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Assertiveness Techniques That Give You Power

Assertiveness training is one of the most important tools for managers. Rid yourself of childhood restrictions, fear, hesitation, and social misinformation. Know the difference between being aggressive and being assertive. Stop being a martyr, a victim, and a doormat.

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Carlo Bay, an internationally regarded industry leader, is the driving force behind a hair empire including 18 Carlo Bay Hair Diffusion Salons and nearly 100 franchises. Find out why he partners with Kemon and how he has taken his career to astounding heights.

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Brand identity is what defines your business and sets you apart from the competition, but it entails more than just a logo or salon décor. Consider all the factors that play into creating your brand to create a strong presence and send a clear message to clients.


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Tips to Get People to Join Your Facebook Fan Page

With eight locations employing more than 300 professionals in Tuscon, AZ, Gadabout SalonSpas has a clear vision that has helped them grow to great success over the past 25 years. See how they put their philosophy and vision into action across all aspects of their operations.

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Attitude is everything | Message from the ceo The back half of 2010 is going to be a heck of a wild ride for The Industry Source and I’m thrilled that you will be on board for all of it. First up is our newest product category: Hospitality. After three months, I have finally stopped dreaming about bottles and closures. Who knew that there are more than 1,000 different variations of bottles? Who knew that there isn’t a standard for any of them? And who knew that if you wanted to order, the manufacturer would laugh at you and tell you to get in line? Now I know, and for our customers, that is a good thing. Now when it comes to bottles and closures, we are experts. Notwithstanding, I dreamt about many other items such as disposable razors, organza bags, small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand lotion and mouthwash. These dreams are now a reality and next month we will begin to ship the first batch of Ginger Lily Farms spa-quality products and accessory items. Who would have thought that small stuff would excite me the most? Moving on, we moved our California warehouse across the street and it is now our primary west coast warehouse for spa products. All other products ship from our Michigan warehouse. We also updated our Nailco Gold free shipping program: Order $99 or more and receive free shipping. Most of our customers order over $99 so it made sense and we are extending this through 2011. This month is also our launch of Farouk Systems Group in Michigan and northern Ohio. Farouk hair care products and CHI appliances are now available in our 20 stores. The CHI polish line is available in thebeautybook to all our customers. Finally, we released thebeautybook Fall 2010 edition. We updated the graphics, added more photos and added some very cool new products. I love the new gel toe separators and we welcome back FHI. As always your feedback is important. Be sure to read my blog at and you can e-mail me from there anytime. Enjoy your summer!

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Inner Winner in Your Sales Career Secret Sports Psychology to Skyrocket Your Sales Performance Matt is a sales manager with a computer software company. His sales people have the responsibilities of generating new business by making “cold calls” and following up on leads from potential customers who respond to inquiries that his company receives. Besides making sure that his sales people can answer any questions about their products, Matt has also trained them in the traditional practices of how to communicate with potential customers, how to get them to realize how his company’s products will make their jobs simpler and more efficient, and how to close a deal. But Matt is befuddled at the poor sales success rates of his people. Are there other training techniques that can dramatically improve their performance? Yes! Traditional sales training techniques ignore the biggest obstacle to sales success: Not recognizing and taking control of the Internal Critic that lingers within every sales person, and every athlete. The internal critic is basically a habitual pattern of negative thoughts that people allow to continue unabated until they recognize that they are engaging in such thinking. Using techniques that professional sport psychologists use to help elite athletes overcome their obstacle to success works the same wonders on sales people. Here are a few tips that you can use with your sales people immediately:


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Teach them to understand the warning signs of their “Internal Critic” at work. Self-talk will either make you successful or will lead to disappointment. So often, people unconsciously use self-limiting thoughts, which prevent them from being successful. Examples of negative, pessimistic self-talk phrases, are: “What if …,” “I hope I don’t…” I should have said…” “The client won’t like me if…” “I always have problems with…”I probably won’t be able to close this sale,” or “I can’t believe how stupid I was to say that…” Negative, pessimistic messages that people allow to pass through their minds immediately lead to muscle tightening throughout the body. More rapid breathing and often perspiring accompany this tightening. Consequently, these physiological responses are perceived as “stress” and you can read that all over the face and body language of the sales person (or athlete, for example). Sales people can practice catching themselves when these types of negative thoughts go through their minds and they can make a fist (out of view of the prospective customer), which is a reminder to STOP thinking that way and to take a few relaxing breaths, release the fist, relax and proceed to think positively and optimistically. There is an old saying that “What you believe, you can achieve.” Internal self-talk leads to beliefs (either positive or negative) and beliefs lead to the body’s reactions. Sales people need to believe in their products and in their ability to show the customer why she/he needs to purchase that product today. Once sales people believe in themselves and their products, they are in a much better position to achieve sales success.

Suggest that they give themselves positive affirmations each day. Positive affirmations are positive, optimistic thoughts about your sales success as if it is happening today, right now. Since our subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between something real or imagined (for example, visualize yourself biting into a tart lemon and see what your mind tells your salivary glands to do), when you give yourself positive affirmations and imagine they these things are happening right now, your subconscious mind wants to make them happen for you. Here are examples of positive affirmations for sales people:

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“I know my products and I will show my customers how these products are perfect for their situation,” I know how to treat people so they will be open to my suggestions,” My self-confidence as a sales person grows each day,” I see myself breaking my sales records each month.” Make a list of at least 10 positive affirmations to say each morning upon rising and each evening when retiring. Say each one 10 times in the morning and 10 times in the evening, breathing slowly and visualizing each affirmation happening now.

Encourage them to visualize sales success before approaching the potential customer. Your subconscious minds take orders from you without judging success or failure. As noted above, internal dialogue and beliefs are one means of directing your subconscious mind. Another powerful technique for directing the subconscious mind is actually visualizing success. Professional golfers, for example, who visualize each shot before they make it find a tremendous similarity between their vision of that shot and the subsequent shot that they make. Tell your people to visualize themselves preparing for the sales call, gathering their materials, feeling really encouraged because they know their products and feel confident as they enter the room where the pitch will take place. Visualize the sights and sounds around you as you begin the perfect sales presentation. They then see the customer smiling and nodding in agreement as they show him/her how much this product will help them. Finally, visualize themselves shaking hands with the client, closing the deal and writing up the order.

Show them the power of goal setting. People are eleven times more likely to reach a goal when they write it down, as opposed to simply thinking about the goal. Have your sales people write down short and long-term goals that are specific and actionoriented. For example, “For this month, I will sell at least 27 widgets.” Make sure the goals are realistic. Next, have them visualize themselves feeling wonderful once they accomplish that goal. Have them imagine it as if they have already accomplished the goal. Finally, have them write down ways in which they can sabotage themselves so that they won’t accomplish that goal. This is a critical way of recognizing ways they perhaps didn’t realize they were undermining their success and how they will now stop that behavior. Using these tips will help your sales people look at the internal barriers to their success and how to release their true talent. In short, becoming an Inner Winner leads to success every time! s WRITTEN BY JACK SINGER ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jack Singer, Ph.D. is a professional speaker, trainer and psychologist. Dr. Singer has been speaking for and training Fortune 1000 companies, associations, CEO’s and elite athletes for 34 years. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX SPORTS and countless radio talk shows across the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of The Teacher’s Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide, and several series of hypnotic audio programs, some specifically for athletes and some for anyone wanting to raise their self-confidence and esteem. To learn more about Dr. Singer’s speaking and consulting services, please visit or call 800.497.9880.

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Attitude is everything

How to

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When buying property realtors tell us “it’s all about

location, location, location”. Well, to have a perfect 10 day, relationship experts know that it is all about attitude, attitude, attitude! It seems easy to comprehend but is it hard to accomplish? Maybe it’s not as difficult as you might think. Let’s break it down into some simple tasks that make for the Perfect 10 attitude!

Think T.E.N.S! – Touch, Eye contact, Name, and Smile! Touch

Eye contact

Start your day with Touch. Before the day carries you away give your spouse, children or pet a hug. That old slogan “reach out and touch someone” is a very healthy way to start the day. Don’t go on autopilot with this; instead use it as an opportunity to really connect. Allow yourself and the recipient to feel the warmth of the simple gesture. ”Have a great day” or “I love you” would be a great addition to this caring contact but it’s not necessary. You will benefit from this brief chance to share a moment with someone that you care about. Once you get to work shake hands to greet your colleagues to continue this physical connection.

Next is Eye contact, the second ingredient for a Perfect 10 day. Perhaps you stop for coffee of to pick up a morning paper. Look people in the eye and make the experience more personal by creating a link between the two of you. It has become so easy to rush about our day and not ever really notice that we are surrounded by other people. We sometimes get so caught up in our business that we forget that each person that we interact with is like us in many ways. Taking a moment to acknowledge the people around is a way to increase positive emotions. It does not have to be lengthy or lingering but a few seconds of eye contact helps to make a personal association.

Touch in the workplace is a very delicate subject, and understandably so. While you want to be sure that you are not making anyone uncomfortable, the element of touch is an important part of the human experience and it increases connection between people when done in an appropriate way. Each business has their own culture and it is important to be mindful of that culture and observe the norms for everyone’s comfort. We have all been in offices that operate more like families, where a hug may be an acceptable and appropriate morning greeting. For other places a handshake may be the extent of touch permitted. If it does not feel right to you or you fear that your colleagues would not be at ease with a handshake it’s best to skip it and go on to the next steps. Just make sure that you really take the time to connect with others through those actions.


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Be aware that there are cultural differences to eye contact. In some Asian and middle-Eastern cultures it is not respectful to look in the eyes of someone who is your superior. Also, the length of unbroken eye contact may cause discomfort in your co-workers. You may want to consider modifying the length of eye contact with someone of the opposite sex, since this may lead them to feel as though it is sexual in nature. In most cases people regard constant, lingering eye contact to be intense, overbearing and intimidating. The best way to handle this is, as with touch, by considering the culture of your workplace.

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Names are very important. Now you have stopped for your coffee and looked he person in the eye. Have you noticed that many people are wearing name tags these days? From the cashier to bank tellers to baristas there seems to be an outcry for identity. Try calling the person by his or her name as you are handed your morning Joe. You may even add a compliment with the name. Names are nice and make others feel as though you are appreciative of them. Studies have shown that even infants respond favorably to the sound of their name. It is the word that we recognize above most others and hearing it in a warm tone is a pleasant, personal experience for most people.

