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Salon Store History and Mission

The official launch date was July of 2003 but the dream started several years prior to the official launch.  John Stockton started with a vision to sell furniture to full-service distributors all over the country.  After several years of research and putting everything he owned including his beautiful wife’s wedding ring on the line he purchased an ocean container sight unseen of salon chairs.  John loaded up a borrowed small horse trailer and in his tiny Ford Ranger and travelled all over the Midwest selling chairs to distributors in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Indiana, Tennessee and Kentucky.  Before the container was even delivered all of the chairs were pre-sold and Stockton International was up and running. 

The company’s purpose was to offer something that was and still is affordable to Main Street while still being as natural as possible.   Little did he know that Wall Street companies like Loreal ( Salon Centrix) and Beauty System Group (Cosmoprof and Sally Beauty)  and SSG Salon Service Group were buying up all of their competition which meant that Salon Stores customer base was going to shrink.  After several years of solid growth, the customer base was exhausted and the line was expanded into skin care equipment and hair dryers.  In 2012 Salon Store started selling directly to the salon only offering gloves, caps, and highlighting foils.  Fast forward to 2017 they opened up the Festus Storefront, High Ridge storefront and purchased Professional Beauty Products making them a regional player.  In 2018 the Independence store was reopened at the new location. 

In February 2019 Salon Store Became an All Nutrient Distributor.  Fulling the mission and dream to offer more natural hair care lines.  

Our purpose today is to offer a professional line of products through our partner relationships and our direct private label goods!  We offer products that your clients CAN NOT find at ULTA Beauty, JC Penny, Walmart. Target, Walgreens or any other major retailer.  We want to bring the business back once again to main street.  While at the same time making sure that all of our client's needs are met beyond their expectations.  Come and Grow again with us.  Thank you again!