DAYMAKING STORIES

  • Give Thanks by Giving

    This November, Juut has partnered with Second Harvest Heartland and the Super Food Drive to raise money and donate nourishing foods to families in need. As we gather together this season to give thanks, consider the impact of giving health and sustainability. DONATE HERE VIRTUALLY! Juut’s very own Master Esthetician, Liza Jackson, has been instrumental…

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  • All You Need Is Love

    The 1980s was the decade of “me.” People were focused on themselves, and materialism ran rampant. It was during this decade of decadence that Juut owner David Wagner decided he wanted to run his business differently. “I had this inkling that I wanted to be part of something not just cool, hip and fashionable, but…

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  • Set Up for Success

    Marisa Bean, master stylist and educator, is also the salon director at Juut’s Roseville and Uptown locations. Bean has been with the company for 18 years, and has spent much of it training new stylists. But at one point in her time at Juut, Bean felt like she needed more. “It was one of two…

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  • The $500 Haircut

    Back in 1991, Molly Haeg was starting out at Juut as a young stylist eager to reach her professional goals. One of those goals was to become a master stylist. “When I told David Wagner I wanted to be a master stylist, he asked me, ‘What does a stylist offering a $500 haircut look like?…

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  • A Safe Place

    Kindiss Stiller, director of Juut’s Edina location and colorist, is amazed at some of the things her clients have told her in the past 23 years. “You never know what people are going through,” she says. “I have had guests tell me some horrible things nobody else in their life knows—stories and secrets they don’t…

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  • Older and Wiser

    Years ago, when Craig Whipple was in his 20s, he had a client who made a big impression. Whipple, who has now been with Juut for 25 years and is a master stylist, master educator and hair director of the Wayzata location, says this guest was a powerful, fierce woman who ran her own business…

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  • Palm-Down Giving

    Jenn Pardue, talent scout and education liaison, started her career at Juut as a stylist in 2008. “I’m one of the Juut ‘boomerangs,’” she says. “I have left the salon for other opportunities, but have always been drawn back. Juut is personally and professionally the best I’ve known.” The Daymaker culture resonates with her naturally…

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  • Skin Deep

    For many of Rachel Barth’s clients, getting a facial isn’t about an indulgence or treating themselves to a relaxing experience. It’s about finding a solution to a serious skin problem. As an esthetician at Juut for almost 11 years, Barth has seen it all, and says her clients’ skin problems genuinely affect how they feel…

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  • It Takes a Village

    When Anna Larkin’s endometrioses forced her to endure six surgeries in two years, she had to stop working for almost 12 months. Larkin, a master esthetician at Juut’s Wayzata location, worked at Juut for five years before she left for another spa, where she was working when her illness struck. “I had never been sick…

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  • Empathy and Care

    In her 10 years at Juut, master esthetician Liza Jackson has learned her guests view her treatment room as a safe space to be themselves—no matter what the circumstance. “When I’m with clients, I step outside myself and am fully present with them. I reflect how they feel and just be in that moment,” she…

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  • Finding Her Tribe

    For 14 years, Melissa Lovan was a nail technician at a high-end hotel in a Colorado resort town. The environment there was a good one—it was part of the brand’s philosophy to care for people. “They used words like ‘genuine, care and comfort,’” Lovan says. “It was great stuff—but then I found Juut.” Born and…

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  • Raising Masters

    When people ask Rocio Gronachon, manager of Juut in Palo Alto, California, what she does for a living, she tells them she raises masters. “What gives me the most joy is taking new artists and growing them to masters,” she says. “My happiest moments in Daymaking are reviews because it’s time to celebrate growth.” Gronachon…

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  • A Moment of Peace

    For Renee Ahalt, being a Daymaker is a full-circle experience starting with her clients and co-workers, and coming around to how her clients make HER day. “They make my day all the time,” says Ahalt, who has been with Juut for nine years. As an esthetician, Ahalt’s encounters with clients are one-on-one experiences in a…

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  • Two Tickets to Paradise

    Around the time Woody Theis was going to achieve her 25-year anniversary with Juut, she set up a meeting with David Wagner to share an idea with him. At that time, Wagner gave employees a piece of jewelry as a thank you for their service at Juut on major anniversaries. “I felt like we could…

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  • Embracing Your Happy Self

    Helping clients grow their hair out long while maintaining a healthy shine is a pretty typical job for many stylists. But usually, those clients are female. Rae Knudson, senior stylist, has a 64-year-old client who has been coming to see her for the last two years with the goal of growing his hair out to…

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  • On the Other Side of Daymaking

    A few years ago, Patty Naegele, master stylist and educator, was asked to speak at Aveda Congress about what it’s like to be on the other side of Daymaking. “I was a recent cancer survivor, so I talked about how impactful it was to receive that love and care from my co-workers,” she says. Recently,…

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  • The Benefit of the Doubt

