Derek serves SSBC as a Summit Salon Consultant. He currently splits his time between his home in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the owner of Leigh, Edwards & Company and New York City, where he holds the position of General Manager at Redken 5th Avenue¹s flagship Cutler Salons. In his work at Cutler, Derek leads the operations and development of four salons along with the company¹s fashion, editorial, and educational pursuits. His previous positions were as Salon Director and Shareholder of Studio Gaven haircolour and The Studio by Studio Gaven in Nashville, TN‹and in the corporate world at L¹Oréal USA working for both the Redken and Kérastase brands.
ADDITIONAL INTERESTS & INSIGHTS
- I am a classically trained singer.
- Graduated in the top five of my high school class.
- For stress relief I love to build with Legos.
Read more about Derek’s journey in his Summit Salon Team Spotlight interview!