From the time I began my career sweeping the floor at my uncle's salon to the time I opened the doors to Shag86 in 2004, I've felt a passion for the industry. I wanted to lead a team that felt equally passionate about making people feel great about themselves and how they look, while having some fun along the way. That is true success! One of the highlights of my career was receiving an award for raising money for breast cancer awareness. I created Salons for the Cure and partnered with CBCF (Cure Breast Cancer Foundation) to help raise funds.
We have a great facility and a great team. The salon is a 6500 square foot, industrially-inspired space with high energy and a positive flow. But it's the team that makes it. We are careful to hire passionate and creative artists that love their work and have a like-minded attitude. We do our own educational classes and that helps the team stay inspired, and on the pulse of new trends. Most importantly, we always put client happiness first. People come here to enjoy themselves and leave with a great new style; there's a great atmosphere. People remember that.
There's two things that make me happiest. I love seeing clients walking out the door with a great new look and a beaming smile; and I love mentoring and supporting my stylists, helping them to grow as people and professionals; seeing them build their own success. It can only benefit my business.