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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 Salon Spa, 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…

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Raising Masters

When people ask Rocio Gronachon, manager of Juut’s Palo Alto salon location 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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