Then Smile! The shortest distance between two people is a smile. A smile is contagious and being smiled at has been found to build confidence. Also, people who smile are typically viewed as more attractive. A way to start your day is with contagious confidence. Even if your business is conducted primarily over the phone smiling can be a great tool to use. While you are talking on the phone with someone make the effort to smile. You will notice that your voice sounds more pleasant and your spirits lift. This will be felt by the person on the other end of the line. The face to face smile is irreplaceable but it is wonderful to know that, even in this technological world, we can still convey that positive emotion over the phone just by putting on a smile. Own it and pass it on.

In the workplace we often strive to function as efficiently as possible, which is great except when it becomes a series of impersonal transactions. People may joke that their jobs could be done by a robot or a monkey — that’s because they feel like they are being paid to do an impersonal job. As a supervisor, use the names of colleagues whenever possible. It will remind them that they are each individuals and that you are recognizing the person, not simply the job that is being done. When sending a business e-mail, make sure to address the person by name and include your name at the end. This has become an overlooked step now, since the sender and recipient are made clear by the e-mail addresses. However, take that extra couple of seconds to let the person know that you are talking specifically to them. The recipient will feel more like an individual than a nameless employee.

Put it all together — T.E.N.S. (Touch, Eye contact, Names, Smile). Although these steps form a terrific beginning to the day we all know that sometimes the day starts off well and then gets derailed somewhere along the way. When this happens take a minute to refocus and reframe things. One thing that you can control is your attitude. Go back to basics, to the way that you started your day. Think about T.E.N.S. and start fresh, even if it’s the middle of the day. Who can you connect with? Whose mood can you improve? With these simple techniques the moods of the people around us will lift. Since a positive mental attitude is infectious, this is a great way to get back on the right track for a great day. s WRITTEN BY DIANNE DURANTE AND KIRSTEN HAGMAN

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ETHICAL THEFT… You are on an airplane and you strike up a conversation with the person next to you. She is the decision maker of a company that buys your competitor’s products and services. You have such a great exchange during the flight that she asks you for your card and gives you the opportunity to bid for their business. You do and you win the account. Ethical or unethical way to liberate business from your competition? Every single one of you should said very ethical. But, it is not. The explanation will come later… try another one…

You have been unsuccessful for quite some time now at trying to get into see a large prospective client. You read in the paper that they are having a meeting at a local hotel and in fact, your competition is sponsoring the meeting. You know that most meetings have an AM and PM coffee break. You know that the AM break usually occurs at around 10:30-11. Sure enough, you see as you enter the meeting room area of this hotel that your potential client has people milling all around talking to one another over coffee. You don’t know who is in charge, so you walk up to the nearest person with a nametag on and you pardon the interruption. You ask them who is in charge and he points to another gentleman and says, “David Hart over there is the VP of Operations… he’s the main man.”

You get close to Mr. Hart and you wait for a break in his conversation and you approach him saying ,“Mr. Hart, my name is John May (hand him your card) and I know that this is not the time nor place for this conversation, but I would like to speak with you about doing business with my firm… can we set something up for later this week after this meeting has concluded?” Ethical or not? Very ethical! Here’s why:

You are the top dog, or one of the top dogs in your company and you are the one who is supposed to make it rain. Your employees are counting on you to provide for them. If each employee has 1.75 family members… now each employee counting on you is closer to being 3 people. Add in all your vendor partners and their families who are counting on you to be their client. Mortgage payments, rent, car loans, college educations, trips to visit grandparents… sometimes just enough to eat are all the vitals that your employees and their families are counting on you to help them provide. They are not looking to be social cases, they just want you to be the leader of a company that gives them a fighting chance to succeed. You drive the revenues and give them the tools and direction they hunger for and off they will go… fighting the good fight to deliver your reputation. If you don’t feel that hurt when you have to lay them

Promotion Strategies to “STEAL THE COMPETITION” In his international SPARKS


Tony Cuccio, founder and CEO of Cuccio Naturalé, Cina Pro and Star Nail, emphasizes that gift certificates and retail products don’t sell themselves. Salons and spas should offer a point of client interaction for these revenue generators:



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A Better Approach to Gift Certificates Instead of keeping gift certificates hidden in a cash register, have them in the retail area where clients can pick them up. The best approach is to create a standard gift certificate, and put them in a lucite box, an organza bag, or an envelope that can be changed to reflect the season.

Create a Retail Cocktail Bar Make it fun for clients to try products by having a sample bar with products in martini or margarita glasses with sampling sticks. A playful, appetizing collection of scents will draw them in like candy.

How to steal business from your competition off, or cut their pay or reduce their hours, then I would strongly urge you to think back to those days when you lived paycheck to paycheck like so many of your employees do. Ethical vs. Unethical… what is right and wrong when it comes to stealing business? Simply put, nobody is a good enough salesperson to come in and take a client of yours if they are loyal to you and your company. Period. If they are able to take your business then you did not deserve it. Same with your good employees who leave you for your competition. So what is ethical? It is easier to define unethical so let’s do that one… not doing all you can within the limits of the law to provide for your employees. End of story. So now, think for a moment or two, how many times did you not pull out all the stops to acquire and account from the competition. In doing so, how many people did you let down? What do you need in order to steal business? First off, courage and commitment to provide for you and your family and those of your fellow employees. Next, you need to know what companies use your competition (that’s really what you are stealing). Then you need to make a loyalty driving sales call

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on those potential accounts. You are not guessing if they have potential for you they are already buying. These are the best leads by far to be following up on vs. calling on people you don’t even know have potential. Lastly, your employees need to know what you did for them and how they too must do their part to earn loyalty each and every day with these clients. By the way, remember the airplane story that lead off this article? It is unethical because if you had called on that client a year ago, they probably would have used you starting then. What was unethical about that story is the fact that you did not provide for your employees sooner. s WRITTEN BY DON FARRELL ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Don Farrell is the author of Ethical Theft… how to steal business. He is a speaker who conducts training workshops and consults select clients on how to create a unique sales and service culture. His clients thrive in recessions or good times alike because they have adopted his philosophy of liberating from the competition. To find out more about Don’s company or to buy his book, you can go to or call 731.514.1589.

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Assertiveness Techniques That Give You Power AND HOW TO STAND UP FOR YOURSELF Assertiveness training is one of the most important tools for managers. Rid yourself of childhood restrictions, fear, hesitation, and social misinformation. Know the difference between being aggressive — bullying, yelling, screaming, intimidation — and being assertive — being diplomatic, strong, factual, clear, and firm, which can successfully solve interpersonal difficulties with your employees and in your life. Stop being a martyr, a victim, and a doormat. Avoid blaming other people for your situation. Believe that there is a workable resolution. Take responsibility and stand up for yourself to get what you need and want from others in a caring, direct way. Good managers know how to be positive, identify the faulty behavior, and focus quickly on a win/win solution. Here are the steps of assertiveness:

1 | State the Problem Use “The Sandwich Technique” — Start out with a positive compliment about the person, then go directly to the problem and give feedback stating it clearly and giving examples of the toxic or faulty behavior and how you want it to change, and then end on a positive note of what you’d like to have happen. Bob: “Jack, you are a valued co-worker here, and we’ve been working together for five years. We’ve noticed your work isn’t in on time and I’m wondering what’s wrong. It’s unlike you. Is there anything I or the company can do to help you meet your deadlines?”

2 | State Your Feelings Say how the person’s behavior makes you feel. Use words like frustrated, angry, and annoyed. Be specific. Avoid accusations and blame.



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Bob: “When your work isn’t completed on time, it slows up the whole department because we all depend on your reports. When you don’t give me advance notice, I can’t make arrangements with the others. I need to know what’s wrong so we can correct it. When you don’t tell me what’s happening, I feel cut out of the loop, powerless, and frustrated.”

3 | Offer Solutions Give the person various options for their behavior and how much better it would be when behavior changes. Bob: “What can I do to help you to get the reports in on time? Do you need another administrative assistant for a few days? Do you need to partner up with someone to share the workload? Are there any problems at work I can take care of? Let me know so we can fix it.”

4 | Give an Ultimatum

7 | Resolution

If the situation doesn’t improve, you’ll have to issue an ultimatum. Some people like to include it with the first conversation so the other person knows where they stand. State what you intend to do if compliance isn’t achieved like reporting it to the boss or HR.

Decide what the action plan will be and agree on it, perhaps in writing.

Bob: “If you can’t get the reports in on time, let me know immediately. If your work continues to be late you are jeopardizing your position at the company and you may be demoted or fired. I may have to report it to our boss or HR if it’s not corrected and I’d rather not have to do that, so please get the reports in on time.”

5 | Look and Listen Hear the person’s response and their feedback. Be quiet and listen to what the person is saying and how they’re saying it. Observe their body language. Know what they’re saying between the lines. Use active listening techniques to establish rapport by paraphrasing what you hear. Bob: “I understand that you thought you could get it done without coming to me, and now you see you couldn’t do it. I know how hard you’re working and what pressure you must feel.”

6 | Dialogue Have an honest discussion, listen, don’t interrupt each other, and comment on each thing the person says — be prepared to hear them remark on each thing you have said and respond accordingly. Bob: “I’m not here to blame you, I’m here to find a win/win solution that works for all of us. Let’s see how we can remedy this. Perhaps an assistant will be the solution. Let me schedule an assistant and get this process started right now.”

Bob: “So, Jack, our agreement is that I’ll schedule you for an assistant for several weeks so you’ll be able to catch up and get your reports in on time.”


8 | Follow Up Send a letter and/or e-mail summarizing the discussion and what the decision was. He should cc it to whoever might also be affected — bosses, other co-workers, and HR to cover himself and others. He can e-mail it, and I recommend hand delivering it so people can’t say, “I never got it.” According to a tech consultant, approximately 5%-7% of all e-mails never reach their intended place. Add a sentence at the end, like, “If you have any questions about or additions to this memo, please respond in writing.”


This allows the co-worker recourse to respond, and insures that you have covered your back, which is crucial in any company, whether you are the co-worker, boss, or owner. People can say, “I never said that,” or “I didn’t agree to that,” but if you put it in writing, then you’re covered. Ask them to send a reply e-mail, agreeing to the solution. These steps of assertiveness can assist and empower you, whether you’re a co-worker, manager, or a boss in dealing with toxic situations. Be clear, firm, and compassionate. Stay focused, communicate honestly and open, and cooperate for a win/win solution. It works! ▲ WRITTEN BY LINNDA DURRÉ

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linnda Durré, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, business consultant, corporate trainer, national speaker, and columnist. She has hosted and co-produced two live call-in TV shows, including “Ask The Family Therapist” on America’s Health Network, which was associated with Mayo Clinic. She is the author of Surviving The Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Co-Workers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day (McGraw-Hil, 2010). She has been interviewed on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Good Morning America and The O’Reilly Factor, and the national and/or local news on ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, PBS, Fox and CW. She has written for Forbes, Orlando Business Journal and American Cities Business Journals. For more information about her consulting or speaking, contact her at and 407.739.8620. Available at: T HE INDUST RY

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mistake you or someone else in your organization made?

