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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Holiday Hours

The holidays are almost here!! Appointments are extremely limited with Kara and Sarah not having color openings until Mid-February. Get on our schedules before it is too late!

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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.

 

Halloween Mayhem

Did you have a happy halloween?

 

Here at Thirty Hair, we decided on a Disney Theme this year. We had so much fun coming up with our costumes for Saturday, October 28!!

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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!!

A Year of Free Haircuts!

All Month Long, you can enter to win a years worth of free haircuts as well as a basket of Aveda Products worth over $350! Raffle tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5 or an Arms Length for $20! The winning ticket will be chosen on April 29 at 5pm!

 

We are working hard to achieve a goal of $3,000 towards the Aveda Earth Month goal of $6.5 million!

Purchase a Light the Way candle for a donation of $12 and provide clean water for 1 adult in Madagascar for 6 years!

 

 

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!

New Year, New Hair!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Want to know how we kicked off the new year? Probably a lot like you all with some fun NYE parties, a lot of germs (this winter cold business is awful!) and most importantly with some New Education to kick start our year!

Today, we had Jeffrey Scott from Aveda in for a fantastic color class discussing 7 new ideas for our team. We spent our day watching and doing these new techniques, trying them all out on our mannequins!

Probably the most exciting part of the day was that each of these techniques and placements are actually wearable and do-able on everyone! This wasn't a class focused on crazy trends or things that takes hours to do or requires you come back for maintenance every 2 weeks.

A huge shout-out to Jeffrey Scott for a fantastic day! Thanks for visiting Maryland!

Take a look at some of our fun day!

 Kara practicing a new balayage technique

Kara practicing a new balayage technique

 Lisa doing a new dimensional colour balancing technique

Lisa doing a new dimensional colour balancing technique

 Our team plus Bre's sister Allie who came down from NJ to learn with us!

Our team plus Bre's sister Allie who came down from NJ to learn with us!

Holiday Hair Hours!

We are so excited for one of our FAVORITE holidays-- Thanksgiving!

If you need to know one thing about the team at Thirty Hair, we love to eat good food. 

In celebration of the Holidays, we do have some unique hours this season! Knowing it is the holidays, we highly suggest booking your appointments quickly as spots are dwindling as we speak!

 

Thanksgiving Week- November 21-26

Monday and Tuesday 1-9pm

Wednesday 10am to 7pm

Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday- CLOSED! 

Saturday 9am to 5pm

 

December Hours are as normal unless otherwise stated.

Friday, December 2, 9am to 3pm. Our Holiday Event is that night! Please join us!

Monday December 19 1pm to 9pm

December 24 to 26 CLOSED! 

 

We look forward to seeing everyone for the holidays!

 

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!

Short Hair, Don't Care

It seems that we have a flurry of activity over here at Thirty Hair lately. Between the temporary addition of Salon Marielle while they await decisions on their flood-ravaged salon, back to school and work cuts and colors and lots of new remodeling additions at our salon, the only thing that's constantly the same is all the beautiful hair we are sending out the door!

We have been seeing a lot of shorter hairstyles this summer with a lot of dimensional color either with foils or hand-painting. (for more about that different click here) Here are just a few pictures of our latest beautiful hairstyles heading out to enjoy the sunshine!!

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Summer Hair

The sun is FINALLY shining, it's getting warmer and we finally can tell it's SUMMER!

 

What better way to celebrate than with some fun new summer hair color!

Did you know there's a million ways to brighten and freshen your hair color while staying low maintenance? 

Remember these few tips for summer hair health:

* Before swimming in any water, wet your hair down completely with tap water. We suggest taking some daily hair repair or shampure conditioner and work it through your wet hair and then place your hair in a topknot or a braid. It will keep it conditioning while you are having fun in the sun and protect if from tangles, sun and water damage.

* Deep conditioning more frequently will help protect your hair from more mechanical damage and environmental damage. Summer time, we tend to flat iron more to keep our hair smoother and less frizzy and in turn, we cause more breakage issues. Using Smooth Infusion Masque or Damage Remedy Mask will help to alleviate the frizz issues and remedy split ends. 

*Clarify your hair after swimming with the right shampoo. Remember that many clarifying shampoos are not color-safe and strip your hair of your color and also strips you of all your natural oils. We highly suggest the Sun Care line for summer hair. It helps remove chlorine and mineral build up, rebalance dry scalp and keep your color safe!

*Use Sunscreen!! Remember places like tops of your ears, your part line in your hair and your neckline. Many people are already complaining of sunburns on their part especially when wearing braids which are a major trend this summer. Keep yourself protected from the sun's harm!

Education at Thirty Hair

We've been busy bees this spring at Thirty Hair taking trips to Alexandria, Virginia to the Aveda Southeast Education Headquarters and having the regional cutting and styling educator into the salon for an all-team cutting class! Check out some of the work we created, things we've learned and the fun we've had!

Lisa and Sarah headed off to an Advanced Academy with Bea Watson, Aveda's Globa Director of Styling. They learned a TON of unique uses for the styling products and many quick and easy ways to take the runway looks and trends into wearable hairstyles.

 

Kara went to a hands on class working with Andrea Swanson about the newest trends and ways to work with fashion colors. Did you know Aveda color can create an infinite amount of pastel colors and about every shade in the rainbow without permanently damaging your hair? Check out the lavender shadow root she did to Emmy, one of our newest stylists after attending the class.

 

Lastly, the girls all got together on their Monday off to work on their cutting skills. Hope Harris came to us for the day and our salon became an advanced academy learning core cutting with her. We each worked on 3 different cuts, perfecting body positioning, hair texture and techniques.

We had quite the fun considering it was our day off and ended with a silly group selfie... (we were so busy working we didn't stop to take pictures of our work throughout the day!)

 

If you haven't noticed, we are on the move, learning and growing for our guests! Between weekly trainings for our new hires and constant advanced educational opportunities, change and growth is key for our team. Look for more fun posts on facebook and IG as our team gets two more awesome color educational events in-salon this summer!

 

~Sarah

DIY Hair Styling

Some great product tips of DIY styling!

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Valentine's Day Date for Mommy and Daughter!

On February 13, we will be having Heather with Jamberry Nails in for a special in-house Jamberry Mommy and Daughter date day! Schedule your date for you and your girls with Heather to get your jamberry manicure for you and your girls, do a valentines craft, enjoy a sweet treat and take some valentine's photos to remember the day!

The event is $30 for one adult and one child, each additional child is $10. Includes, treat, craft and picture to take home! (and a fun goodie bag for mom from Thirty Hair!)

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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