The history of Phenix Salon Suites dates back to 2007 in Colorado Springs. Since then, the business has popped up across the country and was even featured on Undercover Boss. Today, there’s a location in Cincinnati that offers its salon services to customers.
“Phenix Salon Suites has been the industry standard of salon suite concepts in the United States,” says Cincinnati Owner Sheri Hardesty. “We have more than 80 years of professional salon expertise, a family culture, and strong work ethics, which are the foundation of Phenix Salon Suites.
Since its initial launch in 2007, Phenix Salon Suites has gone from a single suite to multiple locations throughout the United States as well as the United Kingdom.
The company’s founder Gina River has a background in the salon industry.
“Her parents owned a small salon where she and her sister spent a great deal of time,” explains Hardesty. “After high school, Gina went on to become a licensed hairdresser.”
It was during maternity leave that Gina decided to open a salon of her own. However, she wanted to present a new concept to the hair industry – a space that allowed salon professionals to own and operate their own salon without the daunting financial commitment and facility management hassles that are typically associated with owning a salon.
At Phenix Salon Suites, there are two customers – the salon professionals and their clients.
Hardesty says that salon professionals are given access to an upscale facility that has no hidden costs while offering high quality and well-designed suites.
“This includes floor-to-ceiling walls and individual temperature controls to allow the salon professional to create the best environment for them and their clients,” says Hardesty. “For their clients, they are provided a wide array of salon professionals under one roof – hair stylists, barbers, nail technicians, massage therapists, microblading, lash extensions, and facials are all available.”
Hardesty says that what sets Phenix Salon Suites apart from other salon suite companies is its dedication to salon professionals first.
“We put our salon professionals first in everything we do – including making it easy for them to get started owning their own business by offering month-to-month contracts, maternity leave, and medical leave, which are all rare in the salon suite industry,” explains Hardesty. “We even hold an annual Phenix Family Reunion to give our salon professionals access to excellent raining, exposure to new ideas and industry trends, and time to reconnect and recharge through fun events for three days in Vegas.”