Here is a model to illustrate how important it is that we minimize defecting customers. Follow along with numbers from your own company to give you an idea of how much an angry customer can be costing you.

Have you ever thought of

There are two basic factors involved in calculating the cost of a defecting customer:

the potential cost of that

1. The average Customer Lifetime Value (CLV)

defecting customer? There

2. The Ripple Effect

is a reason that conflict resolution training and service failure



are so important in today’s competitive environment.

Calculating a CLV The Customer Lifetime Value is the average amount one customer might be expected to spend with one business over a lifetime. It involves three components: 1. The average dollar amount per transaction 2. The average number of transactions per year 3. The average number of years a customer remains in a business’s primary target group



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The Ripple Effect The Ripple Effect is the impact of a service failure beyond the initial incident and initial customer. A large body of research shows that the average customer will tell 7-10 people about a bad service experience; and that people will tend to avoid businesses they have heard negative things about, and patronize businesses they have heard positive things about. So, let’s assume the worst case scenario: that a customer has a negative experience in the coffee shop, and says she’s never coming back. She then tells ten people about her experience, all ten people also fall in the primary target group, and all ten subsequently choose to avoid the coffee shop in the future. The CLV is now multiplied by 11 (the initial customer, plus the ten others). With the Ripple Effect, therefore, the potential cost of a single service failure over a five year period in a coffee shop is as high as $33,000. Even if these numbers are only half correct, it’s still a lot of money for a single bad coffee experience!

Let’s use a coffee shop as an example. You might think that losing a single customer because of poor service in that business isn’t a big deal. Think again.

If this isn’t motivation to work on your dealing with difficult customer skills, I don’t know what is! ▲

Assume an average dollar amount per transaction of $3.00, and that the average customer is there once a day, for approximately 200 days a year. That means $600 ($3 per transaction x 200 transactions) per year, per customer. How long does an average customer remain in a coffee shop’s target group? Let’s estimate just 5 years to be conservative. That means that the lifetime value of an average customer is $3,000 ($600 per year x 5 years). That $3 customer has just turned into a $3,000 customer. And it doesn’t stop there.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shaun Belding is CEO of The Belding Group of Companies, which helps organizations improve customer experience through customer service training and measurement. He is recognized as one of the leading global experts on customer service, service recovery, employee performance and building positive workplaces. Shaun is author of the global best-selling series Winning with the (customer, employee, boss, caller) from Hell, published in 10 languages. His newest book is Win at Work: navigate the nasties, get things done and get ahead. He speaks extensively on customer service, employee performance and positive workplaces. For more information, visit




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What accomplishments are you most proud of? There are many including shows I’ve participated in throughout the world including eight appearances at the Alternative Hair Show in London. But the accomplishment that I am proudest of is transforming my first, simple 430 sq. ft. salon into multiple locations totalling more than 10,000 sq. ft.

What is your business philosophy? Method, discipline, respect for the customer and your co-workers and, most of all, training, dedication and love for what I’m doing.

What inspires your work?


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In creating new collections, I draw inspiration from current changes in dress in general, and from new trends seen at fashion shows and nightspots. Today, we also do a great deal as a team. I divide my team into three groups and each one comes up with ideas. Then, we all come together to decide which is best for the collection. Often we take a piece from one and a piece from the other and begin creating all over again.

What do you enjoy most about the industry?

Carlo Bay is a renowned Tuscan hairstylist with a lucrative eponymous brand that combines hair trends, hair care and make up. Born in Arezzo Italy, Carlo began his career as a hairstylist in Florence, Italy and in 1985 created Carlo Bay Diffusion, a salon chain in Italy that employs nearly 200 professionals in 18 salons. In 1990, Carlo opened the Florence Academy, providing basic training for beginning professionals and artistic and managerial training for business owners, serving more than 1,000 students annually. He also founded the Carlo Bay System, a franchise salon chain business of nearly 100 members, and the Carlo Bay Club, comprising of more than 80 salons participating in training and development.

Today I primarily work with the franchised salons. Then there are the club affiliates and also the academy with all its seminars, shows all over the world, a hair care line and a makeup line. So, I have a lot to do. But I’ve been successful in building a team of very talented people to whom I often delegate. In the end, it doesn’t take much: you only need to work 14-15 hours a day and everything becomes easy!

Carlo continually develops innovative styles, participating in fashion shows and working with the famous fashion photographer, Aldo Fallai. In addition to numerous television appearances, he has received prestigious international acknowledgements and is a winner of the NextLook Awards. Carlo will be visiting the U.S. in October, appearing as one of the live Tiffany judges at DREAMS 2010.

The Spring/Summer 2010 collections impose a clear choice: return to the past with a nostalgic spirit or enthusiastically throw yourself into the future without regrets. It’s a past that comes directly out of your grandmother’s dusty trunk: lingerie from the old days made of light, transparent and embroidered fabrics in flesh tones or the classic combination


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What trends are you currently offering in your salons?

of black and white. But there’s also a personal, layered style characterized by mix & match: Hippy, Grunge, Cowgirl and Rock Star that reflects America in the 70s, 80s and 90s. In total contrast, we find a woman projected into the future and committed to surviving in the urban jungle that she confronts dressed in slim lines that highlight her agile body. So, here we have an urban warrior inspired by the army who embraces sand tones and military grey and khaki. The new tribes of the future look to far-off Africa to construct an ethnic and urban style with spicy tones and an exotic flavor.

What is your favorite salon product? I don’t have a favorite. The best product is the one most suited to the type of hair and the effect that I want to achieve.

What do you look for in hair products? Today, coloring isn’t about dying the hair but providing light at the necessary points with exclusive systems: a soft light over the entire length or a mixture of colors created in a few minutes. A color product must provide excellent results, but most of all it must enhance the customer’s perception of service value and allow me to distinguish myself from other hairdressers. The styling must be soft and designed based on the lines of the cut; an effective product must help give personality to every cut and every creation of a look.

Why did you decide to recommend using Kemon? I get along really well with Kemon: we both love Italian style and want to export “Made in Italy” throughout the world; and it’s very important for me to work with people that I like and respect. At Kemon, I’ve found friends and prepared professionals who are easy to develop projects with. Like me, Kemon is very attentive to nature and develops products like Actyva and coloring solutions that are always innovative in terms of both formulations and especially in promoting services for hairstylists to offer that increasingly develop their own business. ▲


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Janan Delly

Denisa Cito

In Support of Premier Talent For hairdressers wanting to advance their careers, becoming a coach, mentor or educator provides necessary training and opportunities. Kemon coaches find their salon owner’s support invaluable in their pursuit to further develop skills and talents, as continuing education, teaching and performing at industry events as a Kemon Coach can require investing time that could be spent working behind the chair. Judie Placido is the owner of BonCiDello Salon & Spa in Shelby Township, MI. She is business-savvy and experienced, with more than 40 years in the industry. Always working towards client retention, she seeks top-shelf hairdressers for her salon, like Kemon Coaches Janan Delly and Denisa Cito, and she knows she needs the right culture to retain and attract premier talent. “We have a very intelligent, educated, informed consumer,” Judie says, “so, naturally we have to get involved and be one step up. We have to learn to be recession-proof.” For the past 10 years she has worked hard creating a brand at BonCiDello that provides total satisfaction for customers in an environment where employees can reach high career potential. Judie strongly supports and invests in intense training to connect constantly to new and improved products and techniques. Her consumers recognize the quality of education and techniques, which helps distinguish BonCiDello from the competition. Moreover, Judie feels when you feel a part of something that is much bigger, you feel very connected to what you are doing. At the start of her own career, Judie worked for her brother, a salon owner who had the early vision to turn a beauty shop into a salon. Working alongside platform artists and educators with the idea that it was more than doing hair, it was the whole experience, both influenced and inspired her. She went on to educate for top brands and attributes her own success in the salon industry to always going for the next thing.

“My experience educating for Kemon has been very rewarding. We have a great team! It’s a pleasure working for a salon that not only supports my ambitions, but also encourages me to reach my goals.” — Janan Delly Judie leads by example, setting strategic goals as a stylist, as a business owner and as a technician. She defines a goal as a genuine impulse of desire that you must define with precision. Helping her stylists set their own future goals gives them a clear sense of purpose. “When you set a goal, you acknowledge consciously and subconsciously that where you are now is not where you want to be. I want to help them implement this through change and growth,”Judie says.

When Kemon was first introduced in the U.S., Judie knew it would be the boost that young hairdressers needed to fuel their creativity and drive the industry. She immediately saw the connection it would give them to that feeling of something bigger. Knowing the opportunities and advantages this could provide, she couldn’t pass on the chance to get involved with Kemon right away.

Judie Placido

owner, BonCiDello Salon & Spa

“Through involvement with Kemon I convey how passion drives my work, and Kemon is my ‘go to’ for all I need. I’m grateful for the total support of my mentor, Judie Placido, and the entire BonCiDello team.” — Denisa Cito Janan and Denisa have been involved as Kemon Coaches and members of the Kemon Artistic team since 2008. In that time Judie has seen them develop not only in skills and talents, but also in how they view their guests. When they are educating, Judie notes there is lost service revenue and products to the salon. But she feels she can’t put a price tag on the experience they are getting, like developing communication skills, that go above and beyond the premier education. In addition, each has had unique opportunities open to them. “I want to give my staff all the opportunities they ask for,” Judie says. “The appreciation comes in the personal self-fulfillment they get, and they realize it in an ‘aha’ moment.” Judie’s staff can always look to her for support, whether it’s career advice or getting through small obstacles. When Denisa was preparing for her first hands-on stage demonstration she was struggling with pre-performance nerves. Judie was there to remind her that if she can do it, she can say it. Moreover, believing in yourself is not enough but you also have to believe in the product and techniques. Kemon has given them the tools and the experience to be successful as hairstylists, Coaches, and more. Because of the superiority of Kemon products, Judie says she has watched both Denisa and Janan excel at educating and stage performance of the brand techniques. In the end, Judie has to trust that sending out young minds and talent helps create that entire experience she wants for her clients. She sees this happening through Janan and Denisa who go out and through coaching bring back ways and means to empower the rest of the staff. s

Catch Janan and Denisa at Edge of Style held at TheAcademy in Farmington Hills, Michigan on Sept. 13. For more info, see TheAcademy education calendar on page 75 of this issue or visit


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A Shared Passion for Hair the creators of alex emilio salon

Alex Lekocaj and Emilio Giglio were industry friends and colleagues for 7 years before deciding to open their own salon together. In 2001 they opened Alex Emilio in Royal Oak, MI. In just three years the business doubled in size. “Alex and I met years ago at a salon in Birmingham. We shared a passion for hair and became friends immediately,” Emilio says. “A great opportunity came up at a salon in Royal Oak where the owners were looking to sell. Alex and I knew we wanted to be owners, so I asked him if he would like to partner up.” Nothing is more important to the stylists at Alex Emilio than their clients, who are always welcomed and made to feel comfortable, not intimidated. Alex and Emilio seek out some of the best hairstylists in the region for their salon, so regardless of who performs a service, the quality of work is always high. They are confident that you won’t find another group of people who are more passionate or committed to learning and being the best. Creating a truly welcoming environment has helped set Alex Emilio apart from other area salons. From desk staff to junior stylists they search out friendly people, because you can’t teach friendly. The whole staff works together as a team to get things done throughout the day. Best known for their commitment to education, staff is consistently creating top notch color, cuts and styles. Alex and Emilio know if they treat all clients with respect, make them feel at home in the salon and manage to do good hair, they will always be successful. The client experience is interactive, fun and fresh. Everyone is upbeat and helpful, which clients always comment on. Today, the salon employs 15 stylists, six junior stylists, three makeup artists, and two nail techs. They offer services ranging from $20 to $450 and are well known for their customer service.

