What is your go to Haircolor and/or Retail brand

The simple answer, KIN ! In our salon company we use, sell and recommend KIN products all the way. Not only are they direct from the manufacturer, they truly care about the hairdresser and the hairdressing industry. KIN is a 4th generation, family owned Spanish company. The have one world manufacturing in Spain using the latest technology combined wit hold world experience. We feel the core values of innovation, Connection and Commitment align beautifully with our salon company and the apprentice program. If you are interested and want more information click here to connect directly with KIN. Tell them we sent you and they will send you FREE full size samples!

What software program do you use - recommend - prefer

This is a loaded question and so personal to each business.  We have found for our needs, depth of reporting and inventory, that MEEVO 2 really has exceeded our expectations.  There are several that are out there and one size does not fit all.  MEEVO 2 aligns beautifully with our core values of innovation and legacy.  MEEVO fits this beautifully as the longest standing single owner salon software companies that is committed to the hairdressing industry, with no plans to sell out anytime soon.There is constant updates and upgrades to new features included to increase the value.  We are confident that you will not be disappointed.  Click here for more information.

Who do you use for accounting and bookeeping

Kopsa Otte is nationally recognized as one of the leading experts serving successful salons and spas of all sizes on a daily basis. Kopsa Otte has specialized in serving the salon & spa industries for over thirty years. Their seasoned professionals undergo on-going industry-specific training, and participate in industry organizations. By working with hundreds of salon, spas, booth renters, and stylists all over the United States, Kopsa Otte combines practical knowledge of the actual hands-on workings of a salon & spa with the tax and accounting skills of a CPA firm. Click here for more information.


The Fish stinks from the head down!  It all starts with good leadership!  Learn to be a good leader and develop everything around your core values, mission and vision.  You will love her, we promise!  Tell her we sent you! The Naked Leaders mission is to re-energize salons creating clarity, confidence, and contagious energy, growing a “common-unity” that thrives.Get Back to Basics, exclusively designed for salon owners, by a salon owner. Kim’s unique niche down approach will:End burn-outInspire youBuild YOUR visionThis isn’t just another workshop, IT’S AN EXPERIENCE THAT DELIVERS, Click here for more information.

Client Testimonials

"First I would like to start by saying Jessee Skittrall and his team are outstanding professionals in our industry. The curriculum and oversight has the ability to provide all of the apprentices, with the knowledge and the placement in a Salon that will best suit the needs for their learning ability. Atarashii Apprentice Program makes it easy to on board with them. This program allows future professionals to get hands on training every day. We have all the hands on training things outlined and at our fingertips to use. The Atarashii Coaching checks in on a regular basis to keep things up to standard. Just to be clear the standards are top notch! I have helped many future professionals finish hours with externships and or internships. Working with the different schools has been good but very different than having someone so passionate about his apprentices being successful.  I feel this apprenticeship program is the best that has been done! Hands down. It is so nice to be able to contact and speak with a real person if the need arises.

Marie Weiss-Dootson

Marie Weiss-Dootson

Shear Perfection Salon & Day Spa