If you’ve ever been a client at Salon Skanda, you’ve probably noticed a different vibe as soon as you walk in. You’ll find more of us smiling here than you will other places. Unlike many salons, you’ll notice team members helping each other in order to stay on schedule and deliver a better experience for you. In fact, it’s not uncommon for you to receive services from one, two or even three people before you leave. It’s all part of our purpose of helping you feel beautiful inside and out. We call this team synergy.
At Salon Skanda, we practice the highest form of team service, which means that the skills of our entire team are available to you. We don’t lock you into one technician or keep you on a waiting list because meeting your needs and busy schedule is our top priority. While not every technician is a master of all skills, each has areas of expertise that, in combination, offer you a palette of personal image enhancement options that is truly unrivaled.
To ensure consistent service quality and technical skill, each staff member completes our skill certification program, meaning you can always have confidence and peace of mind knowing you are in the talented hands of skilled certified team members. You’ll always have a fresh perspective, and you’ll always receive the utmost in genuine quality service and attention.
We at Salon Skanda realize true beauty radiates from within. It is the mission of Salon Skanda to help everyone that walks through our doors feel beautiful from the inside out.
Did you know Salon Skanda is able to recycle 95% of its waste? We’ve partnered with Green Circle Salons, a company dedicated to supporting the Salon and Spa industry in reducing the impact we have on the earth and its future. Green Circle Salons brings together some of the best brands from across the salon and spa industry as a way to offer you and your family, responsible, greener choices when it comes to looking and feeling beautiful.
Not only will they be recycling all of our paper and plastic, they’ll also be recycling all of our foils, color tubes – even the little plastic lids on the color tubes, any waste chemicals that don’t make it onto your head, and of course, your hair. The hair will be used to make hair booms to aid in the clean-up of oil spills, an even greater step to aid our planet. The impact that we have keeps you and the planet beautiful!
On a Sunday last fall, the staff at Sandy Springs’ Salon Skanda donated their products and services to The Purple Hair Challenge, a fundraiser for Team Summer, a nonprofit named in memory of local teen Summer Dale, who died from a rare form of cancer in 2012.
“When Summer’s mother, Lynne Dale, told us Summer’s story, we were blown away,” says Salon Skanda co-owner Robert Miraglia. “Every employee signed up [to help out]. Sometimes we get stuck in our own day to day problems. It felt great to make a contribution.” Notes Lynne Dale, “Our original goal was $20,000, and we raised an astonishing $43,000.”
Team Summer got its start in 2011 when a family friend began selling purple rubber bracelets to help defray the Dales’ medical costs for Summer’s treatment, with some left over for Summer’s favorite cause. “At first, Summer wanted nothing to do with the cancer community,” says her mom. “Then [Summer met] an 11-year-old girl named Sarah who had Ewing’s sarcoma. Summer did a complete turnaround and decided to start a network of kids helping kids.” Sarah was gifted with an iPod Touch, and Summer chose unique gifts for other children battling cancer.
Summer tragically lost her battle, but after her death, her family asked Team Summer recipients to “pass it forward” using funds from the organization. The network lives on, thanks to fundraisers like The Purple Hair Challenge. For more information, visit teamsummer.org.
BY: Mickey Goodman
Photos: CR Richterkessing Photography