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The Black Cat Salon Founders

Jentry Petzold 

JentryCo-Founder, Aveda Purefessional Educator and Certified Vidal Sassoon In Salon Educator

Though he’s the creative and technical drive behind The Black Cat, Jentry’s background is a unique blend of crafts and passions you won’t find anywhere else. From day one, he has infused that eclectic essence into the vibe that is The Black Cat. He has an eye for design and a ear to the soul, grounded in an appreciation for wellness that is perfectly aligned with AVEDA.

 Jentry started his career as a hair stylist in Austin, TX.  He moved to Hawaii in 2008 and worked as a style director at a local salon before opening his own place. He has worked professionally as a nightclub designer, personal trainer, life coach, personal development mentor and yoga teacher. His goal was to merge this diverse set of past experiences into a salon with an energy all its own, creating a culture where the stylists could grow and evolve, not only as hairstylists, but as people and as leaders in the community.

 

Katy Gassaway 

Co-Founder

Katy

Although Katy had no background in hair before opening The Black Cat, her marketing expertise, quick business sense and impeccable taste has made her an integral part in the salon’s success.

Her path crossed with Jentry’s when she moved to Honolulu to work a job in advertising. He became her stylist, and she fully believed in his vision of a new and different salon, so she pledged to do whatever she could to help him get there. She’s the right hand woman who just makes it all work.

A firm believer in self-improvement and reaching your full potential, Katy is currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate from the William S. Richardson School of Law.

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