June 30, 2015

 

I'm delighted to announce LookAfter Hair Company is a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplace for 2013, 2014, and now 2015!

The best part is our own family of associates awarded us this special honor: Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. The results are published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

LookAfter celebrates 30 years of hair care this year, and I believe our commitment to our people is a big reason why we've been successful. Our associates are the backbone of our company.  I call our associates with five or more years of service the "pillars" for that very reason.  In fact, one third of our associates have been with us at least five years. Our name says it all: We're committed to "LookAfter" our clients, our associates, the communities we serve…

In the three years we've participated in the survey, LookAfter has placed as a Top Workplace, and I could not be more proud.

To our LookAfter family of associates, thank you for your relentless dedication to a caring, delightful and professional experience. Thank you for believing in each other and for recognizing our company with this great honor.  And, thank you for having fun, too. 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 28, 2015. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

April 22, 2014

LookAfter Hair Company is very unique in a number of ways.  One major difference is that unlike all of the other multiple location salons in our communities, we are locally owned by my family.  All of the other hair cutting brands are franchises frequently owned by people outside of our market, but always operated under a franchise agreement with a remote company.

My entire family, including my wife and three children, have been involved in the company at various times during the almost 30 years that we have been in business.  And even though we have almost 300 other talented stylists and other professionals working with us, I consider all of them to be part of my extended family.

From our family to your family, thanks for your loyalty, and to those of you who have not yet found us, please give us a try, I know it will be worth your time.

October 13, 2010

I want you to know that a lot of my friends think I’m crazy. Here we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of a very successful, and profitable company, and I want to change the name. As you can see from the side bar about me, I like change. In fact I like lots of change. The old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, has never applied to me. In my opinion, if you don’t fix it, somebody else will, and then it won’t be yours anymore.

In the last five years we have changed by a large margin, and now don’t resemble the fast cut salons that we had been competing with since I started the company 25 years ago. So in order to differentiate ourselves from those fast cut salons, most of our loyal stylists as well as our branding consultant said that we needed to have a unique new identity in an entirely new category of hair care. Thus we created the new category of Hair Companies, and believe that our new name LookAfter Hair Company truly represents who we have become. So really, all the change has already happened, and all we are doing is reflecting that in our new name. A lot of my friends still think I’m crazy, but then again they probably aren’t the “fix it” type anyway.

About Peter Hall

Still the owner, 25 years strong. St. Louis native, family-man, entrepreneur, and foodie. Peter loves the excitement of changing things up… so “don’t get too comfortable!”

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