Everything listed under: Team Culture

  • Pet of the Month! Sugar

    Here at MFX we are crazy about our pets!  We can't help chatting about our adorable doggies, cuddly kitties, and even precious bunnies!  Because we talk so much about our fury friends we thought it would be fun to introduce them to you!  We hope you enjoy getting to know our best friends a little better! Meet Sugar Best friend of: Jessica Breed: Pit Bull Mix Favorite Toy: Her plush toy named "her man".  He is now missing his squeaker and stuffing. Favorite Snack: Carrots and ...

  • Pet of the Month! Woodrow

    Here at MFX we are crazy about our pets!  We can't help chatting about our adorable doggies, cuddly kitties, and even precious bunnies!  Because we talk so much about our fury friends we thought it would be fun to introduce them to you!  We hope you enjoy getting to know our best friends a little better! Meet Woodrow! Best friend of: Jada Breed: Wire Haired Jack Russel Favorite Toy: His rubber ball that jingles Favorite Snack: Bison treats Favorite Activity: Woodrow loves to run!&...

  • Help us win Best Salon in Austin!

    This year Maximum FX and Kisma Hair Company joined together with one goal in mind, to be the Very Best salon and spa in Austin. We are constantly striving to provide excellent customer service and to "wow" our guests on every visit. We ask you to help us become the "official" best of Austin by voting for us in this years Austin Chronicle "best of" contest!

  • Aveda Congress Kills Hairstyle Boredom

    One of the reasons clients choose to leave their longtime stylist is boredom.  Years of the "same as last time" song and dance leave clients uninspired and eager to find someone who will give them that "wow" factor all over again. So how do stylists inspire themselves, which inspires their clients?

  • MFX Perks

    Team MFX's goal everyday is to be your "daymaker"; we believe in always going above and beyond our client's expectations.  Knowing our philosophy revolves around our clients, its easy to understand why we have several programs dedicated to rewarding our clients for their patronage to our salon. Aveda Pure Privilege -- This program allows you to earn points when you purchase Aveda products that can later be traded in for merchandise or prizes.

  • MFX: It's More Than Just Salon and Spa Services

    Maximum FX is a values-based company where we use ten core values and one single purpose to help guide us in all that we do as a brand both internally and externally. At our last team meeting, we asked a few team members to describe their favorite value and what it means to them. Here's what they had to say: "Relationships: Strong relationships amongst team members and  strong relationships with our clients builds trust and loyalty.

  • Community Days benefitting SafePlace: July 18th, 2012

    The team at Maximum FX is happy to announce our first "Community Day". On July 18th,2012 we are donating up to 20% of our sales at BOTH South Congress and Circle C Ranch salons. You can help by scheduling an appointment for Hair or Spa services, or by purchasing any retail products.

  • Cinco De Mayo - Fact and Fiction

    Battle Of Puebla Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla,[1][2][3][4] where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla).[5][6][7] The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride,[8] and to comme...

  • The truth about MFX's owners

    I’ve been writing blogs for Maximum FX Salons Spas since July 2010. I spend a lot of time talking about hair, skincare, and fashion. Overall, our blog works to tell you more about the salon, our values and team members, while also helping you to navigate the beauty world.

  • Salon Relaxation - It Really Is Okay To Give Us The Silent Treatment

    We're giving you the green light. Whether you had a craptacular day or just need a little peace, it's okay, we understand.  Don't feel like talking?

  • The Power Of Culture

    Let's go back to 2006.   I was five years into the business and our company was growing like crazy. It was just before the recession, and it seemed like nothing could stop us.

  • A Unique Point Of Difference - Our Salon Salary Compensation

    ]So often we are asked, “Will my stylist get commission for that?”  The answer is no. No they won’t.   You're probably thinking, "How can this be?

  • Why we can't always squeeze you in at the last minute.

    We all know the drill. It's Thursday night and you've just remembered your Great Aunt Lucy's neighbor's third cousin is getting married Saturday! You meant to book an appointment but then life got in the way and you totally forgot.

  • 6 Qualities Of The Best Hair Salons In Austin

    As most of you know, I’m all about teaching. I love learning, giving, and sharing knowledge in all its forms. Exchanging ideas, networking with successful individuals, and helping others has always been a passion of mine.

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX: Meet Kendra

    Behind every successful company is an amazing team of people who make it all happen.  Meet Kendra, one of our newest team members.  Kendra is new Maximum FX, but she's not new to the industry.

  • "How long have we been around?" and many more simple MFX Q's answered!

    You trust us with your hair and your skin, and you probably even divulge some of your biggest secrets to your stylist sometimes (don’t worry, our lips are sealed!)… But how much do you know about the salon where you spend about 45 minutes every 6 weeks? Here you’ll find the answers to five of the most basic, most-asked questions by our clients, both old and new: “How long has MFX been here?” MFX opened its doors in 1991 on Guadalupe Street by Jacalyn Luth. In 2002, MFX’s current owners, Javier H...

