Despite her last name, Amanda Hair hasn’t always worked in the hair industry. In fact, before her current role with Bob Steele Salon, she was in retail management. “I decided that was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life – I wanted time to focus on my family. It just happened that I was a client at Bob Steele Salon, and they needed someone who could manage the salon location.” She jumped at the chance, quickly rising through the ranks to become co-owner and, by 2009, CEO.
“Every decision I make, I pose this question to myself: “Will I maintain the time needed to be a good wife, mother and leader to the team?”
It wasn’t just the great opportunity that attracted her, though. “I just really loved the industry,” Hair says. “I loved the people and the core values that we represent at Bob Steele Salon. The people that I work with are truly caring people – probably the nicest people that I have ever met. I’m living my passion.” In addition to leading her team, Amanda chairs and elite salon industry organization, The 2to10 Project and enjoys being active in Vistage, a national organization for CEOs. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and their 10-year-old daughter, Mia. bobsteele.com