students into Cosmetology
By Frank Schoeneman
Cosmetology offers so many wonderful
I represent the third generation of my
family in this business (my son, Kyle, is the
fourth) and have worked my entire career in
the professional salon industry in distribution,
running salons and now leading one of the
largest cosmetology school companies.
I can truly say that I love every aspect of
this business. Chances are you do too, and
that’s why you’re reading the Stylist.
I’ll bet you’ll also agree that people are
what truly make this industry so wonderful.
It’s the people on every level of the industry
that bring the passion, the creativity and the
entrepreneurial spirit to cosmetology.
It’s the people in salons who work their
hearts out day after day to help their clients
look and feel their best, while providing a caring ear. It’s the people in schools who dedicate
their professional lives to inspiring and nurturing our future cosmetology professionals.
With that said, we need even more people
to join our party. We need more caring, passionate, dedicated, motivated professionals,
who thrive on making a difference in their
Traditionally, schools have served in the
role of recruiting new talent into the industry,
and then salon owners and service providers
have recruited the schools’ graduates to work
side by side with them.
But today, the task at hand is more
challenging. Young people and those seeking
second and third careers have many more
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options than ever.
Therefore, I want to issue a challenge to
the industry, to salon owners, managers, receptionists, stylists, estheticians, nail technicians,
makeup artists, manufacturers, distributors,
school owners, educators and administrators.
For this industry we love to continue to grow,
thrive and undergo a continual renewal of
ideas, spirits and creativity, every one of us
must take responsibility to recruit talented
people into the professional beauty business.
When we all do that, we all win together.
According to the National Accrediting
Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences December 2007 report “Job Demand in
the Cosmetology Industry,” there are 1.7 million
professional salon employees in the U.S.,
outnumbering the one million lawyers in the
Imagine if each one of us recruited one
other person; what a beautiful country we’d
Our industry has many selling points,
such as the fact that, according to the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook
Handbook,” about 46 percent of those working
in the profession are self-employed. Even of
those who are not, many enjoy flexible work
schedules, which is an ever-growing demand
for women, (and increasingly for men as well),
who are looking to find the perfect work-family balance.
We in the schools are on the front line of
recruiting; after all, people who are interested
in pursuing a cosmetology career will usually
start their exploration with us. However, salon
professionals are also seeing potential new
cosmetologists, or their parents, in their chairs
every single day. Your job isn’t finished after
you’ve finishing talking to your clients about
their hair, skin or nail service and have recommended the perfect products for maintaining
their service at home. You have the opportunity to talk about how much you love your
Think of it as a career consultation; then
problem solve, much as you would with a
technical issue. If she mentions she’s considering changing careers or going back to
work, tell her about all the varied career paths
cosmetology offers, from owning a business to
expressing creativity through hair, skin or nails,
from performing as a platform educator for a
manufacturer to doing hair, nails or makeup
for movies, television, videos, fashion shows
and photo shoots.
If her child is in high school, ask if she’s
suggested cosmetology as a career. Ask if her
son or daughter is creative, entrepreneurial or
enjoys helping others. If she answers yes, then
extend this invitation: invite her to bring her
son or daughter into the salon to shadow you
for a day to learn about your wonderful career.
Share that a cosmetology career offers
job security, a great income potential, flexible
hours and plenty of job openings. In fact, it’s a
job-seeker’s market, with 53 percent of salon
owners reporting job openings, according
to the National Accrediting Commission of
Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.
In addition, manufacturers need to help
us by publicizing cosmetology careers in their
consumer advertising and even in their consumer brochures and on their retail product
packaging. You are already creating those
materials every single day. Why not have them
do double duty as industry recruitment tools,
just by adding one or two sentences. “Love
your salon experience? Consider a career in
cosmetology.” Salons can also include similar
language on their menus, postcards, receipts
and other marketing materials, as well as on
Just as important as attracting new, talented, motivated colleagues, we must all work
together to retain them in the industry once
they graduate from cosmetology school. Here
the tables are reversed. Usually, salons have
the responsibility for industry retention once
future professionals graduate from school.
However, just like recruiting, retention is the
responsibility of all of us.
Here’s what really bothers me: Everywhere
I go on a daily basis, from my local restaurant
to my doctor’s office, I meet people who used
to be licensed cosmetologists. In fact, many
still keep their licenses, but they no longer
work in our industry. What could we as an
industry have done differently to change that
On the school side, we need to give our
students a realistic education on both how
to give a great cut or color, as well as how to
talk to the client, sell services, and take-home
support products. We need to make their
education fun and results oriented.
At the salon level, we need to embrace new
graduates as our new colleagues, treating them
with dignity and respect and ensuring they
have career mentors, who can help them grow
professionally and help their self-confidence
grow by cheering their small successes on a
daily basis. Financially, we need to make sure
they can earn a living wage at their first job.
Professionally, we must provide a career path
that will help them achieve their personal
Recruiting and retaining talented people
in this wonderful industry are the challenge
to all of us. When we stop pointing the finger
at one another, we can embrace this challenge
and solve it together as an industry. When that
happens, each one of us will benefit and grow.
Frank Schoeneman is chairman and CEO of Empire Education Group, a school
that provides beauty and cosmetology education in North America. For more
information, visit www.empire.edu.
Attract New Talent by Offering
Assistant Training Programs
For most cosmetology graduates, getting
through school is often fueled by the thought of
the perfect job waiting at the end of the journey.
Many graduates find it tough to find that
ideal scenario: a glamorous salon or spa, amazing clientele and all the money they need to
have the life of their dreams.
In reality, a high percentage of new cosmetology graduates quit the beauty industry within
a year because they think they can’t make the
money they want, doing what they love.
Enter assistant training programs. Such
programs can be the best solution for many
new graduates looking for a great competitive
advantage right out of school. Offering this type
of program in your business can help you attract
and keep the best fresh talent plus benefit both
the newcomer and your bottom line.
Beneﬁts for the New Talent
Earn as they Learn: Most graduates are
surprised to find that graduation from cosmetology school is just the tip of the iceberg with
regard to what they need to know to succeed in
the beauty industry. There are many non-technical skills that aren’t covered extensively, which
are essential to make the kind of money desired.
An assistant training program allows time for
the development and learning of those skills.
And instead of paying for that education, the
graduate can earn a salary while they learn.
Immediate Employment at Higher
Profile Salons: The lack of practical experience frightens off most established and high
profile salon owners when looking to employ
new stylists. If a salon offers an assistant training
program, it’s an opportunity for a “green”
technician to get their foot in the door. It’s likely
they would otherwise have to wait for years of
experience for these types of salons and spas to
hire them (think businesses with great location,
steady clientele, established brand, etc.)
Higher Wages, Faster: While a new
graduate may not start out making the salary of
their dreams, these programs allow graduates to
gain experience, and higher pay, at warp speed.
The opportunity to learn tips and tricks that
demand high paychecks is readily available to
assistants because of their close proximity to
master technicians. Upon completion of the
program, an assistant can make three to four
times the income of a stylist who’s been in the
industry the same amount of time and hasn’t
partaken in an assistant training program. This
is simply because the experience level of the
assistant is so much higher.
Beneﬁts for Your Business
Higher Service for Clients Equals
Retention: While the staff to client ratio can
substantially affect your ability to service your
clients, most businesses can’t afford to hire
additional help. Creating an assistant training
program means more people will be available
to provide world-class customer service to your
clients. With it you will have the extra staff that
will help you cater to your client’s every whim,
from getting drinks to luxurious shampoos,
and your clients will notice the extra hands.
Your clients will take notice and return to your
business for the extra attention they receive.
Your Way is the Right Way: An assistant
training program allows you the unique opportunity to take fresh new talent and teach them
the ropes of business and your expectations
without the complications of previous experience. Your new recruits don’t have to unlearn
unproductive practices or techniques. You can
take the best of what you and your business
have to offer and mold the ideal employee.
A Never Ending Pipeline for Open
Positions: A strong program will enable an
owner to manage and plan effectively because
they will not be caught with an open position
in their business. Having assistants means there
are always talented people in the pipeline and
ready (or near ready) to jump in and fill in for
an unexpected departure of an employee.
Creating a partnership with a local cosmetology school and staying on top of upcoming
graduates will build the system for recruiting
fresh talent into your program, which then fills
the queue with techs in waiting. The unexpected will happen (moves, divorces, babies,
etc.); always being prepared with a replacement
will help you manage your business with ease.
There are many books and manuals on
creating the perfect assistant training program,
but a few basics are essential to any program:
• There are completion levels or stages that
assistants are required to complete.
• Assistants have ample interaction with clients
(greeting, shampooing, and assisting).
• The program will be completed in a specified
• The assistant learns non-technical skills
such as retail sales and customer service and
Many recent graduates find the transition
from school to the salon or spa to be challenging. An assistant training program can not only
ease the transition, but also create a win/win for
both the new technician and your business.
Shannon Wells is the Marketing Manager of Your Beauty Network, a
beauty industry ongoing business support service, oﬀering a membership
based business support resources used by over 700 salon and spa owners.
For more information, visit www.ybn.com, call 866-364-4926 or email
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Raise the Bar in Education
by Mandy Zelinka
If collaborating with seasoned stylists
become an effective education strategy,
How do we attract quality students, how
would graduate as highly
do we retain them and keep them interested
and how do we better educate them while in
The European Institute in Portland has
integrating Putnam’s idea by inviting
In a field that has so much glamour and
local professionals, in to talk
income potential, one would think attracting
The seminars include
students shouldn’t be an issue. In a field full
technique, a successof well-trained stylists, education shouldn’t
owner talking about
be an issue. In a field filled
with inspiration and endless
delivering the mespossibilities retaining students
after school should not be
a problem. But these are all
host a photo
issues that need addressing.
