Nic Lange is a native New Yorker with over a decade of work behind the chair. While participating in New York, Philadelphia, and Tallinn fashion weeks, Nic worked alongside a range of fashion photographers including Anthony Nocella, one of the senior photographers for Free People, Urban Outfitters and Anthropology.
Education is a key factor of Nic’s success. In 2010, he set out to have a better understanding of color, seeking to know more about the color process and how it affects one’s hair. He became a member of the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists, a prestigious honor that, at the time, had been bestowed on fewer than 1,500 stylists in North America.
Nic loves and follows the KEVIN.MURPHY philosophy, and he is passionate about the brand. In 2013, he became part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team, and in 2015, he relocated to Southern California. Nic, in his inspiring platform work for KEVIN.MURPHY, has led numerous shows and events throughout the USA and Canada where he has connected and motivated thousands of hairstylists. Nic’s career has constantly evolved with his passion for learning, and he now leads KEVIN.MURPHY Training and Development for North America. With Nic’s passion and commitment for the industry, it has inspired him to open and develop a salon with its DNA based on this philosophy and Nic’s vast years of experience.
With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town South Africa, as well as a MBA from Rider University in New Jersey, Gary has worked in Corporate America for the past 20 years. He has always had a passion for business and most recently ran one of the divisions of a $3.5B publicly traded aerospace company located in Orange County, CA. His success is attributed to an emphasis on value growth, productivity and new business generation, while inspiring cross functional teams that ensure the highest levels of customer service while meeting company objectives.
Gary has a vision to turn the traditional salon business model upside down to create a team based environment where stylists, staff and clients are treated with the same level of respect and rewarded for the work they do. Gary’s belief is that in order for a salon to be the best place to go to, it should first be the best place to work. His philosophy is simple – You can’t deliver good service from an unhappy or unmotivated team, so you should treat your team the way you want your guests to be treated. Guests will never love a company until the team loves it first, and if you get the culture right, then providing great customer service, building a long-term brand and empowering a passionate team will happen naturally.
With 9 years in the customer care industry and 7 of those within the beauty industry, working for Aveda, Tyler has distinguished himself through above and beyond customer service and creative capabilities. He firmly believes that success only comes through strong teamwork and treats his fellow team members as his own family. Through motivation and positivity his personal mission is to provide the best resources in coaching and education for his team and thereby serve the finest experience for his guests.
Having graduated magna cum laude from California State University with his Bachelor of Art, Graphic Design/Visual Communication he brings a distinct point of view to his surrounding environment. Ensuring that the most pleasant and consistent visual experience is provided comes as second nature to him. Within the salon environment his full focus is on a well rounded experience for both his fellow team members and guests.