Avantgarde Salon • Spa Announces Full Benefits for Employees

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July 26, 2018
Avantgarde Salon • Spa, an Aveda salon with three locations on the Emerald Coast, announced this week that they will offer full time employees full benefits including 401K and major medical insurance. 
"After being in business for over 20 years in the community, this just seemed like the next step. Deke and I have been talking about it for a long time, we knew it was the way to take the business to next level. We care deeply about our team and their families and wanted to offer them a secure future." says Joseph Rogers, owner of Avantgarde. 

The salon, with two locations in Destin and one in Niceville, now offers major medical insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue) after just 90 days of employment. The salon pays half of the base line insurance for their employees who have three options to choose from. The 401K program is available immediately, and the salon will begin contributing after one year of employment.  

"We have employees who have worked for us for five, 10, 15 and even 20 years. They have given us loyalty and we would like to show them even more loyalty. I think this really sets us apart from other salons in the area as well." Joseph added. "It also helps us connect with millennials and their need to know their future is secure and their health care needs taken care of."

Avantgarde has grown over the years, with just under 50 employees today. It's one of the most loved and well-known salons in the area. The team has won Top Salon on the Emerald Coast (by Emerald Coast Magazine) four years in a row, they have won Best Salon on the Emerald Coast multiple times and have also been named a Top 200 Salon by Salon Today Magazine 16 times. 

About Avantgarde Salon • Spa:
Avantgarde Salon • Spa is a fashion-forward, high-style, architecturally pleasing haven for its guests, service providers and the team itself. Avantgarde offers full salon and spa services for men and women. The salon gives creative freedom to team members and nourishes their talent, all while giving back to the community through local charities.

Owner Joseph Rogers started cosmetology school when he was 15 years old. He was able to open Avantgarde Salon • Spa when he was just 19 years old with the help of his parents. He had four hairdressers all taking turns answering the phones. It was a labor of love. Deke Rogers, Joseph's business partner and husband, has worked with Joseph since 2007. They have been together 19 years this October and married four years. In November of 2017, they welcomed their first child, Annlynn.