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President and Founder

Phone: (651) ***-****  
Email: v***@***.com
Local Address:  Roseville , Minnesota , United States
Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota
Suite 202 8030 Old Cedar Avenue South
Bloomington , Minnesota 55425
United States

Company Description: AT HAIR RESTORATION INSTITUTE OF MINNESOTA, in St. Paul and Bloomington, Minnesota, we offer the latest in state-of-the-art hair restoration and replacement...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder


  • Horst Education Center
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Web References
About Us | Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2 June 2006 [cached]
The founder and President of Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota is Vernon Cole.He has been a licensed cosmetologist since 1978 and is a graduate of Horst Education Center , currently called The Aveda Institute located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.He has been an owner of a national chain of salons, platform artist and national speaker of a multibillion dollar franchise.He is also a member of the American Hair loss Council.
In his later teens, Vernon noticed his hair was thinning; the first signs of Male Pattern Baldness were setting in.He entered the hair restoration business back in 1982 primarily, as you can see, because he had a need for it himself.He understands both the psychological and physiological aspect of one going through the process of thinning and balding hair.What sets him apart from his competitors is that in addition to being the master technician at Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota, he is literally "a product of the product".He is well acquainted with all aspects of hair loss.He discovered, in his own personal research in attempting to find solutions to the hair loss problem that he was experiencing, that most of the hair replacement clinics that he visited were more interested in selling him something that they offered, whether it was what he needed or not.
As you can see by his Before photo, Vernon was not and is not a candidate for surgical hair transplants (SHT).However, he found several doctors in the transplant business who said he was a candidate and would have gladly taken $8,000 - $10,000 of his money to perform the surgery.Vernon and Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota (HRIMN) are not against SHT if it's done on the right candidate.However, Vernon would have been another transplant "victim", just like a huge percentage of HRIMN's non-surgical clients are today.Many of HRIMN's clients have had to resort to wearing some type of hair system primarily due to the fact that they were not a candidate for SHT.They are not happy with the unnaturalness of the SHT, lack of density, or in several cases, out-right botch jobs.
On the other hand, Vernon, as well as the individuals who didn't have access to Laser Hair Therapy now available, or who were either victims of unethical practices, or who simply wanted to do something about their hair loss and were actually not good candidates for SHT, are extremely grateful for the Virtual Reality TM process that HRIMN offers.
HRI was founded by Vern ..., 4 Feb 2013 [cached]
HRI was founded by Vern Cole with the commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of men and women who suffer from the devastating effects hair loss and thinning hair.
Hair Loss Minneapolis, MN - Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota, 28 Sept 2012 [cached]
Vern Cole is not only the founder of the Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota, but is also a patient. Vern Cole's experiences helped him restore his hairline while simultaneously determining what should be expected of a quality hair loss clinic.
Watch our founder and president ..., 20 Sept 2011 [cached]
Watch our founder and president Vern Cole on Twin Cities Live MegaMakeover.
Hair Loss Hair Replacement Restoration Men | Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1 July 2006 [cached]
The story behind the Hair Restoration Instituteof Minnesota (HRI) began in 1982, when founder and President Vernon Cole chose to specialize in hair restoration and replacement.
A 1979 graduate of Horst Education Center, now The Aveda Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cole served as licensed cosmetologist and owner of a national chain of salons before embarking on his specialty. As a member of the America Hair Loss Council, Doctors who are members of the International Hair Restoration Surgery, and the National Hair Society, Cole has also served as a platform artist and national speaker of a multi-billion dollar franchise.
Vern Cole's focus on hair restoration was born out of a need to solve his own hair loss problem. Cole's hair loss began in his late teens, and was traced to male pattern baldness, a condition that also plagued his brother and father. Intent on overcoming both the physical and psychological damage of losing his hair at such a young age, Cole took all his experience and energies and put it into building the premiere hair restoration clinic in the state - a feat he achieved in 1995, when he opened the doors to the first Hair Restoration Institute and brought together more than 75 years of combined experience in hair restoration procedures among Doctors, consultants, technicians, and clinic coordinators. Today, HRI has three private and discreet locations in: Bloomington, St. Paul and Maple Grove.
A "Product of the Product"
What sets Cole and HRI apart from every other hair loss clinic is that Cole himself is a "product of the product."
"When I first started visiting hair restoration clinics in the 1980's, I felt a little bit like they were car salesmen - they were more interested in selling me what they had on their lot, than asking me what I was looking for - and then trying to find it," says Cole.
That experience taught Cole that what was needed was a new approach to hair loss. "Today, we offer a free consultation and ask our clients exactly what they're looking for - are they looking for a guaranteed result of a permanent solution of growing hair that would include a surgical hair procedure? Would they be happy with maintaining the hair they have a potentially regrowing their hair utilizing Laser Therapy treatments and HRI's vitamin - enriched products, or a instant result with HRI's non-invasive dermal lense process?
Cole refers to himself as Mr. Multi-Therapuetic, having had performed every option available from Hair Restoration Institute. He has had both the Strip and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant method.
"I know first-hand the devastation that hair loss can bring," says Cole, "and I am committed to helping anyone become the younger, happier, healthier person they want to be."
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