Beauty Launchpad is spotlighting the winners of its Top 20 Salons contest for 2024.
Here, Stevie Meech introduces us to Stevie The Salon in San Diego, California.
Beauty Launchpad (BLP): What is the backstory of your salon? What motivated you to start your business?
Stevie Meech (SM): I was building an amazing team at the salon I started at and was just rapidly growing and needed a place for me and my team that aligned with their culture and needs at that time. Just the right time to grow.
BLP: What was the most challenging thing that happened while opening your salon?
SM: Opening months before COVID, the original team quit in the first round of shutdowns, and we had to rebuild the salon during COVID.
BLP: What is the overall aesthetic of your salon? What inspired you when designing the space?
SM: Luxury with a little flair of Stevie Nicks, since that’s who me and my daughter are named after (I’m Stevie, she’s Nixx).
BLP: What services do you provide your clients? Are any of these services signature and/or exclusive to your salon?
SM: We do all things hair! Lived in color is our specialty, but we do it all, extensions too.
BLP: What products are used/retailed in your salon? Do you have a personal favorite?
SM: We retail K18, L’Oréal and REDKEN, and we love them all!
BLP: What makes your salon unique and stand out?
SM: Our culture and focus on education. We have an overwhelming amount of talent come through every year that we host and our team is able to attend at no cost and learn for the best in the industry.
BLP: What takeaway do you hope clients have after a visit at your salon?
SM: Not only an amazing service but an exceptional experience.
BLP: What piece of advice would you give to a new salon owner?
SM: Hang in there, it's a wild ride.
BLP: What’s next for your salon? Do you have any goals for the year?
SM: We have so many goals as we have grown by 300% in 12 months! Our goal is the sky's the limit! We want to create more opportunities for our staff and keep growing our company and continue to change and elevate our space for our team and our guests.