Over the years, educating
students has become more enwitnessing a real test shoot,
compassing, adding elements
selected students are allowed
that are part of the glamorous
10 minutes with their provided
side of our industry as well as
model, and are given photos
more business sense, but there
afterward to add to their
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is no reason students
“I just wanted to
should not emerge
(Above) Hair Stylists: Erienne Paquette, Chelsie Caudle
from school fully
(Below) Hair Stylists: Kacy Owens, Dana Trafton
Make-up: Kimberly Hoeschler, www.kiwiface.com
trained in hair and
Dana Trafton, one of
the students selected
as a salon owner,
to participate in the
the ease of hiring, the ease of
It was hard, after
training this provides. Does it
sound like an impossible idea
had always pushed traditional
college, to make the choice
If We Are All Going to Raise
for a trade. But days like this
the Bar, Then We All Need to
have helped to add credibility
Raise the Bar
to her choice, and the ability to
Out of a personal need to
have physical evidence to show
give back, salon owner Mark
her parents, cementing their
Putnam, from Evolution Hair
approval in her career choice.
Design in Portland, Oregon,
Another student, Erienne
is putting that impossible idea
said the exposure to all
into motion. The North American Hairstylthe
industry has really
ing Awards winner has based it on rudimenupped
a stylist career. “It
tary ideals such as “pay it forward.”
really has expanded my horizons.”
He has gathered some of his most
The pay if forward philosophy works in
esteemed friends and colleagues and has put
circles today; the models build their portfolios,
them to work. “Calling in my friend card” is
as does the photographer, as do the hairstylists,
how he puts it. Every month he pulls out his
as does the makeup artist. Everyone gives up
card and assembles his colleagues to speak at
part of their Sunday, but in return leaves hava local beauty school.
ing an experience that would have cost much
One of Putnam’s closest friends is Winn
more than just their time.
Claybaugh, co-owner of Paul Mitchell
These particular students graduate school
the School, and although he doesn’t credit
with not only impressive resumes, but also
Claybaugh with his inspiration for the idea,
visual support, a salon owner’s dream.
his influence has indeed rubbed off over the
So get involved. We cannot expect
years. “No garbage in, no garbage out” is a
students to just appear. The more you can get
mantra he likes to quote, one that he just
involved, the more they will want to work
finally has been able to grasp 20 years later.
In part, this stunted acceptance has propelled
Admitted Putnam, “It is gratifying
him to his latest mission.
to see a difference being made in young
“I want students to be able to accept this
peoples’ lives. You can be their cheerleader,
far earlier than I was able to. Partnering will
their champion. I wish I would have
help us better educate students and make
them well-rounded,” exclaims Putnam.
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Now Is a Great Time to Become
a Beauty Professional
With the focus of this month’s Stylist
being entry into the amazing world of the
beauty profession, I can’t help but reflect on
my 34-year journey as an industry professional and the many wonders that continue to
unfold after borrowing $300 from my father
in 1974 to go to beauty school.
So much has changed and evolved in
our industry, yet so much remains the same.
Many features and benefits that were newer
then are now time tested. And we are now in
uncertain economic times, much the same as
when I entered our industry in the mid ‘70s.
We had double-digit inflation, doubledigit unemployment and gas prices were at
an all time high. In trying to decide whether
to go the traditional higher learning route or
learning a trade, I noticed that my hairstylist
friends always had cash and some were even
buying homes, even though housing prices
were at an all time high.
The mother of one of my closest friends
was a shampoo assistant in a shop. Every
Saturday she came home with a car full of
groceries—the gains of a hard day’s work in
the shop. Licensed since the great depression,
she told me that she always had money in her
pocket during the ‘30s when most of America
was out of work. When her husband lost his
job during the ‘60s, it was her ability to style
hair that put bread on the table until he was
able to get back on his feet.
In good times and bad, the demand to
look and therefore feel good has made our
industry recession and depression proof.
The constant evolution of fashion fueled
by the creative core of our industry is a huge
draw to those who aren’t drawn to traditional
corporate careers. We all know the perception
that beauty school is for the uneducatable.
The reality is that all the requisite skills
to succeed in the corporate and business
environment are alive and well in the beauty
The ability to write your own job description and follow that path to the financial and
creative abundance we all deserve is another
draw to enter the beauty profession. Master
hair cutter, colorist, spa technician, educator,
salon manager, the choices are endless.
Our industry is global. Fashion has
no boundaries, except those we make for
ourselves. We can work anywhere our talent,
expertise and passion will take us, insuring
untold freedom and independence—both
creatively and financially.
The educational opportunities in our industry have never been as plentiful as they are
now, with options to meet the specific needs
of any future industry professional. Many of
these schools are creating strategic alliances
with professional hair product companies and
educational resource providers to offer state
of the art training resources for their students.
Advanced schools offer continuing education
to keep pace with emerging trends and assure
we stay relevant in an ever-evolving fashion
and business landscape.
Where it comes to schools, the choices
start with high-end boutique schools with
identifiable cultures of education to affordable quality chain schools and individually owned beauty schools and academies
throughout the U.S. of every description.
Most schools offer more than the
traditional tuition, grants, scholarships and
student loans for those who need financial
assistance. There are also organizations that
work to guarantee quality education and protect students’ economic rights by certifying
and accrediting schools. Doing so assures the
integrity of the education they are seeking.
Many community colleges and trade
technical institutions offer education in
the industry through the public education
sector. This is not only affordable, but the
community colleges combine the traditional
cosmetology course with an associate of arts
degree, with completion of additional courses
As an alternative to the traditional route,
some states offer cosmetology and barber apprentice programs. This is on-the-job training
by a mentoring master professional. In lieu of
formal schools, this hands-on training in the
workplace is combined with supplemental
classroom education; it allows the apprentice
to earn a wage while learning their craft. Most
apprenticeships take longer than traditional
school due to the nature of this form of training. Many apprentices build their clientele
while being supervised in the salon and are
well on their way to financial success by the
time they complete their program and become
journeyman stylists or barbers.
Now, as at no time before, our industry
assures continued financial growth and
creative achievement in uncertain economic
and political times.
Jerry Tyler’s column Blue Highways is his “Road Less Traveled” perspective
on the solutions and challenges facing the beauty industry. Jerry Tyler has
been a stylist since 1975 serving as the former artistic director for Vidal Sassoon Academy and currently as Director of Education for Carlton Hair salons.
He is also a licensed cosmetology instructor and has served as President of
the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
From Gifted Grads to Great Hairstylists
How to Successfully Recruit
Students From Cosmetology Schools
Achieving increased sales with an expanding client base are always primary goals
for salons. To accomplish this, let’s think
outside the box when it comes to hiring new
Have you ever found yourself in a rut
when it came to hiring new hairstylists?
Whether you are recruiting, interviewing,
hiring or training a new employee, finding the
right individuals can be frustrating.
Progressive businesses are always looking
for new talent or individuals with specialized
skills that can benefit the company. Salons
must do the same. The following strategies
will help you successfully recruit students
from cosmetology schools.
Build Your Recruiting Program: The
key to success in hiring the best cosmetology
students is to get them to want you, just as
much as you want them. Establishing a well
thought out and detailed staff recruitment
program will help lay the ground rules for
your salon business.
When building your salon brand, you must
first determine the kind of salon you wish to
own. From there, you will need to focus on
the kind of team you wish to build. A strategic
staff recruitment plan should also reflect the
vision and future plans for your salon business.
A recruitment plan should consist of media
advertising, direct mail campaigns, newsletters and various other marketing elements. In
order for these tools to successfully target and
recruit students, they must communicate a
specific message. This message should reflect
your vision and intention to attract students
who share common goals and values.
Staff Recruitment must be an ongoing
process. Jeff and Nancy Huguet, owners
of Escape Medical Spa and Salon located in
Green Bay, Wisconsin offered keen insights
into implementing a quality recruiting
program. Mr. Huguet explained, “If you wait
to hit the switch on your recruiting program
the day an employee leaves your business, you
will already be too late. We made this mistake
in the past. We quickly changed our method
and found that continuously recruiting made
us better prepared for unexpected staffing
A well-organized salon staff recruitment
plan will get you noticed by the competitive
schools and help prepare you for any unexpected bumps down the road.
Become Active With Cosmetology
Schools: If you want your salon to be known as
a great place to work, you have to get out there
and raise awareness. Your main objective in
recruiting from cosmetology programs is to gain
access to the schools before other salons do.
In order to find the best cosmetology,
aesthetic and massage students that exemplify
values you are looking for, you will need to
seek out the schools that focus on a curriculum you would abide by. Research and make a
list of the top schools from which you would
like to recruit. Make appointments to meet or
speak with their school directors, teachers and
the other facility-management team members.
Once the school agrees to develop a
partnership with you and your salon, start
to schedule presentations that will focus on
educating their students while simultaneously marketing your business. Topics could
include resume preparation, how to dress for
success, how to interview, advanced haircolor
techniques, creative haircut designs and the
realities of salon life.
Consider participating in career fairs
where you can deliver presentations and
offer information about your salon. These
are a great way to define your competitive
advantage in the marketplace, meet students
and gather resumes. Don’t forget to leave
information including your vision statement,
training programs, employee packages, growth
opportunities and employment applications.
Once you find the schools that best suit
your needs, you can go further to become an
active member on their cosmetology school
advisory board. Nationally accredited schools
are required to host at least two advisory board
meetings per year. This will help cement a
positive relationship with their director, and
board members are invited to special events,
make decisions on curriculum and gain insight
about their best graduating students.
