Conor Turnage and his family own and operate several Paul Mitchell The School colleges in the Addison and Arlington areas.
An entrepreneur from a young age, Conor says that, “In 1997, my family purchased a cosmetology school, and by 2002 it became the first Paul Mitchell franchise. Even though I was only ten years old, I was the one who gave John Paul Dejoria, the owner of Paul Mitchell, a tour of our new campus. When I turned 16, not only did I buy my father’s half of Conor Turnage Vending, but I also started working in the school. I was a construction worker on the remodel project in the front area of the school. I helped relocate walls, poured concrete, ground, polished, and stained the concrete floors, and assembled the new salon equipment. My next position was as the custodian. After that, I became a Service Desk Leader, Admissions Leader, Advertising Manager, and continued to work my way up to my current position of Vice President.” [Source: Voyage Dallas]
On January 25, 2019 Salon Turnage opened its doors, located at 8201 Preston Road #110 in Dallas. The salon offers cuts, color and conditioning treatments now, with makeup services, eyebrow shaping, waxing and bridal packages coming soon.
While their official Grand Opening won’t be until the third week of March, book between now and March 7th and receive a complimentary cut and 1/2 off color and treatments.
The salon itself is very chic, decorated in black and white, with beautiful chandeliers, dressing rooms and walls full of recommended products. The staff is friendly from the moment a client walks in until he/she walks out, and they go above-and-beyond to meet the client’s needs. I had a cut (by Gehrig) and color (by Alex and Jordan) done, and it was a fun experience; the staff is cheerful and jokes abound. All of my stylists listened to what I wanted and brought it to fruition.