They want clients to feel amazing when they leave and continue to feel that way until the next service. And while they love the fact that people come to them for a great cut, they say why not have excellent conversation and service to go along with it? Not only is communication the basis for a wonderful relationship with clients, but it also allows them to provide clients with the perfect look. Alex Emilio has been a Kemon salon since it became available in 2008. They were one of the first salons to try the brand when tng worldwide was considering bringing it to the U.S. Alex and Emilio were impressed with the products and loved that the company was also family-owned. “The color is easy to use with no guess work,” says Emilio. “After we tried it we all thought, what took us so long to find this!” Getting to meet Giuliano Nocentiti, owner, president and CEO of Kemon, was a special experience that reinforced Kemon’s dedication to the health, wellness and success of hairdressers. Kemon services and products aspire to enrich and improve people’s lives and relationships, recognizing that people are their most valuable resource. In terms of retail, Alex and Emilio have recently observed that clients are buying less and waiting for a sale. Many clients are buying retail products at beauty supply stores that sell to the public instead of buying in the salon. Paying attention to their pricing has become essential, in addition to choosing the right products. When the salon offers a discount or sale on their retail, clients are more likely to buy in the salon. s

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Kemon National Educators

WOW Hairdressers at VIP Event

In early April, Kemon Owner’s Circle salons were privy to a day of advanced education taught by National Artistic Coach Robert DeBartolo Eric Lindsey demonstrates the Balayage technique.

and National Platform Artist Eric Lindsey. More than 100 were in attendance at TheAcademy in Farmington Hills, Mich. to see the latest collection from Kemon’s Spring/ Summer 2010 Italian Touch. The day began with a two hour look-and-learn followed by an opportunity to work hands-on with Robert and Eric to recreate the new looks and techniques with a step-by-step approach. Robert led the cutting and styling course while Eric presented and led Balayage techniques, painting highlights and expressing new tonal contrasts. Being Eric’s first Kemon event, he was impressed with the energy and excitement from all the guests as well as the high level of interaction.

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“Participating in this special event for top Kemon salons is what being an educator is all about,” says Eric. “Working with Robert was seamless.” Robert is a globally recognized platform artist, industry leader, stylist and educator. He has traveled the world teaching and working on worldwide shows such as Intercoiffure, Cosmoproff and fashion week for top designers. He is known best for his unsurpassable, innovative techniques and creating fashion-forward style. As an educator, he uses his creativity and skill to develop educational systems that simplify and inspire.

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Eric owns Kharisma Hair Studio in Houston, TX, and as a national educator he has worked in some of the most innovative salons in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Having learned from Jacques Dessange, Eric is a master at this art form of applying bleach to strands with cotton and poly wrap. Not only does it create soft, more versatile results and beautiful shine,

but the process only takes 10 minutes and does not require heat, so it is better for the hair. Beth Jessee, stylist and owner of jesseesalongroup, with Tangles Salon and Amedai Salon & Spa both in Adrian, MI, attended Eric’s Balayage course. She is also a Kemon coach and notes that it is not very often when she leaves a course so inspired by a new technique. The class included veteran stylists as well as apprentices, but she observed that everyone left feeling very excited about trying out what they learned. “So many times artists just want to talk about themselves,” she says. “Eric was happy to answer each person’s question with a complete answer. He also took the time in the hands-on class to walk around and make sure that each stylist was doing it right before moving on to the next section.” “We offered our first Balayage class with the Jacques Dessange team back in 2002, but for some reason, the interest level back then didn’t compare to what we witnessed in April,” says Larry Gaynor, president and CEO of TNG. “The Balayage course not only excited everyone with something different that can differentiate hairdressers from consumers doing their thing at home, but it really was artistic. Fast forward to 2010, and the industry is looking for something just like this.” Eric is looking forward to being back in TheAcademy in July to teach high lifting techniques using Kemon lighteners. For more information on the upcoming course, Blonde Solutions, please see page 75 of this issue. s WRITTEN BY AIMEE GURSKI

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Nancy O’Dell was recently named the official spokesperson for BaByliss PRO professional beauty products. A famed TV host and entertainment reporter, Nancy is known for her red-carpet interviews and her presence at many celebrity events. Aside from being an original member of the Access Hollywood team and serving as co-anchor for 13 years, Nancy has hosted The Golden Globes and The Tournament of Roses Parade for the past nine years. BaByliss PRO notes that a partnership with Nancy is the first time a professional salon brand has a Hollywood spokesperson of this magnitude. This partnership elevates the brand in stylists’ eyes and helps BaByliss PRO salons build up a loyal clientele. “We believe everyone should be as beautiful as possible, both inside and out, and giving of yourself to others less fortunate shows true inner beauty,” says Brooke Carlson, VP of Conair Professional Brands, the parent company of BaByliss PRO. “It’s an honor to have someone as beautiful as Nancy – both inside and out – as our spokesperson. Not only does she shine on the red carpet with celebrities, she is relatable to many women balancing career and family. She also has a great eye for hair, fashion and accessories. She knows what works and what doesn’t.” Since salon clients often follow celebrity looks and Nancy O’Dell is always on the forefront of the redcarpet trends, she is the ideal person to help translate the celebrity looks into everyday, wearable styles.


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Beauty professionals looking to grow their career often do so by becoming an educator, opening their own salon or seeking high-profile experiences on movie sets, TV shows or at fashion shows. Since becoming involved in New York Fashion Week a few seasons ago, Phillip Pelusi has become a go-to stylist for both mainstream and independent fashion designers. Here’s his advice for someone looking to advance their career through high-profile fashion. How can someone get involved? Getting involved in Fashion Week is not an easy thing to do, especially in New York. One avenue to take would be through working with a product company. At Tela Beauty Organics by Philip Pelusi we are working with young, emerging designers because of our reputation with the fashion designers here and in Europe. What is expected of a stylist at Fashion Week? To give top performance in a very, very limited about of time. Anyone participating needs to have finely tuned skills. One has to be quick and prepared and leave their ego at the door. Just this past Fashion Week: we had 28 models, of which 12 showed up just 12 minutes before the show for hair and makeup. They arrived with hair teased and sprayed from the previous show. We had the models brush out their own hair while the makeup people did their magic. Then, our 12 stylists did their hair in just 13 minutes! Have many real-time practices ahead of time to be ready for the time constrictions. Another thing to keep in mind is that the look is imperfectly perfect. Hairdressers are used to having time to primp and tuck in ends, but runway work is fast-paced. We work as a team and follow the direction of the creative director and stylist for the show with one clear vision. Usually, everything runs smoothly, but you need to be ready for a lot of pressure and friction. Communication skills are important too. Backstage everyone has to be well versed in the look and prepared to explain what they are doing in an interview. What opportunities have come about as a

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bloggers. The exposure is only as good as what you do with it. If you are in a medium-size city it comes down to how you make the most of it, maximizing the experience through your local media and to the consumer. Try to get a copy of the runway tape or some pictures. Or maybe have your own fashion show to establish yourself as a leader and help support your price point by increasing your credibility. How has your career benefited through this experience? The biggest thing is that I have grown personally as an individual. Ultimately, I am able to lead with more confidence and am able to help and develop other people. My advice is don’t get into doing runway work for any kind of immediate gratification, but instead do it for a long-range goal of building you and your brand. Don’t think about the amount of time or money you spend because you are going to have to take the time and spend the money. It is all about personal growth and then good things happen. ▲ ABOUT PHILIP PELUSI: Stylist, photographer, entrepreneur, Philip’s career began with opening his first salon in 1965. Over the hears he has grown his business to 13 salons, a self-designed training program and signature lines including P2 Professional by Philip Pelusi and Tela. While Philip was developing his salons, he was also garnering attention as a photographer for his aesthetic illustrations of his hair designs.

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Looking to take on new challenges outside the home, stay-at-home mother Shelley Boblett bravely embarked on a business venture, purchasing a tanning salon. Now, more than





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Shelley stumbled upon the idea of owning a tanning salon when some friends were looking to sell their established business in Fillmore, California. Not knowing anything about indoor tanning, she and her husband Mike set themselves to task taking in as much education they could find. They went to every seminar, received tanning certification, and even went to a private party for ProSun tanning beds at the Playboy mansion. “I was home for two years with a baby, and I wasn’t going to go work for someone,” Shelley says. “All the ducks were lined up for me to run this business on my own terms.” Shelley grew up in Fillmore, located halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and knew the area well. She bought the business and opened Oasis Tanning on September 9, 1999. Her first salon had three identical units and offered only one level of tanning. As the business grew, she knew she would need to expand. Looking back, Shelley says creating the second location was a nightmare; it took a year and half to get to opening day working in Santa Paula with different requirements. In the meantime, she began work on a third location under a tight schedule, that took only three months to open. The idea for the third location started with a call from a developer who was opening a new complex in nearby Ventura. Hearing of Oasis’s success, the developer asked Shelley if she was interested in opening another salon. She agreed it was a good opportunity, and started to move forward. Surprisingly during those hectic days, the third location ended up opening before the second location was ready. After locations two and three were open for a year, it was clear that clients preferred the bigger and better services that Ventura and Santa Paula could provide, and so Shelley closed the small Fillmore location. Today Oasis Tanning offers six levels of tanning in Ventura, plus Mystic UV-FREE spray tanning and leg tanning. The Santa Paula location offers three levels of tanning. Both locations also sell swimwear and Colonial Candles.


