Beautiful Business and how We Grow

Beautiful Business and How We Grow

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The Year in Progress

Vivienne MacKinder demonstrating an ironing technique for the team.


For the last year, the team here at MAC Hair Studio has been embarking on a journey to hone their skills. The beauty industry is ever changing, and trends come and go. With the guiding’s of international hair artist Vivienne MacKinder, the team has worked hard and accomplished so much. Last October, Vivienne was our guest in shop to work with our team and other stylists in the Jacksonville area.

This April, our team went to her. They flew to the Hamptons for a two-day intensive course in hair cutting and dresswork.


The MAC Hair Studio Team poses with their completed mannequins.


Education is the Key to Success

Through working with Vivienne, the team has learned how taking three vital key factors into consideration can change the way they cut their clients’ hair. These factors are versatility, fashionability, and the lifestyle of their individual clients.

In a recent blog post you can read here, I explained how versatility can allow your hair to match your mood and change with your daily style. Here at MAC our stylists are committed to creating a hairstyle that will complement the rest of your look and your personality.

Some other factors that can come into play when you are evaluating your current style or looking to change it up are your face shape and body type. These can impact the types of styles that will complement your features the most. By taking all these factors into account, your stylist can best create a look for you that will compliment YOU!

A Message from Margaret

“After two intense days of study under the fabulous Vivienne McKinder, the salon staff have come away with a renewed enthusiasm for our beautiful business. Our desire to bring new value to our business, and equally our clients, created a unity within our stylists. Certainly, I am blessed with a great staff and unity has never been much of a problem, but this experience was a thread that bound us together a little tighter.”

-Margaret Misenar



salon chairs

Common Complaints: ‘I can’t do anything with it’

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In the hustle and bustle of your life, the last thing you probably want to deal with is your hair. It never seems to do what we want it to and that can be the source of a lot of frustration. In a new monthly series “Common Complaints” I will address the complaints I’ve heard in the salon and ones submitted by readers.

‘I can’t do anything with it’

The one I’ve heard the most over the years is “I just can’t do anything with it!”. We’ll start there!

To solve this problem, first we need to step back and figure out what exactly is meant by this statement. Is this a consistent issue, or is the source of the problem that you can’t change up your style at will? Normally the clients I see who are frustrated fall in the latter category. They have trouble getting the look they want on any given day. They may like their cut but can only wear it styled a certain way.

The solution, in this case, is a haircut that CAN be styled different ways.

Here’s a beautiful cut done by our staff here at MAC Hair Studio:

This is the same cut styled 5 different ways!

The Solution

Versatility is key and with a little product knowledge, your hair can be just as effervescent as you are!

Your haircut shouldn’t limit your style, it should add to it.

If this sounds like an issue you face, tell your stylist before your next haircut that you’d like a more versatile style!

What is your most common complaint about your hair? Post in the comments below to have the chance for your complaint to be featured in next month’s “Common Complaints”!