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Features: Proactive Practices

30 things your employees can do when business is slow.

As a store manager, labor costs are the bane of your existence. It’s a constant battle to provide staff coverage during every possible shift and balance that with the cha-ching of labor dollars spilling away. What’s even more frustrating is when you have either very few, or no customers and you see your team standing around talking about the weekend or idly playing on their phones.

Product of the Month: Dream Hair

For hair transformations that wow, look to DreamCatchers to add length, color and volume to your customers' hair.

DreamCatchers is an established hair extensions brand bringing in over 20 years of experience in one of the fastest-growing categories in beauty. It launched in the United States in 2007 and has gained much popularity through its show presence, as the brand exhibits at 16 trade shows a year with its team of professional hairstylists and models in tow for marvelous demonstrations.

Retail Imports Increase Between School, Holiday Shopping Seasons

Cargo volume for 2016 is expected to see a 1.6% increase over last year, as consumers wrap up back-to-school shopping and retailers begin to stock shelves for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the retail trade association National Retail Federation and maritime research and informational services firm Hackett Associates.

Evine Partners With Famous Hand Supermodel for Skincare Launch

Evine Live, a shopping destination and curator of video content, recently debuted SIROT, an exclusive antiaging skincare line.

The collection was founded and created by world-famous hand supermodel Ellen Sirot. It uses advanced, patent-pending Transformative Glass Technology to transform normal-looking skin into a glass-like appearance through an innovative day and night system for the face, body and hands. The routine takes less than one minute a day and night.  

The Elegance of Old Hollywood

Discover how hair artist and stylist Mustafa Avci went from being a dreamer to one of the industry's most prolific influencers of vintage glamour as the owner of Salon M.

Though he's only in his early 30s, Mustafa Avci, the owner of Salon M in Brooklyn, New York, has a devoted legion of online fans — and big plans for the future. Specializing in one-of-a-kind styling creations and chic hair artistry, he’s making waves in the industry by bringing classic Hollywood glamour, à la Marilyn Monroe, back into the forefront of trends.

Working with everyone from Turkish movie stars to Instagram’s rising up-and-coming artists, here’s how he went from a being a young visionary in the Big Apple to one of the hottest names in the world of hair.