The team from Styles of Broadway in Martin, Tennessee. 
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The team from Styles of Broadway in Martin, Tennessee. 

 

STYLES ON BROADWAY
MARTIN, TN
stylesonbroadway.com
Mari Dilday
SQUARE FEET:
6000; 3500; 3500   
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 92
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $60
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Aveda, Bumble and bumble
COLOR: Aveda, Pulp Riot 
SKIN CARE: Jan Marini, Aveda 
NAIL CARE: OPI, SNS 
TECH SUPPORT: SalonBiz, Reach, Demandforce
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA
“One of our core values is education, and we’ll always looking for ways for our team to expand their skillset. We recently had a master barber come in to do a barbering class, we sent several stylists to learn hand-tied extensions, and recently hosted color and VoMor extension classes. This allows us to offer new services as well as help team members level up.” 

 

Laura Graven and Ashley Puglisi, owners of Tailored Salon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 
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Laura Graven and Ashley Puglisi, owners of Tailored Salon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

 

TAILORED SALON
Milwaukee, WI
tailoredsalon.com
Laura Graven and Ashley Puglisi
SQUARE FEET:
1700     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 13
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $52
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Davines  
COLOR: Davines, Pulp Riot 
TECH SUPPORT: Phorest, Reach  
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA
“A time of team building and a survey found that the greatest attribute our team felt about work was that it’s a safe and secure environment. Our LGBTQ+ shared they had literally never experienced this before in a work environment. This information encouraged our leadership team, and simultaneously broke our hearts to realize the challenges of feeling acceptance and inclusion for often marginalized individuals.”

 

The team from Taj Salon and Spa from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 
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The team from Taj Salon and Spa from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

 

TAJ SALON & SPA
Brooklyn Park, MN 
tajsalonspa.com
Andria Strandin and Jeanne Strandin
SQUARE FEET:
5000     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 35
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $56
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Aveda, Pureology, Unite
COLOR: Aveda, L'Oreal Professionnel
SKIN CARE: Eminence Organic, Dermalogica, Obaji
NAIL CARE: OPI, CND 
TECH SUPPORT: Meevo 2, Reach, Canvas Me, Demandforce, Tippy, Vish
“The biggest cost-savings strategy we implemented was a renegotiated lease. We began requesting a rent reduction from our landlord at the start of the pandemic, and after months of trying to convey that our revenue did not support the high rental rates, we made the tough decision to surrender 1,500 square feet of space at the end of 2021. This drastic move will save us over $5,000 a month.” 

TARVER HILL SALON (See Harlow Beauty and Hair Salon)
 

Sending their heartfelt thanks to their clients for their support, the team from Tekniques Salon in East Brunswick, New Jersey. 
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Sending their heartfelt thanks to their clients for their support, the team from Tekniques Salon in East Brunswick, New Jersey. 

 

TEKNIQUES SALON
East Brunswick, NJ
tekniques.com
Patti Meade
SQUARE FEET:
1935     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 9
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $68
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Eufora, Genesis, private label 
COLOR: Eufora, Matrix 
TECH SUPPORT: Meevo 2,  Salon Clouds, Tippy, Vish
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA, Green Circle Salons
“We completely revamped our salon menu and the restructure increased our average ticket by 28%. This extra revenue was elemental in order to compensate for reduced guest count, and it was a huge part of our customer service success.”

 

THE B HIVE
Hillsdale, NJ
thebhivesalon.com
James and Angela Alba
SQUARE FEET:
1200     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 8
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $87
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Davines  
COLOR: Davines, Organic Colour Systems 
SKIN CARE: Skin Regimen, Comfort Zone 
NAIL CARE: Karma Organic  
TECH SUPPORT: Phorest, Salon Ninja, Tippy, Vish
ASSOCIATIONS: ICA, PBA, Green Circle Salons
“As an official green business, we had implemented environmental, biodegradable towels and capes. We started using them as a sanitation issue, but we have found that with new candidates coming into the industry, it is more environmental and it’s saving us money. No longer are we paying an hourly wage to do laundry.” 

 

Justin Gold, owner of The Changing Room in Aventura, Florida. 
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Justin Gold, owner of The Changing Room in Aventura, Florida. 

 

THE CHANGING ROOM
Aventura, FL
ChangingRoomSalons.com
Justin Gold
SQUARE FEET:
2800     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 32
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $70
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Matrix, Surface, Olaplex
COLOR: Matrix
TECH SUPPORT: Meevo 2, SalonClouds
“We implemented morning daily huddles that last 5-7 minutes. We have a one-word opener to get a pulse on how the team is feeling. We start with a goal/good news or a win, we discuss any housekeeping notes, we review our specials, follow it with team shoutouts, and end with a positive quote.”

