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The Top Tool To Grow Your Business, #HASHTAGS
by Kelly Ehlers
We’ve all heard it takes a month to form a new habit, and here we are - one month into the new year and wondering how to increase business in 2017. If you’re in on the biggest secret to building your books—ahem, social media—then there’s a good chance you’re already using the top tool to grow your business: hashtags! Read more here.

Celebrate the Holidays and Your Business with Company Events
by Julie Bawden Davis

Throwing company events for holidays or special occasions (like the first day of spring on March 20) can be a great opportunity to thank your employees. Now after a long winter, there's a good chance that you and your staff are ready for a break. Read more here.

Why Recognition Matters
by David Novak
Want to make your team happier, more productive and ready to take on every day? Acclaimed CEO David Novak joins us to discuss a simple but powerful tool that can help you achieve that goal: recognition. Whether you’re just starting a company or have hundreds of employees, this conversation will help you bring out the best in those around you. Also on tap, Ramsey Solutions Chief Experience Officer Brian Williams stops by to share his leadership tips and how he uses the DISC Profile System to communicate with his team. Listen here.

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This 7-Step Morning Routine Helped Me Build a Billion-Dollar Brand
by Tom Bilyeu
Left to my own devices, I'm lazy as hell. During one period of my life, I would stay in bed for hours in the morning because I was too cold and lazy to get up and put a sweatshirt on. As a child, I showed no early signs of promise whatsoever. My own mother, who was always my biggest champion, just quietly assumed I was going to fail in life. And yet today, I’m a successful entrepreneur who co-founded the company Quest Nutrition, which was valued at over a billion dollars, and I’ve since gone on to found Impact Theory, a company whose content, when combined with my past show Inside Quest, has been viewed more than 165 million times. Read more here.

Why John Wooden's Teams Won
by John C. Maxwell
My lesson today centers on a man who, in my opinion, was the best basketball coach—college or pro—to have ever lived: the great John Wooden. To most he was known as the “Wizard of Westwood,” the UCLA basketball coach who guided the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships over two decades. But for those who played for him, he was much more than a coach. He was a teacher, father figure, mentor and master motivator who got every inch and more out of his players. When I heard of his passing last June, my mind was flooded with many memories of this great man, and the impact he had on so many people, including me. I was also reminded of memories and life lessons I shared with him personally. Read more here.

AACS Lawsuit Update Webinar

by American Association of Cosmetology Schools
In this can't miss webinar, Ed Cramp will be addressing new and updated information regarding the AACS lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education. This webinar will not be recorded, so please make every effort to attend this important session. Register here.


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Spanish Hair Salon Gives Homeless Guy an Incredible Makeover
by Jenna Rosenstein
A hair salon in Spain gave a homeless man a free makeover, and he didn’t recognize himself afterwards. Heartwarming video shows Jose Antonio, 55, welling up after the La Salvajeria salon in Palma de Mallorca chopped off his unkempt hair, trimmed his straggly beard and gave him a new outfit to wear, the BBC reports. “This is incredible!” said the former electrician on seeing his reflection in a mirror for the first time. “How different, no one’s going to recognize me!” Watch here.

10 Things Happy People Do Not Do
by Gonzalo Arzuaga
Two of the most amazing emotions one can feel are positivity and happiness. Happiness and positivity could really turn things around 180 degrees and could cause you to feel like you’re on top of the world. They are contagious and transfer easily to other people. Happiness causes relaxation and comfort whenever it’s found and creates a positive aura you can feel. Read more here.

This Story About Dave Bowie's Ziggy Stardust Haircut is Amazing
Suzi Ronson, the woman behind David Bowie's iconic Ziggy Stardust haircut, explains how the look came to be. Watch here.

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10 Habits of Ultra-Likeable Leaders
by Travis Bradberry
If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likeable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out before they ever get to see what anyone is truly capable of. Read more here.