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In 2008 the Bobletts took on business partner, Karol Egedi. Shelley and Karol’s approach to running Oasis Tanning is very hands-on. They each spend 20-30 hours a week in the salons (one at each location) working with staff and customers. Their hard work and dedication is reflected in how Oasis stands out in terms of both customer service and salon cleanliness. They train all their employees to greet every customer and offer the best level of service.

Oasis also distributes a quarterly calendar that includes all of their daily specials and promotions. For example, on her 40th birthday Shelley offered clients 40% off her favorite lotion all day. Lots of clients came in to take advantage of the offer and wish Shelley a happy birthday. She feels a great personal rapport with all of her clients

They feel it is very important for all of their staff to be knowledgeable on all of Oasis’s products and services. Within one month of hire, every staff member must be fully certified. If they don’t pass their exam, they don’t work the desk. Likewise, staff is held accountable for keeping the salon spotless. “We make sure that the girls keep the place so clean you can eat off the floors,” Shelley says. Because of the difference in how she runs the business, “I don’t feel like I have a lot of competition,” Shelley says. “I take a lot of pride in how the salons are run, and I truly enjoy my clients and employees.”

A seasonal business in any climate Despite the business conditions of last year, 2009 ended up been one of the best years for Oasis Tanning. Shelley attributes this to people being really tired of feeling lousy and turning to tanning to feel happy. She observed a lot of clients who stayed home instead of spending money on vacation, and instead, opting for 20 minute mini-vacation tanning sessions. Compared to the last two years, 2010 is shaping up to be an even better year for business so far. So is there tanning season in sunny southern California? Most definitely, yes, Shelley says. If it’s too hot her clients don’t tan, and if it’s too cold, they don’t tan either. Her peak season is between mid-February through the beginning of July, sometimes going into August. To southern California tanning clients, everything about tanning has to do with summer. Even though the average high temperature never drops below 65° F during the colder months of November through February, residents are wearing long sleeves, turtlenecks and long pants. Kicking off summer tanning season, Oasis holds an annual “Promo Weekend” offering 15% off storewide, and VIP members get even more savings of 25% off. This has been very successful, and customers look forward to it each year.

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“Our clients are just wonderful and really make the business,” she says. “I know their family’s names, when they are going on vacation and other important things going on in their lives.” Clients can stay in touch with what’s going in at Oasis through their website,, and print off coupons to use in the salon.

Looking ahead Arguably the most pressing issue facing the tanning industry is the 10% “Tanning Tax” effective July 1. The Tanning Tax made its way into health care reform as of the last amendments to the 2010 Patient Protection Affordable Care Act. It imposes a 10% tax on all tanning services involving UV bulbs with wavelengths between 200 and 400 nanometers and applies to all UV bulbs producing UVA or UVB as classified and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It concerns Shelley that this legislation isolates the tanning industry, and she would rather see a lower tax rate applied across a wider range of services. She, along with many others in the tanning industry are working with Smart Tan and the Indoor Tanning Association (ITA) to determine the extent that this legislation is impacting the industry and what options there are to fight for the repeal of this amendment. Smart Tan reports that only four out of 10 tanning salon owners feel they can pass this tax on to their clients without repercussions, and the tax could eventually close 1,000 salons and cost 9,000 jobs nationwide.

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Quality attention to clients builds lifelong relationships. As a testament to the relationships he has built, most of Edmond’s clients have been with him since he started. Based in Westchester County, NY, he frequently travels to client destinations across the country. When he does so, he takes the time to stay a few days at his client’s properties to learn more about their business needs. His wife, Debra, daughter Hayley, 13 and son Cole, 11, have been fortunate to travel with him extensively. “When it comes to vacation, for the most part we don’t travel as a family unless it’s to a client,” Edmond says. “It’s fantastic that we can do this. There are so many places in the U.S. that people should visit.” Some of Edmond’s favorites include Sedona, AZ, Jackson Hole, WY, Hot Springs, VA, Cape Cod and the Phoenix area. And he loves central Oregon. All of the locations have lovely properties in amazing settings and they, too have great relationships with their guests. “I’m an advocate for my clients and do the best job I can, including giving them the best quality, best service, best value that others don’t offer,” Edmond closes. As the VP of Hospitality Sales, Edmond looks forward to new opportunities to serve both his existing clients and many new clients to come. “Hey, I plan on spending another 20 years doing this!” s

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People interview people they like. If you can develop a good rapport up front, that’s half the battle. Media professionals, like everyone else, gravitate toward someone they enjoy talking with. You can adopt strategies that will cause interviewers to come back to you time after time. First and most important, be respectful of the reporter or editor’s time. Deadlines are 24/7 these days, and you are one of many people approaching the media with articles, ideas and pitches. Media professionals are among the most overtaxed and pressured people you will ever meet. If you have initiated the contact, your first question should be, “Are you on deadline?” If they say “Yes,” never sabotage the relationship by forging ahead anyway. If they are on deadline, ask, “When would be a better time to call you?” No need to risk alienating or annoying them. You can always call back. You don’t want to be someone reporters interview once and never want to again. Here are a few ideas to help you relax and make sure editors and reporters accept your articles, book you as a guest on shows or interview you for pieces they are writing or videotaping.

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In business, building a successful and recognizable brand ranks pretty high on the ‘to do’ list. Put simply, a brand is your guarantee to a customer, and countless surveys show that customers are willing to pay more for brands they know and trust. A brand that clearly highlights what makes your offering superior to that of your rivals will conjure up a positive image in the minds of the target audience. Brand building means creating consistency across everything you do; yes that includes your website and printed literature, but it also means your message, mission statement and the whole way you approach your business and your customers.

Why do I need to build a brand? A brand shows that a company takes itself and therefore its customers seriously. It can be derived from who you are, where you want to be and can demonstrate how you believe people perceive you. Identify your core benefits to customers and market them. In time, customers will identify your brand with these benefits and values.

The Ingredient for success – know the customer The key for a successful brand is understanding what people want and expect from you. Your brand values have to be in line with the needs of those who you are targeting, otherwise you may find yourself struggling! Simple market research can pay dividends in the long run, and can reveal whether to produce high or low end services at the right prices. Make sure you get regular feedback

The Brands You Choose

from customers, especially if any were dissatisfied: they are usually more honest. In doing so, you may find out that it is not just price that is important.

Streamline the brand It is vital that the message you want to portray to potential customers is streamlined effectively. This is to say that the brand has to be consistent in all areas of the business. The logos, tag lines and style must be the same whether on or off line. Staff members should follow set brand guidelines that outline how you want your business portrayed and can prevent any inconsistencies, especially as the company grows. In time it could be worth installing a company intranet system to make communicating with your staff easier. Use the same experienced web designer to do all of these tasks. Once your brand is defined, get the word out by as many means possible. Hire a trusted creative team that works together to produce logos, brand messaging, tag lines and design templates for all marketing materials. Don’t spread things like graphic design, web design and copy writing across different suppliers otherwise you will lose consistency. Customers prefer brands. Just ask yourself why people pay more for Heinz baked beans instead of supermarket’s own? A brand can make all the difference in super-competitive markets. ▲ WRITTEN BY OLLIE FORD ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ollie Ford is the original Ollie Ford from Chelmsford; the one who runs Ollie Ford & Co; a company that embraces all things creative, from web and print design to logo design, branding, copy writing and marketing. Call us and say hello; come and see us and get free coffee; drop us a line and tell us all about you.

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The products you use in your salon or spa reflect your own

Solano — Italian designed hair appliances offer superior performance for salon professionals.

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personal brand image as much as your décor, logos, website, customer service and general atmosphere do. When choosing products both for service and retail, consider how your clients will perceive these choices as extensions of your brand.



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Pedicure Bowls — These beautiful resin, copper and stainless steel bowls are works of art by themselves, yet also lightweight and durable.

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CND — Known for cutting-edge innovation, they are pioneers in creating treatments and enhancements for nail professionals.

FHI — Offering advanced technology in hair care appliances.

OPI — Arguably the most recognizable name in nail lacquer, OPI represents quality, durability and beautiful wear.

Kemon Performance HD — The latest technology in hair color, offering superior definition and fierce, high gloss shine.

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Eco-conscious, green, organic, planet-friendly

SpaRitual — Responsibly sourced from vegan, organic ingredients in recycled packaging.

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Fairy Tales Hair Care for Children — Organic & herbal hair care for precious little ones naturally repels lice and pests without harmful chemicals.

Kemon Yo.Coloring — PPD- and Ammonia-Free hair color. This gentle color service is enriched with yogurt proteins and offers 100% gray coverage with proven performance.

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IMAGE Commitment to guests, community and each other:

Gadabout SalonSpas Founded in 1979, Gadabout SalonSpas has eight locations and corporate offices in Tuscon, AZ. Over the years the company has strived to maintain a unique culture – one that is caring, sensitive and understanding. As a company built on a foundation of love, their commitment to guests and community is matched only by their commitment to each other. Gadabout strongly believes in giving back to the community that has so loyally supported them. Charitable contributions and community event participation have been an important part of the company since it was founded. Team members personally volunteer their time to the community as well. Their commitment to guests is demonstrated in the exceptional level of guest experience Gadabout provides. Guests benefit from the high level of education provided to every technician. This keeps the team current on the latest trends, techniques and technology to offer the best service possible while also staying competitive. Gadabout puts as much emphasis on the care and wellbeing of guests they do on employees. This includes commitment to growth in every aspect of employees’ lives as they are recognized not simply as co-workers but rather team members. Gadabout provides continuing education to encourage career growth and returns employee loyalty with regular promotions. They also provide personal enrichment classes and support programs such as Weight Watchers and financial planning classes for employees.

What are the advantages to having multiple locations?

What makes Gadabout different from other Tucson salons and spas?

Gadabout SalonSpas has eight locations and corporate offices in Tuscon, AZ. While the community is just shy of a million people, by having locations that are within 5 miles of each other our guests have a choice. We are also convenient to our guests when they are at work, or at home. When choosing a new location, we consider the demographic of surrounding communities, the location site and the distance from our other locations and distribution center.

