Salon News & Trends

Barbershops Are Booming Now More Than Ever!

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Posted by Connor Gaffney on 7/18/2017 to Salon News & Trends

   While many retail stores may be closing their doors, barbershops are opening theirs in record numbers. The men's grooming industry has been rapidly increasing and is estimated to reach $26 billion by 2020! "You don't just look better - you feel better too," said Carlos Aguilar, a 28-year-old restaurant manager in Houston. Carlos makes an appointment with his barber every two weeks, spending approximately $60 and 45 minutes each visit. Carlos states, "It's something special. I know when I go on a Thursday afternoon it's going to be a good weekend. You're ready." 

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JcPenney Salon Pay Gets More Competitive with Project Cinderella

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Posted by Ryan Gaffney on 5/11/2017 to Salon News & Trends

Recently, JCPenny and JCP Salon announced their new Project Cinderella, which is a new employment and compensation program that combines the benefits of working for a salon and being an independent stylist. 
Project Cinderella was established early this year on January 29th. The main perks for this are the fact that there aren't any rental or supply fees. They are also basing commission for beginning designers at 50% and could go up to 70% for top "master" stylists. 

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#BeAwesometoSomebody: One Stylist’s Challenge to Change the Homeless of New York City

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Posted by Allie Winters on 4/13/2015 to Salon Ideas & Inspiration

No matter the weather, each Sunday you’ll find Mark Bustos in one place - on the streets of New York City cutting hair. During the week Bustos is a stylist at a high-end salon in Chelsea, which services famous clients like Nora Jones, Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim. But over the weekend he works with a very different clientele, the homeless on the streets of Manhattan.

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STYLED TO ROCK Recap: Episode Seven

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 12/12/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Standish Salon Goods products are featured on the hit Bravo TV show, Styled to Rock. Episode 7 features nashville glam looks worth of The Band Perry. Tune in every Friday at 8/7c to see clothing designers create looks for world renowned musicians, and catch a glimpse at Standish's salon equipment in use.

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STYLED TO ROCK Recap: Episode Six

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 12/10/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Did y'all catch episode six of Styled to Rock? Take a look at the cutting edge episode featuring Liv & Mim, the Australian twin sister DJ duo, NERVO! The eight remaining designers created stage looks that incorporated cutting-edge technology like LED lights and fiber optics; however, the real challenge came when the designers were paired into teams. Recording artist Kid Cudi served as the guest mentor.

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STYLED TO ROCK Recap: Episode Five

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 11/22/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Tune in tonight to see Carly Rae Jepsen on Styled to Rock! 8/7C on Bravo TV! The cast creates "off-duty" rock star looks for singer Carly Rae Jepsen and learns that the winning look will appear in a Glamour.com feature. But before they can begin designing, they must get their ideas approved by Carly Rae's stylist as well as Glamour's fashion news editor. It's a test to see who can handle multiple voices and points of view, and who cannot.

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STYLED TO ROCK Recap - Episode Three

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 11/15/2013 to Salon News & Trends

On the third episode of Styled to Rock, the designers truly brought "it" when they were challenged to design a look cool enough for the ultimate red carpet rock star, Kelly Osbourne! The challenge requires them to give a nod to punk in their designs -- and forego using any black, which proves challenging for most. They meet designer Chris Benz, known as "The Prince of Color," who gives feedback on creating memorable red carpet looks.

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STYLED TO ROCK Recap: Episode Four

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 11/15/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Miley Cyrus is going to be on Styled to Rock TONIGHT! Tune in to Bravo TV @ 8/7c to see the controversial pop star guest judge with Rhianna! The designers meet Miley Cyrus and are challenged to create a sexy club look for her using leather, silk, and gold embellishments. Tempers flare when the cast competes to grab hold of the limited materials they are required to use. And later, the designers' creations get scrutinized by Miley's "Momager," Tish Cyrus. Will she be offended by the risqué outfits she sees?

