Sue Hanson has more than 40 years of experience focused mainly in the professional beauty industry, from administration, marketing and sales to education and product development for top leadership in both national and international markets.
Starting out as a licensed cosmetologist, Sue quickly became the owner and operator of a chain of nine beauty salons and a beauty school throughout Iowa and Wisconsin. She then went on to become a platform artist for many of the top perm and hair color companies in the nation.
This experience then led Sue to a 15-year partnership with a leading international beauty company. Throughout the 15 years, there were two company acquisitions of the original parent company, Zotos. Conair acquired Zotos, then Shiseido acquired Conair. Sue worked her way up the ranks from Director of Education and Chain Accounts, to Vice-President of Elite Division, to Group Vice-President/Elite Brands Worldwide.
Sue then developed a start-up company, which developed hair treatments and retail products sold to the beauty industry. As President/CEO, she was responsible for developing all the products, packaging, and marketing – from conception to execution – and was in charge of all aspects of the company from administration to education.
Before joining Evolve, Sue utilized all of her previous leadership and visionary experience and worked as a consultant, specializing in international marketing and product development for a range of products.
“My mission is to elevate the art of hair restoration and hair enhancement to assist salons in increasing their profit-margins and help women in the hair loss category who’ve been overlooked and neglected. I seek to do this by building a phenomenal organization of quality people who are as passionate as I am about building the category of hair loss and hair restoration. To accomplish this by developing a full panacea of the best natural products available.”