My name is Heather Chloupek and this is a little bit about me…
I graduated from the College of Hair Design and immediately took a job with Hair Today. I worked there part time and went back to school for Barbering school. I worked very hard and by the time I graduated from Barbering school I had built up my clientele at the salon.
After just 18 short months I decided to buy the salon. After working and owning Hair Today for a combined 9 years, I decided it was time for a change. Hair Today was a commission based salon. So each time a stylist got their clientele built up, they would move on to a chair rental situation. This caused turnover about every 2 years. This really wore me down and so I talked to my grandfather (my mentor and partner) about the possibility of trying to sell Hair Today.
We were sold in less than 2 months!! So after the sale, I needed to find a new location for myself. Per my agreement with the buyers of Hair Today, I had to go 2 miles away from 48th and “O” Street (Lincoln, NE). By referral I found the Hair Gallery located at 70th and Van Dorn. I have my own chair and pay my rent but am able to control my business.