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STYLED TO ROCK Recap: Episode Two

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 11/8/2013 to Salon News & Trends

You guys...for real? No, like, for real. Styled to Rock just got REAL, y'all. See as the drama unfolds when the mentors get pissed when the designers fail to make a year 3000 look worth of Kylie Minogue.Bravo TV's second episode recap:The designers are challenged to pitch and design a futuristic piece for pop icon Kylie Minogue to wear at the launch party for her new fashion retrospective book. The cast is shaken up when they are forced to rethink their concepts at the 11th hour. Along with the mentors, designer Jeremy Scott helps Kylie choose the winning look.

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STYLED TO ROCK Recap: Episode One

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 11/1/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Did you happen to catch Bravo TV's premiere of Styled to Rock last Friday night? If you did, you got to see our very own Standish salon furniture make their TV debut! That's right, Rihanna's "people" chose the Ellipse Styling Station and Margaux Salon Chair to outfit their style center in this rockin' competition!

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Margaux Styling Chair on Bravo's Styled to Rock

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 10/24/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Margaux is the type of hair salon chair who knows what she wants and knows how to get it. This party girl knows how to have a good time. You know the type: Margaux enjoys her vodka on the rocks (with a splash of cranberry!) and commands any room with just one swivel... and now, she's gotten the attention of Bravo TV! Margaux is the lucky lady who's been chosen to be featured on Bravo's hottest new television show, Styled To Rock! Tune in to Styled To Rock Friday nights at 7pm CST on Bravo to see our Margaux Styling Chair in action!

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Meet the 2013 Salons of the Year!

Posted by Dylan Taylor-Smith on 7/23/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Every year, Salon Today selects their top salons of the year. Each salon selected is praised for going above and beyond when it comes to client experience and creative use of space. The grand prize winner, Posh Hair Studio in Kew Gardens, New York, has a venerable "wow" factor, with its use of "multi-dimensional and interesting wall designs and ceiling soffits, which create a modern, geometric and cozy feel."

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How Drybar is Like In-N-Out Burger

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 7/16/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Drybar keeps it simple by limiting their menu of services and focusing on the experience--which has proven to be the perfect formula. In fact, "Drybar has grown from four locations and $1.5 million in revenue in 2010 to 25 locations and $19 million in revenue in 2012."

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Afro: "It's Big, Bold and Back in Style"

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 7/16/2013 to Salon News & Trends

We're in awe of this au natural style. "It's big, bold and back in style." As NY Daily News reports, "natural hair is a perfect fit for a generation that shuns styrofoam and loves composting, hybrid cars and eco-friendly yoga clothes." Clients are starting to steer clear of harsh chemicals, opting for a low maintenance "wash and wear" beauty regimen.

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Hair Salon Trend: Braid Bar

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 6/25/2013 to Salon News & Trends

Whether you're hitting the red carpet, a music festival, or a pool party, braids are the "it" summer style that will have you looking fabulous while also keeping you cool! They're also a perfect style to sport if you haven't washed your tresses in a few days! Dear Clark is one of the first Dallas hair salons to offer a braid service, and starting at just $20, anyone can rock this look!

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The Last American Barber: William Marvy Barber Pole

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 6/13/2013 to Salon News & Trends

The Wiliam Marvy Company has manufactured over 83,000 barber poles since the 1950s. As the last American Barber Pole manufacturer, William Marvy revolutionized the original 125-pound design and created a more modern, lightweight version! Two William Marvy Barber Poles can be seen on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. “It’s important to keep the tradition of the barber pole going,” says Scott, grandson of the company’s founder. “It’s a symbol of the trade and part of American history.” Gotta love America.

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Bridal Flower Crown - Standish Salon Goods

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 6/11/2013 to Salon News & Trends

We absolutely adore the recent flower crown trend for bridal hair! Every type of bride can rock a floral headpiece on their big day, whether you're as classic as Audrey Hepburn, or a more edgy Stone Fox Bride! Have you had many brides request this ethereal look? We'd love to see your work! Share your hair style photos on instagram #standishbride and follow our for the Brides Pinterest board for more bridal hair inspiration!

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Blow Dry Bar Boom!

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 4/2/2013 to Salon Ideas & Inspiration

If you're a modern woman who enjoys getting pampered, you've undoubtedly heard of the latest salon trend: Blow Dry Bars. These blow-n-go salons have been all the rage with on-the-go ladies across the country, and now celebrities are capitalizing on this trend.

