Recent UNLV graduate Katie Koll and renowned stylist Michael Boychuck have joined forces to create “The Cutting Room, a Michael Boychuck Concept Salon.” The full-service salon, located at 10575 South Eastern, is scheduled to open Saturday, September 17.
Koll worked in the salon industry during her four years at UNLV. Positioned at the front desk greeting clients at various upscale Las Vegas salons, she developed a passion for the beauty industry. Her business management class offered the perfect opportunity - she was assigned the task of writing a business plan. It seemed only natural for her to write it for The Cutting Room, the salon she planned to open.
Koll worked diligently on the project that would ultimately be the frame for her salon. To guarantee a well-structured plan she went to Michael Boychuck, owner of Amp Salon inside the Palms Resort Casino, for guidance. “Stylist-to-the-stars,” Boychuck has been widely recognized for his talent. His client list includes Paris Hilton, Kirsten Dunst and Jennie Garth. Boychuck, whose experience spans both styling and salon management, was happy to consult with Koll on her project.
Koll's comprehensive plan earned her an “A” and a spot at the Nevada Governor's Cup, a competition for business plans by Nevada college students. Going up against thirty-three other plans, The Cutting Room placed fourth overall.
Since graduating in May, the implementation of Koll's business plan has been a hands-on experience. She managed every aspect including overall design, product pricing, marketing and legalities.
“It's still hard to believe that it's happened,” Koll said. I'm confident in Michael Boychuck's guidance and thrilled he's a partner. His strong salon background, extensive training and overall reputation make him the perfect person to lend his name to The Cutting Room.”
Boychuck handpicked the perfect people to assist Koll. Kevin Teitler is salon director and Dawn Oguri is the artist director of The Cutting Room. Aesthetician Sarah Ray is the director of Oxygen, The Cutting Room's specialty skin boutique.
“Katie Koll is an astute young woman,” said Boychuck. Her professional demeanor and enthusiasm are unwavering. She is an up and coming business woman and I'm very proud to have my name associated with a salon that will be on the cutting edge of beauty,” he said.
The Cutting Room will debut to the public on Saturday, September 17. Koll and Boychuck have planned a star-studded event to celebrate the grand opening. Famed stylist-to-the-stars, Laurent D., will make an exclusive appearance, giving stylish cuts for a discounted $200 per session. Reservations are required. Iron Chef America Champion Kerry Simon will feature some of his award winning appetizers. Rehab at the Hard Rock's resident DJ Jimmy Greenup will maintain the energy of the event. The Cutting Room will offer discounts on such services as microdermabrasion and $5 eyebrow waxing as well as 20% of all hair and skin care products that day only.
The Cutting Room caters to individual styles in a highly chic yet low pretense atmosphere. Accommodating to every taste, from traditional to sassy and specializing in all hair services. Guests can choose from a variety of options including cuts and color to extensions and thermal straightening. The Cutting Room's highly skilled masters of beauty are dedicated to providing clients with maximum service and panache. The Cutting Room is also proud to feature a revolving art display from the Henderson Art Council.
For more information on The Cutting Room please call 702-735-CUTS (2887) Beginning September 17, The Cutting Room is open Tuesday, 9 am.- 7pm., Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am.- 8 pm., Friday and Saturday 9 am.- 7 pm. and closed Sunday and Monday.