Thirty Hair

Top 200 Salon Winner. Howard County's Only Aveda Concept Hair Salon 410.381.7070

An Aveda Concept Hair Salon located in Columbia, Maryland. At Thirty Hair, our stylists pride themselves on the perfect combination of precision and artistic panache when creating your perfect look. We are a team environment, working towards your best interests-- not ours. We can't wait to see you in our chairs!

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Top 200 Salon with Salon Today!

THIRTY HAIR NAMED TO THE SALON TODAY 200 BY SALON TODAY MAGAZINE

 

 

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BUFFALO GROVE, IL (January 2018) – Thirty Hair in Columbia, MD owned and managed by Dustin Mariman and Sarah McGee recently was named to the SALON TODAY 200 by SALON TODAY, the leading business media for salon and spa owners.

 

The magazine’s 21st annual SALON TODAY 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January/February 2018 edition. The 200 salons were honored for their best business practices from applications submitted by SALON TODAY readers, who represent the 20,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.

 

The magazine honored applicants in 11 different best practice categories, including, Compensation & Benefits, Customer Service, Employee Education, Inventory Management, Philanthropy, Profit Center, Retail & Merchandising, Retention & Referral Programs, Salon Culture, Technology and Growth. Thirty Hair was honored in the Staff Compensation and Benefits.

 

Thirty Hair is fortunate to be a leading employer in their industry for Howard County Salons. On average, our staff members are paid 57% higher than local salons and are paid 61% higher than the national average. Benefits include up to 3 weeks paid vacation, maternity leave, short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance completely funded by employer. Employees are also provided 100% tuition reimbursement for educational events. As a team, they are also eligible for up to 15% of their salary in bonuses throughout the year.

 

“Our editors recognize that strong business leadership requires the mastery of a number of different best business practices,” said Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of SALON TODAY. “The salons named to the SALON TODAY 200 for 2018 not only proved they excel in one or more of these areas, they also have created rewarding environments for their staff members and standout experiences for their clients. Their willingness to share their success offers our readers important business benchmarks and inspirational business-building ideas.” 

 

For a salon to be named to the SALON TODAY 200, it had to meet the following criteria: 1) The salon or spa opened on or before January 1, 2015. 2) The salon is a provider of professional salon services including one, or more, of the following: hair care, nail care, skin care, body care or spa treatments; 3) The salon or spa generated annual service and product sales revenues of at least $250,000 per year since 2015; 4) The owner provided statistical information about his or her business and completed at least one of the Best Practice category essay sections; and 5) The applicant submitted documentation to verify financials if he or she competed in the growth category.

 

In the commemorative January/February 2018 issue, SALON TODAY profiled 200 individual salons, although these salons could be honored in more than one category. The 2018 SALON TODAY 200 honored 100 salons in Growth; 34 salons in Compensation & Benefits; 40 salons in Customer Service; 26 salons in Employee Education; 30 salons in Inventory Management; 30 salons in Philanthropy; 16 salons in Profit Center; 37 salons Retail & Merchandising; 31 salons in Retention & Referral Programs; 45 salons in Salon Culture; and 34 salons in Technology.

 

Salon Today is a division of Modern Salon Media, which is owned by Bobit Business Media in Torrance, California.

 

New Stylist Alert!!!

You've seen her around a LOT but I bet many of you never knew that our team member, Emmy, is a licensed stylist! Emmy has spent the past year running our front desk, training with us during our advanced education and most importantly, becoming a mommy! Now that Emmy is back from maternity leave, she is ready and excited to be taking clients on the hair floor!

Here are a few pictures of her work from her weeks back. Emmy LOVES to do haircolor especially foils and dimensional color. She also has an amazing passion for makeup, so schedule a time for a makeup lesson!

 Grey blending with lots of dimension

Grey blending with lots of dimension

 ash shadow root with blond balayage

ash shadow root with blond balayage

 curly hair balayage

curly hair balayage

Emmy's client hours are Tuesdays 1pm to 9pm, Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursdays 1pm to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm. Her pricing is a level 2. She looks forward to seeing you in her chair!!

Mission, Vision, Values at Thirty Hair

Ever wonder about how we keep things happy and fun at Thirty Hair? Ever walked in and seen the busy but wonder how we keep everyone straight?

As a company, we work hard to stay focused on a daily basis for our guests. Every month, we meet together to make sure we know what's happened, what challenges we've had and what successes over the past month. 

