18|8 Fine Men’s Salons Founders
Mr. Griffiths has been building companies and directing successful brands for twenty years, including for Paul Mitchell (“Mitch for Men”), House of Blues, Crystal Cruises, Nokia and Vertu, just to name a few. He is the CEO and Founder of 18/8 Fine Men’s Salons. He has led or was on the leadership team of twenty start-ups and early stage companies. After attending Chapman University, Mr. Griffiths graduated as a scholarship student from Art Center College of Design, where he later served as President of the Alumni Board. He also went on to pursue his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School. He has served as marketing advisor to the UCLA Anderson Economic Forecast, taught at Chapman University Argyros Business School, and presently teaches at Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Surfing Heritage & Cultural Center.
British-born Ron Love has close to forty years of experience in the salon industry. His hairstyling career began as an apprentice in London’s Mayfair district at age 15. A stylist for many years, Mr. Love refined his creative talent and acquired the interpersonal skills that are a vital part of his business philosophy today. Mr. Love is a business builder known for his ability to develop positive corporate cultures and create profitable businesses. For ten years he owned and managed two highly successful salons in South Africa that became the trendsetters for the region. He moved to the U.S. in 1981 and soon joined Carlton Hair International as a managing partner, later becoming COO for the entire organization in 1993. During his tenure with the company, Mr. Love facilitated the growth of twenty-eight Carlton and Linear salons throughout Southern California. In 1999, Carlton Hair International appointed Mr. Love as President of the José Eber Atelier salon chain. Ron Love is now completely focusing his talents and energies on building the national chain of EighteenEight|Fine Men’s Salons.