Host Events—Get Students Into Your
Salon: Opening your doors to potential
students is a great way to show and tell. Hold
an open house for those who want to discuss
employment opportunities at your salon.
Encourage candidates to talk with existing staff
and leadership team members.
Then observe and evaluate. Do they fit in
terms of skill, attitude and personality? The
best working relationships occur when the fit
is right for both the stylist and the salon.
If space is available, you should think about
conducting educational seminars. Whether focusing on hair, skin, nails or color techniques,
seminars offer you the chance to display your
philosophy, meet students, seek out talent and
establish a great reputation.
Another way to get students into your
salon is to incorporate an internship program.
This will allow you to train students on your
hairstyles and service techniques, and help
them feel comfortable with seeking out future
employment at your salon.
Successfully recruiting students into your
salon will take time. However, the long-term
investment will result in a salon staff that is
young, eager to achieve and open to new ideas.
Students are our future, so start focusing on
recruiting, networking and becoming an active
member in education today.
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Sharing Our Career
It’s a great time to be an esthetician.
The demand for well-trained estheticians is
steadily growing and the diversity of job choices
keeps increasing. Increasing too is the number
of people considering our profession.
We as licensed estheticians are the best
reference those considering the career could
have. Our experience goes a long way when we
guide candidates toward their successful entry
into the field.
What can we share that will help them
most? We can talk about the types of jobs out
there, the types of schools out there and the
need to stay excited about continuing education.
Most of all, it is our own joy for what we are
doing that attracts other people.
Not everyone is lucky enough to have a
job they love to do and for which they have a
passion. Helping people solve skincare concerns
and improving their appearance can add to their
self-esteem and quality of life. Being paid for
it is just as sweet. Most estheticians also have
a passion for learning, which is important in a
field that is continually changing.
The diversity of job opportunities seems
to be expanding in every direction for estheticians. Classically, we worked in salons or day
spas—with only a few finding their way into
the medical or resort spa arena. Now, more and
more physicians are adding esthetic services. In
the past, estheticians were only found in the offices of plastic surgeons. These days, dermatologists, gynecologists and even dentists are seeing
the value of adding esthetic services. As the
insurance crunch continues, medical professionals are looking for services where there is
no insurance billing or discounting involved.
Esthetic services fit right into their parameters.
Let’s not forget the opportunities with large
retail cosmetic corporations. They offer lots of
education and benefits that may not be found in
many other areas of the industry. A person may
start out in sales and move into department,
regional or even national management, buying
Another interesting twist is embracing
both esthetic and makeup artistry skills for the
television, movie and fashion industries. With
high definition TV, all those skin problems that
used to be easily covered with makeup are now
plainly visible. Celebrities and aspiring celebrities
are seeing a skin care professional to enhance
their career opportunities. The makeup artist
does more than paint a pretty face; they work to
enhance the skin that is the canvas.
As the field of esthetics continues to grow,
so grows the demand for those who provide
services to estheticians. This means there is
an increased need for sales representatives,
regional and national manufacturer educators,
instructors at the pre- and post-licensing level
and much more. While offering these services is
fun, writing about it can also be exciting. Trade
publications are always looking for new articles
or a new twist on a hot topic. As new technologies emerge, the need increases for those who
know how to use them to train others in the
intricacies of their use.
I find it interesting that we are seeing more
people enter the industry who have college
degrees in a diversity of fields. Those with
backgrounds in marketing or administration
have skills they could use in private practice
or as industry consultants. With corporations
purchasing or setting up spas, there is a need
not only for those who know the industry but
also those who have strong managerial skills.
More choices will continue to emerge for
It is also helpful to guide future estheticians
in their educational choices. There are both
convenience-based schools and specialty-based
schools for them to consider.
Convenience based schools are those
located in most cities. Their philosophy is to
provide preparatory education so students can
graduate and get their state licenses. Most teach
Specialty based schools are those that
focus on a specific area of training, in our case
esthetics. Attending one of these may require
relocation while completing the course.
What should a school teach? Each state has
different requirements, but the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers, Distributors and Associations (NCEA) has created both
a basic and advanced esthetic task list. On their
website www.ncea.tv they list guidelines for the
first 600 hours of esthetic education.
The NCEA has gone on to develop guidelines for a second 600 hour advanced program
that should be taken only after the completion
of basic training. These are the skills we want
to strive for, and then encourage those coming
into the industry to seek out.
The advanced level builds on the knowledge gained in basic training, and adds hands on
training with advanced modalities. Knowledge
of these areas allows us to work safely with
these devices and protect both our clients and
This level of knowledge will come from
advanced specialty training programs or from
schools that offer it as a stand-alone program,
combo-program or workshops in specific areas
of interest. With such advanced level training,
job opportunities will only continue to grow.
Judith Culp, a CIDESCO Diplomat has been in the esthetics industry since
1980. A CPCP permanent makeup technician for over 18 years she served a
4-year term as a Director for the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, two years as their president. She is president of Culp Enterprises Inc. and
CEO of NW Institute of Esthetics. Judy Culp is available for consulting. For
more information visit www.estheticsnw.com.
Motivate Your Salon Team and Maximize Proﬁts
Team-Based Pay Compensation
Would you like to find a way to motivate
every person working in your salon to maximize profits for your whole team?
Today’s salons and spas have evolved
from “beauty parlors” into full-service image
centers, where highly-trained professionals
consult with their clients about all aspects of
their personal care. Often, team members
work together to provide all the services a
However, salon compensation has not kept
pace with the new approach to client service.
In fact, the professional salon industry is stuck
in micromanaging individuals’ pay in the form
of the commission percentage, when business
owners need to be managing payroll according
to the profit and loss statement if they want to
run profitable companies. The simplest and
most effective way to do that is by implementing a team-based pay compensation program.
A team-based pay program not only
provides for consistent, bottom-line profits by
maintaining service payroll between 30 and
35 percent of gross service and retail revenues
but also makes sense to everyone—owners,
management and team members.
It solves the problem of providing income
growth for top producers who are booked
solid and can’t work more hours, when
raising their commission is impossible. It also
provides employees with a fair and predictable
income. They can plan what they’ll earn in
any week without having to worry about how
many clients will sit in their chair.
Implementing this team-based program
keeps clients loyal to your business—not to
any one individual – while it cultivates a team
culture that is fueled by passion for growth.
This gives you bulletproof systems to run a
Team-based pay always sparks a lively
discussion between die-hard believers and
die-hard commission advocates. But in recent
years, a gradual yet powerful shift in compensation is taking place.
Owners and managers are searching for
ways to incentivize and reward a multitude
of behaviors that contribute to business
growth—behaviors that reach far beyond sales.
Team-based pay does that and more.
The mandate of team-based pay is simple:
Everyone is responsible for growing the business. Those words are powerful, but words
alone aren’t enough to inspire dynamic team
performance. A pay program also cannot instill
a business-wide sense of urgency to drive revenues up, manage costs and build net profit.
Given that, team-based pay uses team
bonuses as a means of driving the four business outcomes: productivity, profitability, staff
retention and customer service.
In fact, team-based pay is about more than
compensation; it’s a better way to do business
for both business owners and their employees.
It also sets the tone for cultural transformation
and the standard for success in a changing world. For example, a commission pay
structure is driven entirely by individual sales
dollars, not overall performance, and does not
inspire team performance.
In its simplest terms, team-based pay is
an hourly or salary program that ties a team
bonus to the achievement of critical numbers,
such as revenue, gross margin, client retention, productivity and net profit. Individual
growth is tied to overall performance—not just
the employee’s ability to generate revenue. A
team-based pay system is designed to reward
the desired behaviors and performance of those
who support the business’s goals and culture.
Team-based pay also includes “broadbands,” which are designed to offer employees
guidelines for growth in key areas, such as
performance goals, technical skill development
and non-technical skill development. Within
the broadbands are the cultural behaviors that
Team-based pay allows owners to honor
their commitment to their employees because
they are not cutting pay; they are guaranteeing
at least current earnings, plus the opportunity
for team bonuses. It disconnects individuals’
pay from what they produce.
By capping payroll at its current level,
the entire team focuses on driving revenues.
That combination creates an immediate drop
in the service payroll percent that later allows
owners to affordably give raises to those with
the right overall performance, skills, attitude,
attendance, etc. It creates a culture in which
everyone rows in the same direction and has
a vested interest in growing overall sales—not
just their own chair or treatment room.
Team-based pay, an exciting way to grow
a company, gets the business juices flowing
and gets rewards. In reality, if you want a salon
team, team-based pay is the way to go.
Neil Ducoﬀ, founder of Strategies and author of the upcoming book
“No-Compromise Leadership,” developed the team-based pay concept more
than 30 years ago and developed a company that trains and coaches to
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Next Board Meeting Is November 3
The Board of Cosmetology next meets on Monday, November 3, 9 am in the Rhoades
Conference Room at OHLA in Salem. Board meetings are open to the public and offer an
opportunity to comment on board business and other related matters.
For a meeting agenda, visit the OHLA Web site at www.oregon.gov/OHLA/COS, call
OHLA at 503.378.8667 or visit the OHLA office. Meeting agendas are usually finalized and
posted to the Web site within two weeks of the meeting.
New Fees into Effect October, July 2009
Board of Cosmetology license holders have
two different effective dates for new fees resulting from recent administrative rulemaking.
October 1, 2008: Facility Owners / Independent Contractors / CID, Permit Holders
September 1, 2008, was previously the
effective date for fee changes for facility owners,
independent contractors, and certificate of identification (CID) and permit holders. Database
modification and updating required moving the
effective date to October 1, 2008.
