In 2009, I decided to close Noland Suttles Salon and open



a fewof the most important factors in my decision making process were:..

  • I didn't enjoy being a booth rental salon (I converted in 2008; it felt like being an onsite property manager.
  • Given the changes in the industry as well as the economy it did not make sound business sense anymore.
  • My personal responsibilities outside the salon increased dramatically in 2009. The two most important things to me, my family and my own clients, were being impacted negatively; being a glorified property manager was awful.
  • I want to devote more attention to my clients; I don't want to be pulled in so many directions.
  • I want to do what I do for the creative pleasure of it without having to worry about other stylists, salon operations, recruiting more stylists and the miscellaneous drama fits.
  • I want to be able to showcase different artists in the salon like I did when at the Prado; I miss the creative energy.
  • Finally, and most importantly to me, after 18 successful years as a salon owner, I am bored with the business aspect of my profession and want to return exclusively to the creative side; creating and pleasing clients are what I really enjoy the most and it is time to be an artist.

The fastest, easiest way to achieve these goals was to close the corporation Noland Suttles and form a new corporation: Todd Suttles Salon