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Features: Shared Success Traits

Want to have the best retail employees? Check out these traits to see if your staff has what it takes to succeed.

It's natural to look at your team and readily pick out your top performers, identify your mediocre ones and, of course, sigh with frustration at your worst associates. Obviously, the best ones are your keepers. They make your managerial life easier and ensure that everything runs smoothly. As for those in the middle, frankly, they're your worker bees. They simply get the job done with at least the minimum requirements of the job. Then there are those low performers. They're the banes of your existence. They sap your energy and your patience.

Calculated Fisk

Calculated Fisk
In 40-plus years, Fisk Industries has grown from a budding start-up in a spare room to a flourishing empire with a reach into more than 100 countries.

In the early ’70s, pharmacist Stephen Adler started a side business with his wife on a bridge table in a spare room. Today, that humble endeavor has grown to Fisk Industries in Orangeburg, New York, a 120,000-square-foot beauty empire that was incorporated in 1972 and now reaches more than 100 countries with award-winning, beloved brands-- including Cover Your Gray and Barielle. Today, Stephen [president] and his wife, Claudia, run the business with their son, vice president Ira Adler.

Ready, Set, CPNA 2015!

Ready, Set, CPNA 2015!
Cosmoprof North America is just about here, and CPNA marketing director Daniela Ciocan has last-minute tips for all who attend.

Months of planning have lead up to the beauty event that will host almost 1,000 exhibitors and see nearly 25,000 beauty professionals from more than 100 countries converge at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas July 12 to 14. Whether you’re attending for the new products, the networking opportunities, the education or all three, this year’s Cosmoprof North America show will not disappoint.

Skincare Spotlight: Teenage Skin Care 101

Understand the importance of teaching teenagers good skincare habits to sell more products.

I was 15 when my grandmother first took me to see an esthetician for a facial. This was on top of the fact that my father is a dermatologist and was carefully looking at my skin and the emergence of a few pimples here and there. My grandma told me that while my father was always going to be able to fix pimples, the esthetician would be able to teach me how to prevent them. She would teach me about skin health care. I am forever grateful for that first facial visit.

Features: I'm Ready for My Close-Up

No matter how clean and stylish you think your store is, it can always be improved. Read on for eight store makeover tips that won't break the bank.

With an improving economy, a drop in unemployment, and an overall better fiscal outlook, stores are beginning to see more customers. Finally. Just as you are experiencing an uptick, so are your competitors. If you want to attract and keep potential new customers, it may be time to give your store the ultimate makeover. Your customers are always seeking a makeover for themselves, so why can't your store go through one too? Sometimes all we need is just a little freshening up, a thorough cleaning, or some small changes to make people notice. Other times, we need something more drastic.

Features: The Future of Anti-Virus Software: What Now?

What formerly passed as protection for your computer data is no longer sufficient to protect it from sophisticated hackers and viruses.

Anti-virus leader Symantec sent shockwaves through the beauty retail community with the statement that anti-virus software is dead, leaving beauty store owners wondering, "Now what?"