A key point: fees for facility licenses, independent
contractor registrations and certificates of identification
are now for a two-year authorization period.
OHLA is also adjusting the late fee for
authorizations to practice in expired status to
$25 for the initial month in expired status and
$10 per month thereafter, effective October 1,
2008 for facilities and independent contractors.
July 1, 2009: Individual Practitioners /
OHLA is postponing fee changes for prac-
titioner applications, examinations, original and
renewal certification, and late renewals to July 1,
2009. The current late renewal fee for practitioners of $25 per year in expired status will change
to $25 for the first month and $10 per month
thereafter in expired status on July 1, 2009.
To assist license holders in renewing
on time, OHLA offers five ways to renew:
Online at www.oregon.gov/OHLA, Postal
mail, Fax (503) 370-9004, Phone (503)
378-8667 or in person.
OHLA reminds license holders that
practicing in expired status is a violation of state
regulations. OHLA may cite practitioners for
this violation in addition to charging a late fee.
However, we would rather reduce the number
of licensees in expired status through education,
outreach and regulatory streamlining efforts.
If you have questions or concerns regarding
fee changes or any other issue, please contact
OHLA’s Customer Service Hotline at 503373-2292 or e-mail [email protected]
Many thanks to all of you who took the
time and effort to comment on recently
proposed fee changes.
I concur with Bert Krages, the independent hearings officer who conducted the
public rulemaking hearing on July 23. Krages
stated that the Oregon Health Licensing
Agency (OHLA) received “uniformly excellent” comments regarding proposed fees.
I’d particularly like to commend the
cosmetology career college students who attended the rules hearing to provide comment.
Bravo! You get an A+ for taking the initiative
to participate in the regulatory process.
Comments, as you might imagine,
weren’t all supportive of the proposed fees.
Some were decidedly critical. But the level of
public discourse on the matter was civil and
for the most part, constructive.
Krages summarized public comment and
made recommendations to OHLA in a report
that can be accessed on OHLA’s Web site at
www.oregon.gov/OHLA. If you can’t access
the Web I can send you a copy.
Travel to Jamaica, Help Kids
When Do New Fees Take Effect?
There are two different effective dates
for fee changes depending on what type of
license you hold:
• Effective October 1, 2008: Facilities,
independent contractors, certificate of
identification (CID) and permit holders
• Effective July 1, 2009: New applicants and
Why implement two different effective
dates? Because OHLA and the Board of
Cosmetology listened to stakeholder feedback
and responded by postponing fee increases
for individual practitioners and new applicants to July 1, 2009.
Why postpone fee increases for individual
practitioners and new applicants? Because
we heard from and responded to cosmetology
career colleges, who were concerned about
the effect of new fees on soon-to-be-graduating students.
Delaying fee increases for practitioner
examinations and application processing to
next July allows colleges and students to more
effectively plan and budget for the new fees.
A humanitarian organization with Oregon roots offers the opportunity to visit Jamaica
and help children through literacy empowerment, dental health services and other activities.
Georgene Crowe, an Ashland hair designer, and Gretchen Lee, an esthetician and instructor
at the Oregon Institute of Aesthetics in Talent, are founding board members of Great Shape! Inc.
Great Shape! needs volunteers to teach and lead in Jamaica for one or two weeks for the new
SuperKids literacy program in Negril October 31 to November 15 and for the dental program,
1000 Smiles, in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Negril September 26 to November 24.
Volunteers pay their own airfare and a $600 project fee. Sandals Resorts International
provides accommodations and meals. For more information, visit www.gsjamaica.org.
Two-Year Licensing Period for All
Individual practitioners may already obtain two-year certification. Starting October
1, facility owners, independent contractors
and certificate of identification (CID) holders
will follow suit.
OHLA is establishing two-year licensing
periods for all OHLA-regulated professions,
streamlining the process for licensees. If
you’re like me, you appreciate any opportunity to reduce paperwork, even if the “paperwork” is as speedy, secure and stamp-saving
as renewing your license online.
Renew on Time, Avoid the Fine
Speaking of online renewals, OHLA’s
Web site at www.oregon.gov/OHLA features
just one of five ways to renew your license.
We’re promoting the multiple ways to
renew your license to encourage licensees to
avoid practicing in expired status, a violation
carrying a $200 fine for the first offense.
Most licensees aren’t paying those fines,
or are paying reduced fines, because OHLA is
offering training in lieu of fines or “immediate amnesty” if you renew within 24-48 hours
after being cited.
However, licensees in expired status
must still pay late fees. Starting October 1,
facilities, independent contractors and CID
holders will be subject to a $25 late fee for
the first month in expired status and $10 per
month after that until they renew.
Individual practitioners will be subject to
the new monthly “rolling” late fee on July 1,
One cosmetology student commented
at the July public rules hearing that the
originally proposed late fee of $25 per month
in expired status was “dramatic.”
In proposing the $25-per-month late fee,
OHLA wasn’t trying to create drama. We
are attempting to reduce the number of late
renewals, which number in the thousands
The extra time we spend processing late
renewals could be better spent assisting the
majority of licensees who renew on time with
more important matters, such as answering
your questions about health, safety and infection control requirements or confirming that
your affidavit of licensure arrived from your
Exploring “Dormant” License Status
What if life circumstances take you
away from the profession for a year or two?
Should you be penalized with mounting late
fees that continue to accrue monthly?
OHLA is looking to establish a “dormant”
license category for license holders who
may not be able to practice due to personal
We will be reviewing what type of circumstances would warrant issuing dormant
status licenses. The concept must be approved legislatively in 2009 before the details
can be finalized in administrative rulemaking.
Stay tuned for details.
Kraig Bohot is Communications Coordinator at the Oregon Health Licensing
Agency (OHLA), a state consumer protection agency providing centralized
regulatory oversight of multiple health and related professions. He can be
reached at (503) 373-1939 or at [email protected]
NORTHWEST STYLIST & SALON | SEPTEMBER 2008 | 13
Small Businesses May Bring Hazardous Waste
to Household Facilities in King County
• OLYMPIA - King’s Den @ Capitol Mall
(Rhonda J. Arnold) Finding: Safety &
Sanitation Violations. Action: Fined $500.
• UNION GAP - Hair Café Salon (Torrance
Husch) Finding: Unlicensed Activity.
Action: Fined $500.
• OTHELLO - The Headquarters (Arturo
Rodriguez) Finding: Safety & Sanitation.
Action: Fined $500.
• BOTHELL - Salon Santana (Daniel
Santana) Finding: Safety & Sanitation.
Action: Fined $1000.
Upcoming Board Meeting
• November 10, 2008 9 a.m.
• October 13, 2008, 9 a.m.
Rewrite of cosmetology law workshop.
Department of Licensing
Business and Professions
Bldg 2, Rm 209
405 Black Lake Blvd
Olympia, WA 98502
Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Estheticians, Barbers, Instructors, Salon/Shops, Personal
Services Operators, and Mobil Services Operators can renew licenses online. Watch for your
Notice to Renew in the mail and if you are eligible, you will receive a password and the website
address. Visa or MasterCard are required for online payment.
Visit our Website!
For the most current information on the cosmetology program, visit our web site at
http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/cosmetology. If you need to contact us, we can be reached at
(360) 664-6626, or write to: Department of Licensing, Business and Profession Cosmetology
Section, PO Box 9048, Olympia, Washington 98507
Health & Safety Tip... Notice to Customers Posting
The “Notice to Customers” is attached to your new salon shop license. This notice
is required by state law to be posted in plain view for consumers. The Department of
Licensing inspectors report that the most frequent violation is that this notice is not posted
in salons. If you do not have one posted in your shop, please contact the department of
licensing for a copy to be mailed to you.
NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS
• Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetics and Manicure Salon Shops are required to:
• Have a current salon license
• Allow only licensed operators to work on the public
• Maintain minimum safety and sanitation standards
CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS MAY BE REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF
LICENSING: Mail: Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9026, Olympia, Washington 98507,
email: [email protected] or telephone: (360) 664-6645.
14 | SEPTEMBER 2008 | NORTHWEST STYLIST & SALON
The 2008 Small Business Hazardous
Waste Disposal at Household Hazardous
Waste Facilities in King County Pilot Project
is offered to eligible small quantity hazardous
waste generators (SQGs) in King County at
no extra cost. We will use this project to decide
the need and scope of a possible long-term
collection program for small businesses with
limited amounts of hazardous materials.
Beginning in February 19th, 2008 this pilot
is offered to the first 500 businesses or through
December 2008 as budget allows.
The purpose of this pilot project is to find
out if small businesses will dispose of small
quantities of hazardous waste at household
hazardous waste facilities. It is also to survey
those businesses in exchange for the opportunity to use the disposal facilities at no charge
for a limited time.
Is my small business eligible?
This project is for businesses that have
small amounts of moderate risk hazardous
waste (see Acceptable wastes) that are not
enough to require a hazardous waste vendor.
This project is not for businesses that
routinely generate hazardous waste and have
regular pick-ups by a contracted vendor, or for
businesses that generate extremely hazardous
waste. You must qualify as an SQG under the
Washington State Dangerous Waste Regulations. Visit http://www.govlink.org/hazwaste/
business/sqg.html for more information.
What will participation cost me?
There is no fee. To participate, businesses
are required to complete the Business Disposal
Pilot Form, and participate in a brief follow-up
survey 2 to 4 weeks after using the service.
