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Laura Ortmann

Laura Ortmann

Owner | Ginger Bay Salon and Spa, St. Louis, MO

Not your typical salon/spa owner, Laura is not a licensed cosmetologist, but rather a licensed attorney in Missouri and Illinois.  In her law practice, Laura specialized in the areas of real estate and construction litigation, along with corporate and employment law. Since purchasing the company in 2008, she has changed the culture at Ginger Bay overnight and allowed it to experience revenue growth and profitability, without layoffs or cuts in employee benefits.  Laura has led her team to earn some well-deserved recognition, including Top 200 Salons (2009-2017) from Salon Today, 2012 Salon of the Year from Salon Today and Top Small Business Women Owners from 2008-2017 by Small Business Monthly.

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Owner’s Forum: Recruiting Top Talent And Retaining Them (Session 1 of 3)

October 5, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

With the number of cosmetology schools and graduates on the decline while salon suites are offering... More Info

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