MOORE HAIR DESIGN
Megan Moore might seem like another just junior stylist walking the floor at Moore Hair Design in Holladay, Utah, but the 24-year-old is actually the salon's owner. After enrolling in cosmetology school at age 17 (while simultaneously getting a degree from the University of Utah) and working at three salons that went out of business, Moore thought, "I know I could make this work." She took the plunge, developed a business plan and bought the space in 2007. "It was a huge risk, but everything has gone really well," says Moore, whose salon was named Best Salon in Utah on citysearch.com the same year it opened. "I believe that hard work, a creative mind and an entrepreneurial spirit describes myself and many other young American stylists."
The salon is located in an old two-story house from the 1920s with charming touches like original crown molding and a fireplace. Because it's a house, there are several rooms that create distinct areas, each with a different feeling. "It's not your typical salon with a big open space and chairs everywhere," Moore says. While 70 percent of the salon's clients are female, it also caters to men with a special room dedicated to hair replacement. The salon also offers massage and facials on its second floor. The salon's retail shelves are filled with products from Pureology, Redken, Moroccanoil and Dermalogica. —L.M.