Our education program is what distinguishes us from other area salons and spas. We hire our employees into an “internship” program for all departments. We developed the program exclusively for our employees and it attracts those wishing to excel in their chosen technical field. Our Standard of Excellence requires that all employees complete the internship to ensure that each and every guest receives our standard of a superior salon experience. It provides extensive advanced education that includes shadowing Gadabout professionals, formal technical classes, complex specialty training, seminars on the latest techniques and products, and attendance at presentations by regional and national experts. In our hair department, the program ranges from 18 to 24 months. In our skin department, it runs up to 12 months; in the nail department, up to 6 months and in the body department, up to 12 months.

The smallest location is almost 3,000 sq. ft. and includes 13 hair stations, four manicure and four pedicure stations, a massage room, and two facial rooms. Our largest location is about 6,500 sq. ft. and includes an atrium, 22 hair stations, six manicure and six pedicure stations, three facial rooms, a dual room, and three massage rooms.

Describe your client demographic. Our guests range from a baby’s first haircut to guests in their 90s. In the Gadabout locations, our male clientele is at about 35%; however, at Gadabout Man, we service only men. This unique facility is separate from other locations and offers executive services such as a shave and haircut or manicure and hair cut at the same time, because men are very time-conscious.



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What do you do to keep your services fresh and enticing? Our team of educators keeps us at the forefront of the industry. We are always looking for new techniques and services. We attend annual industry events such as Intercoiffure and ISPA. In addition, we are members of TSA, The Chain Salon Association and other great industry organizations.

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Describe your most popular service. We offer a complete range of salon and day spa services. A full menu can be found on our website, Right now, our guests are all talking about the Keratin Treatment in the salon. This revolutionary demi-permanent system infuses keratin into the cuticle eliminating frizz and curl, leaving the hair soft, shiny and luxurious - changing your life as well as your hair. $250-$450

Describe your atmosphere and décor. Each location caters to a different demographic within the Tucson community and we have created spaces that reflect the local environment. Each salon has a different flavor ranging from contemporary southwest to spacious elegance to modern eclectic to contemporary casual. At one of our salons we have partnered with a local artist. His work is on display, and while we don’t advertise that it is for sale, guests can, and do, inquire about who the artist is.

What challenges do you face with a business of this size and how do you overcome them? Our greatest challenge today is keeping our team of 300 employees motivated and inspired to always give their best to their guests. As presidents, we are consistently in the locations, meeting with the staff and talking with our guests. We also sit one on one with each of our staff quarterly to do reviews, or as we call them “pre-views”. An ongoing challenge is to keep education fresh and interesting to each new generation

by adapting the culture to reach them in meaningful ways. This takes ongoing training for education program leaders. We also strive to be continually more environmentally aware. We have taken a few large steps, one of them being the recent implementation of Gadabout sandals to replace disposable sandals. This complimentary pair of rubber-soled sandals is offered to guests with every pedicure service. They look like an everyday black flip flop and can be worn to finish the to-do list after a pedicure. Most women have a to-do list a mile long, and we are trying to make stopping at the spa a little easier. By eliminating the disposables, we have eliminated over 80,000 pieces of material being thrown into landfills. Similar to what grocery stores have down for re-usable bags, we encourage guests to re-use the sandals for future services. s Written By Aimee Gurski

Responses provided by Frank and Jana Westerbeke, owners, Gadabout SalonSpas Jana Westerbeke, is the daughter of Gadabout founder Pam McNairWingate. Jana is an internationally recognized hairdresser, an active member of TSA, Intercoiffure, ISPA and ICSA. Since 2005, she has served as President and Director of Guest Relations at Gadabout SalonSpas. A devoted mother of two, and 20-year partner in life and in Gadabout with her husband Frank Westerbeke, Jana is committed to helping others. Under her guidance, Gadabout supports many Tucson charities including Tu Nidito, Angel Charities, The Brewster Center, Susan G. Komen Foundation and more. In 2006 Gadabout underwrote the costs of an in-house salon at the new Peter & Paula Fasseas Cancer Center at UMC North. Gadabout staff donates services to those needing wig styling due to hair loss. Jana currently serves as pastpresident and sits on the board of directors for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson. As the creative force and President of Gadabout SalonSpas in Tucson, AZ, Frank Westerbeke has always lived by the words “big dreamers never sleep”. Frank joined Gadabout 25 years ago as one of their first employees. Not driven by classic style factors, he works to bring out the personality of his clients through innovative style and color techniques. The same creativity allows him to develop cutting edge building and space design for Gadabout locations. The winner of numerous awards, he has participated in the Intercoiffure World Congress design demonstrations. He was honored with the prestigious Createur de Mode Award at the Intercoiffure “Night of the Stars” Paris 2007 gala.

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Splendor design with Splendor Just 20 miles west of Chicago in a quaint suburban downtown known for boutique shops and restaurants is Splendor of Hinsdale. Stepping inside, guests are immediately consumed in posh comfort and understated elegance from fine furnishings, fixtures and draperies to subtle details such as fresh bouquets of flowers and local bakery treats. “I wanted to create a place that I could go and where they would service me the way I wanted to be serviced,” says owner Gia LaGrippe. “Before opening Splendor I never wanted to have a salon or spa but I’ve always been living at one. I wanted it to be all about the treatments, the drinks, the girls waiting on the ladies. The ladies like being pampered for an hour or a half hour.” Splendor is an upscale salon where the focus is exclusively on nails. All services emphasize high-end, exclusive and premier products including tropical rejuvenation or caviar anti-aging treatments. Since finishing college, Gia has been a devoted stay-at-home mother to her two children, now 8 and 15 years old, and felt the time was right for her to do something outside of the home. An opportunity to purchase a nail business from some friends came about, but during negotiations the business failed. The landlord then offered her the vacated space to start a new salon. She was hesitant to start something from scratch but decided to give it a try, knowing this was something downtown Hinsdale needed.


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“We had nowhere to go,” she says. “Hinsdale residents typically don’t want to drive any further if there’s something for them already in town.”

Making the decision even easier, four of the former nail techs from the previous business agreed to come work for Gia. In the eight week interim between businesses, the techs continued working for their clients through house calls. Opening in March, business is already steady thanks to local ladies making it a great spot to gather and relax with their friends. With two girls up front at all times, guests enjoy incredible, personable service with perks like house accounts (so if they forget their wallets, it’s no trouble at all). One surprise is the number of men who have started coming to Splendor. To create the perfect location, Gia started by hiring interior decorator Sandra Pouleson, known for her “shabby chic” design, and a great contractor. They gutted the 100-year-old space, replaced all the windows and all the building mechanicals, making everything top of the line. Gia wanted décor that was shabby but elegant in an inviting and warm palette of creams, whites and neutrals. They went to antique shops to create the perfect mix of old and new. A retail center was made for Gia at local antique shop with Frenchinfluenced design. In it she offers one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists and high-end bath and body products, bubble bath, salts and scrubs.

For the salon furniture and equipment, Gia found The Pavilion’s Chicago showroom, located just 15 minutes away in nearby Downer’s Grove. She was thrilled with both the quality and selection of their high-end options including European designs. In just one visit, she was able to pick out everything she needed, working with Pavilion designer Monika Ross to select fabrics and colors that would match her shabby chic décor. Gia added four pedicure tubs and four manicure stations. She had a custom dry bar created where ladies could come, sit and dry their nails with holes to dry their feet also. Around the bar they added a kitchen area for refreshments. “Constant service is what it’s about,” Gia says. “We are here to truly pamper. It’s all about the experience and the feeling. Our motto is ‘come, relax and enjoy the splendor’. Since we’ve opened, there is no place better in town.” s WRITTEN BY AIMEE GURSKI

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style Thirteen years ago Leslie McGwire led the creation of The Salon & Spa Design Studio in Farmington Hills, MI, a new division for tng worldwide (TNG) that would eventually become The Pavilion. Leaving for California in 2001, she spent the past nine years building an impressive career. Now the journey has taken her back to where it all began, rejoining TNG in June 2010 as the new VP of Pavilion Sales. A member of ASID-Allied (American Society of Interior Designers), Leslie has designed awardwinning, premier, high end salons, spas and resorts. Some notable locations she’s designed include The Mirage, Wynn Hotel & Resort and JM Marriott in Las Vegas, The Doves in Santa Monica, Jose Eber Salons in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas, and Houston, and Amadeus Salons & Spas in Newport Beach and Pasadena. Most recently she worked with the executive producers of Shear Genius and The Tabitha Show, creating set design with unique equipment and chairs. Since her 2001 departure, Leslie has won eight “Salon of the Year” awards and other management awards. In California, she made significant changes for Takara Belmont that led to attaining record sales. More recently as western region sales director for Belvedere USA, she focused on serving chain and distributor accounts. “Coming back to the division I started over thirteen years ago at TNG was a natural for me,” Leslie says. “I enjoy getting to work once again with all the TNG employees I’ve remembered from the past as well as meeting and working with the new talent that has joined the team in my absence.” With more than 25 years of experience in business development, interior design, sales and marketing services for salon, resort and spa-based businesses in the U.S., she has been keeping pace with the convergence of her design skills, solid management experiences, some travel and honed skills forging key alliances and partnerships. At The Pavilion Showroom in Farmington Hills, the nation’s largest salon & spa equipment showroom, Leslie notes that she works with a team of very talented interior designers in the showroom on different projects. This location boasts 25,000 sq. ft. of salon & spa equipment and a design center. Through her leadership and experience, Leslie is demonstrating to the team how to best support the positive image and reputation of their brands, products and the tng worldwide organization. In addition to providing responsive, high-level service to talent and clients, she is inspired to nurture the team to perform beyond their goals and deliver beyond the client’s expectations. Having a true passion for business, design and the beauty industry, Leslie is a natural fit and right at home in the organization she helped create. Providing a turn-key design/sales approach for valued clients, distributors and chain accounts is something she loves to do and continues to accomplish in her new role at The Pavilion. ▲



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Leslie’s key considerations for

reception area renovation 1 This area is where valued clients receive their first impression of your salon. Make sure it is the focal point and represents your salon’s image.

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As a rule, reception seating should equal one-third of the number of styling chairs. As a salon owner, you want a design that encourages clients to shop instead of just sitting. Give careful consideration to expanding or including retail area. At least 25% of salon profits should come from retail sales, day or night. Utilize window space to display products so they can be seen from outside. Display products so they can be seen, felt and touched by clients. Have a decorative table by the reception desk area to display your “Product of the Month”. It is important to keep display product open so clients will interact through touch and smell.

