A fourth-generation hairdresser, David Barnett began his career in the industry at just 16 years of age. He got his start at Dublin's Toni & Guy and by the time he was 22, had become one of their youngest ever franchisees. After 10 years with Toni & Guy, David set his sights on New York and joined John Barrett's 5th Avenue Salon. David then met his wife Nicole in Chicago, where they managed a flag-ship salon for the multi-billion dollar beauty company, Ulta Beauty. In 2009, they opened Brush Salon in Healdsburg, California and within 5 years, grew their business to 7 figures while managing a team of multiple stylists earning over 6 figures each. Brush went on to win Best Salon in the North Bay for 3 consecutive years, and in 2016, it was chosen to do the first ever pop-up salon for the Super Bowl 50's VIPs. David and Nicole Barnett sold Brush in 2016 to solely focus on coaching stylists and salon owners. Their online programs, The High-Performance Stylist and The 7 Figure Salon, now allow owners and stylists from all around the world to transform their salons into systematic, highly profitable businesses and their teams into career-focused professionals. The salons they coach range in size from the single chair salon suite to the 50 chair, urban lifestyle salon.
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"I'd been searching for the business skills to build my business. I was amazed how quickly my business has taken off! Nicole & David are the best in the business."