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Valentine's Day: Red Styling Chairs

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 2/14/2013 to Salon Ideas & Inspiration

Happy Valentine's Day Y'all! In honor of this lover's holiday, we're going to feature our red salon chairs (of course!). Red styling chairs make such a strong, yet classic, statement. Michelle Griffin Academy in England does this look so well. Emulate their good taste with...

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Three Steps to Buying Hair Salon Equipment

Posted by Dylan Taylor-Smith on 1/2/2013 to Salon Ideas & Inspiration

Buying hair salon equipment can be as easy as pie, but following certain steps can get you there faster, and with fewer headaches. Step One: Get organized. These days, there are myriad options to help inspire you and ultimately help in decisions on layout, color scheme, decor, and overall...

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Red Salon Chairs: The Lady in Red of Salons

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 12/19/2012 to Salon Ideas & Inspiration

A lady in red is a powerful thing. There have been songs written about them and countless movies- Julia Robert's career was catapulted when she donned that red gown in Pretty Woman. I mean...who can forget this moment?? There's just something about a confident lady in red, the image is...

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How Salon Styling Stations Can Complete Your Look

Posted by Tiffany Boyle on 12/5/2012 to Salon Ideas & Inspiration

Salon styling stations can say a lot about a salon. The color, the shape, and the location of the station can really tell a customer whether they're in a fun environment or not, so why not pick the coolest and most stylish stations on the market? With our help, you will find the perfect...

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How to Buy Quality Beauty Salon Furniture

Posted by Dylan Taylor-Smith on 11/21/2012 to Salon Ideas & Inspiration

Can you guess the most opened drawer in your home? Here's a hint: it's the one that contains shiny, metal objects, designed for cutting and handling food. Yep, your silverware drawer is opened, on average, 7-10 times per day. It's the one you'll probably have to replace in 10...

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Salon Equipment: Custom vs. Ready-to-Ship

Posted by Dylan Taylor-Smith on 11/16/2012 to Salon News & Trends

Choosing salon equipment is a crucial step in bringing your salon to life; styling stations and chairs can impact the look, feel and overall atmosphere of a salon or spa. Maybe you have some specific designs in mind, or maybe you're not sure yet where to start.

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Our New Salon Showroom Sign

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 10/11/2012 to Salon News & Trends

We're officially official! We hung our snazzy new sign for our salon furniture showroom today and everyone here at the office couldn't be more pleased! Our giddy excitement resulted in a rendition of Ace of Base's "The Sign", complete with expressive hand dancing inspired by this guy..

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The Dog Days Aren't Over

Posted by Dylan Taylor-Smith on 7/18/2012 to Salon News & Trends

We happen to be in the midst of some seriously hot weather, but let's be honest: it's to be expected for this time of year. The recognition of this crazy, sultry time dates back to some Ancient Greek guy (ahem, Aristotle) who helped to coin the term "Dog Days"...

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Let's Get Organic... and Drunk?

Posted by Dylan Taylor-Smith on 6/5/2012 to Salon News & Trends

Beer is everywhere right now. It is summer, after all. But have you ever put it in your hair? Quick, text or call your mama this minute and ask her if she tried this 60's-era trick for softer hair. Mine did, but she's a major hippie.

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Dear Salons, You Rock. Love, the Economy

Posted by Dylan Taylor-Smith on 3/21/2012 to Salon News & Trends

Here's the rumor: the success of salons is directly correlated with the success (and improvement) of the economy. Here are the facts: "Beauty salons had an average annual sales growth of 5.37 percent in 2010 and 2011... a faster growth rate than the industry saw in 2009"...

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Gimme More Base

Posted by Tiffany Boyle on 12/11/2011 to New Products

Here at Standish we understand that stylists are artists. So, that is why we want to give you as many options as possible so you can customize your salon to your liking! Only here can you choose the style of chair you want, color, AND base shape!

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Differentiate Yourself

Posted by Olivia Todaro on 9/20/2011 to Salon News & Trends

I’ve been told that there are more salons in the United States than gas stations! Isn’t that crazy to wrap your head around?! I certainly don’t want to deter you from opening a salon; opening a business can be extremely lucrative and exciting, but you must consider how you are going to differentiate yourself from the competition.

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