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SALON OF THE

MONTH

A Tale of Two Salons
Scott J. Aveda Salons & Spas 257 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 11023 212.496.3904 • scottj.com Dop Dop Salon 170 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012 212.965.9540 • dopdop.com

Two Manhattan salon owners focus on education and top-notch service to wow clients.
great young hairdressers to train,” she gushes. “We believe everybody is worthy of being brilliant.” These salon owners are renowned educators in their own rights as well. Blackwell-Preston travels most weekends to teach worldwide for L’Oréal Professionnel, while Buchanan is a global Dop Dop Salon educator for Aveda Haircolor: L’Oréal and helped create Professionnel, Redken the Aveda Business Hair care: Redken College—and both 5th Avenue, Mizani, serve on the board L’Oréal Professionnel, of Intercoiffure. Kérastase, Shu Uemura For Buchanan and Blackwell-Preston, Best-selling product: their efforts equal Kérastase Nutritive positive-minded Nectar Thermique payback. “The Salon equipment: industry has been custom-made; magical and Takara Belmont chairs given me more opportunities than I could’ve dreamed of, so it’s my duty Dop Dop Salon to give back,” explains Buchanan, whose business has grown to 200-plus employees since his first 450-squarefoot salon opened in 1990. BlackwellPreston, who debuted Dop Dop in 1996 and routinely logs multimillion-dollar business each year, echoes the sentiment almost verbatim: “I love hairdressers and teaching others, and the industry has been really good to me, so I want to reciprocate.” That give-back mentality also transfers to clients; Buchanan posits that clients’ satisfaction is based on Scott J. Aveda Salons the ultimate salon experience, & Spas so he aims to give guests the Haircolor: Aveda royal treatment. “Service is Hair care: Aveda what the guests pay for,” he Best-selling product: asserts. Similarly, BlackwellAveda Color Conserve Preston abides by her own rule: Shampoo “Give the client the experience and service you’d want to Salon equipment: Mr. receive.” —Tracy Morin Beauty, Takara Belmont

Who says New Yorkers don’t have
heart? For Scott J. Buchanan, owner of the three-location Scott J. Aveda Salons & Spas and Jo Blackwell-Preston, owner of Dop Dop Salon, it’s all about the love—for clients, stylists and the industry. “It’s not just about hair; it’s about making a difference with people and being of service,” relates Blackwell-Preston. Accordingly, both owners make education a top priority. Buchanan learned his lesson after an early-career cut caused a client to run crying from the salon: “I realized how important education was; that’s the foundation,” he recalls. Today, his team of 10 educators teaches 25 to 30 stylists at any given time. Meanwhile, Blackwell-Preston staffs 13 international educators and 3 top editorial stylists, and each employee works on 150 live heads before scoring a chair. “Without trying to, we’ve become a hub for

Scott J. Aveda Salon & Spa, Upper West Side location

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LaunchPad - October 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of LaunchPad - October 2011

LaunchPad - October 2011
Contents
Editor’s Notebook
In Touch
Runway Report
Star Struck
First Look
Inside Story
Brand New
Green Piece
Color Lab
Tool Talk
VIP
Salon of the Month
Milestones
Free Launch
First Person
Beauty 911
Saving Face
Quick Tips
Only Hue
Headlines
Portfolio
Clock-Stoppers
Wigging Out
I.Site
Advertiser Index
Flashback
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Intro
LaunchPad - October 2011 - LaunchPad - October 2011
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Cover2
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LaunchPad - October 2011 - Contents
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LaunchPad - October 2011 - 25
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Editor’s Notebook
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 27
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 28
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 29
LaunchPad - October 2011 - In Touch
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 31
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 32
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 33
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 34
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 35
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LaunchPad - October 2011 - 41
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Runway Report
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LaunchPad - October 2011 - 44
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 45
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Star Struck
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 47
LaunchPad - October 2011 - First Look
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 49
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LaunchPad - October 2011 - 53
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 54
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 55
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Inside Story
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 57
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 58
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 59
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Brand New
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 61
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Green Piece
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 63
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Color Lab
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 65
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 66
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 67
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Tool Talk
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 69
LaunchPad - October 2011 - VIP
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 71
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 72
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 73
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 74
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 75
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Salon of the Month
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 77
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Milestones
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 79
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Free Launch
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 83
LaunchPad - October 2011 - First Person
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 85
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Beauty 911
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 87
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Saving Face
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 89
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Quick Tips
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 91
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Only Hue
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 93
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 94
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 95
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Headlines
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 97
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Portfolio
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 99
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 100
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 101
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Clock-Stoppers
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 103
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 104
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 105
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 106
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 107
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Wigging Out
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LaunchPad - October 2011 - I.Site
LaunchPad - October 2011 - 128
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Advertiser Index
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Flashback
LaunchPad - October 2011 - Cover3
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