We celebrate community, individuality, authenticity and real beauty. Our mission is to create dynamic, significant daymaking experiences that positively impact ourselves, our guests, and the world at large. Our vision at Juut is to transform the world with the nature of beauty.
In 1977, David Wagner, owner and Daymaker at Juut Salonspas, attended the Horst Education Center to begin his career as a hairstylist. It was then that his long relationship with Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Horst & Friends Salons and the Aveda Corporation, began. After graduation from beauty school, David began working as Horst’s assistant and followed by an upward move through many roles including stylist, salon manager and vice-president of the organization. In 1986, David left to start his own salon in Uptown Minneapolis, which he called Salon Salon. By 1989, David and Horst merged their two companies to become Horst Salons, Inc. In 1991, David bought Horst out of the partnership and ran the salons as Horst Salons. Come 1998, he bought the Yosh Salon in Palo Alto, California from famed stylist Yosh Taya. The group of salons changed names from Horst in Minnesota and Yosh in California to Juut Salonspa in 1999. The name Juut was chosen as it literally means “to uplift humanity and serve others.”
By 2015, Juut acquired two additional salons in Arizona, previously known as Mood Swings. In addition to his role at Owner/President/Daymaker at Juut, David is the author of Life as a Daymaker: How to Change the World Simply by Making Someone’s Day and travels internationally speaking to businesses, schools and organizations to share the Daymaker Movement.