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mike and idajean

Mi Salon Spa is a 9,500 square foot salon spa located in Florence, KY. The facility is conveniently located to serve clients from the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area. The name “Mi” is a contraction created from the first names of the owners, Michael and Idajean Moore.

Mi Salon Spa opened its doors in December of 2001 becoming the largest salon and day spa in the Northern Kentucky area. Mi Salon Spa was created by the consolidation of two area salons, “The Head Shop” and “Michael’s” both located in Florence, KY. The Head Shop served its clients from their small location in the Florence Mall for over 23 years prior to moving in the new 18,600 square foot facility. Michael’s College of Hair Design also relocated to the facility and occupies 5,200 square feet of the lower level.

Mi Salon Spa employs more than 90 staff members, from hair stylists and colorists to massage therapists, estheticians, nail technicians, managers and support staff. Staff members are employees (not independent contractors) with an appropriate salary and benefits package (insurance, paid vacation, etc.). The owner’s vision is to create a culture that guarantees clients a consistent experience by guaranteeing employees a consistent lifestyle and workplace environment.

Michael Moore began his career in the beauty industry as a barber by operating The Head Shop in Cincinnati, OH in 1970. He opened his first combination barber and beauty shop, The Head Shop in the Florence Mall in1976. Other salons were opened throughout the Greater Cincinnati area offering barber, beauty and tanning services to clients. Throughout his career Michael held many educational seminars. This led to the development of Michael’s College of Hair Design with the purchase an existing beauty school. Michael is an Instructor of Continuing Education Classes and was recently appointed by the governor to the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.

Idajean Moore is an innovative stylist with 25 + years of training, education and experience in the Salon/School industry. Idajean, co-owner of Mi Salon Spa, is an instructor at Michael’s College of Hair Design, and she also invests many hours educating the staff of the salon in the latest trends and techniques. Throughout her career, Idajean has attended many continuing education classes, often traveling abroad to attend training sessions including Vidal Sassoon and The Redken Academy.