The Colorist

SEP-OCT 2017

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20 The Colorist | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 | Kelly Cardenas Salon | HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO, LAS VEGAS | @ kc s h a rd ro c k lv Guiding stylists to reach their fullest potential is paramount at this successful salon group. color trends om coa to coa ! Las Vegas pay it forward PLUS: AUSTIN, TEXAS FRANKLIN, MA GREAT NECK, NY PHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF KELLY CARDENAS SALON top op STELLAR SALONS With four existing salons in Las Vegas; Chicago; Carlsbad, CA; and Salt Lake City, the rapidly expanding Kelly Cardenas Salon group opened its fi fth location last year inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The sleek, modern salon sees a wide range of clients, from celebrities like Shannon Elizabeth and Paris Hilton to devoted locals and long-time out-of-state customers who visit from as far away as Florida and South Carolina. Seventy-fi ve percent of guests at Kelly Cardenas Salon get hair color, with vibrant shades and lived-in, subtle highlights being among the most- requested services. Despite all of the success Kelly Cardenas and his business partner, Marc Jay, have experienced since opening their fi rst salon in 2006, Cardenas believes in staying grounded, as well as in sharing what he's learned during his celebrated career with his team. "We believe in integrity-based success," he says. "This process involves training in all aspects of life, including personal, professional, fi nancial and spiritual. We ultimately want our team to be incredible human beings who just happen to be the best hairdressers in the world!" color + retail lines PAUL MITCHELL "My mission has not only been limited to making our company the greatest on the planet but also to elevate the standard of the entire professional beauty industry," Cardenas says. MARC JAY KELLY CARDENAS [ EST. 2016 ] owners

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