Armstrong McCall

The Spirit of Giving: BSG's Mark Spinks

Beauty Systems Group president Mark Spinks talks charitable causes, the industry and being this year’s Spirit of Life Award recipient.

Surprisingly, Mark Spinks didn’t always imagine himself in the beauty business. After growing up in Columbus, Indiana, he attended college at Indiana University as a double major in economics and criminal justice (and remains a rabid Hoosiers fan). But his journey toward the beauty industry would begin with his very first assignment out of college, working within the department store industry, handling retail and operations for locations that boasted a solid dose of salon space.