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Our latest issue of the Peetoom Paper Spring Summer ’18 Edition is out and every salon has their own two customized pages this edition. The pages are fun to read for our customers, because they can learn more about the team behind the residence. We’ve collected all the customized “meet the team” pages from the salons for you to read. Curious already?
At first let’s meet Renate Polak, Creative Director of Rob Peetoom Eindhoven. Renate told us 5 things we need to know about her:

1. She will be marrying Gijs, the father of her little girl Fay 
2. She can’t drive when it’s dark outside 
3. Previously worked at the Rob Peetoom Hair Spa in Bali for a year 
4. Loves to listen to John Mayer all day long 
5. Picked mangos for three months while traveling across Australia

Our residence in Alkmaar, led by Creative Directors Marion and Kim, chose to put their new stylists in the spotlight, meet Inge and Marit. 
Inge from Schagen has been working at Rob Peetoom Alkmaar for five years already and has recently been promoted to Stylist. ‘I feel so happy everyday to be able to make people more beautiful. After a lot of intensive training at the Rob Peetoom Academy and many hours in the salon, I passed my Stylists exam with flying colours! So from now on I can welcome you in my chair. Let’s meet soon!’
Our energetic Marit also passed her Stylists exam. ‘At Rob Peetoom you never stop learning. You get challenged and no day is the same. Thanks to the great support of my super team, I’ve been pushed to grow to higher levels. ’In addition to being a Stylist, Marit is also a Redken Specialist and therefore she can advise you about personal hair care and styling products.

One of our three residences in Amsterdam is located at the Elandsgracht led by Creative Director Vincent Langedijk. ‘Even after 25 years, no day is the same at Rob Peetoom. I’ve learned the craft by Rob himself and together with him I’ve travelled the world doing hair shows and photo shoots. That’s always been a great inspiration for me. 
We opened the salon on the Elandsgracht in 2001. There’s no better place for me to combine all that experience and convey them to our customers than the Jordaan area. The neighbourhood breathes diversity and that shows in an eclectic mix of people in our salon. In our salon we translate that temperament into our own expertise: beauty at the highest level. We work with the latest trends but always aim that a look is timeless and suits you perfectly. 
Besides our creative work in the salon, team Rob Peetoom Amsterdam also takes care of the hair and make-up at many fashion shows, events and photo shoots like Mart Visser, VOGUE Fashion Festival and make-overs for VROUW Magazine. And we spend a lot of time on education of our team, as our Master Stylists give training at the Rob Peetoom Academy. Within our company creativity and challenge is key. We bring everything that inspires us into the salon services.’

Our other residence is located on the Zuidas in Amsterdam, led by Creative Director Phoebe de Winter. ‘Two years ago my business partners Alexander Peetoom and Vincent Langedijk and I fell head over heels in love with this spot on the Zuidas. In addition to our salons in Amsterdam (on the top floor of the Bijenkorf and on the Elandsgracht) this salon had to fill a gap and serve our customers by approaching their work environment. Thanks to our professional team and this beautiful location, we have become the go-to spot for hair, brows and make-up at the Zuidas. 
It’s a daily joy to guide and educate my team of 35 Stylists. It takes a lot of energy of course, but I like the challenge. Their talent and ambitions never fail to motivate me. I feel privileged to share my knowledge and 14 years of experience. But I also still enjoy having a pair of scissors in my own hand and keep on educating myself. I’ve just visited Chicago for a training in razor cut technique, which I will put into practice in my salon very soon.’

The third residence in Amsterdam is located in the Bijenkorf. Meet Karin Overtoom, Creative Director of Rob Peetoom Bijenkorf Amsterdam. ‘I’ve been working at Rob Peetoom for more than 15 years, of which 12.5 on the top floor of the luxury department store ‘De Bijenkorf ’. The diversity of our visitors in the salon is still what appeals to me every day: the weekly customer, the tourists, the models and the loyal customer who travels to visit our salon. 
No day is the same! In our salon one can really feel the vibe of the leading department store of the Netherlands. We share the passion for our customers and the experience of quality and luxury. I enjoy my work every day, but our profession can be physically strenuous. So to relax and stay fit, I like to go for a run in the woods or do a yoga class on my day of. I also enjoy reading, going to a museum or visiting the wonderful places on the next page.