    Learning the story behind Daymaking and why owner David Wagner feels so passionately about his company’s culture is impactful to both stylists and clients at Juut. Kelly Pavek, hair director and senior stylist in the Woodbury Lakes location, says the positivity at Juut has made her aware of how she shows up and interacts not…

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  • Daymaking On The Outside

    Jen Gackle, master esthetician and massage therapist, puts no parameters on Daymaking. Whether she’s in the salon, at home, or out and about, being a Daymaker is who she is—not just a part of her work life. “The people who work at Juut are there because it comes from their souls,” she says. “We live…

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  • Finding Strength in Positivity

    Heather Dietiker, master stylist, has shaved clients’ heads three different times in her almost 10 years at Juut.  “I do it after they get a cancer diagnosis,” she says. “And a few years later when I get them back for their first haircut, it’s the most amazing feeling in the world—every time.” Dietiker herself had…

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  • Minor Haircut, Major Impact

    Stephanie Domrose, master stylist and makeup artist in Juut’s Wayzata location, has a client who comes in every six months for a haircut. The cut is basic and simple for Domrose to execute, and the guest has been wearing the same style for years. Recently, Domrose shared some of her personal ambitions to be a…

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  • In a Daymaker State of Mind

    Andi Tarte’s career at Juut began almost 30 years ago as a color director when the salon was called Horst and Friends and owned by Horst Rechelbacher. When the salon was sold to David Wagner, Tarte happily became part of the Juut family.  In her current role as director of education, Tarte focuses on teaching…

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  • The Client Connection

    For Leah Patrick, master stylist, connecting with clients is her favorite way to be a Daymaker. While she has had countless meaningful moments with clients and co-workers in her 11 years at Juut, a couple stand out as true examples of Daymaking. “I have one guest I met years ago when she came in for…

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  • Living by the Golden Rule

    “I had a client who came to me every two weeks for three years,” says Robbie Jacobs, master stylist at Juut in Edina. “She had really short hair that was only a half-inch to inch long.” Every week the client came in, she told Jacobs she was unhappy with the cut. “She kept saying it…

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  • Small Gesture, Big Impact

    After graduating high school, Maria Aleman-Aguirre knew what she wanted to do with her life, so she enrolled in the Aveda Institute. After she graduated, she was hired at Juut, where she polished her technical skills and learned all about being a Daymaker. “When I joined the beauty industry in cosmetology school, I realized right…

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  • Embracing the Daymaking Spirit

    In her 10 years at Juut’s Palo Alto location, Tara Morrow, master stylist, says she experiences Daymaking every day. “Whether it’s from clients or co-workers, I go into Juut each day and am just overwhelmed by the Daymaking spirit,” she says. “I’ve gone through a lot of growing pains in the past decade from my…

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  • Co-Workers With Heart

    Three years into her career at Juut, hair director and master colorist Lindsey Yozamp was working at the downtown location when she decided to pop downstairs into the mall on her break. “It was the holiday season, and I stopped into Cole Haan with my purse full of holiday gratuity cash,” she explains. “I set…

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  • Honoring Their Own

    For Accala Sullivan, salon manager in St. Paul, Daymaking usually revolves around her staff. While they are busy making the days of their clients, she is hard at work finding ways to spread extra joy and happiness to them. Currently, she’s honoring the guest service team, who spend their time at the front desk and…

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  • Little Moments, Big Impact

    Some Daymaking stories are about big gestures people remember forever. But more often, Daymaking is about little moments where there’s an opportunity to do something small to make a big impact. Bethany Dorsey, assistant salon manager in St. Paul, says she puts the focus on these moments and on conversations that service providers have with…

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  • New Culture Brings Positive Change

    Julz LaMantia, hair director and master stylist at Juut’s Tempe, Arizona location, has had a front seat to the salon’s transformation since Juut took it over in February 2015. While she was happy with her previous employer, since Juut took the business over, LaMantia says the culture has been transformed by Daymaking. “The difference is…

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  • Burnt Hair? No Problem!

    In her almost eight years at Juut as a stylist and makeup artist, Maria Candiotti has seen a variety of clients with a wide range of personalities and hair styles. But only one client ever came to her with burnt hair. “She lived in an old apartment, and the first time she used the oven,…

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  • Empowering Others with Daymaking

    Teaching others, whether it’s a kindergartner or a college student, is one of the most rewarding professions. And teaching someone to be a Daymaker is not just rewarding, it’s an intimate, bonding experience for both teacher and student. Maria Sapletal, manager at Juut’s Uptown location, has been with the company for eight years. For some…

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  • The Royal Treatment—For Every Guest

    Many years ago, a first-time visitor walked into Juut for her appointment. Like any new client, she was given a tour of the salon, had a great guest experience, and then finally, was given a copy of David Wagner’s book “Life as a Daymaker” as part of her new client gift. As she stood at…

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