Chris Garner-Giles grew up in a salon as her mother was a cosmetologist.  She was also very familiar with hair loss as both of her parents struggled with it and wore hairpieces.  After she graduated from College of Hair Design, she went to work for Don O’Neal of Brannigans Hair Restoration Studio and worked there for over 10 years.  In 2005, she had the opportunity to purchase the business and changed the name of it to The Hair Specialists.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Learning the ins and outs without a business degree.

What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Purchasing a building for my business in only four years.

Tell us a little about your family.
My family is what keeps me going. My husband Doug and I have three amazing kids, Cameron 20, Caden 15, and ZaRaya 5.

What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
I have had many. If I had to pick one it would be when my dad said you will never make it through hair school! Thanks for the kick in the rear Dad!

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love to spend time at the lake on my jet ski, or working in my yard in my flower beds and fish pond.

What are you the most proud of?
My team at work, the way they have helped grow our business, and the way they are teaming up to help achieve greater heights.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Tell the ones you love that you care–don’t assume they know. You never know if you will be around tomorrow to let them know.

What is the one goal you would most like to accomplish?
For everyone in Nebraska to know what Hair Specialists does, and change the image of Hair Restoration. We also are working on a satellite office in Omaha.

How would your friends describe you?
Loyal, hard working, and caring.

What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life?
If you don’t utilize your talent everyday you need a new job!!  Just saying!

Which talent would you most like to have?
Cook pies like my grandmother.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
My gray hair. LOL

What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
I wish I had more time to read.

What is your favorite movie?
The Notebook–it reminds me of my grandparents.

What is your favorite TV show?
Brothers and Sisters

What is your favorite Lincoln restaurant?
The Oven

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
She is not famous to anyone but my family. I would pick my mother Darlene Dent Garner; she was full of knowledge and wisdom and the most amazing person I ever had the pleasure of knowing.

What is the best way to contact you?
Call (402) 464-4111 or visit us online at