Stylist, Educator + Partner
The Parlour Fort Collins
Gene Cahill – The Parlour Owner
When I started doing hair: 1985
When I started at The Parlour: 1989
What inspires/motivates me in the industry:
What motivates me at this point in my career is the amazing relationships I have built with my clients and the great staff that works in Fort Collins. I enjoy the immediate results that an hour can make in a persons appearance and the way in which it makes them feel.
What I am happiest doing:
I enjoy being able to work at The Parlour, and the opportunity to surround myself in a pleasant environment with great co-workers. But when a day comes to an end, I love being with my family . I love the simple things in life. Taking a walk with my husband and dog in the evening and watching an episode of Modern Family is a perfect end to a day. I feel that I have a perfect balance with work and home.
Additional industry involvement:
I have been doing hair since 1985 and I have been involved in many facets of the hair industry. At this time in my career I enjoy my clients and the relationships I have built with them. The Parlour allows all of us that work there the opportunity to take advantage of classes or any on going education that we would like to get involved in.
What I love most about The Parlour:
I love what the Parlour has created. I have seen The Parlour evolve from day one. We opened in Boulder with a staff of four and one assistant. The Parlour now has 8 locations . It is amazing how many hair salons open and then soon close. The Parlour is doing it right by focusing on the client and the emphasis on a good education to build an amazing career. How lucky I have been to watch and be a part of.
What else you should know about me:
I became a part owner with Gene when Fort Collins opened. What a great opportunity for me.