If you're a client of ours, you're familiar with our fantastic, one-of-a-kind salon coordinator. If you're not, here's your chance to learn the facts, straight from Kyle himself. Not only does he have style, but Kyle knows hair, and the salon business in general. His communication and organization skills continue to keep our salon on track, and we're ready for you to get to know the fine man behind our reception desk, Mr. Kyle Reninger.
Where are you from?
How did you become familiar with Redhead?
I started out as a customer of Jen’s, and I knew Brooke and Brian from church. They were looking to hire a salon coordinator, and they knew I had been the manager at a Starbucks in West Palm Beach, and that I’ve worked in the fashion industry before. After talking with them more about the position, they felt like I would be a good fit—and here I am today.
What exactly do you do at Redhead?
As the salon coordinator, I’m the manager of the salon. I check clients in and out, handle all the booking, give tours, answer the phone, take care of all the product ordering and displays in the salon, and just the general keeping up of the salon. I also help the girls with scheduling clients and coordinating education into their schedules. Overall, I make sure things are running smoothly.
How long have you worked at Redhead?
About seven months.
Why do you like working here?
I truly love all the people that I work with. I appreciate the difference our salon is trying to make in the industry, and also the community. Brooke and Brian are constantly trying to put more of a positive spin on the industry and what it can do for people, both clients and stylists, and I couldn’t be happier to be working for them.
Who cuts your hair?
I try to go to all of the girls… I like that they go through the same training, so they have the same skills sets, and you can expect great results every time. However, all of them are individually unique, so they show their styles and talents in different ways. Its like art—you can ask three people to paint a picture, and it’ll most likely result in three different ways, or with subtle differences.
What do you do in your free time?
I help a lot with my church, The Gathering, and I love spending time with my wife and our cats. I enjoy watching movies and drinking coffee. My wife and I also like to hang out in downtown Muncie, especially at Savage’s Ale House and Casa del Sol with friends.
What are you most looking forward to in the redesign of Redhead?
I’m definitely excited for the reception area change since that’s my workspace, so I’m really looking forward to a more updated, welcoming area for clients. I’m also really excited about the Millennium Salon Software system; it’s going to make everything so much easier for everyone involved: clients, stylists and myself. It’s used predominantly for scheduling, but it also helps with checking people out for services and retail. By integrating the software with another system, new capabilities will enable clients to request appointments and receive reminder text messages and emails. The software is also able to connect with clients’ Facebook accounts, making it possible for them to refer friends to Redhead, or just to stay connected with the salon in general.
You’re very stylish, what sets you apart from other salon managers?
A bowtie—it’s easily my favorite accessory, and I wear one almost everyday.
If you could be a hair product, what would you be and why?
Probably GAGE FOR MEN Texturizing Powder, because it’s gritty and builds volume. Like this product, I try to enhance the overall salon experience for everyone involved, it’s in my job description!
Overall, why would you refer a client to Redhead opposed to other salons in the area?
Beyond obvious reasons, I’d definitely refer a client to Redhead because I feel as though it’s completely unique to Muncie and what it has to offer, as far as continuing education for our talented stylists, the products we use and sell, and the all-around experience that we offer.
So, how many bowties does Kyle actually own? After much speculation, he's given us an honest answer of 16. He's also admitted to owning over 150 traditional ties. What other items are inside the trend man's closet? Stay tuned for future posts to find out!