Based on the business name of this Undercover Boss episode I’m guessing this is going to be all about spas. Phenix Salon Suites is a franchise business. Gina Rivera is the co-founder/president of this wonderful empire. Based on the intro, she’s very much out of touch with her salon skills. This should be fun!…She does learn that without her employees, she wouldn’t be where she is today. Sometimes I wonder if the boss’ on this show have never seen it? Either way, she came out of this with a positive experience and gave 4 small business owners a huge boost.
Prediction: scholarship money, medical expenses, family vacation
What Happened: $10,000 towards medical expenses, rent for suite for a year, family vacation in Maui total $10,000 + suite rent (year) + vacation
G nail technician
Prediction: money, contacting owner of location, family vacation
What Happened: $5,000 for supplies, paying for cruise, $40,000 to help pay for daughter’s law school total $45,000 + cruise cost
Prediction: money for school, family vacation, more equipment
What Happened: $10,000 for whatever, second dryer, reduce noise in suites, percentage of new African American hair line, school tuition for 2 years for kids total $10,000 + royalties + 2 years kids school tuition
Richie hair stylist
Prediction: money for daughter, medical bills, money in general
What Happened: $5,000 fundraiser money to help daughter, new car, up to $250,000 house total $255,000 + new car ($20,000?)
First aired January 9, 2015 on CBS.