From the beginning, I knew I was joining a team far more advanced than the person I was at the time. When I was first hired in Ridgewood, I was more than just impressed – I was charged. The level of professionalism and creativity was overwhelming and I, like a sponge, couldn’t get enough. The same excitement is still with me today. My journey throughout the years has shown me that few can compare to what this company has to offer in terms of community involvement and employee appreciation and growth opportunity.
The culture, staff and academy offer enough cause. We have the most dexterous artists and exceptional professionals stationed at every level and every department of the company. With over 40 years in business, we have much to draw on to help future technicians get started and advance through the industry. Our academy is second to none and our educators are endlessly seeking to showcase and share their talent with those around them.
The company exudes the essence of evolution in every aspect. The landscape and ambiance has shifted about once every 5 years. With the ongoing changes, a few things always remained the same – the fast paced, motivational environment and our incredibly diverse staff. The mesh of different age groups and ethnicities adds a certain element to daily salon life that makes serving our guests a great time.
I’ve made a career out of my passion and have been submerged in a workplace that promotes success. Hairdressing isn’t just a job. It’s a lifestyle. I actually met my wife through Panico which, in turn, has led to three children and one grandchild. It’s amazing to know that so much love, joy and adoration stemmed from one environment. Not just love for others, but self-love as well.
We have the ability to play an active role in the development of staff members while being immersed in a group of exceptional and passionate artists. We are always working within our creative boundaries, surrounded by the best of the best. It’s inspirational.