 

THE COLOR DEN HAIR STUDIO
Studio East Point, GA 
thecolordenhairstudio.com 
Denishia Horton
SQUARE FEET:
3800     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 9
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $110
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Olaplex, Curly Girl's Magic, Keracare
COLOR: Leyton House, Schwarzkopf, Sunlights Balayage
TECH SUPPORT: Vagaro, Square 
 “We postponed a scheduled rent increase for one full year to give stylists time to recover from the loss of income from not working for two months, and also to allow time to recover from the decrease in income due to the limited number of guests allowed in the salon at one time.”

 

THE CUT & COLOR ROOM
Orlando, FL 
cutandcolorroom.com
D Scott Ball
SQUARE FEET:
1600     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 9
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $50
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Eufora  
COLOR: Eufora  
TECH SUPPORT: Aura   
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA
“With area cosmetology schools doing a year of visual schooling, we have decided to slow our focus on recruiting from the local schools. Instead, we are rebuilding by going after booth renters who are tired of struggling alone and mature talents who have moved to Florida. This has been a great direction and we are pleased with our three new hires.”

 

The team from The Door Salon in Keego Harbor, Michigan. 
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The team from The Door Salon in Keego Harbor, Michigan. 

 

THE DOOR SALON
Keego Harbor, MI
thedoorsalon.com
Cindy Penrod
SQUARE FEET:
1400     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 11
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $45
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Redken, Olapex, Pureology
COLOR: Redken, Pulp Riot
TECH SUPPORT: Meevo 2,  Tippy, SOS
“We like to bring on new staff as associates while they are still in school so we can start to teach them what they may not be learning  in their programs. When they graduate and pass the boards we can get them started on the floor as soon as possible. During this time we are instilling our culture and values so they can hit the floor running.

” 

Owner Ruth Ononogbu, front and center, with her team at The Full Specturm in Murphy, Texas. 
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Owner Ruth Ononogbu, front and center, with her team at The Full Specturm in Murphy, Texas. 

 

THE FULL SPECTRUM
Murphy, TX
thefullspectrum.us
Ruth Ononogbu
SQUARE FEET:
3000     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 15
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $48
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Aveda, Kerastase
COLOR: Aveda  
SKIN CARE: Aveda, Hydropeptide 
TECH SUPPORT: SalonBiz, Demandforce 
“We looked for ways to add revenue and decided to invest more in providing skin care services to our existing clientele. The Diamond Glow machine happened to be the best way to keep up to speed in providing hydro facials, which have become the most requested service in skin care at our salon.”

 

The team from The Lordis Loft Salon and Day Spa in Charleston, South Carolina. 
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The team from The Lordis Loft Salon and Day Spa in Charleston, South Carolina. 

 

THE LORDIS LOFT SALON & DAY SPA
Charleston, SC
lordisloft.com
Linzie Davis
SQUARE FEET:
2700; 1700    
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 8
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $61
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Aveda  
COLOR: Aveda  
SKIN CARE: Aveda, RevitaLash 
NAIL CARE: Zoya, Smith & Colt 
TECH SUPPORT: SalonBiz, Demandforce, Paysimple
ASSOCIATIONS: ISBN, ISPA, PBA
“We began to refocus our relationships with bridal planners, venues and other vendors. This took a lot of time and effort, but these vendors had time since the wedding industry came to a halt during the pandemic. From these efforts we were nominated by The Knot’s “Best of Weddings” and Wedding Wire for the ‘Couple’s Choice Awards.’”

 

Aleana and Michell Eubanks celebrate 21 years in business at The Mitchell Wade Salon in Oviedo, Florida. 
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Aleana and Michell Eubanks celebrate 21 years in business at The Mitchell Wade Salon in Oviedo, Florida. 

THE MITCHELL WADE SALON
Oviedo, FL
mitchellwade.com
Mitchell W Eubanks
SQUARE FEET:
1433     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 12
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $68
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Bumble and bumble, Moroccanoil, Color Wow
COLOR: Wella, Joico
SKIN CARE: Image  
TECH SUPPORT: Inspire, Tippy, Slack  
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA
“We’ve all been guilty of the Covid 20, so we organized an internal weight loss  challenge for anyone who wanted to participate. This three-month challenge included daily healthy meals, infused water to stay hydrated, shared workouts, wheatgrass shots, weigh-ins, recipe sharing and post workout selfies.”

 

Melinda Tilley, owner of The Ritz, Inc. in Lake Charles, LA. 
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Melinda Tilley, owner of The Ritz, Inc. in Lake Charles, LA. 

 

THE RITZ INC.
Lake Charles, LA
theritzinc.com
Melinda Tilley
SQUARE FEET:
2200     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 15
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $45
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Aveda  
COLOR: Aveda  
SKIN CARE: Aveda  
TECH SUPPORT: Phorest, Vish, Reach
“We want to think outside of the box, and hiring two RNs to bring in new business was the right move. We converted a large closet area that we weren’t using into income-producing services that are currently in-demand–vitamin and immune-booster shots and elective IV therapy. These services align with our culture. They’re healing from the inside out and a natural alternative.”