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Ask the industry

Company founders, innovators and leaders have the answers to help you become more profitable and successful! Salons and spas should demonstrate their competitive advantage by putting the message out there. Word of mouth is always your best method of letting current clients and future clients know what makes you stand out from your competition. What is your best competitive advantage? Is it your services? Innovative products? Pricing? There may be more than one advantage but any of these can and should be communicated and demonstrated. How? Hold monthly evening events at your location inviting current clients to come in and bring a friend. At these “events,” you can have special guest speakers to talk about a new service treatment, and demonstrate this service on a model. Attendees can leave with a promotional card for a percentage off on that service or even offer that service free if they book another service. Another option, depending on the service, is to target a local business where you can offer to come in and offer a service (such as a manicure) right at the business location during a lunch hour. Or, create a short video and put it right on your website! Send an e-blast to all your clients with a link to the video. Essie Weingarten, Founder and President, Essie Cosmetics, Ltd.

How can salons and spas demonstrate their competitive advantage? Competitive advantage is demonstrated by salons and spas communicating their points of difference to their current clients and potential new clients. For some, this might be an easy and flexible appointment system or special offers to first-time clients. Here are some other things that salons and spas can say. “We use, recommend and offer only professionalformula brand products. We also teach you how to correctly use these products and achieve the same great style at home.” “Our team members attend regularly scheduled educational events and are always up to date on the latest trends and techniques!” “We are very serious about SANITATION!” “We guarantee our services!” These things can be communicated with in-salon signage, in conversation between staff and clients, and through actions, such as maintaining a spotlessly clean environment and fixing problems with• services as they arise to the 800.362.6245 client’s complete satisfaction.

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In today’s market I find one of the best ways to keep my competitive advantage is to keep a great relationship with my vendors. When the industry is slow and clients are looking for the most bang for their buck, vendors can be a great resource for ideas and marketing materials such as posters to spice up windows, samples to offer to clients, or even full size products that allow you as a business to offer promotions to clients and employees. Another way is to constantly motivate staff. When staff is willing to go the extra mile, clients will be drawn to that and keep coming back. Bring in education, product demos, motivational speakers, and do things together to represent the business outside the workplace. We love to go to happy hour as a group. We wear Spa T-Shirts and give out cards and coupons. It’s a great way to meet potential clients, and have a good time with those you work with. Bottom line is you need to be visible not only to clients, but also to the people that can help with the inside of the business. Tammy Pollino, Education Manager, Amber Products

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connected Are you a Hair Hot Shot?

Beth Jessee Jessee Salon Group Adrian, MI

Beginning in May, TNG has been featuring a Hair Hot Shot contest on Facebook. Here’s how it works — each week hairdressers post photos of their best work to the TNG wall. Fans vote on the photo they like best, and the photo with the most likes at the end of the week is crowned the Hair Hot Shot. The winning photo is featured in the TNG profile picture for the following week and that stylist earns top bragging rights. Since it started, we’ve seen some stunning work posted by top hairdressers from around the country and beyond. It’s created quite the buzz, and it’s really fun to see fabulous looks created by our fans. Each week there’s something new to see and discover. Visit TNG on Facebook today, check out the Hot Shot winner from last week and vote for the best of this week! If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Hot Shot, go ahead and post your own photo! s Visit

Week One – Hair Hot Shot contest winner.

TNG gives back through annual Red Cross Blood Drives Each year TNG talent roll up their sleeves and donate precious blood to help save lives. Every minute of every day someone requires blood given through volunteer donation. Only three out of every 100 people in the U.S. are blood donors, which makes each donation all the more important. Anyone can donate at the TNG sponsored drives. Together we have collected more than 500 pints since initiating this effort. This year’s drives will be held on August 6 at TNG’s Global Logistics Center in New Hudson, MI and again on October 22 at TNG Corporate Headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI. s For more information on blood donations, visit tngworldwide. com/community or


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Tell A Friend For two weeks in April, TNG talent call hundreds of friends and family in a company-wide initiative called Tell A Friend, a telephone program designed to help increase breast cancer screening awareness among women over the age of 40. In 2010, TNG talent reached more than 2,800 women, and have reached more than 17,000 women since 2004. TNG is known for our people (talent) and programs as much as our beauty products and services. Our strong connection and commitment to the community is what sets us apart from other companies, as it brings us together to make a difference. As a Five-Star Investor with the American Cancer Society (ACS) we have contributed more than $1.5 million to the fight against cancer over the past decade. s For information on how you can get involved, visit tngworldwide. com/community or

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facebook fan page With its new tagging ability, Facebook has made its site a whole lot more appealing for small business owners. Small business




ability to seek out the people

You have to create an incentive.

talking about them and users

Make People Feel They’re Part of Something

can get their voices heard, knowing businesses can check to see who has tagged them. But before either party can take advantage of Facebook’s new feature, you first have to get your customers to opt into the relationship. You have to give them a reason to friend your Facebook Fan page, and that’s not always easy.


I’ve written in the past about how to create a Facebook Fan page – how to set it up, what to put on it, how to make it look and feel like your brand. But how do you get people to actually want to join the page? How do you combat brand fatigue and take them from a passive observer to a full-blown brand evangelist?


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Think back to high school. You joined cliques for survival and to help you feel liked, respected, wanted, etc. You joined because you were made to feel like you were missing out if you weren’t part of the group. Social networking works the same way. It’s very easy to be passive on Facebook. If you want someone to take that step and openly associate themselves with your brand, you need to make them feel like they’re missing out by NOT being part of your community. That they’ll be losing out on a common experience or missing the joke if they stay on the outside. You create that by making your community sound and feel 100 times larger than it actually is (unless you’re purposely trying to seem small and elite). You fake it until you make it. You make tagging part of your fans daily interaction with you. You make a game out of it so that you’re always showing up on their wall (with a link to your Fan page) and they’re always showing up on your page.

Doing this helps spread your brand, it keeps you in people’s top of mind, and it makes them curious as to why they’re seeing you all over the place. I mean, how else do you get people to become fans of tarantulas?

Appeal to Core Members Every group has a core bunch. The handful of folks who are responsible for change, for leading things, for getting everyone excited and spreading the company message. Reach out to these folks and get them involved in talking about your Fan page. Create your promotional army by hand selecting the major players, sending the messages thanking them for their support, and then telling them that you need their help. Make them feel important and like they’re on the cutting edge of whatever you’re doing. Get them to always be talking about you and tagging you places. These types of action increase your trust, build your credibility and give you social proof. These types of connectors are usually the ones with very large social networks on sites like Twitter or Facebook. Ask them to use Facebook’s Suggest feature to “suggest” that their friends fan your page. When the request comes from them, it’s harder for others to decline and it just reinforces that “inside joke”.

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Offer Exclusive Content Facebook is much more intimate than the other social media sites. Users are less likely to invite strangers into their networks and are wary of brands. If you want their attention, you have to give them something of value for their efforts. Something exclusive that they can’t get from your web site, Twitter account or anywhere else on the web. The most popular way of doing this seems to be through Facebookspecific coupons or special offers. Friday’s is offering free hamburgers, Victoria’s Secret gave away free undies, Sears gave away coupons and gift cards, etc. Other brands give away exclusive content via video, photos, applications, advanced notice of events, or even just real interaction with other members. Figure out what your customers crave and then give it to them.

Make Your Fan Page Their Forum No one wants to join a group where they have no voice. They want to interact with the brands they love and feel like they’re being listened to. Once of the best ways to get people to fan your page is to use it as a forum where you ask and listen to your customers’ advice. Let your members lead by turning your Fan page into a place where users can express themselves, to talk about what they don’t like, and things

like they’d like to see you do in the future. If you have an upcoming campaign or product you’re working on create a Facebook focus group that encourages people to offer their input. If word gets out that your Facebook Fan page is where you go to crowdsource your ideas, people are going to want to be a part of that. Make your Fan page the place where your customers can go to get heard. Facebook Fan pages have always been a valuable way to build a community and learn about your audience. However, now they’re also a great way to get your users to spread the word about your brand to their friends with the use of tags. Give them a reason to join your Fan page. Make it exciting and worth their time. And then encourage them to talk about you, to tag you and increase the eyeballs interacting with you online. ▲ WRITTEN BY LISA BARONE ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lisa Barone is co-founder and Chief Branding Officer of the SEO consulting firm Outspoken Media, Inc., specializing in providing clients with online reputation management, social media services and other Internet services. Lisa has been a constant voice in the search world since 2006 and is as known for her brutally honest search observations as her liveblogging of various internet marketing conferences. She blogs daily on the Outspoken Media blog,, as well as on You can find her on Twitter at @lisabarone.


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Power Networking Strategies

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Are you a “Gumball Networker”? Gumball what? I’m sure you remember gumball machines, right? You put in a coin, turn the knob, and out pops a gumball. Well, if you go to networking events and expect to leave with a prospect or a client in your pocket, then you’re being a “Gumball Networker.” I know we’d all love to gain clients everywhere we go, but the truth is, clients aren’t gumballs. And attending a networking event isn’t a guarantee that you’ll walk away with new client. Instead, if you shift your focus to meeting people and to building relationships and alliances with them, you’ll have much more success! Here are six power networking strategies to get you started:

1 Know lots of different people The foundation for building a strong network is having many acquaintances. Because most of our close friends tend to know and do what we know and do, they offer few new contacts. By having a good proportion of acquaintances, you’ll create a larger and more powerful network.

2 Make new friends and have fun

Masters at networking don’t network — they make friends. The real gold lies in building relationships. And you better not approach it like a chore! Growing a network should be enjoyable. Of course, this means that you should look to connect with people you enjoy. As you get to know, like and trust each other, you’ll build the basis of a lasting partnership that will be far more valuable than any quick sale every could have been.

3 Don’t Sell In fact, don’t sell at all! The quickest way you’ll

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have a brochure opened in their face or have products or services pitched at them.

So, even if you happen to come across someone who seems like an ideal client, someone who actually wants to find out more about your services, you’ll have more success if you focus on building rapport first. Then schedule a follow-up appointment as a start to the sales process.

4 Attitude is everything Learn to really enjoy networking as a business building experience. That way, you’ll also be far more attractive to others and much more likely to draw them to you.

5 Think quality over quantity Networking is not about joining or attending a dozen events or associations every month. Instead, just pick a few that you can commit to and attend faithfully. You almost can’t help but build relationships and friendships as you go to the same meetings and see the same people again and again, just as long as you leave your sales pitch at home.

