Neill Technologies, part of the Neill Family of Businesses, was founded in 1984 out of a need to create effective measurement tools for customers to help them to grow their businesses.
Created and run by salon owners, Neill Technologies’ tools are designed from the perspective of someone who knows your business intimately. Neill Technologies currently has more than 4,000 customers globally and offers four different levels of software to enable you to choose a system that works for you:
At the core of Neill Corporation lies the belief that business development and personal development are completely interdependent and that we all have the ability to reach our full potential.
Neill Corporation has been one of the most respected names in the beauty industry for more than 60 years. The roots of the company can be traced back to 1932 when Abner Neill, Sr. began his beauty sales career in Fort Smith, Arkansas before founding his own business, Magnolia Beauty Supply, in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 1986 Abner, along with his son Edwin II, opened beauty supply stores in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Houma and New Orleans, changing the name of the business to Neill's Professional Beauty and Barber Supply.
In the mid-1970s, the company was renamed Neill Corporation under the leadership of Edwin Neill II, and the operations were consolidated into a distribution center located in Hammond, Louisiana. In 1990, Neill opened Paris Parker, the first of now ten Aveda Concept Salons and Spas in Southern Louisiana. Paris Parker has since been named one of the fastest growing salons in the country by Salon Today magazine for six years and made the “Top 200 Salons in America” list in 2008.
In 1991, Neill Corporation became an Aveda Concept Distributor and from its home office in South Louisiana, the company's territory has grown to include six more southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas; as well as the country of Mexico. Neill Corporation is now the largest independent distributor of Aveda in the world.
Under the visionary leadership of the late Edwin Neill II, Neill Corporation expanded its services to the salon and spa industry as a leader in innovative solutions, forming successful business ventures in the areas of technology (hardware and software), marketing and design, business and technical education, and interior design/space consulting. All of these components, including the Aveda distribution and the Paris Parker and Lockworks locations, come together through a diverse group of employees and family members to create a team that is committed to one thing: helping their customers reach their full potential in business and in life.
Now under the leadership of Edwin II’s son, Edwin Neill III, Neill Corporation continues to evolve as a progressive, locally and family-run company with global reach. Edwin’s goal as leader of the company is to continue to evolve Neill Corporation and make a positive impact on the world.