Bertrand Fontaine has been president of SalonCentric since 2014. Prior to joining SalonCentric, Bertrand led L’Oréal’s Professional Products Division in both Japan and the United Kingdom, respectively.
Born in Vierzon, the geographical middle of France, Bertrand left his hometown to study in college and work in commercial sales for IBM. Shortly after, he was recruited by L’Oreal to work first in sales and then in marketing.
As SalonCentric’s president, Bertrand is committed to supporting the licensed professional in every way – business building, education, advocacy work and providing technical solutions that help them work most efficiently. He has spearheaded numerous companywide initiatives that make partnering with SalonCentric as easy as possible for the licensed professional, including the development of 24/7 support and sales through SalonCentric.com and the SalonCentric App.
“Reinventing what it means to be a modern distributor and being ready for the challenges of the future, such as the polarization between small and large salons and the new needs created by the increasing number of independent stylists and booth renters is the best part of this job.”