Vail Valley Bizwatch: Hair stylist Sandi Plott |

Vail Valley Bizwatch: Hair stylist Sandi Plott

Scott N. Miller
Vail, CO, Colorado
Scott N. Miller/smiller@vaildaily.comSandi Plott, left, gives a trim to longtime client Heath Mosness at the Cuttin' Loose salon in Eagle. After owning her own shop for many years, Plott is now an independent stylist working at the Eagle shop.

Business name: Sandi Plott, hair stylist.

Location: I’m working as an independent stylist at Angela Moore’s Cuttin’ Loose salon at the west end of the Best Western Eagle Lodge.

Date opened: I’ve been here for several weeks, but I’m back at work after surgery.

Hours: I’m in the shop Mondays and Fridays, and I’m available by appointment.

Contact info: Call 970-470-9174.

What goods or services do you provide? I’m a hair stylist and barber.

What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? I just try to make my customers happy. I want to be light and uplifting when they’re in my chair. I think 85 to 90 percent of the reason people come back to a barber is the person, not the job they do.

People want to feel good about themselves, they want to leave happy, so however they want their hair cut is how I cut it.

What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? I go out of my way to do what the customer wants. I listen. Communication is the key to this business.

Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: My dad was a hair stylist – Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis was one of his clients – so I grew up in the business. I’ve been cutting hair professionally for 21 years now, and I’m licensed in Colorado, Connecticut and North Carolina.

I owned my own shop – in Eagle and Gypsum – for 13 years before selling my shop last year because of health reasons. When I first opened, I believed that a barbershop was the community of customers, not the person who owns it.

What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? I was cutting a customer’s hair once and left him a little tail off the back. With his kids there, I colored it pink without him knowing it. I cut it off right away, but people still call him “Pinky!”

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