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Business Builders

Talking to the Masses

When Scott Missad assumed ownership of the Gene Juarez Salons & Spas, with nine locations and an academy in Seattle, Washington, he knew he was gaining a revered brand and a fantastic team of employees. But as the co-leader of Strictly Business with Frank Gambuzza, Missad immediately began studying his new business and looking for new opportunities.

Salon Management

Next in Line: Building a Southern Dynasty

On Christmas Day 1998, Jamison Shaw and his daughter Candy Shaw inked a deal on the family’s dining room table, officially transferring ownership of Atlanta’s Jamison Shaw Hairdressers from Jamison to Candy. After signing the last document, Jamison handed Candy his business card on which he’d hand-written the words, “Choo-Choo.”

“Papa, what does Choo-Choo mean?” Candy asked.

News

Neill-TSP Launches Inspiring Website Focused on Salon Business

When Neill-TSP launched its new website a few months ago, the result a far cry from the typical corporate website.  Instead of mission statements and product photos, neilltsp.com features ideas, inspiration, tips and tools for stylists and owners—packaged in an innovative design.  

"Our mission was to create an environment where people can meet their full potential,” says Tom Petrillo, Neill-TSP principal. “This website is a vehicle that illustrates how Aveda salons openly share how to accomplish this,” he adds.

Salon Business News

Greening the Industry

Have you ever assessed what goes into your trash? Have you counted the number of bags that hit the dumpster every night after the salon closes? Maybe it’s time you should.

When a Toronto salon owner told entrepreneur Shane Price how much trash the salon generated every day, Price was astounded. Not only is it bad for the environment, in Canada, you pay a fee for every bag of trash you need picked up.  

Business Builders

Next in Line: Grooming a Successor

In her early 20s, Amanda Hair was managing a Bebe clothing story, when a stylist from the nearby Bob Steele Salon ducked in for some items to use in a photoshoot. Admiring Hair’s look, the stylist asked if she’d ever consider modeling for the salon. Thinking it would be fun, Hair agreed, later modeling for a future shoot and meeting Steele and his team. Attracted to the salon’s energy, Hair became a client as well as a model. 

Salon Management

Next in Line: Family Matters

When Denise and Ron Provenzano launched their first Zano Salons location in Naperville, Illinois, in 1985, their sons were young. “Like most new salon owners, our topic of conversation was always about Zanos whether we were around the dinner table or in the car,” Denise Provenzano says.

Our Editors and Contributors

Danny LeClair's Letter to the Industry and the Clients it Serves

We lost three stylists in our Santa Monica salon recently.

End of day Saturday, they packed a bag and walked out. One took the time to speak to the manager on duty while simultaneously hitting send on an email pre-written to me and my husband/partner. The other stuffed her bag while telling people she was simply cleaning out her locker. The other has not even acknowledged her departure or the seven years she spent with us.

Where did they go? A salon suite that recently opened a quarter of a mile away.

Salon Management

Sharing the Stakes

Through the Salon Resource Group, Peter Mahoney owns 23 salons under five different brand names throughout Canada. Within that salon group, he’s groomed about 20 different employee-owners who each have a stake in the future success of the business. As the president of the Summit Salon Business Center LLC, and the author of the educational CD “Empower Your Profit,” he shows other salon owners how to do the same on a daily basis.

Our Editors and Contributors

Roots Run Deep at the 2 to 10 Conference

As a teenager, I cut my journalistic teeth working at my parent’s small- town, community newspaper. While the last career I wanted to pursue at the time was journalism, it was good pay for a summer job and my bosses were fairly flexible with my hours. I quickly learned though, that being the bosses’ daughter wasn’t always a perk. When the other women in the office had caught up on writing their stories about local weddings, City Hall meetings and social events, they’d start up on a juicy, slow-afternoon gossip session.

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