Salon Lace. is doing things differently.

With a business model that inspires loyalty, a creative approach to training, and unparalleled customer care, Lacey Gebo is doing something a little different at Salon Lace.

Gebo was one of two businesses featured at 1Million Cups Claremore Wednesday morning.

Guests grabbed a cup of coffee and learned about Gebo’s passion—growth.

Gebo, a Claremore High School graduate, completed the 1,500 hours necessary to get her cosmetology license after her hairdresser inspired her to pursue that career path.

She went on to get a degree in marketing from Oklahoma State University before opening Elizabeth Jean Salon in Claremore with a business partner.

The duo ran Elizabeth Jean for roughly six years but in December, Gebo struck out on her own, and re-branded as Salon Lace.

“I grow people for a living...People being my staff, my service providers. That is my passion. I want them to succeed, I’m giving them the tips and tricks that made me successful and I want them to be bigger and stronger and faster than I ever was,” she said. “What sets us apart from other salon companies is definitely our associates training program. People that know us know we are a training salon.”

She said Salon Lace. service providers go through a career training program.

“On average it’s nine to 12 months. They’re working side by side with an educator, building their confidence. When you get done with school you don’t necessarily know how to make a living. You don’t have clientele... We’re taking them and we’re building them,” she said. “Then they have a new talent phase, where they bring in their family, friends and guests and offer them services.”

Multi-level pricing is another way Lace. stands out from other salons.

She told the 1Million Cups guests about the Salon Lace. growth plan.

“We are trending to increase our service and retail sales by 28 percent over 2018,” Gebo said. “We’re constantly growing and hiring.”

Since opening they’ve grown to include both nail and skincare services.

Salon Lace. is located in the NeMar shopping center (959 W. Will Rogers Blvd)

Gebo said to get a better look at what Salon Lace. is all about, follow the salon on Facebook and Instagram.