Brian Perdue

Founder @ Salon 124 Group

Brian Perdue was first introduced to the beauty industry in 1987 when he met his future wife Karen. Through her experiences, Brian quickly saw issues that seemed to plague the industry. The absence of leadership and clear career paths for stylists. Both fed a lack of professionalism and inconsistencies in the quality of service – that guests were demanding. After earning a Cosmetology License and training with a top salon in Atlanta, Brian and Karen traveled the US and Europe, seeking out the best in advanced education and an upscale salon franchise. Realizing an upscale franchise did not exist, Brian and Karen purchased the salon Karen was working with and opened the first Salon 124 in 1991. Since those humble beginnings, Brian has expanded the 124 reach to; three Salon 124 locations, three Genesis locations and a Keune Academy by 124 cosmetology school. Using a “hub and spoke” model, the renovated ranch style home with four stylists has grown to a $10 million dollar business nestled in the suburban Atlanta market.