Striving to be the Best at Bringing out the Best in you
By Haley Grugel
Photos by Maike Munden
Salon Couture came to life in 2009 and will be celebrating its ten year anniversary this April. Located on Riverside Drive in Eagle, the salon offers a wide variety of hair services including women and men’s haircuts and styles, colors of all kinds, and fiberceutic treatments. Along with their hair services, they also offer nail care—including manicures, pedicures, and acrylics.
With ten years in business the salon has definitely made its mark in the Treasure Valley. When asked what her company motto was, Nicole Stoppello, the owner of Salon Couture said, “Salon Coutures’ artistic team strives to be the very best to bring out the best in you.”
Nicole has been in the beauty industry for over 22 years, getting her start right here in the Treasury Valley at the Meridian School of Beauty in 1994. While she herself has been in the industry for quite some time, she explained that she was pretty much raised in the profession. Nicole’s father owned and managed different beauty supply stores throughout her upbringing and her mother was a stylist and salon owner for over 50 years. With such deep roots in the beauty industry it was no surprise that Nicole followed in the footsteps of her family.
Salon Couture was always a dream of Nicole’s and in 2008 her husband helped her achieve that dream. The salon strives to provide an all-around great experience. This starts with their well-trained stylists. Each stylist provides their expertise in order to achieve their clients’ vision. Nicole still works as a stylist herself at the salon and has a team of seven other well-trained artists. Nicole explained that when choosing a new member to join her long running salon family she, “looks for passion in their work, technical and artistic ability, education, and most importantly someone who will be a positive addition to their team.”
The salon is proud to be a L’oreal Platinum salon, which as Nicole explained, means they provide the highest quality of amenities and salon products to their clients. Offering L’oreal products is what allows Salon Couture to provide some of their innovative services such as the fiberceutic hair treatment. The fiberceutic treatment is an option for people with sensitive or weak hair. This three-step process from the L’oreal Professionals series recovers your hair’s natural conditioning that may have been lost from coloring or styling with heat.
Salon Couture is a true Treasure Valley born company that is more than just another hair salon. They’re an ever-evolving team striving to improve their skills, so they can achieve the results that each client is looking for. As Nicole puts it, she believes she has a dream team and “it just keeps getting better.” New clients are always welcome and can find all contact information on the salon’s website.