Celebrating 40 years of love! That’s what it’s all about for the month of February at HQ Salon & Spa. When Ron Bennett started HQ Salon & Spa 40 years ago, the vision was twofold - to make a difference in the lives of his customers and to elevate the level of professionalism through educational training and being a leader in technology.
Today, the goal is much the same – to exceed the client’s expectations and provide them with an oasis away from it all. Their professional goal is still to employ a team of professionals through continuing education and delivering value-added experiences to each and every service.
In celebration of HQ Salon & Spa’s 40th anniversary, we’d like to give you insight into the history of our salons and how Ron & Tamara Bennett has made it into the success it is today with three locations; Westlake or Lorain, OH and Wesley Chapel, FL.
Ron Bennett actually started as a 4-chair barber shop in 1978. Tamara, before becoming his wife, joined the team as a barber and beauty professional. Forty years ago, the beauty industry wasn’t seen as a valued career path. They wanted to turn the industry on its side and show how the salon and beauty industry CAN be a successful career path and how valuable professional training can be.
The original location for HQ Salon & Spa is the one in Lorain, OH and began with 1,000 sq ft. In 1993, it grew to 7,000 sq ft with an added basement and 3rd floor; including an 800 sq ft spa designated for the privacy of its guests. They sold Aveda and other lines of products.
The next location, Westlake, was opened in 2003 in the exclusive Crocker Park shopping center and they became an exclusive Aveda brand lifestyle salon.
Five years later, Ron & Tamara desired to find a warmer climate, and in looking for another location for their Aveda lifestyle brand, they fell in love with the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel, FL and knew this was a perfect spot for their third location.
Today, their core value is the same: education. Each year they employ new talent, recruiting from local cosmetology schools, and give paid training as an ongoing basis each year. As a matter of fact, they pride themselves on bringing in celebrity educators into the salons as a benefit to their staff. They pay 100% of their ongoing training and education which is a rarity in the salon and beauty industry.
Their accolades include being listed as Salon Today’s Top 200 Salon several times over the past 40 years. Although they didn’t apply each year, it’s exciting to be named among the best salons in the business!
As a special treat to celebrate our milestone, and to thank our clients for their continued loyalty, we are offering a buy one, get 40% off an Aveda product from February 11-14, as well as 10% off salon gift cards.
Come into any of our three locations in Westlake or Lorain, OH or Wesley Chapel, FL to join in the festivities. You can also online for a time that suits your schedule. We look forward to helping you look your absolute best.