Heather Chloupek

Heather and Family

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.