As some of you may know, Hair Extraordinaire has been in business for well over 36 years. It began as a typical barbershop owned by, Pearl Harbor survivor, Frank B. Yanick, Sr. While his son Frank, Jr. (Skip) attended college to receive his business degree, he supported himself through school by working for his father as a barber. Years later, Frank, Sr. retired from the buisness with his legacy intact, creating a new opportunity for his son. In 1980 Skip began the transition of barbershop to a family hair salon. Named by his beloved mother "Mrs. Mary" Hair Extraordinaire had come to life.
In 1984 as the salon began to thrive, Skip hired me to be a part-time shampoo assistant. At 15 years old I had my first job—not knowing if this was something that I would like or even have the ability to do. I later realized that even a teenager is able to smile, touch and talk to someone at the same time! Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I really loved this job, after having found it daunting and demanding as a teenager. Now 30 years later, my very first job has turned out to be my only job.
In 2000, after establishing a unique family business with an amazing staff, Skip decided to venture on to new opportunities. He chose to "hang up his shears" and begin a career in the mortgage business. This provided me with the opportunity to manage the salon.