Participation in the pilot implies agreement to
business/0801ManifestFormLTR.pdf or call
the Business Waste Line at 206-263-8899
during business hours for a Business Disposal
Pilot Form to be mailed to you.
Where can I take my hazardous waste during this pilot project?
You may take hazardous waste to the sites
listed below. For more details and directions to
our facilities visit www.govlink.org/hazwaste/
house/disposal/othersites/, or call our Business
Waste Line at 206-263-8899 during business
• WASTEMOBILE - The Wastemobile travels
to many communities providing hazardous
waste disposal services for King County
residents. Find schedules by city and date by
visiting the Wastemobile web site at www.
govlink.org/ hazwaste/house/disposal/wastemobile/, or call the Business Waste Line at
• South Seattle Household Hazardous Waste
Facility - South Transfer Station – Gate 3,
8105 Fifth Ave South, Seattle, WA 98108
• Factoria Household Hazardous Waste
Drop-Off Service - Factoria Transfer Station
13800 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
Call: Business Waste Line 206-263-8899,
toll free 800-325-6165, ext. 3-8899 Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed noon
-1 p.m. and holidays. Call ahead to see if the
facilities are operating before visiting.
2008 Small Business Hazardous Waste Disposal Pilot Project
Wastes will be limited to low to moderate hazard wastes routinely collected at the
facilities. For a full list of acceptable and
non-acceptable wastes visit www.govlink.
org/hazwaste/business/sqg.html. Below is a
list of a few of the acceptable and non-acceptable wastes.
• Oil based paints and stains (including used
• Paint related materials (caulks, tars, etc)
• Gasoline, limit 30 gallons
• Solvents (chlorinated and non-chlorinated).
• Mercury (including thermostats, thermometers, or switches that contain mercury)
• Corrosives (limit one gallon of hydrofluoric acid mixtures; nitric acid cannot
exceed 75% strength)
• Oxidizers (no peroxides that exceed 60%
• Flammable solids (e.g., road flares).
Non Acceptable Wastes*:
• Unknown or unlabeled wastes
• More than 2.2 lbs. of extremely hazardous
waste with a 2.2 lbs. Quantity Exclusion
• Fluorescent tubes or bulbs
• Latex paint
• High pressure compressed gas cylinders
larger than 1 liter size
• Television sets, computer monitors, or
other electronic devices
• Commercial grade pesticides or herbicides
(e.g. agricultural chemicals)
• Medical sharps or pharmaceutical wastes
• Peroxides over 60% strength or potentially
unstable peroxides, such as old cans of ether
*For a complete list of wastes visit www.
reserve the right to refuse any waste at any of
SALON WITH SPACE FOR NAIL TECH
AND MAS SAGE THERAPIST - HA ZEL
DELL AREA Private room, full or part-time.
Great location - Highway 99 - Vancouver, Washington. Call Linda (360)573-7534
FREE RENT: UPSCALE SALON AT THE
TOP OF SYLVAN HILL just minutes from
downtown Portland has lease space for Hairstylist and Nail Tech. First three months free lease.
Lots of parking and many amenities. Contact
Rosemary (503)297-1463 or (503)975-2192.
WILSONVILLE PAUL MITCHELL FOCUS
SALON HAS OPENING FOR STYLIST willing to use full cosmetology license. Commission
vs. hourly. Email to: [email protected] or call
(503)998-4200 to schedule an interview.
I WILL PAY YOU $1100 TO MOVE YOUR
CLIENTELE to Boston Cutters Salon For Color
~ Corner 17th & Hawthorne ~ Plus I’ll provide
1,000 4-color biz cards ~ Plus a flyer dummy to
help you promote yourself. Sound interesting?
Call Karin at (503)778-0730
EXCELLENT LOCATION DOWNTOWN
PORTLAND: SEEKING PROFESSIONAL,
SELF-MOTIVATED HAIRSTYLIST WITH
CLIENTELE, EXPERIENCED MANICURIST
& SOMEONE EXPERIENCED WITH FACIAL
WAXING Call (503)223-4247 or cell (503)516-5993
J.L. HAIRDESIGN IS SEEK ING MO TIVATED, PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY
HAIRSTYLISTS & NAIL TECH Stations for
lease in downtown Milwaukie. 1st two months’
lease 1/2 off. Backbar and towels provided. Call
NEW SA LON IN SA LEM, OR IS
RENTING STATIONS. Brand new
Kaemark furniture, vacuum system, receptionist, laundry room. Rent $450 / first three
months. Please call (503)581-3181 or
NAIL SPECIALIST WANTED FOR THRIVING TANNING, HAIR & NAIL SALON
(YAMHILL COUNTY) We’ve got a Euro Pedi
Spa Chair waiting for you. Rent is negotiable &
FREE TANNING included!
Al i s s a
NAIL TECH AND STYLIST NEEDED IN
SMALL, STRESS FREE SA LON IN GIG
HARBOR, WA Commission or possible lease.
UPSCALE SALON IN DOWNTOWN
LAKE OSWEGO - HAIR & NAIL STATION FOR LEASE - THREE MONTHS FREE
with 1 year lease. Brand new salon. Also room
available for massage or facial. Must have clientele and be self motivated. Call Mitra (503)997-5242.
HORIZON HOUSE, A DOWNTOWN RETIREMENT COMMUNITY ON SEATTLE’S FIRST HILL is looking to fill this vital
position to provide quality service in their private
styling salon. The stylist performs duties of a beautician by washing, cutting, styling, coloring and
giving permanent wave applications to residents.
The stylist also performs services such as manicures, pedicures and waxing. The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal
and organizational skills. The successful candidate
will be flexible and able to work independently,
have excellent sanitary practices and must possess a
Washington State Cosmetology license. This is a
part time position to start and may develop into a
full time position as clientele base is built. The stylist works on commission and Horizon House offers excellent benefits including 100% paid employee health premiums, subsidized dependant
coverage or choice of incentive, transportation
subsidy, discounted on-site, covered parking, retirement plan with generous employer contribution, free on-site gym, and more! Full job description can be found @ www.horizonhouse.org.
Send resume and cover letter to: Horizon House,
Attn: Director of Operations, 900 University
Street, Seattle 98101, fax to 206-748-7379 or
e-mail to [email protected] EOE
OUTGOING AND MOTIVATED HAIRSTYLIST with full (or almost full) clientele
wanted for a commission position in our upscale salon in NW PDX. We are a Bumble & bumble salon
with Jan Marini & Dermalogica skincare & the only
salon in PDX with our own limousine. Receptionist, laundry & backbar provided. Position is 60/40%
commission - you get 60%, plus 15% for retail sales!
Contact Charlie (503)227-7750
BUSY SA LON IN VANCOUVER, WA TONS OF WALK-INS One station open for lease
or commission full or part time. Experienced and
professional staff. Call (360)695-4587 ask for
Ashley or Kari. Also, large room with sink for rent.
SANCTUARY DAY SPA IN VANCOUVER,
WA Seeking full-time Hairstylist, Massage Therapist and Esthetician to lease. Beautiful spa in a great
location with a very fast growing community.
Friendly and very pro fessional staff! Call
HAIRSTYLIST STATION FOR LEASE
IN WELL-ESTABLISHED, CLEAN, SPACIOUS SALON Available August 1st. Excellent NE Portland location. (503)913-0986 or
email: [email protected]
FREE TRIP TO MEXICO 5 stations for lease.
$400 each. Sign a lease for 12 months and receive a
free trip to Mexico. 3061 W 11th, Eugene Oregon.
NAIL TECH / STYLIST This is where
you want to work if you like a nice, newly remodeled, established salon with professional staff.
Call Joan (503)284-2927 or (503)702-9261, drive
by: 4103 NE Tillamook, Portland.
SW PORTLAND / BEAVERTON 10 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN. GORGEOUS
HIGH END SALON WITH SPA PEDICURE
AND FACIAL ROOM. LOOKING FOR PROFESSIONAL, HIGH END STYLISTS WITH
FULL CLIENTELE. EXPANSIVE RETAIL AREA.
REASONABLE LEASE. (503)381-1177 CELL
SALON LAVONNE HAS AN OPENING
FOR FULL OR PART-TIME STYLIST AND
FULL OR PART-TIME NAIL TECHNICIAN Please send a resume to: 14547 SW Westlake
Dr., Lake Oswego, OR 97035 (503)968-7141
RALEIGH HILLS SALON HAS AN
O P E NI N G F O R A F U L L O R
PART-TIME HAIRDRESSER Reasonable
rates. Full time $475 per month with the 1st
month’s rent free. Good parking. Friendly atmosphere. Please call Dan iel’s Hair Care
(503)292-9156 and ask for Daniel or Brenda.
NORTH SEATTLE SALON / STATIONS
FOR LEASE Hairstylist needed, lease or commission. Great location. Fun, relaxed salon in fast
growing neighborhood. Great place to build your
business. $475 per month. (206)784-2575
SEEKING SUPER MOTIVATED STYLIST
WISHING TO CON TROL THEIR OWN
DESTINY AT A BEAUTIFUL SALON IN
DOWNTOWN PORTLAND Great staff, reasonable rent and high density client potential. Call
Dan for details at ME Hair Design (503)227-0322.
PANKY & FRIENDS IS SEEKING MOTIVATED, PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY
HAIRSTYLISTS AND NAIL TECHS TO
LEASE IN DOWNTOWN MILWAUKIE Full
time and part time avail able. Call Panky
NORTHWEST STYLIST & SALON | SEPTEMBER 2008 | 15
LUSH SALON IN GRESHAM HAS
HAIR STATIONS FOR LEASE - FULL
AND PART-TIME Good lo cation. Some
walk-ins. Lease includes retail commission and
towels. Must be experienced and professional with
clientele. 1/2 off first month’s lease. Contact
LEASE PO SITION OPEN FOR
SELF-MOTIVATED STYLIST WITH
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS and
professional work ethic. Forest Grove, Oregon.
