About Us–really refers to YOU, our members. Our goal is to build a community of Salon and Spa Professionals, like-minded business owners, sharing thoughts, ideas and success stories. We have started something great, our members make salon and spa sustainability awe-inspiring!
NAEFSS Founder Bio
Tamara Jercha is the leading expert, featured in Salon Today Magazine, in consulting salon industry professionals on the meaning of the word sustainability, as well as how its components directly related to their individual business models. Her experience is unique in combination with firsthand knowledge of the cosmetology industry, interior design, and construction as well as implementing sustainable business practices.
Ms. Jercha’s experience in sustainability consulting includes but is not limited to: Education through public speaking events for major tradeshow events as well as smaller continued education venues, individual salon/spa Strategic Sustainability Planning, and guiding individual salon owners through the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salon & Spa’s comprehensive sustainability certification process.
Her credentials include an MBA in Sustainable Business and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional Status in Commercial Interiors. She is also Vice Chair of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) NWI Branch, International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), Current License held in Cosmetology. Ms. Jercha understands the salon professional who works on the business end, as well as on the front line behind the chair.
Her Mission is to help others be their personal best!