Sandra Ditta, owner of West Islip, New York's S&S In-Style Salon at 540 Hunter Ave is sharing her story, along with a few tips for success in the beauty industry with Paramount Beauty.
Sandra has owned her salon
for over 13 years, inspired to open one because her daughter, Samantha, was interested in becoming a beautician.
Samantha is now a master stylist and colorist. She has been working in the industry since 2010, with a specialty in blonding and balayage. Samantha has an amazing ability to achieve each clients desired look and will help consult and guide them to the best color for their hair and lifestyle.
Both mother and daughter are passionate about helping people feel better. A new, flattering hairstyle can really help a person's self-esteem.
Sandra jumped into owning a salon head-first with very little experience. She says, "We went into this industry, myself and my husband, with zero knowledge. But we managed to grow a salon from 4 stylists to over 30!"
What Inspires You?
Seeing my salon grow and my young beauticians and senior stylists grow in the industry.
What lines do you carry?
S&S In-Style Salon
carries Brazilian Professionals along with Joico
and Moroccanoil color and retail lines.
The salon specializes in Moroccanoil
top-of-the-line hair treatment services. They also provide "Treat Yourself Tuesdays" which are specialty blowouts at a discount. What a cute idea!
They also provide a straightening service with Brazilian Blowout
. When a client arrives at the salon, they will first receive a shampoo with Brazilian Blowout's own clarifying shampoo. Then, get the complete smoothing treatment from a stylist of their choice. Through the use of breakthrough bonding technologies, this customizable smoothing treatment actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle for up to 12 weeks!
What have been your keys to success?
I feel the key has been promoting, training from within and giving your staff a chance to succeed.
Stop by or follow them on Instagram at @instyle.salonwi
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