Michael Levine on Opening Your First Salon

"We've all seen it happen; a new salon opens, it's really cool, they do a Groupon or 3, and then they are closed within a few years. Here's how to avoid the trap that many new owners fall in to."

About: Michael Levine has been a hairdresser since 1993. Having had the luxury of being trained by incredible mentors and learning from some of hairdressing's icons from very early on, Michael has been featured on stages across North America almost from the beginning of his career. Opening his first salon, called Statik in 1998 with his wife and no other staff, Michael Levine has built a multi-award winning salon company through developing new talent and rather than by hiring stylists with a clientele. Michael currently has 50 employees, a product company, 3 salon locations and 2 academies in Vancouver, British Columbia.