Today, we wanted to share with you a little peek into who we are and what's important to us!

As a team, our focus is to do great hair that makes people feel good in an environment that is personable and comfortable. 

Have you had an experience that emulates our goal? If so, let us know!! Share with us on social media or comment below. We love to hear feedback!

Welcoming our First American Board Certified Haircolorist!

It's been a busy summer over at Thirty Hair including several new hires!

Today, we want to introduce Breann who officially hits our floor this week!

Breann comes to us from Florida, although she is originally from New Jersey. Her and her fiance have moved here this summer and are enjoying making new roots in Baltimore. Breann loves to hike, enjoys great sushi and loves a good pair of shoes. (I mean what girl doesn't?!)

Breann brings to us a long resume of education but the biggest one is the American Board Certification for Haircolorists. This certification includes a written test, a performance test and an effective skills in solving color challenges test. Only 70% of test takers pass.

We are excited for you to meet Breann and enjoy her color knowledge. Breann works Tuesday through Saturday. Her specialty is dimensional color and extensions.

Here's a peek at some of her work!

What's Behind a Professional Hair Color

Ever wonder what it takes to get a professional hair color? Why it costs so much? Or what the difference between those boxes at the grocery store? In a series of blogs, we hope to debunk some myths about coloring your hair as well as help you to understand the process!

First off, to even access Aveda hair color, you must be a licensed cosmetologist or barber AND work in a licensed Aveda salon. To get to that point means going to cosmetology school which takes roughly 1500+ hours (let's call it 10 months) and costs around $20,000. It's not the easiest of things to get through but it is a lot of fun!

Next, let's talk about training. At Thirty Hair, before starting on the floor solo, our stylists go through large amounts of training (We are talking 2-3 months) on everything from the basics to the extremes of hair. Our hair color training alone is one third of the time! And that's after they've completed school! Training includes memorizing the color wheel (which is vital), learning what colors remain, how to use the lowest developer possible to keep the hair healthy, and how to correct color (like that time you tried to manic panic your hair pink and now have a big job interview that you can't possibly show up with faded pink/orange hair for!)

The big difference with those boxes of color versus our boxes of color is that our boxes need to be custom blended to get your hair color. We look at the color you want to be, the color you have on your head, and formulate from there! Sometimes it even takes multiple formulas depending on what you want, any regrowth you have and the previous color on your ends!

 Practice Formulations

Practice Formulations




Hello From Thirty!

It's FINALLY here! That time where we enter the world of blogging!

I know you have been ANXIOUSLY awaiting reading our very thoughts, tips and ideas!

So here they are! But FIRST, a little information about the voices behind the blog here at Thirty Hair!

Typically, you will hear from Sarah, our creative brains at Thirty Hair but every so often you will hear from guest bloggers on our team such as Sarah Beth, our trustee Guest Coordinator at the front, or Kara, who is one of our stylists who has a passion for hair color especially hand painting, long hair sombres and curly hair. Who knows, we may even get Ed, our oldest and MAYBE wisest, stylist of 50 years in the business to write some of his tried and true tidbits for us!

What you can look forward to are beauty and makeup tips, ideas on how to talk with your stylists both with us at Thirty and at any hair salon, and who we are and what we love here at Thirty Hair.

If you stumbled on our page, let me introduce you to Thirty Hair. We are an Aveda concept hair salon based in Columbia, Maryland that focuses on creating wearable hair. We work with all ages, are open late for both working individuals and moms who need to come in after dad comes home so they don't need to get childcare for their alone time at the salon. We love to create beautiful hair that is fun but also wearable. We have a variety of experience as well as a variety of ages for our team which gives us a great diversity when it comes to taking care of guests. One of the biggest perks that we tell our guests is that we work for THEM, not that you work around us! If you haven't tried us before, stop in sometime just to say hi! And if you have, we would love for you to share your experiences on yelp and google+ to help us grow! Oh and hop on over to facebook and follow us and make sure to look for our hashtag on IG!

Thanks for reading! We look forward to more posts! Feel free to comment and join in!

Thirty Hair Salon is an Aveda Concept Hair Salon located in Howard County Maryland servicing the Columbia, MD and Ellicott City, MD region. We specialize in custom hair color services, hair cut and styles for men and women. We have been named by Baltimore Magazine as one of Baltimore's Best Hair Salons. Powered by Squarespace