The Broward Review
The Broward Review
Jason Troy may not be what one expects upon stepping inside his namesake salon, Jason Troy Hair. For one, he’s a spitting image of a rock star in a heavy metal or alternative band. For another, he sings and dances to blaring rock music while cutting or coloring his client’s hair.
Don’t be fooled by his appearance though—he understands what women want when it comes to hair.
Jason explained: “I grew up with women, I was raised by women, so I have a unique perspective. I know what a woman’s beauty means to her. And when you can enhance that in any way and when you make somebody look in the mirror, and you see that reaction, that’s what it’s all about.”
He described the kind of service that he offers as “quality yet fairly priced hair care” as well as “personalized and meticulous attention to detail.” He added that when it comes to styling hair, he is “not in a rush” and “takes an artistic approach.”
Looks and music preferences aside, Jason doesn’t fit the mold of the typical hairdresser in another way—he makes every appointment with a client an experience. Even his place of business doesn’t look like a typical salon setting where there are people waiting to get their hair done.
“When people sit down with me, it becomes an intimate experience right away. They’re getting all of my attention. I’m doing everything—from washing, cutting, and coloring their hair to adding the finishing touches to their hair. The entire creation is mine,” Jason said.
What an intimate experience with Jason means is that clients (and their hair) are entrusted to the expert hands of a Goldwell Master Colorist and someone who came from a long line of hairdressers. Yes, hair styling runs in Jason’s blood, as his mother raised him and his two siblings as a hairdresser. Despite this fact, he wasn’t always set in following his mother’s and other family members’ footsteps.
“I never had any real interest being a hairdresser because I saw the struggle involved with it,” Jason said.
Before opening Jason Troy Hair three years ago, he had been a vocalist in a band when he was young. He worked in restaurants and bars for over a decade after, and he had even gotten into the mortgage and finance industry until the market crashed in 2007.
“Being an artistic and creative being behind the desk was torture. I was in a weird spot in my life, and I knew there had to be more. This just kind of happened, and I know that this is it. I know this is what I will be doing. It’s my destiny,” Jason shared his experience of opening his own salon business.
Taking the road less taken has worked well for Jason so far, as he gets steady business from online appointments, social media, word of mouth, and meeting people. On the other end of the spectrum, his clients also walk out of his salon happy, as seen on the mostly positive reviews on Facebook, Google Reviews, and Yelp.
The future is looking bright for Jason Troy Hair, as he plans on having his own line of quality hair products in the near future. Jason also envisions growing his brand and having new locations—of course, with people of his caliber or better to keep in line with the quality of service that people get at Jason Troy Hair. To get a rockin’ good hair experience, visit his salon at 116 SW 15th St, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 or make an online appointment via his website: http://www.jasontroyhair.com/.