Celebrating 25 Years with Gila Rut: Jayne Petix
Sep 18, 2017

Jayne started her career with Gila Rut in 2004, fresh out of beauty school. At the age of 23, she started in our Assistant Program, working her way up to Master Designer. Jayne’s meticulous work has attracted guests from all over California and beyond. Watching her mature, get married, have two kids and enjoy her life and career to the fullest has been a blessing. We are thrilled to have her on our team!

What prompted you to work at Gila Rut?
I chose to work at Gila Rut Salon because it is an Aveda salon, family owned, and it offers endless education for growth. I started my career right out of school with Gila Rut, and its education program helped me get on a fast track to success. I haven’t looked back!

What was your job/career prior to working at Gila Rut?

What was your defining moment that brought you to be a hairdresser?
I love to be creative. The part of my job that fills me up is making people feel good.

How has Gila Rut changed the course of your career?
Gila Rut has given me so much structure and consistency, and it is always fun! Gila Rut helped me gain the confidence to make this my career. Along with the ongoing support from our leadership team, I have all I could have asked for in this family.

What are some of your hobbies outside of work?
My biggest hobby is spending time with my family.

If you could do anyone’s hair, who would it be?
Anyone who needs/wants to look and feel great about themselves.

Have you done the hair or makeup of a celebrity?
Keri Davis?

What is the craziest thing anyone has said while in your chair?
A client who’d had a miscarriage told me she was so depressed she did not want to wake up in the morning. The night before, she’d cut all her hair off because of depression. She had her hair colored, and I fixed her haircut. She left the salon crying because she was so happy and thankful we could fix her hair. She gave us a hug of pure happiness.

What was your worst hair moment?
Putting chunks of red and blonde in my hair. The blonde was so processed, you could pull it right off.

How often do you change your hairstyle?
I’m a little more conservative when it comes to changing my hair, but when I do change it, I go extreme. From long to shaving half my head.

What’s your biggest claim to fame/biggest achievement?
Watching my art progress through the years.

How does it make you feel celebrating 25 years with Gila Rut?
I feel excited and proud to have been part of the Gila Rut family for 13 out of its 25 years. It’s been a beautiful journey to watch the company/family grow over the years. I’m thrilled to celebrate the 25-year milestone.