One thing we know for sure is that the beauty industry is always changing and from year to year or maybe even month to month there is something new going on in the beauty industry. If you are a salon owner, hairstylist, barber, MUA, or nail tech you better keep up with the latest trends or you will get left behind. This is a forever growing industry with approximately 82,000 beauty salons and 4,000 barbershops in the US alone has brought in about $20 billion in annual sales and will reach approximately $49.3 billion by 2017. Researchers believe that there will be about 1.3 million salon and barbershop owners by 2017. Keeping up requires time and also a mind that is always open for new information. Once you close your mind to learning something new you will surely stop growing as a professional as well as a business owner. Keep your mind open and continue to stay updated in your industry in order to be the best in your profession.