Ginger Bay Salon and Spa in Town and Country, Missouri, was last year's grand-prize SALONS OF THE YEAR winner. Which of the 20 honorees will grace this year's cover? We'll reveal in a special e-newsletter later this week....

Over the past few months, SALON TODAY’s editorial board and our carefully chosen panel of expert judges have scrutinized well over a thousand images and analyzed the design choices of salon and spa owners across the country to select the following 20 SALONS OF THE YEAR to be featured in our special 2013 June issue.

Later on this week, we will introduce you to the grand-prize winner who captured June’s cover as well as the runners up, and throughout May you’ll be able to take visual salon tours through this year’s honorees via salontoday.com.

Finally, June’s SALON OF THE YEAR 2013 issue will dive into some of the design decisions each of these owners made, as well as give you some insight into our judges’ thinking with their personal comments on each interior.

Announcing the 2013 Salons of the Year, presented in alphabetical order…

20 Volume Salon and Spa
Gilbert, Arizona
Owned by: Stacey Waddell

Anthony Cristiano
Chicago, Illinois
Owned by: Anthony Cristiano

Aquae Sulis Salon and Spa
Saint George, Utah
Owned by: Teddy Ross-Hill, Alex Ross-Hill, Brandon Ross-Hill, Susan Ross-Hill, Simon Ross-Hill

Art + Science Wicker Park
Chicago, Illinois
Owned by: Paul Wilson & David Raccuglia

Artistic Image 
Westport, Connecticut
Owned by: Patricia Gurnari

Bijin Salon and Spa
Prairie Village, Kansas
Owned by Connie Suss and Mary Jane Van de Castle

Blu Water Day Spa & Salon
Kensington, Maryland
Owned by: Julie Nguyen

Cortello Salon
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Owned by: Ryan Fitzgerald & Courtney Costello

Exsalonce Salon & Day Spa

Chicago, Illinois
Owned by Tony Odisho

Hair Peace Salon and Spa
The Lounge Barbershop and Shave Parlor

Owosso, Michigan
Owned by: Jamie Smith, Casey & Adam Voss

Industry 80 Salon @ Depot Square
Tuckahoe, New York
Owned by: Geo & Dominic Greco-Trupia

Jon Alan Salon
Nashville, Tennessee
Owned by: Jon and Alan Snetman

L.A.R.C. Salon
Dallas, Texas
Owned by: Lauren Langager, Amy Wetz, Rasheena Williams, Cameron Campbell

Lanphier Day Spa and Salon
Darien, Connecticut
Owned by: Eileen and NusratRizvi

Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare
Denver, Colorado
Owned by: Matthew Morris & Marvin Gutierrez

Panache Salon and Spa
Erie, Pennsylvania
Owned by: Edna Siegel

Pin Curls
Chicago, Illinois
Owned by: Sarah McGinnis

Posh Hair Studio

Kew Gardens, New York
Owned by Eugen& Irina Patrascu

Root
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Owned by: Jim Kokotavy

The Refresh Bar & Spa
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Owned by: Enoch Kwok