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gavensmith150x154Gaven Smith

Gaven serves SSBC as a Summit Salon Consultant. He is a multi-location Salon Company owner based out of Nashville who believes in “giving back to the Industry!” With 22 years experience behind the chair and the title of Redken Certified Colorist, Gaven is fortunate to be an alumnus of the Redken Artist Network as an international educator in business and color.  He has been an Exchange Facilitator, Symposium Mainstage Educator, Global Symposium Mainstage Educator and original “Step Up” Faculty Teacher alongside Michael Cole.  His Salon Company has been awarded TOP 200 Salon in Salon Today for several years, Elle Magazine’s TOP 100 Salons in the US and awards at the local level as Best Salon by the community of Williamson County.

In his work at Studio Gaven haircolour and The Studio by Studio Gaven, he leads and mentors a team of over 50.  There isn’t much Gaven hasn’t done ‘wrong’, to learn how to do it RIGHT the next time.  Being a member of the Summit Salon family since 2006 has lead Gaven to have his dream Salon Company.  He boasts, “I never thought I would see a day of NO DRAMA! Crazy days are gone.”


  • Avid boating enthusiast
  • Enjoys real-estate ventures
  • Traveled the U.S. and Australia teaching stylist business and hair color.