Salon Service Group Partners with Great Range Capital

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Salon Service Group (SSG), a distributor of salon professional beauty products to both salons and salon stylists, has recently joined forces with Kansas City-based private equity firm Great Range Capital (GRC) to enhance the company’s continued growth.

With an extensive network of locations, sales representatives, brand partners and customers, SSG is the largest independent professional beauty supply distributor in the US. SSG is a valued partner to the brands it carries and to the salon professionals it serves.

“I’ve been at the helm of SSG for more than 30 years,” said Gino Barbo, who founded SSG in 1987 and will continue as a meaningful owner and the company’s CEO, “and my mission is still the same: to be committed to excellent service, quality products and building partnerships. I’m always interested in growth that allows us to elevate the levels of service and quality our customers and our industry have come to expect. I’m so pleased that the team at GRC has partnered with us.”

“GRC is honored to be a part of SSG’s bright future,” said Paul Maxwell, GRC Managing Partner. “SSG is an impressive company, and we see a compelling opportunity to accelerate its growth both organically and through new partnerships.”

SSG will remain headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

About Salon Service Group
Salon Service Group is a full-service beauty supply distributor headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, offering professional brands directly to salons and salon stylists. Learn more at

About Great Range Capital
Great Range Capital, a private equity firm based in greater Kansas City, primarily targets equity investments in Midwestern companies with revenues ranging from $20 to $150 million. Learn more at