Archive for 2012

The Power of the Handwritten Note

In the midst of holiday insanity, don’t forget to use this time to thank the people around you for their friendship, support and for being loyal clients. I am a strong believer in regularly sending cards and letters.  I believe the way to someone s heart is through the mail, “snail” mail.  The handwritten note…

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If You Read, You Succeed!

If you read, you succeed!  I have always believed this. I find that summertime is a great time to read and to reread old favorites.  This summer has proven to be a great one for books that matter to me and my profession.  I also took the time to reread a few old faves and…

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BEACON: A Recap

In July during Beauty Week there is also BEACON.  BEACON is a PBA event that features some of the most promising cosmetology students.  The opportunity to attend BEACON is either earned by some through scholarship or paid by others. This year was the largest Beacon group ever, and the best to date. I have had…

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A Salon Success Strategy

I am honored to be a member of what I have always believed to be the greatest industry of all time.  This is the only industry that I know where both women and men are paid equally.  This is the only industry that I know where the playing field is equal for all people, regardless…

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The Greatest Enemy of Learning is Knowing

One of the best lessons I have ever learned is this:  the greatest enemy of learning is knowing. Once you think you know, you build a barrier that prevents you from becoming more. One of the major keys to life is to always be searching for more.  We must always be looking to learn.  Some…

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Let's Bring Your Greatness Out Together

Today, you have a clean slate. Time goes by fast and goes by even faster as you get older. Don’t waste time! Don’t waste your life! Don’t waste every moment because every moment is an opportunity. Let’s take advantage of this moment, and bring your greatness out together.  Watch this super brief video below and…

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Is Fear or a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?

Many of us want so much more out of life but fear and a lack of confidence prevent us from breaking out of the comfort zone we have built to try something new and different. Burn into your brain this great saying: “If I always do what I have always done, I will always get…

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The Art of Balance in Life (It's All About Your Plan)

The art of balance in life has always been a great challenge for me personally. Balance is the elusive butterfly in life. There are times it is there and then in a moment it is gone. This is normal. It happens. I believe the first step to achieving balance is to study your quality of life. I…

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Five Keys to Effective Communication

In every one of my seminars, classes, and in-salon programs, I try to add some type of communication portion. Communication is one of the most important keys to a successful life. To fully possess the ability to connect and have a great, fulfilling conversation with others is paramount. To be able to share your thoughts…

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Growing Your Business (Two Keys to Success)

There are two very important keys to growing your salon or any business for that matter. First, and the most important is to remember to keep the clients you already have now by treating them like new clients every time they visit your business. Be on time, look your very best. Use professional dialogue. Do…

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