WOW, what a difference just a year makes! It started in March when Tim and I took the L’Oreal strictly business course in New Jersey. After being frustrated sitting on the tarmac at LaGuardia for 3 hours waiting to come home I remember saying “this better have been worth it” and boy has it been.
In less than a 6 months we have: restructured the salon incorporating employees with self sustaining leasers, created department heads, implemented a paid apprentice program, brought in kick-butt employee health care, and created a tiered pricing structure that fits everyones budget.
I was sad seeing people not coming in just because of the all too real recession and budgets. Now, with tiered pricing, a quality woman’s cut starts off at only $20 with a Level 1 designer. Choose higher levels if you have more challenges or to get a solid hair maintenance plan in place. The Level system goes up to Level 6.
We now offer full make up services and retail from Mirbella, L’Oreal’s exclusive mineral make up line. We have also added amazing one of a kind hand made jewelry by Tart as well as hair and home accessories by Spineless Clothing Company. Also, we are now open 7 days a week and evenings.
The response has been over the top! What has all this change meant so far? Well, we were incredibly humbled to receive 2nd place out of 671 nominated salons for “BEST HAIR SALON in WESTERN WASHINGTON” in King5 Evening Magazine “Best of”. We also received 8th for BEST in HAIR COLOR (we love you INOA!) and 13th for BEST MANICURES and PEDICURES! We are so grateful and tickled pink by this accolade.
We are now working on our first television commercial as well as the revamp/relaunch of this website that will be ever-evolving. From online gift certificates to “how-to” videos of styling and maintenance tips from our incredible stylists, we are hoping you are able to incorporate the site into your everyday life.
Be sure to take note of our “thank you’s” with out you and all of them we would be nothing.
Seriously! Thank you to:
Port Orchard, South Kitsap and all of the Westsound for allowing and embracing the growth and change of Sugardaddy’s and helping us continually raise the bar of what salons should be. Don’t you dare settle for businesses who sell you short. Continue to pressure them to raise the bar because you are so worth the “extra mile”!
Sean Bonsell for your incredible (sub-textural) mind and the creation of this web site!
L’Oreal for being the rudder of this ship. Erin Pillo, for her wisdom, Kirstin Magrini for her faith in us, Brittany Reikow for getting us all the amazing swag for all our fundraisers, Maya Webb, Gerardo Gutierrez and Richelle McLaughlin for your amazing educational skills!
Tim, the ying to my yang.
Yedda and Gunner, your unwavering support of your sons is so treasured! TLF!
Ruth Enderle, you are the wisest woman in Kitsap and beyond. Thank you for taking the time to share your golden advice.
The STAFF of Sugardaddy’s who continually push me to better myself and the salon. For as much as I would like to slap each and every one of you individually at some point each day, YOU ARE THIS SALON!! THANK YOU!
Jamie Nova, Destini Baxter, Lori Anderson and the fans of Witchburn whose loyalty helped us to #2! YOU MELT OUR FACES OFF!
Nicole Pike, James Hunnicut, Sue Quigly, your voices at our evening concerts helped us raise tons of much needed money for some amazing local charities.
Mandy L of Hells Belles, you are generous to a fault, Love your face!
And my amazing cast of friends, well wishers, and haters. I love you one and all, either for the role you played, or the role your playing in my life now.
Last and never least Pickles, my capricorn sister. My heart hurts since you moved away, but our bond is unbreakable.
I sign off with much love, humility and gratitude,