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Allyson King

Allyson King

CEO Hair & Co BKLYN

Before deciding to open a multi-cultural salon in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Shannon, Allyson King achieved heights in the corporate world of professional beauty—first as vice president of salons for Ulta, then CEO of the Dessange Group of North America. As the couple build their dream salon, King blogs about the process for salontoday.com.

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Designing Our New Salon

Design

Designing Our New Salon

by Allyson King

We’ll here it is, our space.  We're feeling a bit overwhelmed because there is so much to do and the free rent clock is ticking.  We have selected a designer and architect.  We had several choices of how to do ...

Defining Our Brand

Salon Management

Defining Our Brand

by Allyson King

We’ve been talking about how we bring our brand to life.  As Hair & Co BKLYN our name is very significant.HAIR is what we do.  Keep it simple.  Cut through the noise.CO. is who we are.COllaboration is how we work and ...

Shannon and Allyson King celebrate the new space they recently found for Hair & Co. BKLYN.

Salon Management

Smart Tips for Negotiating A Lease

by Allyson King

We have a location!!!!  Well Almost.We met Eddie this morning, and he had an interesting smirk on his face.  While we were negotiating with the existing salon he was working with the owner of the 1,300 square-foot space with full ...

Eddie and I checking out a potential site location for our new Brooklyn salon.

Salon Management

Searching for the Perfect Salon

by Allyson King

We’re meeting Eddie, our Real Estate broker, today.  We are traveling all of our favorite Brooklyn neighborhoods. We've laid out the co-tenancy we are looking for--coffee shop, wine store, solid train/bus access, great food ...

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