Industry innovator and Backscratchers Salon Methods Chairman Jack Megna handed away April 22, on the age of 84, whereas residence along with his household.
After 50 years within the magnificence business, Megna influenced numerous cosmetologists and magnificence business professionals and stays a charging power within the requirements of the business.
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Born in 1934 in Pittsburg, California, Megna attended Salvatore’s Magnificence Faculty in 1963 and grew to become a licensed cosmetologist. He then grew to become an educator and earned prestigious lifetime instructing credentials from the state of California. He oversaw the enlargement of 5 new magnificence schools and an extra seven coaching salons, Development Setter Worldwide. Throughout that point, he additionally grew to become the manger, and finally, the proprietor of the unique magnificence school, which he efficiently ran for the following 25 years. As a member of the California Affiliation of Colleges of Cosmetology (CASC), Megna served on the board of administrators for eight years.
In 1984, Megna and his son Michael determined to revamp outdated nail merchandise and procedures. By July of the identical yr, Backscratchers was included and trademarked. The father and son duo attended their first commerce present in Reno, Nevada, the place they launched the primary Glass Glaze Fiberglass and Silk Wrap system that went on to win eight business awards. Megna was instrumental in bringing concerning the Excessive product line, the primary patented dipping system and an entire salon sanitation system distributed in 25 counties all over the world.
His son, Michael, continues to hold on his legacy, however Jack will proceed to dwell on in these nearest to him.
—by Angelina Lewis
[Image: Courtesy Michael Megna]
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