6 Be Patient If you think this sounds like it’s going to take some time, you’re right. Yes, networking is a solid marketing strategy, but only if you do it the right way, by building relationships, and that will take time. Keep at it, though, by being consistent, and you’ll find that relationship-focused networking will yield great results and much more business than gumball networking ever did. ▲ WRITTEN BY SUE CLEMENT ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sue Clement is a business coach and creator of Your Marketing Edge, a membership program including access to her powerful marketing and networking teleseminars and one-on-one coaching sessions. Visit

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The Market has changed — Have You? Paul D’Souza’s new book, The Market Has Changed – Have You? was named as one of the Top 10 Must Read Books of 2010 by Gerhard Gschwandtner, founder and publisher of Selling Power Magazine. Gschwandtner calls it “a must-read for sales professionals committed to winning.” This book offers people with revenue and sales responsibilities, winning strategies to increase their energy, resourcefulness and sales success during these tough market conditions. It attempts to help bridge the gap between a person’s personal and social concerns related to selling and the needs of business to generate revenue. “The financial crisis has been a time of rampant, far-reaching & permanent transformation,” says D’Souza. Business owners and sales teams whose livelihoods depend on generating revenue today, need to move differently in this market place. Few of yesterday’s strategies for making a sale work today. Many of his clients have needed to change radically – or risk failure. The book is divided into 5 keys of success, or principles – Purpose, prosperity, process, people and practical leadership. Then he breaks each of these down into a 5-step process for mastering the principle. At the end of each section there is an exercise so you can put it into application. This book is designed to be read as a novel as well as a Sales Training resource. Weaved throughout the book is a discussion of D’Souza’s unique “Wha-Dho Philosophy” which suggests that people place themselves and their families at the core of any go-tomarket strategy. D’Souza contends that this releases an inborn, natural sense of passion and resourcefulness that is necessary to succeed in today’s economy. This book is very timely. s reviewed By AIMEE GURSKI

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Makeup Essentials

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Facial Waxing

Learn how to build a strong and effective makeup kit. This informational class teaches you how to edit your kit based on the job, what must-have items every makeup artist needs to keep in their kit, how to use them, and what extras should you keep around just in case. Enhance your knowledge of your most important tools: your brushes. Learn to apply your knowledge of beauty makeup application and what products are needed to create effective makeup applications for bridal, photography and film.

Come learn the basics of airbrushing foundation, contouring and highlighting to create a flawless; canvas for traditional makeup. This will be a hands-on class to practice how airbrush makeup feels and looks and how to color match skin using this technique that is great in the new HD world.

This class focuses on technique and application procedures teaching you ways to increase your salon revenue with add-on services. Learn how facial waxing takes special hands with different waxing techniques to receive desired results.



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A brow and lash expert will take you through the fundamentals of designing the perfect brow shape for various face shapes and how to create beautiful, flirty lashes. This class will help you identify what shapes and products to use for brow design. The lash portion of the day includes instruction on taking wimpy lashes to the next level by learning mascara techniques and the proper ways to apply strip and individual lashes. BRING: Makeup brushes, paper and pen INCLUDES: Lashes, free makeup gift ($25 value) and certificate 8/9






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Discover a variety of exciting application techniques for numerous skin types and tones in this hands-on workshop. Uncover the hidden secrets to selecting flattering eye, foundation and lip colors. You will enjoy one-on-one makeup demos using be PRO’s exciting cosmetics.

Learn multiple applications and the latest techniques to help grow your waxing services menu. Learn how Brazilian waxing is different from waxing other body parts. Class will include live demonstration if model is available.


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This class will show you how to work with different color palettes to choose and apply makeup colors to create looks for various skin tones. With these techniques, you will feel more confident with your entire clientele! We will focus on what colors and styles work best for each person you encounter.



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Learn application and pull techniques including the popular Brazilian Bikini Wax. The class will demonstrate leg, facial and bikini waxing. Participants will be paired up to wax and to be waxed. The success of this program relies on this kind of experience. You will also learn about the waxing products, how to conduct a client consultation, how to grow your business and techniques for troubleshooting. BRING: Point tweezers and hair growth of 10–14 days INCLUDES: Working product, lunch and certificate 9/13





Eyebrow Threading

HOSTED BY iconistry beauty Learn the technique that allows you to take out a line of hair at a time and create a more defined shape for your eyebrows. Students learn step-bystep what is necessary to create the eyebrow and facial threading tool, how to use the tool correctly and what not to do. BRING: Hair growth of 10–14 days on legs (you will self practice) INCLUDES: Threading kit, lunch and certificate 9/27



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HOSTED BY BIOTONE Effectively add spa services to your business. Learn hands-on how to perform the most commonly requested spa treatments including exfoliations, mud body wraps, foot treatments, aromatherapy wraps, spa back and cellulite treatments. You will give and receive these therapeutic treatments. BRING: Tennis shoes, flip flops, 14 hand towels (preferably dark), 1 bath towel, 3 bath sheets, 3 double or queen flat sheets, 1 fitted sheet, blanket, 1 small ice cooler, plastic trash bags, pen and paper INCLUDES: Working product and certificate 9/20-21 8:30am-5:30pm FH


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SCHEDULE OF COURSES Nail Shellac Attack Workshop

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An American Crew All-Star will guide you through the intricacies of clipper working, teaching the completion of clipper cuts and the appropriate methods for clipper use.

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Higher Learning Gels Hosted by OPI

Today’s spa concept doesn’t require a lot of space; it’s a way of doing business and servicing customers to build long-term relationships. Discover how increase the ahhhh-factor for all your manicure and pedicure services to keep clients coming back for more. Learn how new Manicure/Pedicure by OPI aromas can help you create a stronger spa menu, and how you can help clients have younger-looking hands, while making a powerful retail connection that will increase your profits.

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Clipper Workshop

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Special Three-Day Course Hosted by TIGI! Best Practices Hosted by TIGI

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Look & Learn A revolutionary styling, finishing and conditioning hair product… introducing the power of Moroccanoil. Moroccanoil is a unique, ultralight, non-greasy formula of Argan oil that seals in shine, producing silky perfection for all hair types. In this demonstration learn the benefits of Moroccanoil including its ability to restore over-processed hair caused by chemicals found in everyday use shampoos, color procedures, perms and environmental factors. Also learn tips from the pros and how to create the prefect blowout to WOW your clients. BRING: Pen and paper 8/16

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Keratin Express Brazilian Smoothing

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Hosted by Kemon After the completion of Color Lab II, you are ready to move to advanced levels few have explored. This course teaches you how to successfully color match, custom formulate, create tone-on-tone highlighting, perform color corrections and overcome challenges. You will also learn secrets and tips on how to do amazing techniques on your clients. BRING: Blow dryer, combs, brushes, cover up, pen and paper INCLUDES: Manikin, working product, lunch and certificate FH W

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Hosted by Kemon

This course is split into a look & learn session and a hands-on workshop.

Look & Learn The leader in Italian Hair Fashion invites you to experience our interpretation of the “UPSTYLE”. Members of the KEMON Artistic team will demonstrate how to create looks from Kemon’s Bridal Collection along with fast and fabulous updos to fit all your clients’ VIP events.

Blonde Solutions Hosted by Kemon

This course is split into a look & learn session and a hands-on workshop.

Creamy, buttery, icy… Blondes are the rage. Just in time for Eric Lindsey, summer, create the look your Kemon National client has been asking for. Platform Artist Discover a variety of techniques for the perfect base, color placement and how to eliminate the challenges you encounter when attempting the perfect blonde. Hosted by Kemon National Platform Artist Eric Lindsey, a color and color correction specialist and a master of balayage. Eric has been an artistic technical team member and portfolio artist for more than a decade. As a national educator, he has worked his magic in some of the most innovative salons in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

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JULY 7/19......... American Crew Clipper Demo 7/19......... Keratin Express Brazilian Smoothing 7/26......... Kemon Blonde Solutions Look & Learn 7/26......... Makeup Essentials with be PRO 7/26......... Kemon Blonde Solutions Workshop 7/26......... CND Shellac Attack Workshop

AUGUST 8/2........... Makeup Essentials with be PRO 8/2-3........ Kemon Color Lab II 8/9........... Brow & Lash Camp with be PRO 8/9-11...... TIGI Best Practices 8/16......... Facial Waxing with GiGi 8/16......... Brazilian Waxing with GiGi 8/16......... Moroccanoil Styling & Finishing Look & Learn 8/16......... Moroccanoil Styling & Finishing Workshop 8/23......... CND Shellac Attack Workshop 8/23......... OPI Higher Learning Gels 8/30......... The Art of Airbrush Makeup with be PRO 8/30......... CND Shellac Attack Workshop


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Criolla Mama

(Barbecued Shrimp with a Corn and Goat Cheese Torta) You can serve this dish with rice instead of the torta. If you add a few more shrimp, this dish will make a nice dinner. The Criolla Mama sauce will keep refrigerated for up to a week, and it freezes well.

ingredients Criolla Mama Tomato Sauce • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 ounce smoked bacon, diced • 1 Scotch Bonnet chile, seeded and minced • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon butter • 1 teaspoon sugar • 1/3 red onion, diced • 1 large stalk celery, diced • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced • 1 small yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced • 2 tablespoons Spanish sherry vinegar • 1 bay leaf, broken

• 1/2 teaspoon cayenne • 2/3 teaspoon black pepper • 1/3 teaspoon salt • 2/3 teaspoon Tabasco sauce • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme leaves • 1 tablespoon chopped basil leaves • 1 tablespoon chopped oregano leaves • 1 cup clam juice • 1 1/2 cups concassé tomatoes (2 large tomatoes) or 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

• 1 tablespoon butter • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 cup fresh sweet corn kernels • Salt and black pepper to taste • 1 tablespoon heavy cream • 1 ounce soft chèvre (goat cheese) • Corn kernel cakes • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil • 1 shallot, thinly sliced • 12 large shrimp (about 10-12 ounces), peeled and deveined

directions 1. Preheat the oven to 300° F. Prepare the Criolla Mama sauce. 2. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy saucepan and sauté the bacon over medium heat until it is almost cooked. Add the Scotch Bonnet and garlic, and sauté for about 1 minute, stirring occasionally.

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5. Prepare the corn cakes. Arrange eight of them on a work surface and spread four of them with an equal amount of the corn and chèvre mixture. Top each with another cake. Place this torta on an ovenproof platter and keep warm in the oven.

3. Add the butter, sugar, onion, celery, and bell peppers. Turn up the heat to medium-high and sauté for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the vegetables just begin to caramelize. Add the vinegar and reduce the heat to medium. Add the bay leaf, cayenne, black pepper, salt, Tabasco, thyme, basil, oregano, and 1/2 cup of the stock, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the remaining stock and the tomatoes, and cook for 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Adjust the seasoning and keep warm. (If making ahead of time, keep refrigerated.)

6. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and when very hot, add the olive oil and then the shallot. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and add to the skillet, stirring rapidly. When the shrimp are just cooked (2 to 3 minutes), add the Criolla Mama sauce, stir, and heat through. Remove the skillet from the heat.

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