The Industry Source Flagship Store And The Academy Opens For Business- Part 2

The Industry Source Flagship Store And The Academy Opens For Business- Part 2

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It all happened on Monday, August 13 at 9:00AM. After closing down the old store, packing up more than 250 crates and moving them to the new location on Thursday, it was a none stop effort to get ready for Monday.

When the doors opened, more than 100 hairdressers and makeup artists attended came for the inaugural classes: Babyliss Clipper Series for Men and Spa Lash & Brow Tinting. Others came to shop and see the splendor of the new store.

As I said before, this is the nicest professional store on the planet. People who did not come from the class were stunned by the level of education and professionalism displayed on the main stage. In fact, most shoppers stopped shopping to watch the look’n’learn segment.

It’s always great to see vision come to life. The flagship store is more than a store, it’s an inspirational place to hang out and take in the joys of being a professional in the pro beauty industry. When The Academy is dark, education videos play on the big screen and many are available on demand.

This Monday is the grand opening celebration and The Academy will be rocking with free education all day long. Plus there will be special buys available in all 20 Michigan stores.

I am very excited to bring this level of expertise to our customers and early indications are that it will truly become a destination location. In fact, we are bringing in more salon and spa equipment based on demand and will continue to change the mix based on seasons, trends and new launches. Please join us this coming Monday and celebrate with us.

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All New: The Industry Source Flagship Store & Academy Gets Set To Open- Part I

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When we sold our corporate headquarter building and moved to our new headquarters in New Hudson last month, the flagship store & Academy had to be moved.

The question was in lieu of all the changes that have taken place in the pro beauty market, should we invest in a new store & Academy when others in Michigan have opened basic stores and offer no education.

It was a $350,000 question.

Alas, I adhered to the time-honored expression, “Do it right or go home.”

After months of planning and construction, the brand spanking new The Industry Source Flagship Store & Academy will open for business on Monday, August 13, 2012. It is located at 38499 Ten Mile Road between Haggerty and Grand River right across the street from McDonald’s (Farmington Hills, about a mile from our old location). The opening will coincide with Academy events happening throughout the day (Grand Opening celebration to take place Monday, August 27 and at all other store locations).

Here is the scoop: This is the model pro beauty store in the USA. Exquisitely designed by Davis & Davis Interior Design of Farmington Hills, the space encapsulates the look and feel of beauty. Part 2 will have all the photos but for now, just imagine products free-flowing throughout. Cool lighting technology and design  accent the products, furniture and working areas. The Academy is designed to integrate with the retail space capturing a NY essence. When classes are not going on, videos will be shown on the 70” LED screen of current collections, cutting techniques, color techniques and much more (there will also be video on demand available later on). Customers will be able to watch the videos in comfortable seating and enjoy coffee and bottled water. The space will also offer complimentary WiFi service.

It will be the hub for stylists, nail technicians and spa professionals to shop, experience and connect. It’s all very exciting and coming soon.

Happy Thursday!

All New: The Industry Source Flagship Store & Academy Gets Set To Open- Part I

How much time to you spend watching the Olympics each day?

View Results

When we sold our corporate headquarter building and moved to our new headquarters in New Hudson last month, the flagship store & Academy had to be moved.

The question was in lieu of all the changes that have taken place in the pro beauty market, should we invest in a new store & Academy when others in Michigan have opened basic stores and offer no education.

It was a $350,000 question.

Alas, I adhered to the time-honored expression, “Do it right or go home.”

After months of planning and construction, the brand spanking new The Industry Source Flagship Store & Academy will open for business on Monday, August 13, 2012. It is located at 38499 Ten Mile Road between Haggerty and Grand River right across the street from McDonald’s (Farmington Hills, about a mile from our old location). The opening will coincide with Academy events happening throughout the day (Grand Opening celebration to take place Monday, August 27 and at all other store locations).

Here is the scoop: This is the model pro beauty store in the USA. Exquisitely designed by Davis & Davis Interior Design of Farmington Hills, the space encapsulates the look and feel of beauty. Part 2 will have all the photos but for now, just imagine products free-flowing throughout. Cool lighting technology and design  accent the products, furniture and working areas. The Academy is designed to integrate with the retail space capturing a NY essence. When classes are not going on, videos will be shown on the 70” LED screen of current collections, cutting techniques, color techniques and much more (there will also be video on demand available later on). Customers will be able to watch the videos in comfortable seating and enjoy coffee and bottled water. The space will also offer complimentary WiFi service.

It will be the hub for stylists, nail technicians and spa professionals to shop, experience and connect. It’s all very exciting and coming soon.

Happy Thursday!