Pinkcast 1.17: Why you should say "I Don't" instead of "I Can't"
by Daniel Pink
A few months ago I went to the doctor and the doctor gave me some news I didn't really want to hear ... Watch here.

Style With Knowledge
by Prosper U
Style With Knowledge is a revolutionary, in-depth blowout and styling program created by Eric Fisher. Throughout 2017, all Prosper U schools will receive FREE online access to the Style With Knowledge videos! That's access to 42 blowout and styling videos to teach your students the techniques, elements and steps for completing the most in-demand styles of today. In addition to the free online access, you'll have the option to purchase the Style With Knowledge book for only $19. This is a total savings of $51. Learn more here.

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Reading List: Extreme Teams
by Chauncey Mabe
Consultant Robert Bruce Shaw isn’t the first to examine successful 21st-century teams, but his observations are fresh and insightful. The trick is hiring the right people to create the right atmosphere, and maximizing profits by not making profits what matters most. Pixar uses constant feedback, while Whole Foods fosters super-autonomous teams. What they all have in common is the willingness to toss conventional wisdom overboard to make room for innovation. Read more here.

Social Media Advertising: 4 Trends to Watch
by Michael Korel
Advertising on social media may help your business reach new audiences and sell more products. These tips can help you decide how—and where—to best spend your social media budget. Read more here.

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Some Teams Better Than Others
by Margaret Heffernan
Culture defines any business, but it’s one of the hardest things to manage. In this extract from her new TED Book, Margaret Heffernan lays out the often-overlooked element necessary to build an effective, efficient organization: social capital. Read more here.

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The Best Hair and Makeup Looks at the 2017 Golden Globes
by Jenna Rosenstein
See the most gorgeous hair and makeup looks from the first awards show of the year. Read more here.

Jimmy Kimmel: The Hardest Working Man in Show Business
Find out the secret behind the funnyman’s legendary work ethic. Read more here.

The Best Beard Style For Every Face Shape
by Dennis Green and Samantha Lee
A full beard is one of the most common looks you'll see on a man these days. But that doesn't mean it works well for everyone, as some face shapes just don't lend themselves to the style. Read more here.

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8 Leadership Strategies for a New Year
by Anita Campbell
The new year offers a great opportunity for you to evaluate your leadership strategies. The following leadership strategies may help you make your team more effective this year. Consider taking some time to evaluate your leadership and consider any changes that might help your team learn and grow. Read more here.

AACS Webinar Series 2016 - 2017
AACS brings members exclusive content through in our in-person meetings like CEA and Annual Convention. But what if you can’t make it to our meetings? Well, we’ve come up with a member benefit you’ll love. The following webinars are FREE to current AACS members! We’ll be adding more webinars in the future, so be sure to check back often. Get all the details here.

Style With Knowledge
by Prosper U
Style With Knowledge is a revolutionary, in-depth blowout and styling program created by Eric Fisher. Throughout 2017, all Prosper U schools will receive FREE online access to the Style With Knowledge videos! That's access to 42 blowout and styling videos to teach your students the techniques, elements and steps for completing the most in-demand styles of today. In addition to the free online access, you'll have the option to purchase the Style With Knowledge book for only $19. This is a total savings of $51. Learn more here.

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Could Workplace, Facebook's New Collaboration Tool, Work For You?
by Mark Henricks
Facebook may be great for individuals sharing vacation pictures with friends and family or for businesses seeking to develop customer relationships. But for work-related communications such as sharing best practices between employees, the social media space is generally seen as too public and too informal. Facebook aims to remedy that with Workplace an enterprise social networking platform recently released for general use after a year in beta testing. Read more here.

4 Steps to Lead Your Team To Win Big
by John C. Maxwell
They were a young team facing seasoned professionals. The veterans had secured gold medals six out of the seven previous Winter Olympic Games and were the clear favorites. Some of the players were active military, and all had been trained in top-notch facilities. The amateurs were fresh-faced college kids. It remains one of the greatest sports stories ever told. Read more here.

