Hair Peace, by Susan Veraldi

By Lauren Salapatek | 10/17/2011 10:23:00 AM


Need a good book to read for a rainy day?

Hair Peace written by Susan Veraldi, a thirty-five year veteran from deep within the trends and trenches of the hair industry, shares vignettes of everyday life from her urban hair salon, which is situated amidst the universities, hospitals and working class neighborhoods of Pittsburgh, PA. The stories open their arms to the well-seasoned business owner, fresh faces to the industry and to anyone who has ever wondered about life on the salon floor.

Susan’s clients provide her with historical, hysterical and often times tragic stories that lead her to search for meaning and her own inner peace. The book is available on

“Her words are brutally and humorously honest…I cried…I laughed…" —Christine Goodis, owner of Salon Christine in Pittsburgh, PA

“…Delightful…and so RIGHT!..." —Beth Minardi, Owner of Minardi Salon in New York

“Fun… and inspirational…what a journey by this loving, loyal and balanced gal.” —Marty Landau, Owner of Dessange International Day Spa in Pittsburgh/Paris






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

You can find Lauren on Google+ or e-mail her at


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