Andrew Eagly can’t say enough good things about his team at the Supercuts in Midland, Michigan. As a full-time salon leader and stylist, Andrew knows what it takes to build, lead, and thrive in a successful salon.
“I always tell my staff that I’m not the boss,” he says. “I believe you have to be a great coach to be a good leader, and let your staff know how important they are. There’s nothing I would ever expect of my staff that I wouldn’t do myself.”
Andrew’s career as a stylist started in high school when he participated in the beauty program. He realized that not only did he have a natural ability, but that it was something that he truly enjoyed. After graduation he started with the Regis Corporation and has worked his way up the ladder for the past 20 years – first as a stylist, then a shift leader, assistant manager, and now, full-time salon leader.
When Andrew first took over the Supercuts Midland location, he said morale was low and there were plenty of challenges. One of the first things he did was to have an open, transparent conversation with the staff to air grievances and allow everyone an opportunity to communicate. They even decorated a can of hairspray to serve as a “talking stick”, ensuring everyone had a chance to be heard. These changes proved to make a big difference in both the salon environment and customer satisfaction – in fact, Google Reviews went from 3.1 stars to 4.8 stars in just two years!
“Andrew is always striving for success in both personal and salon goals,” says Lorraine Soots, Territory Leader. “I love his dedication and willingness to accomplish any challenge I throw at him!”
Andrew attributes his success and where he is today to his mentor, Tiffany. “She never gave up on me,” he said. “I truly don’t think I would be here without her support.”
In his free time, Andrew spends time with his two sons running their small business, Double Boston Pet Bakery, where they make homemade, healthy dog treats.