I am proud to be Mode Salon’s General Manager. Even though I am not a stylist I strive to insure each guest gets the utmost attention and care. I graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 and ever since have made Gainesville my home. While at the University Of Florida my Entrepreneurial spirit began to emerge. I started two student ran web based businesses that I later sold after graduation. Shortly after graduation one of my classmates Michael Carroll and I purchased an Allstate Insurance Agency in Ocala Florida. Within three years we purchased our second location in Gainesville and have been meeting the insurance needs of Gainesville and Ocala residents ever since, please visit www.TheCarrollAgencies.com for more info.
While I love the Insurance industry, and helping to make sure that my client’s assets and futures are protected, I really wanted to have another business in Gainesville that was more retail based, and still helped to connect me to the community in a personal way. I had known Lonie Carpenter my partner for many years and we were married in 2008. Lonie had been working as a stylist for many years in Gainesville and was known as one of the best. It had always been his dream to operate a luxury salon in Gainesville and offer the residents here the finest in hair and skin care. In early 2008 that is just what we did. Since Mode Salon opened we have both grown as individuals and the businesses has grown as well. It has been a truly wonderful experience to watch my partner realize his dream and to work with him side by side as we accomplished that goal. Today we manage two locations Mode East and Mode West both unique but sharing one culture and offering the finest in products from around the world.
I encourage you to visit Lonie’s bio and get a sense of the accomplishments and training that he brings back to our staff to help insure you are receiving the latest and greatest from the beauty industry. We look forward to greeting you and sharing our passion with you for our community, our industry, and life. No matter which location you choose you can rest assured that we are actively involved in all areas from product selection, to advanced training for our stylist to learn and grow, as well as maintaining an ethical low impact business and in creating a warm and welcoming environment for you to enjoy. We look forward to getting to know you, and hope to see you soon.