David Wagner enrolls as a student of Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda, at Horst Education Center (now Aveda Institutes).
Horst Rechelbacher launches Aveda’s first product, Clove Shampoo.
David studies with hairdressing masters Lluís Llongueras in Barcelona; Bruno Pittini, Rudy Harlow and Jacques Dessange in Paris; and Vidal Sassoon in London.
David named “Stylist of the Year”
David is named “Stylist of the Year” at Horst Rechelbacher’s salon in Minnesota, Horst & Friends International.
David is named vice president of Horst and Friends International.
David opens Salon Salon in uptown Minneapolis.
David and Horst Rechelbacher merge businesses to form Horst Salons Inc.
David is named “Aveda Master of the Arts” and Salon Today names David Wagner as one of the “Top 20 Salon Owners of the Year”
David buys Horst out, and forms David Wagner Salons Inc., d.b.a. Horst Salons & Day Spas.
David is named “Aveda Master of the Arts”, the most prestigious award an Aveda stylist can receive.
Salon Today names David Wagner as one of the “Top 20 Salon Owners of the Year”
David buys Yosh For Hair, the salon owned by famed stylist Yosh Toya in Palo Alto, CA.
David names all of his salons JUUT Salonspas, from the Japanese word “juut” meaning “to uplift humanity and serve others.”
“Best Manicure & Pedicure”
by City Search,
by Minnesota Bride,
“Best Blowdry Bars” and “Salon/Spa”
by Minnesota Monthly,
by City Pages: Best of the Twin Cities,
“Best Beauty Salon to Change your Looks”
by Southwest Journal,
by Star Tribune in Minnesota for 2 consecutive years,
by Lake Minnetonka Magazine,
Salon today names
JUUT “SALON OF THE YEAR”
David is named president of The Salon Association (now the Professional Beauty Association), the top trade organization in the US.
David self-publishes his book Life as a Daymaker: How To Change The World Simply By Making Someone’s Day.
David’s book, Life as a Daymaker, becomes a best-seller. David goes on a 27-city book tour and appears on Good Morning America.
Life as a Daymaker lands on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller Book List.
Life as a Daymaker is published in Chinese under the title Life as a Ripplemaker (Daymaker does not translate in Mandarin).
With 11 locations and over 400 daymakers on staff, JUUT Salonspas celebrates 30 years of making people’s days!