John Aguirre: Ovation Salon

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Meeting all of your beauty needs, Ovation Salon is a progressive, fashion-forward full-service salon. John Aguirre is a professional hair stylist and owner of Ovation Salon.

Tell us a little about your business.

We offer a wide variety of beauty services for women, men, and children of all ages and style preferences provided by a very talented team of professionals. Ovation Salon is well-established having been in Lincoln for quite some time, but we recently reinvented our image and moved to a brand new location, which we’re really excited to show off!

How did you get started in the business?

I pursued my passion to do hair for a living, which I’d known I wanted to do since I was 14 years old.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?

I’m blessed to have such amazing clients, and have built my client base to the point that it is often challenging to find the time to fit everyone into my work schedule.

What has been your most important achievement professionally?

Being a salon owner. It’s everything to me.

Tell us a little about your family.

My two pets Dolce and Coco are my family and I love them dearly.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?

When I made the decision to focus my efforts on growing my business beyond just my offerings alone. It would have been easy to stay in my comfort zone, but looking back it’s been well worth taking a chance on creating something special.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?

Be with my dogs. Anything I do with them makes it a day well lived and fully enjoyed in my book.

What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?

I’m really pretty shy, which is often surprising to people. But I’ve made it a point to put myself out there in order to overcome it.

What are you the most proud of?

My longevity in the business. And not only that the salon is thriving, but that we continue to move forward and evolve.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Stay true to your first instinct.

If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?

Funny.

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

We Are Family by Sister Sledge.

What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?

Anything to do with the wellbeing and care of animals has my full support. World peace is a cause I’m very passionate about too.

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?

My favorite book is The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.

What is your favorite movie?

Also The Devil Wears Prada, I can’t get enough!

What is your favorite TV show?

Will & Grace.

What is your favorite local restaurant?

MoMo Pizzeria & Ristorante.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?

Madonna.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so?

Call Ovation Salon at (402) 467-4646, connect with us on Facebook, or stop by the new location at 5955 S. 56th Street, Suite 4.