At VaNicci Salon, we believe in the 3 R’s- relax, restore and rejuvenate.
While the world is a beautiful place, it can also be stressful, so from the moment you walk into our salons, we strive to give you our very best in every way. We put our staff through consistent training on the latest hair and beauty products so that we can help you feel and look your best. We carry an array of products that help us achieve our primary goal- to restore the most beautiful you.
Karen Gayton, CEO
Karen realized early in life that her passion was in the business of beauty, as she watched her parents become the best in the world in the art of hair design. Under her father, Danny Pridgen, Olympic gold medalist in the Combined Art of Hair Design, Karen was taught to take a personal approach to hair styling while incorporating some of the latest trends from around the world. Like her father, Karen emphasizes consistent training coupled with the highest standards when providing hair and beauty care. This defines the VaNicci commitment to its clients.
She developed a three point approach to her business. First, Karen and her team work toward implementing perfection in the technical knowledge of hair design. Next, she insists on consistency in providing the latest trends for her clients. Lastly, she works to provide business ownership opportunities for her elite team members.
Gina Frady, CFO
Gina began working alongside Karen in 2006 but had been best friends since childhood. Together they decided to grow the VaNicci brand by using Karen’s strength in the hair industry and Gina’s wealth of knowledge in retail management. Their partnership and success has grown the brand to include VaNicci, four Princeton Salon And Spa locations in addition to AlterEgo Kids Salon, Spa, and Celebrations, located in the Mall of Georgia.
Gina finds happiness in watching individuals grow and achieve personal goals, and it’s in those words of thanks she receives and recognition of the belief she has in others that she has found reward. To achieve the success and profitability Princeton sees, Gina drives volume and encourages the staff to achieve success. “I am always looking for ways to motivate the young stylists. I have a passion for new stylists and watching them grow into master positions.” This passion begins in the schools where she searches for new recruits and shares the VaNicci dream.