Summit Salon Academy Comes to Portland

Phagans' Salon Academy becomes Summit Salon Academy

Chris and Luke Huffstutter announce Summit Salon Academy Portland, a partnership with Summit Salon Business Center (SSBC). This partnership will combine Summit Salon Business Center's performance-based systems with the elite technical training of MATRIX Haircare to provide the absolute best for up-and-coming beauty professionals.

"Partnering with SSBC and working regularly with our Summit Salon Consultant has made a huge impact on our floor sales," explains owner Chris Huffstutter. "Our retail is steadily increasing each month. We have increased our students average tickets by more than three dollars in three months and increased the number of services done from last year by almost 20 percent. We are teaching students how to confidently provide excellent service to their guests and showing them their career path to a six figure income."

"As a Summit Salon owner, finding talent that appreciates and understands the business language of our industry is of the utmost importance," says Luke Huffstutter, Director of Admissions. "As a Summit coach and facilitator, I have seen firsthand what a strong Summit Salon Academy does to developing that talent for a city and the salons based there. The students, the salon owners, and ultimately the customers will all have a better experience because Summit Salon Academies drive skill sets that benefit all these stakeholders. I am honored to be a part of this change and cannot wait to see the impact on Portland, This, in addition to the Matrix and L'Oreal Professional Products Division partnership has infinite possibilities."

Upon hearing the announcement, Darci Gutfreund, Director of School Division for SSBC, offered her congratulations. "Our entire Summit Salon Business Center team welcomes the Huffstutter family to the Summit Salon Academy team. Our collaborative industry experience is the ideal foundation to take your Academy to tremendous heights."

MATRIX Divisional Brand Manager Aimee Chambers released the following statement regarding the partnership with Summit Salon Business Center. "Matrix is pleased to be working with the Summit Salon Academy and the Huffstutter family. Their salon industry experience along with Matrix's commitment to cosmetology students and elevating the industry will no doubt lead to an absolute powerhouse in the Oregon marketplace. We are committed to student success through education, brand development, and business programs, thereby elevating the industry as a whole in the Northwest."

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