Learn How To Create Social Media Magic
by Stacey Soble
Do you struggle with creating engaging content for Instagram and Facebook? Help is on the way. Stylists Jay Wesley Olson and Jamie Dana have built successful businesses through their loyal followers, and together they are creating Social Media Magic, a two-day workshop where attendees will learn how to create a social media presence that supports their brand and grows their business. Read more here.

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11 Sincere Ways to Say Thank You
by YPO
In today’s workplace culture, perks like free food and gym memberships are nearly expected, and not just as ways to reward your team for a job well done. But not all tokens of appreciation have to be monetary. For leaders, expressing simple yet sincere gratitude boosts team morale, reduces turnover, increases productivity and helps set the overall tone and culture of your organization. And typically, happy employees lead to a successful business. Read more here.

If You Want To Win, Help Others Win First
by Tony Jeary
When I was a kid, my dad taught me the most important principle of my life: “Give value: Do more than is expected.” It has been the foundation of my success. From day one, we encounter competition on the playground and in the classroom. Later we compete with others for educational benefits, careers and promotions. We are wired to compete, and that often leads to a mindset of trying to “one-up” others. But truly smart achievers help others win, which directly impacts the speed of results they experience. Read more here.

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace
by Stephen Gates
When it comes to the psychology of leadership and creativity there are few people who I find more insightful and inspiring than Simon Sinek. He gained fame after his ‘Start with Why‘ TED talk that went viral and has really reshaped the conversation around creativity at pretty much every level of the agency and corporate world. I recently came across a new video of his called ‘Millennials in the Workplace’ that is easily the best collection of insights and observations I’ve heard. Watch here.


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The Road Map To Great Teamwork
by Don Yaeger
Long before he won 10 NCAA men’s basketball titles with his UCLA Bruins, Coach John Wooden developed his famous Pyramid of Success as a visual to instruct his players on how to win on the court and in life. Read more here.

AACS Webinar Series 2016 - 2017
AACS brings members exclusive content through in our in-person meetings like CEA and Annual Convention. But what if you can’t make it to our meetings? Well, we’ve come up with a member benefit you’ll love. The following webinars are FREE to current AACS members! We’ll be adding more webinars in the future, so be sure to check back often. On November 16th, Prosper U will be doing a webinar "Are Your Students Tired of Talking to Mannequins?" Get all the details here.

An Unconventional Model: We're In The People Business (And So Are You)
by David K. Williams
How often do entrepreneurs hear the question, “What business are you in?” Their eyes light up as they talk about inventions, customer experience platforms or enterprise software. They unleash a fire hose of passion about the uniqueness and benefits of the particular product they sell and the business model they’ve chosen. But here’s a contrarian view. We’re in the people business. Read more here.

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Together Toward Tomorrow Convention
by American Association of Cosmetology Schools
AACS Annual Convention & Expo is November 4 - 7, 2016 at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista (Orlando, Fl).  Register here.

Seth Godin on Effective (And Ineffective) Marketing Tactics for Small Businesses
by Bruna Martinuzzi
Are you happy with your marketing strategy? Has it been successful in promoting your company and raising awareness of who you are? Have the effort and expense you've put into it attracted the customers you were hoping to attract? If the answer to any of these questions is no, you might want to listen to Seth Godin. Read More Here.

7 Men's Grooming Tips to Better Your Barbershop Biz

by Behind the Chair
Treat your guys how they want and need to be treated! We got some behind the chair action with the barbers at the Austin World Fair and gathered up a few of our favorite men's grooming tips to share with you. Read more here.

