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At its core, Spornette is a family business, and Alan Sporn led Spornette for over 50 years with three of his four children by his side.
Endearingly known as the Brush King, Alan had many friends and associates who remember him fondly. He was a lover of travel and had visited over 60 countries in his lifetime. Alan poured his heart into taking over the family business from his father and proudly passed the torch on to his children.
Alan’s legacy lives on through his family and the family business. While Spornette is at the heart of every style, Alan remains the heart of Spornette.
Although Laurie grew up in the beauty business, she officially started working for Spornette after she graduated from the University of Kansas in 1994. She says that it has been the longest summer job ever! She loves the changes and challenges that she sees in the industry. She loves that as “professional” as this industry is, there are still a lot of family run businesses and salons that are still thriving.
Today, Laurie runs the Spornette worldwide operation as President, while managing two children and a wonderful husband of 16 years. She wears many hats, but the one she is most proud of is the one that says Spornette Styling Brushes on the crown.
Jeffrey grew up in the professional beauty industry. He remembers attending various beauty shows with his family, and spending many summers packing orders in the Spornette warehouse. He graduated from Boston University in 2001. He joined Spornette in 2004 after living and working in Colorado with six roommates, two dogs, two cats and a turtle. “I really enjoy working with my family because we are all invested in the legacy of my grandfather, Walter, who founded the business.”
Today, Jeffrey is Vice President of Spornette and is responsible for sales, purchasing, and office operations from Homewood, IL. He really appreciates the great relationships he has made with everyone in the beauty industry adding, “We are all in this together.” When Jeffrey is not at the office or travelling to meet customers, he enjoys hanging out with his dog Rufus, and his nephews and niece.