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"The time was just right," he said. "Everything just kind of came together at the same time. I've had the opportunity to expand to that space a couple times before, but it just didn't make sense at the time. My salon wasn't full, and I just wasn't ready for it."
When Verbenec talks about people or his stylists, his voice slows, revealing his Kansas City, Kan., roots. An avid motorcycle rider, he blends good ol' boy with SoCal surfer.
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Verbenec said. "Of course I want to make some money too, but I want everybody to come out ahead with this. I've always felt that way."
He paid his dues at a salon in town for a couple of years, then opened his own place, which is next to Selanne Steak Tavern, formerly French 75.
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It's not surprising, given that he didn't land in Laguna Beach until 1999. with jobs he hated, he finally gave himself permission to do what he really loved: cut hair. So he visited his brothers out West and promptly moved.
For Verbenec, the right mix and timing for expansion depended not only on the economy but on the stylists. In the hair salon business, there are two types of salons: commission and rentals.
He will have 16 stylists, plus estheticians, nail technicians, make up and eyelash artists, and all of the other staff that comprise the modern salon.
his discretion, flexibility and fairness that are paying off now. He's expanding his salon and nearly doubling the number of stylists. His new grand opening will be Aug. 1 at 1454 S. Coast Hwy.
needed and came right back."
"I used to go to French 75 a lot, and I just saw a sign," he said.
Commission salons are generally bigger and carry a brand name. The owner gets 40% to 50% of everything. In the smaller salons, the stylists essentially rent the chair for a couple hundred dollars a week, Verbenec said.
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That means more shops, more confidence and more fashionable 'dos.
More small businesses are making moves like this. If it seems like the vacant shops around Laguna Beach are filling in, they are. For the first five months this year, building revenue from fees a key indicator of growth is up 30% compared with last year to more than $1 million, according to city reports.
Many stylists will start out at a commission salon, build up a loyal client base, then move on. Verbenec rents his chairs.
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