Although the name DIVA Studio is new to The Salon Industry, Lisa Shriver-Brooks and Steven Brooks are not. Their history in the Beauty Industry spans over two decades. Below are some of the many significant milestones in their evolution and commitment to training, education, community involvement and industry leadership. (… circa 1993)
2006 - DIVA Studio expands in their current location, adding an upscale storefront, finished hardwood floors and a water feature. The space is now 3500 sq. ft. and includes 20 styling stations, 8 color stations, and aesthetician and nail care services. DIVA Studio is awarded BEST Salon in Las Vegas by CitySearch.com. DIVA reinvents itself and its corporate identity.
2005 DIVA is recognized as a FIVE Star beauty resort by New Beauty Magazine and is selected to do the hair for the Billboard Music Awards. DIVA finalizes their growth plans and begins the expansion project.
2004 - DIVA Studio launches DIVA Backstage, a team of highly skilled hair stylists and make-up artists for special events. DIVA Backstage performed work for: Cindy Crawford, The entire cast of Celine Dion’s “A New Day”, Discovery Health Channel “A Star is Born”, VH1 DIVA’s 2004, (starring Jessica Simpson, Patti LaBelle, Cyndi Lauper, and Tyra Banks), Ambush Makeover, Jenny Jones Makeover, Playboy’s 50th Anniversary Playmate Search, WB News Team, Miss Nevada and Miss Teen Nevada Pageants, Las Vegas Gladiator Cheerleaders and The Vagina Monologues. The fashion shows include Badgley Mishka, Wayne Nyguen, Fashion Nation for Source Magazine, Neiman Marcus, CEC AutoSport, and M.A.G.I.C. DIVA Backstage has also performed services for many high profile weddings at the Mansions (MGM), Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and The Four Seasons.
2003 Lisa and Steven Brooks host the North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) in Las Vegas. NAHA is the Academy Awards of the Professional Beauty Industry and over 1500 Beauty Industry Professionals attended. DIVA Studio launches DIVA Backstage, a special team of skilled and experienced stylists and make-up artists to capture the special and demanding needs of Fashion shows, Photo-shoots, Conventions, Pageants and Contests, Celebrity Weddings, Hotel/Casino V.I.P.’s, as well as on location T.V., Film, and Video Shoots, Corporate Commercials, Celebrity appearances, Entertainment and Events. The list already includes Cindy Crawford, Mark McGuire, Badgley Mishka, Playboy Entertainment and a host of others.
2002 DIVA Studio is selected for the fifth year in a row as one of the “Top 200 Fastest Growing Salons in America” by Salon Today Magazine. DIVA Studio is one of the only 14 salons in all of America to achieve this milestone. DIVA also organizes “HAIR America”, a Cut-A-Thon to benefit the Red Cross, and raised $3,400 for the families of the fallen heroes in the tragedy of 911 in New York City. DIVA’s Creative Director wins the coveted “Editorial Stylist of the Year” at the North American Hairstyling Awards. Steven Brooks is selected as “International Business Educator” for the Wella Corporation and performs salon marketing and business seminars for Wella’s Euro Tour, which included seminars in Paris, France; Marbella, Spain; and Mykonos, Greece.
2001 Lisa Shriver-Brooks is selected as one of the “Best Stylist of Las Vegas” by Las Vegas Life Magazine and DIVA Studio is selected “Best Salon in Las Vegas” at the Nightie Awards and “Best Salon” at the Cabbie Choice Awards, both sponsored by the Las Vegas Weekly Magazine. DIVA Studio is also recognized as “Best Salons in America” by Sophisticuts Magazine and “Best Color Salons in America” by ShortCuts Magazine.
2000 DIVA Studio opens their second location in the heart of Green Valley, at the Colonnade Square. DIVA’s staff grows to over 50-service professionals and gains mass media exposure as they market and develop DIVA Educational Training Systems as well as branding strategies and marketing tools for growth. DIVA Studio averages over 250 NEW guests every month.
1999 DIVA Studio is selected as the “Best of the Best” in ELLE Magazine, and is voted “Best Salon in Las Vegas” by City Life Magazine. The Wella Corporation awards DIVA Studio the “Marketing Leader Salon of Distinction.”
1998 DIVA Studio grabs national recognition and is selected “Best in the West” by Glamour Magazine. DIVA Studio is also featured in the fashion and consumer magazines Mademoiselle, Allure, Elle, and Glamour. DIVA Studio also appears in nearly every industry trade magazine such as Modern Salon, Salon Today, Day Spa, American Spa, Salon News, Canadian Hairdresser, and American Salon Magazines.
1997 Lisa and Steven Brooks are selected as one of the “Top 20 Salon Owners in America” by Salon Today Magazine for their commitment to the beauty industry, their community, and their team development and marketing strategy. Steven is elected to the Board of Directors of TSA (The Salon Association is the Beauty Industry’s premiere association with over 2200 salon owner members).
1996 DIVA Studio is selected “Salon of the Month” by American Salon Magazine. Lisa Shriver-Brooks is honored as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the Business Press of Nevada. DIVA Studio launches their award winning website DIVAstudio.com and is the first salon in Nevada to enter the World Wide Web.
1995 DIVA Studio expands into skin, body, and nail services, and expands into a full service facility of over 3600 square feet and successfully converts from a rental salon to an employee based salon where world-class guest experience is the focus. The new re-engineered team is comprised of 17 team members. A multi-unit strategy is created to create brand equity.
1993 The Brook’s venture out on their own to form DIVA Studio, a quaint five-chair booth rental salon located in an office/warehouse facility. The Brooks’ also produce Hair Wars, (finally a war that saves lives), and raise over $20,000 for AFAN (Aid for Aids of Nevada).