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Don't Worry, Clip Happy
You might be an awesome stylist, but we have to break it to you—without topnotch cutting tools, your talent is limited. So how can you tell if your clippers are amateur? We asked the experts who helped us cut through the clutter of misinformation, so you can fill your station with the best of the best.
Scissor Sisters - Finding the Perfect Set
Take away your shears and you are out of business. But it’s not simple enough to pick up a trusty pair that has been kicking around the salon since before you were born. Time for an upgrade! Here's what you should look for. 
4 Design Tips: Small Space, BIG Style
The pros at Takara Belmont know a thing or two about creating beautiful—and fucntional—salons. So even if you your space is limited, there’s still a lot of room for style! Here, Lauren Hrusovsky, Takara Belmont USA Designer, shares four great tips for helping your small salon make a BIG impact.
BREAKING NEWS: 14th Annual Stylist Choice Awards Winners Announced
HERE ARE THE 2014 BTC STYLIST CHOICE AWARD WINNERS!
14th Annual Stylist Choice Awards Recap
This year's Stylist Choice Awards gave more than 3,000 stylists and VIPs a night to remember! There were laughs, there were tears, there was fashion, but most of all there was celebration as the best of the best in products, haircolor, tools, education and texture were announced!
6 America's Beauty Show Classes to Boost Your Business!
America’s Beauty Show, March 22-24, at McCormick Place, in our hometown of Chicago, is only a few weeks away. The whole BTC team can hardly wait! In addition to our annual BTC Stylist Choice Awards, we encourage you to select from the more than 100 classes and workshops to complete your America’s Beauty Show experience! For business building, look for the double-header with Jerry & Karen Gordon, let Repêchage’s Lydia Sarfati upgrade your customer service, or have Frank Gironda show you how to stop color waste. To keep track of it all, download the Americas Beauty Show app!
8 Tips for Choosing the Right Cutting Tool for the Job
Choosing the right cutting or styling tool for the job means the difference between an average cut or a phenomenal one, so choose carefully! If you struggle with decisions like reaching for a razor or texturizing shears, or grabbing a comb or a brush, maybe it’s time to retool your strategies. Fernando Romero, salon owner and founder of BioIonic, offers eight tips for selecting the right tool for every job.
BUSTED! Feds Seize 21,000 Counterfeit FHI Heat Ceramic Flat Irons
FHI Heat has a message for counterfeiters: Don’t even think about it.
Blow Dryer 101: Advice for Choosing the Right Dryer
With an ever-growing array of hair appliances on the market, something as seemingly simple as shopping for a new professional hair dryer can turn into an arduous task. From high-end to low-end, many tools across a category often make similar claims with science-based vocabulary. How do you know what's what? Take out your notebook and a #2 pencil because it's time for Cricket Company's Blow Dryer 101:     
 
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