Near to Amsterdam we have our residence in Haarlem, led by Inge van der Plas, Creative Director of Rob Peetoom Haarlem. She told us 5 things we need to know about her:
1. Inge was born and raised in Haarlem and has been passionate about the brand Rob Peetoom for over 30 years 
2. She has founded the brand INGEbrows and INGEbrows To Stay, a one of a kind brow treatment exclusively available at Rob Peetoom 
3. Loves to share her creativity with her clients 
4. Is the proud face of Libelle’s ‘7 Years Younger’, here she performs make-overs every week.
5. Mostly enjoys guiding her enthusiastic team in the prestigious salon in Haarlem.

Meet Henny, Creative Director of Rob Peetoom Heemstede. ‘Hair is my passion, I am hair. I started my hairdressing career in the 1970’s and joined the Rob Peetoom company in 1982. And now, for already 24 years, I am the Creative Director at the Rob Peetoom salon in Heemstede. 
At that time Rob and I had the idea to set up the Rob Peetoom Academy. An internal training institute where our Stylists are continuously trained at the highest level so we can guarantee and improve the quality in our salons. It’s great to see how the Academy has grown into a place where we like to come together, constantly learn and inspire each other.’

At our residence in Hoorn we meet our Creative Director, Sander Vlam.‘Rob Peetoom himself always taught me to ‘stay true to yourself’ and work as hard as you can. I always thrive to pass this on to my dedicated team in Hoorn.’ Sander also wanted to introduce the three golden girls in the team;Ilse, Lisa & Marloes. 
‘First up is ADVANCED STYLIST ILSE, who is back with us after her maternity leave this winter: ‘I’m happy to be back at the salon to do hair and make-up treatments and advise my clients about hair care and products.’ 19-YEAR OLD STYLIST LISA is the youngest of our team. ‘I started working at Rob Peetoom from the beginning of my education in 2015. Besides the versatile work at the salon I also enjoy assisting at one of the many Rob Peetoom events and photoshoots.’ Last but not least is our MASTER STYLIST MARLOES, who was just promoted to Educator at the Rob Peetoom Academy. ‘Besides my daily work in the salon I took the opportunity to contribute to our company’s education and philosophy.’ 

Our first salon ever is located in Santpoort, led by Creative Director; Joke Dekker. Joke told us 5 things we need to know about her:

1. She’s very fond of her four grandchildren 
2. Known as the hostess with infinite dedication for the business 
3. Ladies are lined up for Joke’s signature blow-dry, because she’s a star at it 
4. Flower arrangements are her guilty pleasure 
5. Always drives too fast

In the city of Utrecht, we have 2 Rob Peetoom locations; Lucasbolwerk and Nobelstraat, led by Creative Directors Marcha and Rianne.  They chose to put the spotlight on their employees; Jeroen, Björn, Brigitte and Lizzy. 
JEROEN (25) STYLIST ‘Since 5 months I work at Rob Peetoom and these have flown by. The professionalism in the salon, in combination with the solidarity in the team is what I enjoy most in my job. And when I look back at the cuts and colors I’ve done after a long working day and the customers leave the salon happy and confident, that’s when I know I had a great day!’
BJÖRN (17) NEW TALENT ‘I started working as a New Talent at Rob Peetoom simultaneously with my hairdresser’s education. The practice I get in the salon and at the Rob Peetoom Academy are inspiring and very informative to me. I’ve learned so much in such a short time and I hope to develop my skills even more quickly.’
BRIGITTE (21) STYLIST ‘I’m having a good day when all my clients have left the salon with a big smile. I always aim to convey my enthusiasm during every treatment, to inspire the person in my chair. And of course I’m always going for top service.’
LIZZY (21) STYLIST ‘No day is the same at Rob Peetoom. That’s what makes it so much fun to be part of this nice team. When I’m able to personally advise and inspire a client with my tips and tricks I’m having a perfect day in the salon.’

Our residences in The Hague and Rotterdam are led by Creative Directors Sam van der Meer and Maikel van der Valk. They told us 5 things about themselves that we need to know about:

1. Maikel is father of 6 beautiful children 
2. Sam is expecting her first child 
3. Maikel’s eldest sons are Dutch golf surfing champions 
4. Sam’s hobby is dancing salsa 
5. They have been working together with great pleasure for 4.5 years.



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