MEDFORD UPSCALE SALON LOOKING FOR FULL & PART-TIME HAIRSTYLISTS Some clientele preferred. Established salon in great location. Friendly atmosphere. FIRST MONTH FREE RENT! Call
BUSY, DOWNTOWN GRES HAM SALON Cozy location with good parking. Private room for lease $450 per month and stylist
station for lease $350 per month. Clientele
helpful. Call (503)491-1362 or (503)761-8240
SALON #1 HAS ONLY ONE STATION LEFT FOR LEASE! $350 per
month. Must have clientele and be self-motivated.
Sell your own products. Must see! 1530 NE 172nd
& Halsey or call Pam (503)255-8686
DOWNTOWN PORTLAND - FULL
SERVICE SALON HAS TWO LEASE
STATIONS AVAILABLE FOR HAIRSTYLISTS Must ha ve cli entele. Plea se call
DOWNTOWN PORTLAND HAIR SALON
ON NEW LIGHT RAIL LINE in Class A Building. Established 15 years. Looking for hair person
with full cli entele. Lea se sta tion. C all
POP U LAR CE DAR MILL SA LON HAS
TWO HAIR STYL IST STA TIONS AND
ONE MAN I CUR IST STA TION AVAILABLE! Stylists must have clientele. $550 / month
full-time, $350 / month part-time. 1st month 1/2
off! Call Robin (971)344-7917
HAIRSTYLIST - BARBER - NAIL TECH Independent contractors. Private room available.
Rea son able rent. Some cli en tele nec es sary.
Friendly, clean environment. Alleycuts, Medford,
OR. Call (541)773-7100
DOWNTOWN SALEM - AVALON SALON is looking for fun, friendly Stylists.
There are currently 2 hair stations available for
lease. First 2 months half off! Contact Alyssa
NW PORTLAND Full or part-time lease opportunities available for professional Hairstylists. 1/2 off first month, sell own retail, reception
service, much more. You will love working
here! Call Kerin (503)888-6401
LMT POSITION AVAILABLE @ COPAGE
DAY SPA Beaverton area. Great location, upscale
clientele, full time receptionist, computerized
bookings. Product line consists of Aveda and Bumble and bumble! Lease or commission. Please call
BEAVERTON - CEDAR HILLS: LOW
LEASE!! GREAT LOCATION!! Excellent
Parking! Full-time station available. Sell your own
retail. Need a responsible, honest Stylist with color
experience and clientele. Positive Attitudes only.
(503)679-5777 (503)646-6620 Sandy
REP U TA BLE SA LON HAS ONE HAIR
STATION FOR LEASE Located in Tualatin.
Newly remodeled and family friendly. Contact Ha
@ (503)885-0401 or Kim (503)975-0291
ESTH ETICIA N / PER MA NEN T
MAKEUP TECH / MASSAGE THERAPIST Space available to share 3-4 days / week.
Electrolysis Clinic of Portland (503)227-6050
NEWBERG - SEEKING ENERGETIC
HAIRSTYLIST & NAIL TECH Salon &
spa in downtown location. La Terrasse; a beautiful
full service salon set in Parisian style. Great opportunity for someone starting out or already established talent. Call Wendy (503)522-2062
CLAS SIC, CON TEM PO RARY PRO FESSIONAL BUILDING ON 6TH AND ROBERTS IN DOWNTOWN GRESHAM! Built
custom for upscale law office, now could be upscale
salon / spa. Surrounded by mature landscaping.
This sophisticated building has a glass wall reception area, opening to touring. 2nd story glass wall
into 6 spacious rooms with built ins. Two, possibly
three restrooms, lunchroom,and storage room. Explore the opportunity to create a 2500 sq.ft. spa / salon / healing center. Walk to shops, restaurants,
brew pub, banks, park, library, post office, light rail.
Landlord negotiable! Call Billy (503)320-7700
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STATELY VICTORIAN TWO STORY - 2500
SQ. FT. COLONIAL ON 5TH & MAIN IN
DOWNTOWN GRESHAM! Why lease just a
station when you can lease the whole building!
Beautiful wrap around sun porch, hardwoods, great
room, seven private rooms, three restrooms, five
entrances, ADA ramp, electric sign for on street, advertising. Already plumbed for hair sinks. Open
your dream salon / spa in trendy area. Walk to
shops, restaurants, brew pub, banks, park, post office, library, light rail, etc. Landlord very negotiable. Call Billy (503)320-7700
LEASE STATION AVAILABLE IN ESTABLISHED NE PORTLAND SALON
Lease $465. Parking, easy freeway access. Call
MAGNOLIA’S PEACH SKIN AND HAIR
CARE SALON Full-time lease. Must bring own
clientele. 545 E Street NE, Salem, Oregon. $400 /
month all costs included. Close to downtown,
good parking, charming 1933 renovated bungalow.
Call (503)315-5819 or (503)508-8094Merla
NEED A CHANGE? Shear Funk Salon in Gateway
area seeks independent Stylist with clientle. We’re
relaxed, fun and love to laugh. Great freeway access ,
sell your own product. Christy (503)267-4385
HAIR STYL IST STA TION FOR
LEASE $425 FULL-TIME, $325
PART-TIME We are in the Canterbury Square in
Tigard. Come in and check us out! Large work stations and pri vat e stor age lock ers. Ca ll
(503)639-8353 days or (503)649-3284 evenings.
BAHAMA MAMA’S IN ST. JOHNS IS
LOOKING FOR A STYLIST TO LEASE A
STATION Prefer someone with clientele. We
have walk-ins from college and provide a positive,
upbeat atmosphere. Receptionist is available for
scheduling. Contact Dee Ann @ (503)289-2755.
BE YOUR OWN BOSS IN HISTORIC
DOWNTOWN GRESHAM! Unique opportunity to lease a newly built private two person hair
studio. Located across the street from new Main
Street Ale House, this turnkey studio includes new
barber chairs, hair dryers, shampoo bowls and appliance centers. Would be perfect for good friends
with client base. Lease rate $850 per month, including utilities. There’s still time to pick paint colors.
Call Kerry Ann, Broker at (503)661-8000 Extension 101. Kohler Meyers O’Halloran Inc.
NAIL TECHS NEEDED - SOUTH SALEM
Indulge Day Spa is looking for two Nail Techs to
complete our team. Lease or commission available.
We have cli ents wait ing! Call Me lissa
ESTABLISHED NW PORTLAND SALON
RELOCATING TO NW THURMAN Stylish
and contemporary, all new equipment. Are you
ready to be independent? Two Stylists needed. 1/2
off first month lease. Call Marcy (503)525-2930
BE YOUR OWN BOSS IN HISTORIC
DOWNTOWN GRESHAM! Unique opportunity
to lease a newly built private one-person hair studio.
Located across the street from new Main Street Ale
House, this turnkey studio includes a new barber
chair, hair dryer, shampoo bowl and appliance center.
Would be perfect for an experienced hairdresser who
wants privacy. Lease rate $500 per month, including
utilities. There’s still time to pick paint colors. Call
Kerry Ann, Broker at 503-661-8000 Extension 101.
Kohler Meyers O’Halloran Inc.
RAIN SALON IN BEAVERTON IS SEEKING EXPERIENCED STYLISTS High commission, full medical and dental benefits, product
commission and paid time off. Call (503)579-1500
NAIL TECHNICIAN NEEDED FOR A MATERNITY & FAMILY-FOCUSED SPA IN SE
PORTLAND, Acrylic-free, natural nails only. To
apply visit www.ze nana-spa .com. or call
TIRED OF BEING YOUR OWN
BOSS? Can’t save money? Images Hair
Design and Skin Care in Auburn, WA is looking
for a talented Stylist - full or part-time, with
min. 2 years experience and some clientele. We
pay commission plus BENEFITS - 401K, vacation and medical! Is this for you? Email your resume to: [email protected]
SPOKANE, WA - MONIQUE’S SALON IS
SEEKING A PROFESSIONAL, FULL-TIME
STYLIST A prospering, full-service salon is seeking an ambitious Stylist with 2+ years experience.
Candidate must possess a strong background in
cutting and coloring, and have excellent customer
service skills with the ability to sell. No clientele is
required, but helpful. Experience with Goldwell is
a plus. Must possess a current Washington State
Cosmetologist license. Salary, Benefits, Vacation DOE. For more in formation, please contact
D e a nn a
( 5 0 9 )9 2 6 - 6 4 2 9
em a i l:
COME JOIN OUR TEAM AT NEW BEGINNING SALON SPA! New, fast-growing, high-end AVEDA Concept Salon Spa seeking experienced & motivated service providers.
Offering retail comm., education opportunities
WORK FROM HOME Portland Oregon manufacturer/distributor has an opening for a positive minded,
self motivated customer service rep in several locations. This is a work from home contract position.
Set-N-Me-Free provides territory account and lead
information direct into your computer. On the telephone, you train salons to use healthy skin care products and add-on treatments. Work from home is generous commissions and bonuses. Send resume to
503-669-9057 or call Debbie at 800-221-9727. Check
us out: www.set-n-me-free.com
NEEDED IN PORTLAND - HIGH
PAY AND GREAT BENEFITS Paid medical
/ dental / vision. Paid holidays / vacation / sick
days. Minimum two years salon experience.
Send resumes to: psobres[email protected] or
fax to: (503)262-8499.
