David Wagner is a world-renowned hair stylist, artist, entrepreneur, educator, author and “Daymaker." Innovator of the "pay-it-forward" movement of Daymaking, Wagner's philosophy for living a life that changes the world - one person at a time - through simple acts of kindness, has captured the hearts of thousands around the world.
Wagner is the founder/owner of JUUT Salonspas, the original AVEDA concept salons, with eight JUUT locations in the Midwest and one in San Francisco's Bay Area that are continually voted "Best Salon" within their communities. He is also the best-selling author of, Life as a Daymaker: How to Change the World by Simply Making Someone's Day, and initiator of the "Daymaker Movement."
Wagner began his career in 1977 as a student at the Horst Education Center (now the AVEDA Institute) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This education started his long association with Horst Rechelbacher, founder and visionary of the beauty product giant, AVEDA. Over many years of collaboration, Wagner and Rechelbacher became business partners. In 1991, Wagner purchased the prestigious Horst Salons+Spas from Rechelbacher, forming David Wagner Salons, Inc. By 1998 Wagner acquired Yosh Salon in Palo Alto, California from famed stylist, Yosh Toya. In 1999, the name of all salon locations was changed to JUUT Salonspa.
Wagner is a highly sought-after speaker in the business, education and salon industries, addressing over 50,000 people annually. He is committed to transforming the world with beauty. “Beauty can transform people, society, and businesses,” says Wagner.
A devoted husband and father, Wagner lives in Maui Hawaii with his wife Charlie, and their daughters, Coco and Ava where he continues to work on the Daymaker Movement in an effort to change the world in a positive way.Go Back