Wenatchee, WA.- The team at Elements Salon & Spa attended an in-depth training on the Davines color line April 30.
The training was attended by Elements Salon & Spa Senior Stylists Drea Walter and Tara Johnson, and Stylists Michelle Rybka, Stacy Love, Monica Cahalan, Kacey Walsh and Jen Koch, and provided by Salon Services Northwest. Held at Elements Salon & Spa in Wenatchee, the class provided an overview of the product line, with hands-on training, including Flamboyage, and techniques to customize color blends.
“This training taught our team some innovative techniques to customize color services for clients with the highest level of understanding of how to best use the science and technology for maximum benefit,” explained Senior Stylist Drea Walter.
In 2006, owner Valda Sarty and Elements Salon & Spa team members traveled to Parma, Italy to meet with the owners of the Davines hair care line. During this business trip, they received a VIP tour, extensive education and product knowledge, and an in-depth insider understanding of the company’s commitment to the environment and eco-awareness. The team left having formed a personal relationship with the line’s creators and a partnership that has provided pre-eminent information and education that has brought direct benefit to Elements Salon & Spa clients.
Valda Sarty is the owner and founder of Sarty Mountain Inc., which includes Elements Salon & Spa. Sarty was awarded the “Best Downtown Improvement” award during the annual Wenatchee Downtown Associations awards banquet in February. She has also received the coveted “Best Retail Philosophy” award by Skin Inc magazine as well as honorable mention designations in the “Top Spa Mentor” and “Employee Friendly Salon” categories in August of 2007. Sarty Mountain Inc. has also been named as a top place to work and Elements Salon & Spa was named favorite salon by the readers of the Wenatchee Business Journal in 2006 and 2007. Sarty also received the Entrepreneur of the Year award presented by the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance in April of 2007, the Benefactor of the Year award by the YWCA in December of 2007, and the Outstanding Business Achievement award by the Women’s Resource Center in December of 2006. Sarty is also a member of the Best Practices Club, an invitation-only networking community of industry innovators.