AVEDA IN HIS TORIC DOWN TOWN
CAMAS! Salon Magnolia is a new, high end
Aveda hair salon seeking experienced and dedicated Hairstylists. Competitive commission, in
house education and family friendly working
SHOPS FOR SALE
GIG HARBOR - SALON & SPA FOR
SALE Upscale, great location. Five hair stations, one massage room, one mani / pedi room, one
facial / waxing room. Great opportunity. Must see!
Owner retiring. Call (253)380-7531 for more information.
SISTERS, OREGON - 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS Three stations, full-time Manicurist - Pedicurist. Remodeled in 2005. Call for more information., ask for Becki. Work (541)549-9611 or
BARBERSHOP OR SALON ON SOUTH
COAST - GOLD BEACH, OREGON Precision Cutting for Men & Women. Antique furniture, low rent, large clientele. A real money
maker! Health forces sale. $2500. Call
BEAU TI FUL UP SCALE SA LON FOR
SALE- MEDFORD, OREGON Five stations,
manicure area. Remodeled in 2005. GREAT
LOCATION, GREAT PARKING. $50,000 or
make offer. Please call Lesli (541)621-8300
SALEM / KEIZER SALON FOR SALE Five
stations, manicure, retail and jewelry. Three year
old salon in busy new strip mall. Perfect business
for enthusiastic Stylist. Motivated seller. $18K includ ing in ven tory. For in for ma tion call
(503)997-8353 or (503)997-8355
UPSCALE FACIAL SALON, MAKEUP
STUDIO, AROMATHERAPY, BATH &
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NORTHWEST STYLIST & SALON | SEPTEMBER 2008 | 17
Filling Your Manicuring Stations
The Nail Extension
Salon owners are always on the hunt to find
a good nail tech to complement their salon and
nail techs are always looking for a good salon to
work in. So why is it such a challenge to put the
Over the years, I have received many calls
from salon owners who want a good tech but
do not know how to find one, so I thought I
would offer some tips.
Spend some effort in developing and
distributing a flyer. Design it to represent your
salon as an inviting place. Post it at every beauty
supply in town. Have a team meeting and ask
all your salon employees to share the flyers with
the techs they use when they get their nails
done. Everyone knows a nail tech that is looking
for a new salon—get the word out that you’re
Call all the nail techs people recommend
to you. If that doesn’t yield results, consider
purchasing the state board’s list of nail techs. If
you can, purchase specific zip codes and mail
them your flyers. The state board list goes to the
homes of the licensees, so you won’t be mailing
your flyers to your competition. Invite them to
an open house one evening, serve refreshments
and have your stylists join you. In a friendly
environment, they can check you out and then
you can comfortably schedule an audition or
When developing the flyer, keep in mind
nail techs want to know about the work
situation and environment, so you need to tell
us. Start by developing a nice flyer with the
following information on it:
• Is it an employee or independent contracting
• How much is the rent or hourly wage, etc.
• What comes with the rent: phone, cleaning
service, washer and dryer facilities?
• Are there any employee benefits?
• Can nail techs access the salon to work late or
unusual hours? (Were usually the first in and
the last to leave.)
• Is there a receptionist who handles appointments? (Independent contractors won’t want
to give up their book.)
• If there is a receptionist and other techs, how
are new clients, walk-ins or calls assigned?
• What supplies are provided: towels, cotton,
• If products are supplied, does the tech have a
say in what is purchased?
• Is training available?
• Is a manicuring table provided?
• Are pedicure chairs provided or a quiet
private place to do pedicures?
• Does the salon have regular team meetings
and how will the nail tech participate?
• Does the salon require techs to attend trade
shows and classes and is there a budget for
• Do you ask the interviewing tech to audition
so you can see the quality of their work?
• Will you require the other techs and stylists to
up sell the new tech?
• Do you have a salon menu? Do you allow the
new tech to add services to it?
If all else fails, visit your local cosmetology
school. There is going to be that one outstanding mature nail tech that would thrive in your
salon with a little encouragement and training.
And if you’re a salon owner who doesn’t
know a thing about nails, learn. You are
responsible for the actions of anyone working in
your salon, including independent contractors.
With today’s pedicure issues, you need to know
proper protocol to protect your clients and
Finding a good salon to work in is difficult.
So get out there and network—there are plenty
of good techs just waiting for your great salon to
invite them in.
Vicki Peters is a 26 year veteran master nail tech, competition champion,
judge, international educator, author and manufacturer and serves on the Nail
Manufacturer Council. For more information visit www.vickipeters.com or email
her at [email protected]
14: Sun Palace Nail Supply presents Young Nails Sampler Class,
Eugene, OR 1-888-520-5355 www.iwantcolor.net
14: Malys presents Undressed - Creativity Exposed, Seattle, WA
14-15: Salon Services presents Strategies: High Performance Desk
Training, Renton, WA 800-251-4247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
15: Salon Services & Supplies presents Davines: Advanced Cut &
Color, Spokane, WA; Brocato: Artistic Engineering, Boise, ID 800-2514247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
15: Bio-Therapeutic Seminar - Advanced Dry Room Body Treatments,
Seattle, WA www.bio-therapeutic.com
15: Ed Wyse presents Satin Smooth Art of Waxing, Bellevue, WA,
15: SHE Consultants presents Hands On Training in Hair Extensions,
Seattle, WA 1-888-806-6549
25: Tresjolie Hair Extension Specialist presents EP Demonstration
Show, Portland, OR (503)453-3259 www.extensions4hair.net
15-Oct. 3: Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts presents Master
Makeup Course Beauty & Fashion Makeup for Spa, Salon & Medi-Spa,
Burbank, CA 1-877-978-6673
15-Oct. 24: Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts presents Master
Makeup Course High Fashion, Glamour & Commercial Photography,
Burbank, CA 1-877-978-6673
15-Dec. 5: Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts presents Master
Makeup Course Motion Pictures, Television Beauty, Character and Effects,
Burbank, CA 1-877-978-6673
16-19: Bio-Therapeutic Institute Monthly Curriculum, Seattle, WA
21: Tresjolie Hair Extension Specialist presents EP Presentation Demonstration Show, Portland, OR (503)453-3259 www.extensions4hair.net
21-22: Salon Services & Supplies presents AG Special Event,
Olympia, WA 800-251-4247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
22: NCEA Certification Prep Class, Eugene, OR (201) 670-4100 Ext. 7
www.ncea.tv or call NW Institute of Esthetics (541)344-7789
22: Salon Services & Supplies presents Kadus: Art of Color, Spokane,
WA; 800-251-4247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
22: Ed Wyse presents IBD Intro to UV Gel, Boise, ID, 800-322-9973
22: Cosmoprof Beauty presents Farouk CHI Transformation System
Demo, Tacoma, WA www.cosmoprofbeauty.com
22: Maly’s presents Framesi HPAS Reds & The Eclectic Experience,
Bellevue, WA www.malys.com
22-23: Salon Services & Supplies presents Pathway to Technical Excellence, Tacoma, WA 800-251-4247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
14: Nailpro Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA,
14: Dancing with the Stylists presented by JosDen Beauty Distributor
& JD Foundation, Los Angeles, CA www.josden.com
20-21: Society of Permanent Cosmetics Fall Conference, Orlando, FL
(847)635-1330 www.spcp.org email: [email protected]
20-22: Spa & Resort Expo, New York www.spaandresortexpo.com
20-22: International Congress of Esthetics and Spa, Long Beach, CA
1-800-471-0229 or www.lneonline.com
21-22: Mid-American Beauty Classic, Columbus, OH www.
22: Redken Presents: Master Specialist Connection Chico, CA
1.800.446.2597 X4201 www.malys.com
27: Aris Guzman and Aris Milan Hairdressing present The Immaculate Collection, McAllen, TX (956)534-4821 or (956)867-3559
28: Indoor Cut-A-Thon to Help Fight Myositis hosted by Urban Roots
Salon featuring Meet & Greet with Fabio, Downey, CA (562)904-8004
4-7: George Rileys PBC presents Scruples Training for Tomorrow,
Lakeville, MN 1-800-303-3630 www.georgerileyspbc.com
5-6: Idaho Barber & Beauty Supply’s Annual Fall Hair Show, Spokane, WA 1-800-288-4227 ext. 115 www.IBBbeautysupply.com
5-6: Yakima Annual Beauty Show featuring Altieri Brothers, Yakima,
WA. 509-966-9979 or 800-322-5009
5-6: Armstrong McCall Fashion Revolution - World’s Fair Show,
Austin, TX www.armstrongmccall.com or call 1-800-45-SALON
12: 14th Annual Central Coast Hair Design & Beauty Expo, Santa
Cruz, CA 831-460-3346
12-13: Premiere Birmingham, AL www.premiereshows.com
19-20: International Congress of Esthetics and Spa, Philadelphia, PA
1-800-471-0229 or www.lneonline.com
19-20: Bio-Therapeutic Education Nation Road Show, Los Angeles,
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28: Salon Services & Supplies presents Brocato: Artistic Engineering,
Portland, OR 800-251-4247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
29: SHE Consultants presents Hands On Training in Hair Extensions,
Seattle, WA 1-888-806-6549
29: Salon Services & Supplies presents Brocato: Artistic Engineering, Tacoma, WA; Loma: Be as Busy as you Want to be, Portland, OR;
Youngblood Foundations, Spokane, WA 800-251-4247 x226 www.
