Matthew Landis

Matthew Landis
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Please welcome Matthew Landis to the Gay Coaches Alliance

Business Coach
Industry Expert, IMAGE Studios

As a business coach and salon owner, I know firsthand what it's like to run a business and be the business.

I started my career as a hairdresser in 1995. I trained at some of the country's most successful salons in New York, Atlanta, and Miami Beach, before moving back to my hometown of Salt Lake City in 2002 where I built and managed salons for Sanctuary Day Spa, before founding the namesake Landis Lifestyle Salons in 2005. With more than 60 employees in two locations, we reached 2 million dollars in revenue our first full year while averaging $70,000 per month in retail sales, thanks to the environment we created, the team we assembled, and the systems we put into place.

Beginning in 2009, I worked as a consultant for IMAGE Studios, a salon suite concept which now boasts over 100 locations nationwide. I had my own hair studio at the Salt Lake location for over seven years. I currently serve as the Industry Expert for the franchise where I develop and teach business-focused education for our health, wellness, and beauty professionals.

Currently, I own a boutique salon, Matthew Landis Atelier, in Salt Lake City's chic 9th & 9th neighborhood, and it's my work as an independent hairdresser since 1995 that I believe has given me the broadest view of the joys and challenges that life throws at us. The best part of my work behind the chair is the connections that I get to make.

Curiosity, connection, and creativity are my greatest motivations, and it's those pursuits that drew me to try life in places all over such as Germany, Australia, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, and New York. I live in Salt Lake City with my husband, Steven, and our dogs, Bruno and Ruth.