Dolly Norris, Wisconsin Dells, has been promoted to vice president of operations at Cost Cutter of Madison, Inc. She is responsible for the 38 Cost Cutters salons in Central and Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, owned by Bill Kaminski, Madison. She oversees a team of 175 consisting of 10 corporate staff members and 165 salon team members.
Previously Norris was district manager for 12 Cost Cutters salons in the Sauk, Columbia and Rock Counties and portions of Dane County. She was named top District Manager of the Year the last two years at the company’s annual awards ceremony in Madison. She also earned the Operations Manager of the Year award from the Minneapolis-based Regis Corp., the largest hair salon company in the world, overseeing more than 10,000 salons.
Norris started as a stylist at Cost Cutters in Lake Delton in 2002 and was promoted to salon manager in Baraboo. She moved on to become an area supervisor for the Regis Corp. and taught cosmetology courses before returning to Cost Cutters to become regional district manager four years ago. During her career, Norris has also worked with state board examining companies to oversee the Madison, Wisconsin Rapids and Onalaska sites that administer cosmetology state exams.
In addition to her management skills, Norris has been active in developing and working with community service projects within the Cost Cutters salons, including stylists donating their time and talents to raise funds for Passages, a women’s shelter in Richland Center, the Baraboo Police Officers Association fundraisers, cancer research, Wigs for Kids, WHA Telebid Auction and more. In addition, she oversees volunteer programs at the VA Hospital in Madison and Agrace HospiceCare where Cost Cutters stylists donate their time and talent to provide free haircuts to patients.