It's already bad to have locally-owned businesses closing, but salons can be community anchors, and their loss is deeper than simply no longer having a neighborhood beauty parlor. Hopefully, the closings will finally get large salons to actively hire stylists who can work with very curly hair. But, being able to walk into your nearest salon and be sure that they can work with your hair no matter its texture still seems a long way off. What do you think the fallout from losing so many community salons will be, and do you think they'll make a comeback?
Stylists can avoid the problem by wearing masks, but salons often won't let them do so, fearing it'll scare customers off. Would you be OK with your stylist wearing a mask, or would it just creep you out too much?
Like the Wii but saddened by its lack of salon-centric games? Then mope no more, my compatriot, for Redken has created Busy Scissors, a new game that "allows consumers to perm, color, shampoo, cut, blow dry, and style hair." You work your way up in the digital salon by helping "unlock each client’s inner potential by finding their unique outward style." The game hasn't hit stores yet, but you can check out the video below for a preview. Do you think you'll be getting busy with this game later, or not so much?
Wow, this place is very serious about brows. The May issue of WWD Beauty Biz profiles a salon and boutique in Beverly Hills called Billion Dollar Brows that caters almost exclusively to eye brows. Opened last Fall, the shop offers a menu of services ranging including brow shaping, brow tints, lash tints, and two special non-invasive lifts: the Billion Dollar Brow Lift ($75) and the Billion Dollar Face Lift ($155).
The shop is an extension of the Billion Dollar Brows product line, which was founded in 2004 by Natalie and Bob Plain. The husband and wife team launched with an offering called Brow Boost, designed to restore thinning brows, and followed soon after with other products, including a brow gel and lash condition. Later this year, Billion Dollar Brows will launch tweezers, scissors, and an extra-strength version of Brow Boost, according to WWD Beauty Biz.
I think we all understand the importance of good brow grooming, but would you visit a salon solely for eye brows? Tell me below.