The Faction Collective goes on a North American voyage for the ages in “Utah to BC”

Over time, things change. This is hardly a hot take, and according to the late great Aristotle, time is nothing but the measurement of that change. Documenting skiing is exception to this idea. A Warren Miller film from 1980 is not the same thing as a production from 2020. Skiing has obviously progressed an incredible amount, but the movies and edits themselves have adapted too. The concentration, cinematography and overall artistic eye has entirely become its own game. Filmmakers and companies from across the ski world have honed in their skills and styles to create documentations far beyond the skiing in an attempt to capture the true beauty and lifestyle that goes in to being a skier. Perhaps there are few better examples of this than The Faction Collective. As a company and ski collective, Faction has earned a reputation for producing some of the highest quality flicks around.

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Tricoci University of Beauty Culture Advances Legacy under New Executive Team

Initiatives already launched or in the planning stages under the new leadership team include curriculum updates designed to embrace distance education, additional student and career services resources to elevate student outcomes, and a focus on becoming the employer of choice in the communities we serve. The University is also pleased to announce the launch of a new aesthetics program at the Janesville, WI campus, and an expansion of the Bridgeview, IL campus to accommodate growing student demand on Chicago’s South Side.

These projects and others build on the legacy of hair salon and day spa visionary Mario Tricoci. Mario founded Tricoci University to raise the bar in beauty education and produce the most highly skilled professionals in the industry.

Today, 16 years later, the University remains at the forefront of beauty industry training. Even in 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic, Tricoci University exceeded

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How 11 Beauty Entrepreneurs Are Handling Business Amid the Pandemic

Once brimming with energy and post- haircut highs, salons and spas have been eerily quiet for the better part of a year. So we called up 11 beauty entrepreneurs — all of whom we profiled during happier days — to find out how they’re faring a year into the pandemic, and what’s next for an industry on the brink.

Whoever coined the phrase “hope isn’t a strategy” clearly never lived through a pandemic — or met these entrepreneurs. They still have their skills, their tools (needles, threads, miles of hair), and the belief that best pc monitoring software things will eventually get better. Because if any business knows how to finesse a comeback, it’s the beauty business. Keep scrolling for their stories.

Shelley Smith

Braid Heaven Salon, Kansas City



a person holding a baby: The family behind Braid Heaven Salon (clockwise from left), Leslyn, Allecia, Shelley, Jasmine, and Glynnis Smith.


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The family behind Braid Heaven Salon (clockwise from left), Leslyn, Allecia, Shelley, Jasmine, and Glynnis Smith.

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Two KC teen entrepreneurs could be the next big hit in KC’s history of beauty businesses success

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The future of Kansas City’s beauty business could be in the hands of two Kansas City teenage girls.

Best friends Chondra Walters, 14, and 15-year old Makaila Traylor launched a beauty company last month called MC Cosmeticare. They got the idea to go into business because both of their mothers are entrepreneurs. The mothers helped their girls understand and complete the process of starting a business, along with offering some motherly advice.

“She informed us on the essentials and how to take care of ourselves when it comes to being business partners and starting our own business,” Traylor said.

The young entrepreneurs are walking in the shadow of some heavy-hitters in the beauty business in Kansas City. Longtime Kansas City residents are well acquainted with Blankenship Beauty and Barber supply in the 18th and Vine District.

Lawrence Blankenship Sr. and Fred Meyer started the business

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