ABOUT

Symmetry Salon Studios is a new salon and spa concept that is locally owned and managed by stylists and spa professionals. Symmetry features elegant salon and spa studios in chic locations. We help talented stylists and spa professionals own their own businesses while providing a sophisticated but friendly and welcoming atmosphere for clients who want the highest level of service.
THE SYMMETRY DIFFERENCE:
  • We teach you how to get your business started and how to be successful
  • We foster a sense of community and provide education and resources for beauty professionals
  • We feature a helpful and friendly reception staff to ensure that the Symmetry experience is an inviting one for both guests and stylists
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Jenifer Vincent, co-founder of Symmetry, began her hair career 25 years ago, where she began as an apprentice and worked her way to senior cosmetologist. She was fortunate to receive training in several of the areas best salons, which enabled her to learn superb technical skills and to develop a loyal client base. Early on in her career, Jenifer was hired by an entrepreneur to build a salon studio concept in Bethesda. Building this salon rental business, helped Jenifer develop the right skills to run a successful establishment. She learned how to attract and manage talent, build a smart reception team, and satisfy high-end Bethesda clients. As her career expanded, she dreamed of someday owning her own business. She knew she had all the right skills, but the level of investment to open her own salon would be a longer road.
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Tom Ruder began his career in business and finance 25 years ago, with buying and building companies. After graduating from Georgetown University, he became a certified public accountant at Arthur Andersen, then completed his Masters in Business at the University of Chicago. Over the years, Tom served as a successful employee and leader within large corporations, which enabled him to learn the ropes of how to buy a company, invest in that company and grow the business smartly. Over the years Tom rose in the ranks of these companies and became a Chief Financial Officer of a large Private Equity fund. While he was building these businesses, Tom dreamed about creating something of his own. It was around this time that Jenifer and Tom met. After being introduced by a mutual friend, they shared their experiences, and brainstormed about how this powerful combination would be just the right mix to build a salon studio business that would not only enable each of them to realize their dream of being their own boss, but would also enable every stylist and spa therapist that joined the team – to realize theirs. Talk about a dream come true!
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