Blog

Here’s what we’ve been up to in the salon and in our communities.



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,…

We’ve Expanded Our Grand Rapids Footprint!

Douglas J is pleased to announce the expansion of salon services in Grand Rapids following the acquisition of Phillip Michael Salon.  

Since opening in Grand Rapids in 2007, the Douglas J Aveda Institute has continued to grow. With strong relationships already established in West Michigan, we felt it was a good time to expand upon our brand, knowing we can now offer our students a career…

A Tribute to Douglas J Weaver, Our Founder

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Douglas Weaver, the founder of our company, at the age of 77.   

Doug was an entrepreneur, innovator and mentor. As the son of two hairdressers, he developed a passion for the salon industry early on. In 1967, Doug, along with his wife Sharon, established the Village…

Douglas J Offering Options for Displaced Regency Students

- Accepting transfer students - Scholarships: up to $1,500 to day-time transfers and up to $2,500 for evening transfers - Accepting applications and resumes for all positions

Scott Weaver Inducted into the 2016 Aveda Institute Hall of Fame

Douglas J Companies, a leader in the Salon and Spa Industry, announced that Scott Weaver, President and Co-Owner of the Douglas J Aveda Institutes and Salons, has been inducted into the 2016 Aveda Institute Hall of Fame

Douglas J Salons Announce Their First Aveda Purefessional

Theresa Bradley, Artistic Director and Stylist at Douglas J Salon in Rochester Hills was named an Aveda Purefessional in the haircutting category. A Purefessional is an achievement many educators in the Aveda network strive for in taking their career to the next level.

Douglas J Finalist in North American Hairstyling Awards

Douglas J Salons Announce Finalist for NAHA Newcomer Stylist of the Year Award 

(OKEMOS) May 20, 2016: Serene Barlond, a Douglas J Salon stylist, was named a finalist in the category of Newcomer Stylist of the Year in the 2016 North American Hairstylist Awards (NAHA). The annual star-studded awards ceremony features the industry’s leading…

Douglas J Companies Go Green for Earth Month

Douglas J and Aveda dedicate month of April in support of clean water

LANSING, MI – In honor of Earth Day, Douglas J has set aside the entire month

of April to celebrate and raise funds to support clean water projects through

the Alliance…