 

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Now Hear This: 9 Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind and Soul
by Josh Ellis
Headphones and earbuds ever’where. You see people wearing them while shopping at the grocery store, driving their cars, walking down the street, exercising at the gym or even while they’re at work. It wasn’t this way when the Walkman came out. Why now, when pop music is worse than ever, must everyone be listening to tunes 24 hours a day, seven days a week? Actually they’re not. Although plenty of people are streaming iTunes, Spotify or Pandora from their smartphones as they go about their days, more and more are plugging into an easier-listening genre once reserved for ultraconservatives and sports junkies: talk radio. Except the on-demand revolution has led to a renaissance in broadcast conversation. Podcasts are nothing new. Read more here.

A Good Life Contains These 6 Essentials
by Jim Rohn
The ultimate expression of life is not a paycheck. The ultimate expression of life is not a Mercedes. The ultimate expression of life is not a million dollars or a bank account or a home. The ultimate expression of life is living a good life. Here's what we must ask constantly, "What, for me, would be a good life?" And you have to keep going over and over the list—a list including areas such as spirituality, economics, health, relationships and recreation. So, what would constitute a good life? Jim Rohn has a short list: Read more here.

The 10 Most Annoying Styling Habits
by Jeff Grisler
We all pick up bad habits during our careers, no matter what we do for a living. These habits or bad traits seem to progress as we get older. Stylists and estheticians might pick up these habits in cosmetology school, from co-workers or even from you. Read more here.

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We will be at booth 207. Stop by and spin the Wheel of Prosperity to win some really cool prizes. Plus, enter to win a six-month subscription to a Wine & Cheese Club. Yes, you can get six amazing bottles of wine delivered right to your door just by stopping at our booth!

We're counting down the days and can't wait to see you in sunny Florida!

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Before you jump into today's newsletter, I want to invite you to visit us at the upcoming AACS Annual Convention & Expo 2016, November 4th - 7th. You can register for the convention here.

We will be at booth 207. Stop by and spin the Wheel of Prosperity to win some really cool prizes. Plus, enter to win a six-month subscription to a Wine & Cheese Club. Yes, you can get six amazing bottles of wine delivered right to your door just by stopping at our booth!

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Strategy

Become a Resilient Leader - Tips to stay at the top of your game
by Vivette Payne
Challenging times call for resilience. Here are a few things you can do to stay at the top of your game: Read more here.

Every Kid Needs A Champion Ted Talks
by Rita Pierson
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like." A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level. Watch it here.

Style With Knowledge Program
by Prosper U
Salon Owners say: "Blowouts are where 95% of stylists just out of beauty school fall short."
Clients can’t always tell their haircut is good but they can always tell if their hair is beautifully finished. Today, blowouts have gone from an add-on service in salons to a full-on national craze. They are drawing a mass audience among women of all ages. Learn more about this revolutionary, in-depth blowout and styling program here.

 Business

Together Toward Tomorrow Convention
by American Association of Cosmetology Schools
AACS Annual Convention & Expo is November 4 - 7, 2016 at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista (Orlando, Fl). Register here.

Talks on Human Resources
by Ted Talks
Human resources is a huge part of what makes businesses work. Strengthen and motivate your team with these accessible talks focused on creating a rich, spirited company culture. Watch here.

5 Ways to Help
Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More
by Amine Khechfé
Winning over customers may have been the easy part. Inspiring them to keep returning often takes new techniques. Read more here.

 

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#DoUCount
by D. Allen Sadler
Would you stand on a street corner, blindfolded, asking strangers to hug you? We wouldn't blame you for saying no, but after watching this video, you might have slightly fewer doubts. D. Allen Sadler's "blind trust experiment" is getting passed around Facebook this week after being posted on July 28. In it, the man stands blindfolded on a busy sidewalk in Montgomery, Alabama, next to a sign that says, "You do not have to fear me! I count ... U count .... We count! I trust u, do u trust me? Let's hug."  Watch the video here.

