James Salerno is president of James Anthony Salon, and co-founder/co-owner of Paul Mitchell The School - Chicago, PMTS-Lombard, and PMTS-Escanaba, MI. He is a second generation stylist who has been around the beauty industry since his youth. He enrolled in cosmetology school in 1980, with the hope to follow in his father's footsteps, and did so. His father operates Anthony Salerno Hair in Oak Park, where Jim joined him for ten years.
Jim seized an opportunity to break out on his own. He has owned and operated James Anthony Salon since 1991. Jim's years at his father's salon were great years, and provided the impetus in forming what has become the number one Paul Mitchell Salon in Illinois and Salon Today's Top 20 Salon in the country.
The salon is mainly composed of Paul Mitchell School graduates, and carries on the Paul Mitchell Culture. "Our Team is on the same page, education is a non-negotiable for us. Our Team has been trained by the best in the world. Paul Mitchell as a company provides the platform to allow a career path and growth for our hairstylists." Says Jim. "We have the Paul Mitchell Culture in the schools, and we carry it through in the salon. Our Team, is a dedicated, forward-focused, positive, talented group of individuals that, together, create this synergy to provide the greatest experience when our guests are with us." At James Anthony Salon people come first, from the Team, to their guests... Exceeding expectations is always the goal.