Founder / CEO
Originally from the San Francisco, CA area, Steve started his career in the hair and beauty industry as a Regional Representative for John Paul Mitchell Systems, overseeing the business, educational, and guest’s needs of hundreds of salons around the country. He advised new salon owners on building successful and profitable businesses and coached struggling salon owners to get back on track. Steve gained a unique perspective of the challenges of today’s salons and witnessed first hand, what works and what doesn’t work within salon management.
Steve feels that consumers want consistent guest service, and first class artistry without having to drive out of their local area to receive it. His experience in many different areas gave him insight to the business model is used in metropolitan areas and applies that formula to smaller rural areas like, Spring Hill, Brooksville, and Inverness. Steve also recognizes the importance of supporting local small businesses, creating job opportunities, and community service as key factors in creating a strong and unified community.
Working together Steve and his wife, Christy strive to make Salon 427 Hernando County’s premier hair salon, having a strong emphasis on cutting edge artistry fused together with first class guest services. By putting God and family first, Steve and Christy plan to open other locations promoting staff from within the company to further personal and professional opportunities for team members.
Artistic Director / Co-Owner
After many successful years in the medical field, Christy realized her true passion was in the hair and beauty industry, where she’d be able to work one-on-one with people and express her creativity as an artist at heart. The decision to reinvent herself meant she’d have to move from her friends and family in hometown Mobile, AL in order to attend renowned Paul Mitchell theSCHOOL in Tampa, FL. The tough decision turned out to be a massive success as she was personally selected by Mikel Sandevol, a John Paul Mitchell Systems International Platform Artist and Educator, to train by his side and later hold a Stylist position at his award winning Tampa, FL salon, Mikel’s the Paul Mitchell Experience. It was during her career at Mikel’s that she was first able to travel the country gaining invaluable knowledge and experience of the beauty industry from world renowned Artists and Educators.
Christy later moved to Spring Hill, FL from Tampa to open Salon 427 as the Artistic Director with her best friend and husband, Steve Fleming. In her role as Artistic Director, Christy is able to share her vast expertise of the beauty industry and with the relationships she’s made during her career, is able provide other stylists with opportunities to travel and be trained by the industry’s best educators. Christy’s love for helping people and making everyone feel their very best is evident by the genuine care and attention she shows to her many guests and the countless hours of community service that she and the Salon 427 team participate in throughout the year.