Founder & CEO, Industry Visionary
Coral Pleas is the visionary behind the rapidly growing, award-winning Cutting Loose Salons. Coral grew this business from one location in 2008 to four salons with 70+ employees in 2016. She credits her success to providing exceptional experiences for her clients, and she achieves that through highly trained and educated staff.
With 30+ years’ experience in the fashion/beauty sector (20+ as a salon owner), Coral has honed her formula for success. In 2016, she launched The Pleas Formula to share her proven techniques and systems from Cutting Loose Salons with other salon owners and stylists. She also contributes to the elevation of the industry as a member of Intercoiffure Mondial America/Canada (the highly selective professional association that sets the standards) where she has served on the Board of Directors and as Secretary.
Now focused on teaching the latest hair trends and business building ideas, Coral is a Master Stylist who was certified as a National Educator and Platform Artist for Paul Mitchell in the US and the UK. She established the highly successful, proprietary Protégé, The Academy which provides 12–18 months of color, styling, and customer service training to millennials interested in pursuing and creating a career successful career of their own. She presents at educational events in London, Miami, and New York. Coral’s techniques have been published in national styling magazines, she is an Editorial Stylist for Style Magazine/Sarasota Herald Tribune, and you can see her monthly on ABC News as the expert hair makeover and product specialist.