He Could of Won the Race. Instead, He Helped His Brother Cross The Finish Line.
by Maxwell Strachan
Alistair Brownlee could have bypassed his toppling brother on the way to a first-place finish for the day at the World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico, on Sunday. Instead, with fewer than 1,000 meters to go, he wrapped his arm around Jonathan and helped him cross the finish line. Read more here.

The Hairdresser for the Homeless
by Alvaro Ricciardelli
Josh Coombes is a hairdresser with a huge salon: the streets of London. The 29-year-old has been giving free haircuts to homeless people for the past year. Photos of the results are posted on an Instagram account which has thousands of followers. It's part of an campaign by Josh and friends Matt Spracklen and Dave Burt, which is using the the hashtag #DoSomethingforNothing, to encourage people to help others, any way they can.
Watch the video here.

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Before I go, I want to invite all of you to join us for our next webinar. We will be rebroadcasting our Salon Floor Series Part 1: The Client Value Stream. In this webinar, we will give you tips for creating a memorable and meaningful experience for your guest.

FACT: Guests who “love the experience” spend 26% more money than guests who are merely satisfied.

How well are you managing your client's experience?
Successful businesses and people manage their clients' experiences. Your guests travel a journey along what Prosper U calls the Client Value Stream.


Join us in this webinar to gain inside information for managing your guest’s experience; from the warm welcome to the fond farewell and everything in between.

Don’t lose your clients to your competition. Give them an amazing experience and they will return again and again and AGAIN. Save your seat today!

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Define Your Path to Greatness Webinar Series
by Prosper U
"Define Your Path to Greatness" is a goal setting and career pathing webinar series created just for your students! It's easy to follow and designed to help your students reach their potential. This webinar series, featuring Executive Coach and Facilitator, Leslie Neinast, is to help your students define their future. Read more here.

Excellence in Education Recognition Program
by Modern Salon
Every year, MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program recognizes outstanding achievement by beauty schools across the country. Hundreds of applications are submitted by individual and multi-unit schools in hopes of being acknowledged for ideas and best practices worth sharing. Get all the details here.

 

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ABS Global Image Awards
by Cosmetologists Chicago
America’s Beauty Show by Cosmetologists Chicago announces the creation of the ABS Global Image Awards, which replace the former CC STARS Photo Competition. The Global Image Awards will recognize hairdressing talent on an international level. The photo competition requests entries in eight different categories: Haircutting, ColorAmerica Colorist of the Year, Avant Garde, Texture, Editorial, Men’s Cutting, Artist Team and Student Champion. Get all the details here.

12 Fresh Hair Color Trends You Need To Know About For Fall
by Carly Cardellino
Whether you have blonde, red, brown, or black hair, according to color genius Aura Friedman, colorist at Sally Hershberger's Downtown Salon​, it's all about going for a warmer, richer tone this fall. Here, she tells you what shades to go for and how to get them. See them here

 

Business

6 Concepts Your Millenial Employees Wish You Understood
by Steven Kaufman
One of the most fraught challenges that an entrepreneur can face is the management of employees. Plenty of books have been written on the subject; plenty of classes have been taught. But it’s only when you’re suddenly sharing an office full of millennials with their own distinct personalities, strengths, weaknesses and dreams - each of whom is looking to you for leadership -- that the real learning begins. Read more here.

Love Your People - Inspiration for Work and Life
by Inspireyourpeople.com

Love Your People has helped thousands of people and organizations embrace more kindness, care, and accountability with 8 simple points. Watch the video here.

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Before I go, I want to invite all of you to join Jessica Beck and me in our next webinar "Exceeding Expectations". In this webinar, we will discuss how every business has an experience. Some are managed and some are by accident. In today’s world, your students need to know how to manage a guest’s experience to keep them coming back again and again and AGAIN.

What you teach your students and demonstrate on your floor are the habits that your students will take with them. You need to make sure they are the right habits.

Join us on this webinar as we delve into easy-to-implement ways to exceed your client’s expectations. Save your seat today - click the link below!

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