Though he operates his salon in a small town—New Hope, PA—Matt Beck makes it his business to think big. As a stylist, business coach and mentor, he’s devoted the past decade to educating stylists about the beauty industry, paving a path to success behind the chair. Just five years ago, Beck developed Gratitude Salon Education to help stylists and salon owners achieve their goals. Shortly after, in 2013 he launched freesaloneducation.com, an online learning network for stylists. Just like its name claims, the site is 100 percent free. “I believe the future is wide open for what my team can do and anyone else who has big dreams,” Beck says.