Coming together is the beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success. Father-daughter duo Reid Nuttall and Adrianne Griesmyer have officially begun their journey as new franchisees at our latest location in Columbus, Ohio.
Before becoming salon owners, Reid and Adrianne both had completely different careers. “My experience is in the corporate world, where I have been working with technology,” Reid shares. “In the past, I received a national award for protecting the environment through preventing building a large fossil fuel electricity generating plant. We did this through using technology to change consumption patterns.”
Adrianne started her career lobbying at a certification firm in DC, where she managed auditors around the world that conducted quality audits throughout manufacturing plants to ensure the safety of the product being used.
It was the influence of her father that got Adrianne involved with Salons by JC. The concept of giving vibrant, working professionals the chance to pursue their dreams of operating successful businesses is what drew them both to launching a business of their own. Salons by JC provided the perfect business model they were looking to share and thus began their father-daughter endeavor of spreading entrepreneurship.
Reid followed and supported Adrianne and her husband during their move to Columbus, Ohio in 2017. “I quit my job and followed my husband as he started working for a company in Ohio as an electrical engineer,” Adrianne says. “I knew I still wanted to work, but at the time, we were also expecting our first child. Opening a salon felt like the perfect opportunity to balance having work responsibilities while also being present for my child.”
Reid lovingly describes his community at Salons by JC as “energetic, vibrant, and capable. I see us as being so much more than a corporate entity providing rooms for beauty professionals to rent. With my daughter and son-in-law, we can create an environment that will allow our suite-owners to prosper, grow their business, and work in a great environment!”
Working so closely together has presented its challenges, but brings a newer and more collaborative aspect into their relationship as business owners. With Reid, Adrianne, and her husband Ken combined, they are able to bounce ideas off of each other and take pride in the fact that they make sure no details are missed. “Ken and Adrianne’s energy and eye for perfection has caused a lot of extra work and difficulty, yet is a major factor in why our suites look and function so well,” Reid says.
Clients will love that Salons by JC Polaris is in an area where their high level of quality makes a wonderful addition. “Columbus is such a fun, vibrant city. Polaris has a wonderful balance of shopping, salons, and offices. We are located in a prime spot with lots of space for parking as well as a lot of window suites!” Adrianne shares.
Expect Salons by JC Polaris to be the place for an overall luxury experience. From a haircut and color to botox and more, you can be sure to find it here!
“I am expecting that we will fill all of our suites with professionals who do outstanding work and create a vibe in the salon that makes it a great place to go to,” Reid says. “I am hoping that our suite owners will be able to share and build off of each other; for instance, if someone comes for their hair, I hope they will have their nails done at our salon also.”
Reid and Adrianne, we are so excited to see your new salon fill with vibrant energy and success! Salons by JC wishes you all the best!
About Salons by JC: In 1997, Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller began their journey to transform the beauty industry one salon suite at a time. Like most young entrepreneurs, they started out with a big idea but had to learn how to start and run a business from scratch. After much perseverance and hard work, one year later, they opened Salons by JC in Dallas, TX in 1998, welcoming beauty and wellness specialists who were ready to break free from the traditional salon model. The company has since moved its headquarters from Dallas to San Antonio, where it continues to grow through franchising. Today, Salons by JC has over 87 locations in 24 states and Canada. For more information, visit salonsbyjc.com or salonsbyjc.com/franchise