RENO, Nev. (July 24, 2014) – The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is pleased to announce the addition of Independent Salon Services (ISS) headquarters to Reno, Nevada. Independent currently generates revenue through direct sales and storefront business. The stylist-owned, stylist-driven distributor of salon and beauty products plans to staff a number of sales and customer service positions at the new headquarters location in the Bank of the West Building on Kietzke Lane. The move was made in an effort to increase market share and brand awareness.

“I am excited to be relocating my corporate office to Reno. This area offers major advantages to being a local resident as well as a business owner. The significant tax benefits as well as the superior quality of life have brought me back to the place I have always called home,” comments Kymberly Helser, owner of Independent Salon Services.

Independent carries high-end, high-quality hair care products, styling tools, cosmetics, salon and beauty accessories, such as Moroccanoil, ColorProof, Keune, Babe Hair Extensions, OYA, HAI and Thermafuse. Independent caters to licensed salon professionals and stylists seeking inspiration and innovative products. They will continue to operate a wholesale, boutique store front and distribution facility in San Jose, CA.
“We are delighted to welcome home to Reno, Kymberly and the Independent Salon Services Team,” said, Mike Kazmierski CEO of EDAWN.  “The relocation of the Independent Salon Services corporate headquarters to Reno-Sparks reaffirms our message that the Reno-Sparks region is a great place for business and an even better place for corporate operations.”

Partners who were instrumental with the company’s headquarter move to Reno included Dominic Brunetti of NAI Alliance and the City of Reno.
Independent Salon Services, founded in March 2008 in San Jose, CA, is a new alternative and trend-setting distributor. Founders Kymberly Helser and Thom Clarke bring more than sixty years of combined experience and success in the industry to their business.


About EDAWN The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/ public partnership established in 1983 committed to recruiting, expanding and supporting newly forming quality companies that bring jobs to the region and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe.