In 1987, Gino Barbo, a native Australian, started Salon Service Group with just one product line, an answering machine, and a Ford Thunderbird. We’ve come a long way since then—from a tiny basement office, to our current headquarters, but growth hasn’t come without challenges. Gino’s original vision of a company built around helping Salon Professionals pursue their dreams and giving them the tools to achieve those dreams is still at the center of Salon Service Group, today.
Gino has assembled a talented and creative staff that is ready and eager to serve you. With our ever-changing industry, strong partnerships are more important than ever. Our commitment is to offer the absolute best in cutting-edge education, the highest performing products from manufacturers committed to the salon professional, and unparalleled marketing support.
In 2010, Gino developed his own brand, usmooth and in 2014 the ucare Foundation was created to help customers who may have unforeseen medical conditions or emergency financial circumstances. Two percent of all usmooth sales help fund the ucare foundation. After thirty years of support from the salon industry, Gino wanted to give back to the customers who had supported him for so long and it has truly been amazing. We are proud to say we have helped nearly 60 stylists with over $285,000 in donations.
Store Locations & Salon Consultants
We utilize online shopping and brick and mortar store locations for your convenience, but the foundation of Salon Service Group is the relationship between our Salon Consultants and the Salon Professional. We currently have nearly 50 store locations throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and we are continually adding locations to our roster to better serve you. Our knowledgeable Salon Consultants are available all throughout our 14+ state distribution territory.
We strive to ship every order received by 3:00 p.m. the same day. A combination of this timeliness and our order accuracy ensures you will get the product you need when you need it. Call 417-889-5533 for customer service or order online today.
Salon Service Group partners with brands of exceptional performance that share the values of the salon professional rather than a board of directors.