29: Tresjolie Hair Extension Specialist presents Color & Design Hands
On Training, Portland, OR (503)453-3259 www.extensions4hair.net
29: Ed Wyse presents EZ Flow Advanced Design Color Acrylic,
Medford, OR, 800-322-9973 www.edwyse.com
29: Cosmoprof Beauty presents Farouk CHI Transformation System
Demo, Portland, OR; Xtended Beauty Eyelash Course, Lake Oswego, OR
30: Salon Services & Supplies presents MMR: The Eyes Have It,
Spokane, WA 800-251-4247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
5: Sun Palace Nail Supply presents Young Nails Synergy Gel,
Medford, OR 1-888-520-5355 www.iwantcolor.net
6: Ed Wyse presents EZ Flow Advanced Design Color Acrylic,
Beaverton, OR, 800-322-9973 www.edwyse.com
6: Maly’s presents Framesi HPAS Blonding & Color Correction & The
Eclectic Experience, Bellevue, WA www.malys.com
6: Salon Services presents Loma: Be as Busy as you Want to be,
Renton, WA; Davines: Advanced Cut & Color, Portland, OR; Youngblood
Demo, Seattle, WA; MMR: The Eyes Have It, Seattle, WA; AG Signature
Cutting, Olympia, WA 800-251-4247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
6: Cosmoprof Beauty present Xtended Beauty Eyelash Course,
Lynnwood, WA; Farouk Shades of Fall, Beaverton, OR; PM Shines Demo,
Portland or Salem, OR www.cosmoprofbeauty.com
6: Tresjolie Hair Extension Specialist presents Color & Design Hands
On Training, Portland, OR (503)453-3259 www.extensions4hair.net
6-24: Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts presents Medical
Aesthetic Makeup Specialist, Burbank, CA 1-877-978-6673
11-12: Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts presents Airbrush for
Face & Body, Burbank, CA 1-877-978-6673
12: Sun Palace Nail Supply presents Young Nails Backfills for Thrills,
Medford, OR 1-888-520-5355 www.iwantcolor.net
12-14: Salon Services & Supplies presents Davines: Color Code Correction, Renton, WA 800-251-4247 x226 www.salonservicesnw.com
13: Salon Services & Supplies presents Brocato: Artistic Engineering,
Everett, WA; Youngblood: Foundations, Tacoma, WA; Loma: Be as Busy
as You Want, Spokane, WA; AG: Sig Cutting Demo, Boise, ID 800-251-
26: Nailpro Sacramento, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA, 888/491-8265, www.nailpro.com.
26-27: Texas Beauty Show, Dallas Convention Center, 512-4158300 www.texasbeautyshow.com
26-28: Destination Rejuvenation Retreat by Ann Mincey /Mary Wilson, Laguna Beach, CA www.rejuvenationgifts.com or (949) 716-2723
27: Maly’s Presents: Summit Salon Series B.O.L.D Initiatives with
Michael Cole Portland, OR, www.malys.com
2: ALTIERI POWER HAIR AND TUSCAN OIL featuring Ricardo and
Tony Altieri, Bellevue, WA 509-966-9979 1-800-322-5009
2-3: Passion Family Stylebooks photography session, Washington,
DC (703)359-6000 ext. 22 or email: [email protected]
2-3: Bassett Salon Solutions presents Eufora Global Connection,
Newport Beach, CA 1-877-BSS-9288 www.bassettsalonsolutions.com
2-3: S&S Beauty Supplies Fall Expo, Northern Kentucky Expo Center
3: ALTIERI POWER HAIR AND TUSCAN OIL featuring Ricardo and
Tony Altieri, Salem, OR Beauty Brothers 541-451-BROS (2767)
10-17: Supernatural Salon Cruise presented by John Amico
Products. Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Ruby Princess. 1-800676-5264 or www.Saloncruises.com
31-Feb. 2: Long Beach International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE)
produced by the Professional Beauty Association, Long Beach, CA www.
21-23: 2009 Spa & Resort Expo and Conference and Medical Aesthetics Conference and Expo, Los Angeles, CA www.spaandresortexpo.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE MARKET
1. Not Only Professional—Elite
Most professional irons on the market are constructed of aluminum or metal base plates, coated with
ceramic. The ceramic coating can peel or chip over time, leaving hair exposed to damaging positive ions
from the heated metal underneath.
The Hana Elite offers solid ceramic plates with no metal content. With pure ceramic plates, you
receive only far-infrared heat, and maximum negative ions for more effective hair conditioning while you
straighten. The ceramic heating elements are baked right between the layers of ceramic, so they always have
full contact and coverage over the entire plate. These heaters are also about three times the size of the heating
elements used in the majority of salon irons.
The Hana Elite irons are uniquely formulated in black 100 percent ceramic plates for a fresh and sleek
appealing look to the iron that will last. Even with these luxury features, the Hana Elite is priced affordably.
Hana also constructs their irons exclusively in Korea, for premiere quality.
For more information, visit www.hanasalon.com.
2. Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy
International stylist and salon owner Peter Coppola presents his breakthrough hair smoothing and
conditioning system - Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola.
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy conditions and shines the hair by infusing keratin deep into
the hair’s cuticle. This therapy encases the hair follicle with a unique keratin bond to promote healing
and helps create a barrier which keeps harmful toxins in the environment, such as smoke, pollution and
ultraviolet rays, from entering the hair.
The result of this process is that each strand of hair has natural keratin buffered with a unique patentpending process, restoring natural keratin into the hair cuticle, leaving hair soft, shiny and luxurious.
Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola also eliminates up to 95% of frizz and curl from
the hair. This treatment rejuvenates hair, giving it the soft, silky feel and luster that everyone desires.
For more information call the Northwest distributor Salon Services & Supplies at 1-800-251-4247
or Keratin Complex at 1-888-409-4445 or visit www.keratincomplex.com.
3. Mender Color Therapy
New advanced color protection from Vivitone, Mender Color Therapy is an anti-fading, sulfate-free
collection containing a liquid mineral UV filter protection formula specially made for color treated hair.
Mender contains a rich nutrient complex of natural extracts, silk protein and panthenol, specially formulated
to prolong and protect hair colors while maintaining manageability.
One drop of the sulfate-free Mender Reparative Shampoo can cleanse the entire head and keep color
vibrant. Follow up with daily rinse Mender Reparative Conditioner to restore moisture and protect your
clients’ haircolor. Mender Leave-In Treatment is ideal for hair stressed from styling, chemical processing or
the environment. Mender Intensive Treatment is a perfect weekly indulgence or daily essential for hair in
need of repair, replenishment and color maintenance.
For more information, call 800-499-9504 or visit www.vivitonebeauty.com.
4. Shuga Haircare Makes Hair Happy
Shuga Haircare’s Aerosol Leave-In Conditioner provides amazing de-tangling, conditioning and color
protection without buildup.
For use on wet or dry hair, Leave-In is specifically formulated for multi-tonal hair. This non-silicone
aerosol conditioner repairs broken cuticle layers and gives hair brilliant, healthy shine. UV-A and UV-B
absorbing ingredients protect each strand from damage while preserving hair strength and color.
Shuga Complex is an exceptional humectant for maintenance of moisture balance and eliminating
static flyways. Vitamins A, C and E in Leave-In Conditioner are antioxidants that resist the free radicals that
prematurely age hair. They interrupt oxidation, the process that makes iron rust, cut apples turn brown and
hair brilliance break down. It locks in luscious color, condition and shine.
For more information, call 800-486-0285 or visit www.shugahaircare.com.
5. United Hair Care Delivers Status to Men
Men’s grooming has become a significant $10 billion segment, consisting of roughly eight percent of the
beauty and cosmetics industry. United Hair Care is one of the latest beauty companies to jump in head first
after this latest booming beauty demographic with a new line of hair care products, Status Men.
The aggressive imagery in Status Men’s packaging along with a focus in performance and natural
formulations offer men a stylish yet masculine option in the professional hair care market. “There’s no
mistaking this product when you see it. I can walk into any given salon and stare at product for quite a while
before finding something intended for me. Seeing Status Men on the shelf spells it out before I pick it up.
Guys will think to themselves, finally a cool product,” exclaimed Brett Simmons, Sales/Marketing Manager.
For more information, call 800-386-2826 or 612-396-2050 or e-mail [email protected]
Have your product considered for the Stylist & Salon’s What’s New section. Send press releases with a photo to Managing Editor Lisa Kind
at [email protected] or mail to Stylist & Salon Newspapers, 1750 SW Skyline Blvd., Suite 24, Portland, OR 97221.
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OREGON & SW WASHINGTON SALONS
Walker Road Fred Meyer
Bend Fred Meyer
Riverstone Market Place
Mountain View Plaza
Corvallis Business Park
Commerce St. Plaza
Allen Creek Center
Wood Village Town Center
Hillsboro Fred Meyer
Hillsboro Market Center
Streets of Tanasbourne
Sunset Fred Meyer
Oswego Lake Town Center
McMinnville Retail Center
McMinnville Market Center
Blue Sky Plaza
Larson Creek Center
Oak Grove Market Center
Columbia River Bank Bldg
Glisan Street Station
Johnson Creek Fred Meyer
Lloyd Center Area
Portland State University
West Hills Plaza
Nolan Town Center
Sandy Shops at Fred Meyer
St. Helens Shops
Tigard Towne Center
Nyberg Creek Crossing
Columbia Tech Center
Mill Plain Plaza
Padden Market Center
River Falls Center
Village At Mainstreet
SPOKANE & NORTH IDAHO SALONS
Post Falls, ID
Post Falls Wal-Mart
Sullivan & Broadway
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Costco
5 Mile Plaza
13 & Grand
57th & Regal
Trent & Argonne Center
Relax. You’re at Great Clips.
Visit our web site and apply on-line www.greatclips.com