12 Days of ST200: Announcing Philanthropy HonoreesWhen a salon or spa rallies around a cause and pledges support of time, money and awareness, it reveals its heart and soul. To prove their initiatives were well planned, we asked SALON TODAY 200 applicants to prepare a presentation to the community betterment association which explained how to organize a fundraiser, using their activities as examples. In addition to providing details, we asked them how they engaged clients, staff the, community, and the media, and requested they reveal their results. Bonus points were awarded when salons and spas could prove that their good works resulted in a boost to their business.

The following 2013 SALON TODAY honorees will be profiled in the best practice category of philanthropy.

Ashka Salon & Spa in Canton, Michigan, owned by Steven & Lisa Curry                                  

DPZ on West & DPZ North in Danbury, Connecticut, owned by Dawn Blum

Five Senses Spa and Salon in Peoria, Illinois, owned by Paola Hinton

Gary Manuel Salon in Seattle, Washington, owned by Gary Howse and Manuel Benevich

Legato Aveda Concept Salon & Spa in Farmington, Illinois, owned by Diane Cassidy

Myra J A Salon in Definace, Ohio, owned by Myra English

Salon Disegno in Lawrenceville, Georgia, owned by David and Stacy Hodges

Salon Nouveau in Tucson, Arizona, owned by Kathy Alexander and Paul Lindsey

Studio Montage in Great Falls, Montana, owned by DeeAnna Corn

The Charles Penzone Salons in Powell, Ohio, onwed by Debra & Charles Penzone

Additional Honorees

Avalon Salon and Day Spa, Deer Park, IL

Bell Tower Salon, Medi-Spa and Store, Wyomissing, PA

Ginger Bay Salon & Day Spa, Kirkwood, MO

Hollywood Hair Salon and Spa, Centralia, IL

Ihloff Salon and Day Spa, Tulsa, OK

Impressions, Meqon, WI

New Identities Hair Studios of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Nurtur the Salon, Columbus, OH

Nuovo Salon Group, Sarasota, FL

Prodegy- A William Edge New Artist Salon

Pure Salon Spa, Louisville, KY

Source Salon, Wilton Manors, FL

The Circle Salon, Chicago, IL

The Loft Hair Design, Escondido, CA

Urban Eve, Lake Jackson, TX

To access the full profiles of all the SALON TODAY 200 salons pick up a January/February issue or access our digital issue on salontoday.com around January 1.