Experienced Salon Professional Takes Leading Role in West Michigan


Douglas J is pleased to announce the promotion of Shanna Marquardt to Regional Director of West Michigan.

Douglas J recently expanded its involvement in West Michigan by acquiring the Phillip Michael Salon in Grand Rapids, as well as opening the new Douglas J Salon and Spa. This expansion will be enhanced by Shanna’s unique background and experience in the beauty and education industry, as well as her status as a Douglas J Aveda Institute graduate.

“I’m excited and proud of this promotion and opportunity to be involved in Douglas J’s Grand Rapids area expansion,” Marquardt said. “I have been employed in various roles with Douglas J, taking on challenges and gaining exposure to multiple facets of the company and this industry.”

Shanna Marquardt

As Regional Director of West Michigan, Marquardt plays an essential role in fortifying the institute and salon partnerships, while overseeing all three Grand Rapids area locations. She will work with the local teams to build upon current business, creating a stronger internal connection between the Douglas J salons and institute brands.

“I look forward to the continuing opportunity to introduce and train students in this industry, provide career opportunities, network with other businesses both within and outside the beauty industry and expand Douglas J’s business,” Marquardt said.

Douglas J — a leader in the salon and spa industry for 50 years — is committed to the growth and development of team members and works to ensure that opportunities exist for people to take on new roles, new responsibilities and new challenges.

“Douglas J Aveda Institute has always had strong ties in West Michigan,” said Scott Weaver, president and co-owner of the Douglas J Aveda Institute and Salons. “With Shanna’s promotion to Regional Director of West Michigan, she will be able to apply her unique expertise to further strengthen our involvement in the Grand Rapids area.”

The Douglas J family of companies regularly holds leadership collaborations and training sessions to strengthen leadership skills for team members at all levels.

“As a graduate of our program, Shanna represents the talent and capability our graduates have,” Weaver said. “Douglas J has and will continue to invest in its team members to ensure the highest level of service to our guests and community.”

Ready to take the next steps towards a career in cosmetology?

You can get an Aveda cosmetology education that prepares you for a future career in the beauty industry at Douglas J Aveda Institutes. We offer programs for cosmetology, esthiology, massage therapy and barbering. See yourself in the beauty industry by scheduling your tour of one of our campuses today.

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