Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Never Be Afraid To Ask

The only bad question is the one never asked. Ask another stylist to show you a technique they know. You can cut years off your learning curve by getting tips, tricks and techniques from established stylists. Take what you learn from them, then make it your own.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vidal Sassoon the Movie!

Take a look at the preview for the new Vidal Sassoon movie. You might be interested in checking it out, it's a very important part of our industry's history. I know I'm looking forward to seeing it!

Wishing you all a happy holiday season, and a very happy, healthy new year.

Friday, December 17, 2010

New iPad

Whatever great things people are saying about the iPad—it isn't enough. I just purchased one last week, and it's the coolest new product out there! I can't believe how many different things you can do with it. My favorite thus far is being able to connect back to my hometown through all the apps.

If you have the iPad, download the NY Post. If for nothing else, just to get a laugh. They have the best headlines every day.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What's Your Signature?

A signature is really an expression of your work. My signature is the outline of the cut. Take a look at this video and learn how to stand out with your own work.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Home at Last

Well, I made it home from the hospital two days ago and am feeling much better. After that experience I have realized more than ever how important good service is to a person. After being there for a week it became more and more apparent to me that people want to feel welcomed and cared for, including me. And at the hospital, I felt that. Even though I was in the worst pain, the people there made it bearable. Because of these amazing people, and the level of service they provided to me at all times, an experience that was certain to be awful, turned out to be great.

This made me think about our industry. If great service made my bad situation good, think what great service can for our salons? Do we provide that level of service to all of our clients? If we do, we're sure to be successful. Success doesn't solely rely on our location, or the materials we have in our salon - success depends on providing that one of a kind service to all our clients, at every visit.

Creative Talent Wins Big

Congratulations to Regis Corp. stylist, Tim Findon! Tim took first place in the Stylist category of the first-ever Matrix Mannequin Mania competition.

Competitions are a great way to re-energize your creativity. You wouldn’t give this look to a client, but challenging your skills teaches you what’s possible. And it’s a lot of fun. Then translating what you've learned about cut and color into new looks for your clients can ignite a passion for your work.

Thanks Tim, for your creative vision. We're really lucky to have amazing talent in our salons.

Tim Findon is a stylist at Outlooks for Hair in Harrisburg. PA. Read what Tim said about his winning look, "Calais" at

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hospital Visit

For the past 6 days I have been stuck in the hospital with Pancreatitis. All I can say is Pancreatitis sucks - it's really painful. But, I've been lucky, I am going to be okay and that's what's important.

I am extremely disappointed that I missed our managers' meeting in Las Vegas this past weekend. I was really looking forward to the trip and seeing you all. I am also missing the next Hair Book shoot in NY, which I always look forward to. So, needless to say, I am disappointed.

I will say that the hospital staff is getting a kick out of me. I am able to get them to laugh—it's probably due to my inappropriate behavior and jokes.

Hope you all are having a great day. Remember, having a great day is a deliberate choice on your part - make the most of it!

Also, pass this site along to your fellow stylists. I am looking for followers. And, if you have any feedback for me on the blog, let me know! Email anything you would like to see, hear about, etc. to

Thanks and good luck!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Secrets to a Successful Career

Success is in your hands. It's all about being your best, becoming who you want to be and standing out from the crowd.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

American Crew Video Shoot

American Crew was in town yesterday shooting a new product video at our studio in Minneapolis. Take a look at some behind the scenes footage from the shoot.

Here is the Hairworld link - check it out.