Cari Johnson

Cari has been a cosmetologist, nail artist & makeup atrist for 30 years, with certifications in airbrush make-up, OPI nail artistry, and is a REDKEN Certified Colorist. Cari has had the opportunity to study under some of the industries most influential artists and business icons.

Cari is also an Illinois licensed cosmetology instructor with a passion for training and mentoring the next generation of up and coming stylists.

In 2007 Cari achieved a life long goal of opening her own salon where, after attending The Summit, she  implemented the Summit business systems.  “Having grown up on the teachings and systems of Michael Cole since I began my career and attended “Boot Camp”  in 1992, I knew that these skills would benefit my team and help them grow into artists with a plan for success in their business.”

After ten years as a salon owner Cari sold the salon and continues to work there behind the chair serving her guests and training the associates for the new owners.

“I love change and I am always looking for new and exciting ways to challenge myself  both personally and in my career.  I so strongly believe in the SSBC systems , and I am honored to be part of a team where I can share all my professional experiences and knowledge with other salon owners and hopefully make their journey as easy and rewarding as possible!”


  •  SHE IS INCREDIBLY LOYAL –  Once you are in my heart, you are family and I will always have your back.
  • FAMILY IS EVERYTHING TO HER – My husband and I built a home with an in-law house for my parents. I have been blessed with 2 amazing kids (my son Jimmy 24, and daughter Lexxi 20) and I am proud to say that they are the BEST people I know!
  • SHE IS CREATIVE AND LOVES PEOPLE WATCHING – When my daughter and I go someplace together, we always seem to spot someone “interesting” that inspires us to go back and forth creating a life story about them which is usually hilarious.