May 12, 2021

MY SALON Suite Names 11 Beauty Entrepreneurs as its 2021 Suite Elite Featured Members

Salon owners from nine states to receive suite and branding makeovers, surprise rewards, serve as faces of national marketing campaigns  

Eleven beauty salon owners from across the nation have been selected as part of MY SALON Suite’s 2021 Suite Elite Featured Member program. This year’s theme, Make It Yours: Next Level, will celebrate the winners’ accomplishments and unique styles with personalized rewards and promotions, and will also position them for continued success through once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to elevate their businesses.

The chosen stylists are members of MY SALON Suite, a co-working style space where salon professionals provide beauty services to their clients in private, fully equipped, custom suites. There are more than 200 franchised MY SALON Suite locations across the U.S. and Canada with more than 5,000 beauty professional members, collectively called the Suite Elite.

This past October, more than 600 suite members sought consideration for the 2021 Featured Member campaign. More than 60 candidates then completed an application asking them to share their personal journeys with MY SALON Suite, how they’ve worked to achieve success, and what improvements they would make if given the opportunity to renovate their suites.  A panel of judges next narrowed down the winners to 11 extraordinary business owners who represent a wide range of specialties, personalities, and geographies.

“Every year, we are amazed by the determination, enthusiasm, and sheer talent of our Featured Members but this year has made their accomplishments even more astounding as they worked day in and out to exceed their clients’ expectations in a safe, welcoming environment, ” said Ken McAllister, MY SALON Suite’s CEO and President. “Among 5,000 of their Suite Elite peers, these beauty pros are in a class all their own and have earned this distinction through creativity and dedication. I can’t wait to help them grow their businesses even more – with MY SALON Suite, the sky is the limit!”

The 11 winners will enjoy luxury experiences and rewards, including a high-end personalized gift for each, throughout the year. Following professional photography and videography shoots, they will be featured throughout the coming year in national marketing campaigns, on social media, and on the company’s website. MY SALON Suite will also secure opportunities for each Featured Member to promote their business locally and receive recognition for this honor in their communities.

In addition, aligning with this year’s theme of Make It Yours: Next Level, the Featured Members will participate in a virtual session with a team of national design consultants who will offer expert advice and practical recommendations to make their visions for their suite and branding a reality. A donation in each winner’s name will also be made to MY SALON Suite’s philanthropic partner, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 


This year’s Suite Elite Featured Members:

Name Service Location
Nicole De La Garza Hair Cuts and Services Houston, Texas
Kelby Dimaapi Hair Services Las Vegas, Nevada
Karinna Fischer Hair Cuts and Services Atlanta, Georgia
Katlyn Hammonds Hair Cuts and Services Orange Park, Florida
Amy Hazen Hair Cuts and Services Westborough, Massachusetts
Latoya Mincey Hair Services Atlanta, Georgia
Darnisha Monson Skin Care Highland, Indiana
Valina Patton Eyebrows, Hair Removal, Hair Services Niles, Illinois 
Tanya Shaw Hair Services Orange Park, Florida
Dakota Sullivan Hair and Lash Services Scottsdale, Arizona
Joshua Trotter Hair Services Olympia, Washington


About MY SALON Suite

MY SALON Suite is a nationwide franchise of turnkey beauty salon suite studios that allows independent salon professionals to provide beauty services to their own respective clients. The co-working style space is the latest concept in the beauty services industry bringing together a collection of independent beauty professionals in one luxurious location.

Ken and Alanna McAllister opened the first MY SALON Suite in Metairie, Louisiana, in 2010 and have since expanded the franchise across North America. In 2015, MY SALON Suite partnered with Salon Plaza to drive expansion and provide knowledge for new and existing franchise partners. There are more than 200 franchised MY SALON Suite locations across the U.S. and Canada.

MY SALON Suite has been recognized as a leading franchise opportunity by some of the most prestigious business lists, including the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and the Inc. 5000. With industry-leading knowledge, operational processes and support services, MY SALON Suite helps franchise owners successfully build, open and manage upscale private salon suite facilities for highly-qualified, established beauty service professionals, who are ready to make an investment in themselves and their professional success by running their own salon business.

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