 

THE ROOT SALON
Phoenix, AZ
therootsalon.com
Sam Sciotto and Lauren Hart
SQUARE FEET:
1765     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 17
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $77
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Aveda, Alfaparf, Milano, Ergo Styling Tools
COLOR: Alfaparf, Milano, Wella, Redken
SKIN CARE: Aveda   
TECH SUPPORT: STX  
ASSOCIATIONS: ISBN, PBA, Green Circle Salons
“During the PPP loan process, we knew we had to think fast as we were currently using a big bank. We reached out to a small and local bank that a family member used for his business banking. They were beyond eager to work with us, so we transferred funds to them and our loans were approved both times within lightning speed.”

 

The team from The Spa on West Main celebrate with streamers in Westminster
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The team from The Spa on West Main celebrate with streamers in Westminster

 

THE SPA ON WEST MAIN
Westminster, MD 
westmainspa.com 
Dawn Demario
SQUARE FEET:
4720     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 48
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $52
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Redken, Pureology, Mizani
COLOR: Redken 
SKIN CARE: Bioelements, Farmhouse Fresh 
NAIL CARE: CND, OPI
TECH SUPPORT: Meevo 2, Tippy
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA
“With many salon companies choosing to close their spa departments after the pandemic, we decided to expand our Spa Division. Our Massage Team has grown with the addition of three new massage therapists. In addition to an enhanced service menu, the Massage Team added Cupping Therapy, Cold Stone Migraine Relief Therapy and CBD Massage Services to their new menu.”

 

THE STUDIO & STUDIO R3
Hattiesburg, MS
thestudiobiz.com
Lisa Cochran
SQUARE FEET:
2700; 1200    
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 27
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $55
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Aveda, Brazilian Blowout 
COLOR: Aveda  
SKIN CARE: Aveda  
NAIL CARE: OPI 
TECH SUPPORT: SalonBiz, Demandforce
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA
“We believe in investing in our community and founded Dwell, non-profit transitional housing for women facing adversity. We opened The Remnant, a resale shop connected to the salon, and it employs residents of Dwell and sells goods made by Dwell residents. Our stylists provide services to the residents of Dwell.”

 

A clever social post regarding the reopening of The Studio of Hair in Farmington Hills, Michigan. 
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A clever social post regarding the reopening of The Studio of Hair in Farmington Hills, Michigan. 

 

THE STUDIO FOR HAIR
Farmington Hills, MI 
thestudioforhair.com 
Natalie & Kenneth Sikora
SQUARE FEET:
1700     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 21
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $65
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Eufora, Prohair 
COLOR: Eufora, Goldwell
NAIL CARE: OPI, CND
TECH SUPPORT: SalonBiz  
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA, Green Circle Salons
“Our team members also have created their personal Qplans–goal boards that represent the life they want to create. This is helpful during our one-on-one meetings in shifting their focus from simply making more money to thinking about the life they want to live—and creating it.”

 

Dustin and Sarah Meriman, the owner of Thirty Hair in Columbia, Maryland.
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Dustin and Sarah Meriman, the owner of Thirty Hair in Columbia, Maryland.

 

THIRTY HAIR
Columbia, MD
thirtyhair.com
Dustin and Sarah Mariman
SQUARE FEET:
2300     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 17
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $75
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Aveda  
COLOR: Aveda  
SKIN CARE: Aveda  
TECH SUPPORT: Meevo 2  
ASSOCIATIONS: PBA
“In April we finished construction on our new space and moved without closing our doors for one hour. By expanding, we were able to go back to our current team’s normal operations on a salon floor built with six feet of separation between stations, a UV filtrations system for our HVAC, touchless light switches and faucets and plenty of space to grow.”

The team from Thompson and Company Salon Parlor in Iowa City, Iowa. 
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The team from Thompson and Company Salon Parlor in Iowa City, Iowa. 

 

THOMPSON & COMPANY SALON PARLOR
Iowa City, IA
thompsoncosalon.com
Bobby & Kayla Thompson
SQUARE FEET:
1500     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 15
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $55
BEST‐SELLING RETAIL: Oligo, Arrojo, private label
COLOR: Oligo  
SKIN CARE: Jane Iredale  
TECH SUPPORT: Boulevard  
ASSOCIATIONS: ICA
“We are the official salon of the University of Iowa Dance Marathon,  a dance event run by the students where there is no sleeping, caffeine or sitting for 24 hours. We usually do haircuts from 1 to 6 a.m. for donations to Children with Hair Loss. This year there was no live event, so we hosted a virtual event where executive members and dancers came in and donated.”
 

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