Jerad Rushlow, owner of Daybreak Salon & Spa, is an Aveda “purefessional,” the highest level of stylist within the Aveda network.
On at least two Mondays in any given month, the day breaks a little earlier for the talented hair stylists at Daybreak Salon. A training session at the salon’s Wyandotte location gives them a chance to learn the very latest trends in hair styling, taught by Daybreak’s owner and co-director of education, Jerad Rushlow.
Rushlow is also an Aveda “purefessional,” the highest level of stylist within the Aveda network. As such, he is a teaching professional contracted by Aveda to train and educate Aveda staffs at salons throughout the mid-america region. While the stylists at other Aveda salons study with Rushlow during his occasional visits, Daybreak stylists come in contact with him virtually every day.
“That is a huge advantage for our stylists,” says Suzy Williams, Daybreak marketing director. “Jerad loves sharing his knowledge and is constantly critiquing, evaluating, and motivating his staff as he works with hundreds of our guests at both Wyandotte and Woodhaven locations.”
Daybreak stylists are encouraged to further their skills outside of their own salon. They can take advantage of Daybreak’s offer to pay half the tuition up to $300 a year for Aveda classes at other venues based on the qualifications and tenure of the service provider. In addition, Daybreak also rewards its stylists with performance bonuses that can be used to pay for continued education.
Rushlow is always looking for ways to improve his own skills. As a member of noted stylist Jon Reyman’s team, he travels to New York during Fashion Week meeting with some of the industry’s most famous designers. He works with brands such as Betsy Johnson, Nicole Miller, Nautica, Porsche and Dian Von Furstenburg, and brings back what he learns to share with Daybreak’s staff and clients.
In spite of all this glamour, Daybreak Salon is a place where clients feel at home. “Í always feel taken care of and relaxed,” says one Daybreak guest.
Daybreak Salon & Spas are located at 19125 West Rd., Woodhaven and 2959 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. Please call 734-561-3764 or visit daybreaksalon.com to learn more.J