New Florida-based salon supply firm has strong Rapid City ties
Rapid City Journal – Jim Holland Journal staff, Feb 5, 2017
Kelly Huether knew he wanted to open his own business since his sophomore year at Rapid City Stevens High School when he took a clerical record-keeping class.
He accomplished that goal more than three years ago, starting his first Life of Riley Salon Supply store in Largo, Fla., and subsequently adding sub-distributorships for wholesale beauty salon supplies in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
His first foray away from the southeastern U.S. was at a homecoming when he joined nine family members, high school classmates and friends to open Life of Riley Salon Supply in Rapid City.
Their first day of business started with a rush, with salon operators lining up for a giveaway of sample products and a Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony, all before noon.
At Life of Riley… success is all in the family
Beauty Industry Report, May 2016
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