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  • Barbering is Booming!

    The men’s grooming industry is expected to hit 26 billion by 2020. This steady growth will shed light on the opportunity for a grooming career. Men are starting to invest more on their grooming needs—hair, skin and beyond. 


  • How Much To Tip Your Hairstylist

    This is an intriguing question regarding tipping. How do you decide if 15, 20, or 25 percent is the correct amount. Are you suppose to tip the owner? What if multiple assistants helped with your blowout or shampoo? How do you know where the tip is going to? Proper tipping etiquette at the salon isn't the same as tipping at a restaurant, bartender, massage therapist, or your uber driver. The cardinal tipping rule for salons is 20% but other factors could determine a lesser or greater amount. On an average 15-20% is the norm. Be your own judge based on the quality of service, expectations, professionalism, flexibility, length of relationship, number of associates involved, salon's geographic location. Most important, Ask questions to better understand their compensation process. 


  • 2019 International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Kick-Off

    The 2019 International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) kick-off starts January 26- 20, Long Beach, CA. Hikari Products will be present and previously dominated the stage at the 2015 NAHA awards (North American Hairstyling Awards)! The finalist categories for 2019 are: Avant Garde, Editorial, Hair Color Color, Hair Cutting, Hair Stylist, Master Hair Stylist, Men's Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist, Newcomer Stylist, Student Hair Stylist, Nail Professional, Styling & Finishing, Texture and Team of the year. NAHA, is the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America and is celebrating 30 years. Get inspired by attending the most innovative education and seminars. Read More


  • London Fashion Designer- Ashley Williams Hair Clips

    Remember those awful looking hair clips and barrettes in the 90's. Well London Fashion designer Ashley Williams has become well-known for her rhinestone hair clips. So the 90's style hair clips are a must have to complete your accessories. Ashley's designed hair clips have transformed the way they are worn nowadays. Some clips read: Crazy Women, Sad Zone, Justice and can be found in her collection. She has designed special clips for singer Selena Gomez as well as for a host of other celebrities.


  • How Often Should My Scissors Be Sharpened?

    This is one of the most asked questions. At least once per year is a good rule.  A lot is primarily based on care and maintenance. Daily care and maintenance should be performed. This includes cleaning and oiling, along with correct tension and adjustment. Other factors are the hair texture, dry vs. wet, number of cuts performed over a period of time and quality of the scissors. Scissor Sharpening


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