The future of any salon or spa relies on the strength of its recruitment and training program. We invited ST200 applicants to write to a graduating student and describe how they reach and cultivate candidates, their interviewing processes and expectations, and the unique stages of their training programs. Extra points went to salons that developed sophisticated relationships with area schools, scientific systems for screening candidates, and implemented creative ways to ensure new hires were ready to hit the floor.

The following are the 2013 honorees who will be profiled in the category of Recruitment and Training:

Jamison Shaw Hairdressers in Atlanta, Georgia, owned by Candy Shaw Codner

Aveda Academy Denver & Pure Talent Salons in Denver, Colorado, owned by Kevin and Tiffany Krauklis

Balance Day Spa in Greensboro, North Carolina, owned by Adora LLC

Vanity Salon in Houston, Texas, owned by Glennis Tolunay

Landis Lifestyles Salon in Salt Lake City, Utah, owned by Green Endeavors, Inc.

Casal’s de’ Spa & Salon in Canfield, Ohio, owned by Thom Ciarniello

Caruh Salon & Spa in Seattle, Washington, owned by Cyndi Taylor DeSoto

Americana in Alpine, Texas, owned by Jenny Grisham

New Identities Hair Studios of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, owned by Marc & Kelly Rockquemore

Remedez Hair Spa in Orem, Utah, owned by Tyler Gambill, Cynthia Gambill & Bernie Nielsen

Additional Honorees

Avalon Salon and Day Spa, Deer Park, IL

Eric Fisher Salon, Wichita, KS

Gary Manuel Salon, Seattle, WA

Omagi Salon & Spa, Louisville, KY

N Style Salon, Saugus, CA

Paris Parker, Hammond, LA

Prodegy-A William Edge New Artist Salon, New Braunfels, TX

Pure Aveda Salonspa, Mount Dora, FL

Sky Salon, Strongsville, OH

The Hair Company, Leonardtown, MD

William Edge Salon, New Braunfels, TX

You Salon, Inc., Ellicott City, MD

To view the entire profiles, see the January/February issue or access our digital issue on salontoday.com around January 1.