  • What's the difference between an Aveda Salon and an Aveda Institute?

    Before I begin, this article is in no way intended to discredit or paint a negative picture of Aveda Institutes. The purpose of this article is to help educate and inform the biggest differences between an Aveda salon and an Aveda Institute. It's no secret that Austin now has an Aveda Institute, yet many people are still confused about what it is and how it's different from an Aveda salon or spa.

  • Salon Specialization: What’s in it for you?

    Salon specialization is the practice of  creating special teams around cutting and coloring in an effort to allow each stylist to specialize in their respective area.   Specialization isn't anything new.  Typically you'll find specialized salons in top tier operations that are obsessed with customer service, whose focus is on excellence, and are incredibly team-oriented.

  • 3 Reasons Why It's Okay To "Cheat" On Your Stylist Or Colorist

    By Courtney Ellington, Aveda Mentor How about a taboo topic to start off the week? Before the hate mail begins to flow, allow me to clarify one thing. Yes, this blog is about trying other team members and why it is okay.

  • Congratulations Jordan On Your 2 Year Anniversary!

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people.     Meet Jordan!   Jordan's hometown is Brownwood, Texas deep in the heart of Central Texas!

  • Congratulations Tess on 10 Years at Maximum FX Salons Spas!

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     Meet Tess!   Tess's hometown is Kingsville, Texas deep in the heart of South Texas!

  • Happy Holidays From MFX!

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  • What to expect when you're expecting a Maximum FX haircut.

    Team is the name of the game here at Maximum FX. Here you are served by an entire team which allows us to give each and every guest what we call "an elevated salon experience". As you walk in the front doors of Maximum FX salon, you are greeted with a smile and checked-in by a Guest Care team member.

  • Cheap entertainment, but we can't get enough...

    Chris and Javier decided to throw a thank you dinner for the salon team members that contributed to the recent Salon Industry Night show.    What they didn't know was that they were going to get a surprise number from Lady Franka (posing as Lady Gaga)!   What a fun and wacky surprise!

  • Happy Halloween

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  • Tribal Leadership

    Is your organization achieving its full potential, or are dysfunctions on your teams blocking success? What is the cost when your organization is not performing at its peak? At Maximum FX, we are a values-based company.

  • Halloween Costume Ideas

    Click on the image for more costume ideas! Source: spirithalloween.com via Elizabeth on Pinterest   Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters from fiction, celebrities, and generic archetypes such as ninjas and princesses.

  • The Faces of Maximum FX - Meet Lilla

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     Meet Lilla.    Rising up through the ranks out of our Guest Care department,  Lilla has grown to assume a very important responsibility for the company.

  • Make-up artist, Roshar, visits MFX!

    Roshar used Tabitha, Circle C Manager, as his model for his class. On Wednesday, May 11, Maximum FX Salons Spas was lucky enough to have the honor of make-up artist, Roshar, visiting the salon to teach an editorial make-up class to its staff. According to his website, Roshar began his career at a young age, eventually paying his rent by doing all of his roommate’s make-up as payment!

  • MFX uses shared value of "creativity" as foundation for local photo shoot

    Gwen Stefani as inspiration for photo shoot. Photo: www.cheekychicago.com At Maximum FX Salon Spa, our team shares ten common company values that we believe best govern the way we function and how we strive to conduct ourselves with each other and our clients. One of those values is “creativity.” We believe that this core value fosters our passion and individuality, while continuously inspiring others and ourselves.

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX - Jessica

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     Meet Jessica!     Originally from Dallas, Jessica enjoyed a brief stint in New York City  studying color at Bumble and Bumble in their training academy before calling Austin her home.

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX - Cassie

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     Meet Cassie.    We always look to Cassie when we're asked, "Who's the company cheerleader?".

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX - Erinn

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     Meet Erinn.    When we asked Erinn where her hometown was, she replied, I'm a Navy Brat!

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX - Kelly

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     Meet Kelly.    We refer to  Kelly as the "rock" of South Congress.

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX - Melinda

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     Meet Melinda.   For those of you who haven't met her,  she's one who can light up a room full of people with her energy when she walks in.

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX - David

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!  Ever meet someone that just makes you laugh just because?  Well, that's David: full of energy, a witty sense of humor, passionate about his work, and always looking for the positive in things.

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX - Linda

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     Meet Linda!   Linda's hometown is Ayr, Scotland!

  • The Faces Of Maximum FX - Erica

    Behind every successful company is a team of amazing people!     In our first of many introductions, we'd like to introduce you to Erica.   Erica's hometown is Corpus Christi, Texas and she just celebrated five years at Maximum FX.

  • Ever Wonder What Your Stylist Does When You Cancel Your Appointment?

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