D. Anthony Hair Studio 
Located in Nyack, New York, D. Anthony Hair Studio is synonymous with education, excellence and technical skill. After joining the ARROJO Ambassador Program, business owner Derek Maldonado has aligned his salon’s culture with our own; by nurturing a team of highly trained and passionate professionals, the Studio enjoys exponential growth. One of the most familiar faces at our Advanced Academy Seminars in New York, we caught up with Derek for our weekly salon feature.
1. Derek, how many stylists do you currently employ?
We currently employ 7 stylists and 5 apprentices. 
2. And how many years have you been in business? 
We have been in business for 4 years. 
3. What has been your greatest achievement as a salon owner?
When we first opened, it was myself, one other stylist, and one assistant in a small 
tucked-away corner of our town. Hidden away and brand new, we were basically invisible to potential new clients. But we worked hard and our reputation grew. Four years on we have moved to a corner location on Main Street in the same town, we have grown to a team of 13, and we have an overall sales growth of 185% from 2012-2015. Establishing a strong, exciting, growing business is my greatest achievement. 
4. What has been your most exciting time as an ARROJO Ambassador Salon?
After attending ARROJO Boot Camp in 2013, I really felt like I had solidified my application of the ARROJO signature razor cutting techniques; I was invited to be on the ARROJO platform at IBS NY and I.S.S.E. Long Beach, CA. It was an incredible opportunity and a great privilege. Since then, our relationship has grown stronger and stronger and I’ve been lucky enough to present at Happy Mondays and, most recently, I was invited to give a talk at the Business Success Symposium at ARROJO Expo. These have been great times for me personally but they’ve also brought prestige to my business. Perhaps even more excitingly, my team have also embraced the education and creative inspiration on tap from ARROJO. Between them, my stylists have attended all the ARROJO Academy Seminars, including Boot Camp. With this relationship, we’re learning all the time, that’s the most exciting thing. 
5. Anything else you feel is valuable that you would like to include in your feature! 
I do believe that without the help of the ARROJO Ambassador Program, D. Anthony wouldn’t be what it is today. With the guidance of Nick and his team, we’ve been able to walk in the footsteps of ARROJO and build the kind of culture that can truly last and be successful. With an education focus, a strong passion for the craft, and the right support, our team is excited for the future.  
If you live, work, or travel though Nyack, New York, we highly recommend D.Anthony Hair Studio for all your hair care services. Visit their Website, here.