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Salon Lofts - S. Dale Mabry

Loft 6


When you think of the words, motivation, creativity, and inspiration you imagine a designer by the name of Mikel Sandoval. Having been in the industry of hair design for over forty years, Mikel has obtained the knowledge of successful salon management and Take Home sales, combined with his imaginative and exciting approaches to hair design.


As a Master Associate, Mikel has traveled the globe training stylists in John Paul Mitchell Systems® the color and Paul Mitchell® luxury hair care while performing his unique techniques on stage. His international travels include South Africa, Italy, Spain, Germany, Asia, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.


Mikel has been trained through Colorcutting USA® (Carefree, Arizona with Scott Cole and Linda Yodice), Progressive Hair Arts Plus® (New York City, New York with Donald Scott) and worked the stage with Paul Mitchell, Jeanne Braa, The Chadwicks, Stephanie Kocielski, Artistic Director and Robert Cromeans, Global Artistic Director for Paul Mitchell. He has also designed hair for 7th on Sixth, in New York City for fashion designers such as: Bill Blass, Donald Deal, Mary McFadden, Han Feng and Valentino. Mikel maintains his status as a John Paul Mitchell Systems® Master Associate, Paul Mitchell Focus salon owner and international trainer. 


Mikel has also earned the honor of Paul Mitchell “Educator of the Year” as well as won the Photo shoot contest and had the opportunity to work with Lucie Doughty the Editorial Director for JPMS.


Inspiring Champions has taken on Mikel as a salon business coach to help share his successes with other Salon owners. He uses all the strategies and tools that Inspiring Champions has to offer which has helped Mikel and his team become SALON TODAY 200 Honoree’s 2 years in a a row.


Many consumer and trade magazines have features Mikel's work, showing his areas of expertise in the fashion forward progression of hair design. He continues with his research and development of what consumers are looking for and what fashion suggests as style. Mikel's sense of style and fashion have made him one of the most sought after artists working in the beauty industry today.


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