In 1977, a pound of hamburger cost 69¢, Cheerios were 89¢, gas was 65¢ a gallon, and a bottle of shampoo was less than $2.00. Hard to imagine isn’t it? It was then, in a world where gas was cheaper than cereal, that we opened our first salon on October 6th, in the Greenspoint Mall.
At first it wasn’t easy. We gave away haircuts for the first six weeks while perfecting our cutting system; we did a few perms and sold Paul Mitchell products (we were one of their first salon accounts). We didn’t take appointments and we only had one skill level available from our six stylists and one manager.
Now a pound of hamburger costs $4.00, Cheerios are up to $5.00, gas is up to $3.19 a gallon and people will pay an arm and a leg for their favorite shampoo. Today we have seventeen salons throughout Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Plano, Texas, with almost 1,000 staff members!
We’re excited to have launched our new website, and blog. We built this website with the user experience first and foremost in our thoughts as we designed each and every piece. Because of our dedication to your needs, this blog represents the changes we are making to stay in the forefront of the salon industry and technology. You will find updates on what is hip, new and happening in the Visible Changes world, as well as the fashion and beauty industry. We will be providing trends to follow and beauty how-tos – everything you need to keep on top of the latest fashions.
With that we have made the jump into the social media sphere, so that we can be readily accessible to our clients at all times with just a click of the mouse. Follow us on Facebook, Tweet us on Twitter, or browse our boards on Pinterest, we are doing everything possible to make sure we are where you need us to be!
A lot has changed since 1977, but the one thing has remained the same is our business morals and dedication to excellence. At the core, we are still that first salon, perfecting our techniques everyday as we serve your hair needs!
Thank you so much for celebrating our 35th birthday with us on October 6th! We are glad to continue to be a part of the Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Plano (Dallas area) communities!
About Visible Changes
Visible Changes Salons have been serving the Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Plano (Dallas area) areas since 1977. Founded by John and Maryanne McCormack, Visible Changes Salons are Texas’ premiere quality hair cutting, coloring and styling solution. The company has grown to include 17 salons across the state of Texas.
Over the years, Visible Changes salons have become known for outstanding customer service, creative and innovative hairstyles and most importantly our well educated, talented hair stylist and Artistic teams. Visible Changes hairstyles have been featured in beauty industry publications, and most recently the company was named as “The Best Place to Work” from The Houston Business Journal.