About Us

50 years in business... we know salons

Peter Mahoney, Owner & President
Salon Resource Group

As the owner of several successful salons and a training center, Peter Mahoney is well-versed in what it takes to effectively lead in the professional beauty industry. He has been teaching financial and business principles to salon professionals for more than seventeen years and is one of the most respected trainers in the salon industry today. His true passion for people shows when he explains that the true high point of his career was not teaching at UCLA, speaking at Redken Symposium or earning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award; instead it was meeting so many incredible people throughout his time in the industry.

“My first experience with the professional beauty industry was in 1982 while I was in graduate school. I bought into a student consulting company and ended up doing a six-week review of the industry in Atlantic Canada for the local Redken distributor. It was a couple years later, in 1985, that I attended a Redken event in Anaheim, California, and it was there that I discovered that I wanted to be a teacher/mentor for the professional beauty industry. Zig Ziglar was the keynote speaker. He spoke about how you can have anything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want. As a non-hairdresser that moment changed my life because I thought, ‘I don’t need to know how to cut hair; I just need to help others get what they want, and that I can do!’”

Peter Mahoney Salon Resource Group

Salon Resource Group


Founded in 1967 by Mr. Wayne Drew, we began our journey as the Golden Clipper, an innovative concept in full service hair care for men during a time when men traditionally visited their local barber shop for a cut and shave. In 1973 we transitioned into full service salons serving both men and women – the Head Shoppe was born!

Since then, we have grown to more than 20 salons operating under four diverse brands: The Head Shoppe, HS Studio SalonSpa, Vitality Medi Spa, Vibe Salon Medi-Spa and HDC Hair & Esthetics School of Cosmetology. With over 450 associates throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, we are the largest single employer of beauty professionals in Atlantic Canada.

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