Our Story

The best way to build your Salon and Spa business is to work with seasoned coaches and mentors who have experienced long term success. Learning from experts has always been the best way to accelerate your growth, improve performance and learn new skills.

Our Leadership Team

Build and grow your business with confidence knowing that you have the support of a knowledgeable leadership team of over 25 years of experience and the resources at your fingertips to help you take your business to levels few ever reach.

Michael Sesko,
Co-founder of Signature Salon Pro

Michael’s journey in the beauty industry started at 14, as an Apprentice in Rockville, MD, where he immediately learned the importance of what it means to have a strong educational foundation.


He continued his education by working with top industry leaders like Graham Webb International, Loreal, Toni & Guy and Paul Mitchell. Today, with over 40 years of experience as a stylist and successful salon owner, coach, mentor and trainer, Michael’s passion and enthusiasm to give back shows with his commitment to on-going education, with the development of Masters Hair Academy and Salon Success Habits for salon/spa professionals.


Michael continues to help Independent Stylists, Barbers and Spa Professionals launch and grow into full-blown brands of their own as well as provide a haven for salon owners who want to downsize their operation, while continuing to do the work they love. 

Julie Sesko,
Co-founder of Signature Salon Pro

Julie Sesko, the other half of this successful duo, is rightfully known as the maven of management and salon operations. She runs the ship efficiently and effectively and knows the core of a smooth functioning salon.


Ever met an incredibly empathetic, technical yet creative person? Julie is exactly that. She is always first to understand and knows instinctively what it takes to be a successful salon professional, as well as running the technical aspects of a business.
She’s a thought leader who recognizes the importance of planning operations and knows what it takes to launch a full-fledged salon business from the ground up.


With over 25 years of experience, Julie is an expert at evaluating your business and devising a plan that is simple yet effective to your success. Julie is definitely the coach and mentor you want on your team.

The Signature Salon Pro Difference

Long time husband and wife team, Michael and Julie Sesko pioneered the beauty industry by bringing the first “Day Spa” to Gaithersburg in 1996 - Signature Salon & Day Spa.

Fast forward to 2020, Michael and Julie are doing it again. This time bringing a new concept, the first of its kind - An open salon booth rental concept with private and semi-private suites for Hair Stylists, Barbers and Spa Professionals. Those who want to own and operate a thriving business without high over-head costs, that are normally associated with traditional salon ownership – Signature Salon Pro.

They also bring along the added bonus of two separate education facilities for salon professionals to advance their technical and business knowledge all under one roof – Masters Hair Academy and Salon Success Habits.

Education is the Difference!

Without education, you cannot grow. Education is what truly empowers us to advance. Not only professionally but personally too. Something magical happens when we learn new things and continue to improve. It’s called confidence. When you have confidence, anything is possible.

We pride ourselves with our education platform, which has helped many salon professionals reach their dreams. From simply elevating their skills and their business to becoming salon owners, global educators and celebrity stylists. It all started and continues with education. Our driving force.

Many people rent chairs, booths and suites. But were not satisfied with just renting space or being landlords. Our calling is bigger. It’s about our community of salon professionals who want more than just to get by.

We are so committed to this idea that we’ve designated two separate training facilities on site for your technical and business development so you can advance.

Trainings we have developed, like Masters Hair Academy and Salon Success Habits are offered at no additional charge for our renters! It’s truly a simplified approach to owning and growing your own salon/spa business.

Come take a tour of Signature Salon Pro. Meet Michael and Julie Sesko and see the most impressive salon facility right here in downtown Gaithersburg!

Contact Us Today to Schedule a Tour & Learn More about Our Continued Education Options

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