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.

 

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!

Fun, Games and Aveda FAQ

Ever wonder how we stay on top of everything that goes on at Thirty Hair?

There's a simple yet complex answer to that. Communication.

Every Saturday morning, we meet as a team for 20 minutes to discuss the week, the upcoming busy day and what's new and happening.

The first Tuesday of every month we get together for 2 hours, that's right 2 HOURS to work on what's happening, the numbers, new products, new ideas for events and services, you name it.

So today we had a fun meeting instead of just numbers and organization and we used a cool tool to play a game to learn and grow. If you are looking for a fun tool to organize a game, check out www.jeopardy.rocks for your next round of customized jeopardy!

We utilized it a little differently considering our circumstances and used it to set up our form and organize all the questions but now we can use it for any future hires to play and learn!

 

There was a lot of laughter from our teams, some fighting over the right answer and a few light bulbs went off in the learning department!

One of the best topics of learning was Aveda Facts. Did you know that Clove shampoo was one of the first products made by the founder, Horst Rechelbacher? He made it in his kitchen at first until he founded Aveda!

We also had fun debating the combined amount of children we have from our team, which Aveda shampoos are sulfate free and how many hair masks there are in the Aveda line.

All in all, congrats to our winners, Isabelle and Kara for knowing the most overall about Thirty Hair this month at staff meeting! And a special thanks to Isabelle, who made the whole team an amazing lunch to enjoy while we learned and played!

 

 

Why Aveda?

So many times people ask us, why aveda?

Well, why not?

First, their hair color is AMAZING. It is as natural as you can get while also being an incredibly flexible color line that can do everything from blend grey, condition your hair while changing the tone of it, to covering grey or creating an incredible change on your hair. It also can give you those pastel colors or granny hair that's all the rage these days.

That's our stylist Kara, rocking granny hair using aveda haircolor. Isn't it fun? #grannyhair

That's our stylist Kara, rocking granny hair using aveda haircolor. Isn't it fun? #grannyhair


Second, their business philosophies and what they stand for is a huge plus both as a person and as a business. Have you ever checked it out?

  

beliefs

1. we believe in treating ourselves,each other, and the planet with care and respect.

2. we believe social responsibility is our responsibility.

3. we believe ecological and profit goals are mutually achievable.

4. we believe our authenticity and experience are our points of difference.

5. we believe in inspiring and educating people to integrate wellness and beauty in their lives.

6. we believe in the power of oneness: from our global image to a focused network.

7. we believe learning never ends.

8. we believe in encouraging innovation and empowered decision-making.

9. we believe our actions, products and services should always embody excellence.

10. we believe personal and organizational balance is the key to sustainable success.

11. we believe true leadership is delivered with passion and by example.

 

That's all part of aveda. It means that there's constantly awesome education coming down the pipeline both for our stylists and our management and desk team. It means instead of always fighting against other salons in business, we can work together, much like we got to do this past winter with one of our favorite salons around, Salon Marielle in Historic Ellicott City!

It also has just about all the products you need to start and end your day. We love that you can utilize one product line for your haircare, skincare, bodycare and makeup needs. Have you ever tried their shampure candles for lotion when your hands are cracked and dry? Let me tell you about how amazing that feels! Or have you tried one of their nourish-mint lip glazes? Us ladies at Thirty Hair may just be obsessed with their pigment, the fact that they smell like mint AND they happen to be anti-aging!

nourish-mint lipgloss in some of our favorite shades!

nourish-mint lipgloss in some of our favorite shades!


So in a nutshell, that's why aveda. Their level of standard is amazing and we love being a part of the Aveda culture. Some people call it the kool-aid, but hey we aren't complaining ;)

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