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  1. Deroc
    August 29, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

    Thanks, Domi!

    I am learning tons of great things about the city and I look forward to networking and meeting more people. I appreciate you reaching out and offering advice. Keep an eye out for me in your inbox. If I have some questions I will contact you.

  2. Domi Roy
    August 28, 2016 @ 5:14 pm

    Deroc, I started fresh in Cape Coral myself not too long ago, but alas, you are in luck, this city is filled with movers and shakers and people are ALWAYS interested in new ways to look and feel their best.I too have about 18 years in the industry and had worked in Fort Myers, moved to NC, then back to Florida, but since about 5 years had passed since being in Florida, I decided to search for an upscale salon that catered to coloristd, and began building in a commission based setting. It took a little less than a year to become the salons top earner.It is (like anything worth doing) not an eaay task, and because the majority of people here are working within tight budgets you MUST remember to treat your loyal clients well, give freely of yourself, and make yourself available to them with ease. There are SO many great people here from all over this coubtrt and have even found myself with quite a large group of German clientele. Great news is, they LOVE to refer to their friends and family. I continue to offee referral discounts, but am now happily nestled in a quaint booth rental salon, right in the heart of Downtown Cape Coral. Sounds like you have quite an extensive knowledge of your craft, and that you enjoy educating your guests, that alone will take you far. Remember your humble beginnings, this is a small tiwn where everyone seems to know everyone, so try not to “down talk” other stylists work, instead focus on what makes you different, and will therefore enhance their beauty routine. I am ALWAYS open to meeting and networking with othee proffessionals in my field. Feel free to contact me via email and we can exchange info from there! Beautiful work on Gael, and Im interested in following your journey in this great city. Its a beautiful place to call home!

  3. Deroc
    August 25, 2016 @ 5:53 pm

    Thank you so much Gael! I’m looking forward to our continued professional and business relationships. You were awesome as well! I’m excited in my new city because of awesome people like you!

  4. Gael Shellhaas
    August 25, 2016 @ 11:10 am

    Honestly Deroc is a MAGICIAN!! I cannot believe the difference in my hair and how much easier it is to take care of now, especially with the humidity down here in Florida. (My husband Scott and I also recently moved to Cape Coral from Colorado.) Not only does Deroc cut your hair in a “artistic” and functional manner, he educates you along the way so that YOU can create the same look for yourself well after he is gone. I am absolutely thrilled and will be recommending Deroc to all of my friends, clients, and associates here in the sunshine state.

  5. Deroc
    August 24, 2016 @ 11:50 pm

    Between you and Karen, I might start to cry. Thanks for your kind words. I will be around sooner or later. We will definitely get your hair did then!

  6. Deroc
    August 24, 2016 @ 11:49 pm

    Thanks, Shannon! I am sure I will need all the help I can get, so I appreciate it. Let me know when you would like me to take a look at your daughters hair.

  7. Sonia DeSousa
    August 24, 2016 @ 9:01 pm

    You will do great I know you will! You have all the skills and more!! I wish I was Gail because I haven’t had luck looks like I need to move down to FL to continue getting your special touch as you are my favorite!!!

  8. Shannon Treece
    August 24, 2016 @ 8:18 pm

    I think you are going to be amazing here in Cape Coral and I can’t wait to see your business journey unfold. Your entrepreneurial outlook and energy are sure to lead to success. I have been here a year and have found it very difficult to find what I am looking for in regard to hair care and of course you know my dilemma with my daughter. I will happily pass out your business cards in our school family and beyond.

  9. Deroc
    August 24, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

    Awwwwwwww…Karen! I miss you guys too!

    I just talked to John today and found myself missing the salon as well. I’m sure I’ll be back in town sooner or later. We can reconnect then and I will give you FIFTEEN years younger!

  10. Karen Simon
    August 24, 2016 @ 6:31 pm

    I’m jealous that Gael gets to have her hair done by you. Missing you in Ct. very much and so is my Mom my husband and son. Thanks for all the years you made us look amazing!!! 10 years younger in my case and my Moms every time we left your chair.! Feel free to give my name as a reference!!

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