From managing employees to booking appointments to marketing the next big trend, technology touches almost every aspect of the salon and spa management, and owners who seek and embrace it are far ahead of the curve. We challenged applicants to put together a presentation that illustrated all the ways they leveraged technology to streamline and improve their business. Bonus points went to salons that provided data proving that technology made a tangible difference to their business operations.

The 2013 SALON TODAY 200 honorees that will be profiled in the category of technology include:

1604 Day Spa and Salon in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, owned by Alan Robell and John Riniker

A New Beginning in Bethel, Connecticut, owned by Carol Romer

Berenices in Denver, Colorado, owned by Sara DeLuca, Lisa Kirland, Louie Lago, Minica McCrackin

Centre Salon & Spa in Calabasas, owned by James Pacifico

Light Salon & Spa in Avon, Ohio, owned by Tony Stillings, Patricia Buchek & Nesreen Shalodi

Namaste Pure Designs Salons and Spas in Denver, Colorado, owned by Rich Van De Riet and Tommy Pernell

Planet Hair in Wichita Kansas, owned by Tod Ernst and Graham Ross

Salon 124, Genesis Salon in Grayson, Georgia, owned by Brian Perdue

Salon TEN in Leesburg, Virginia, owned by Chris and Jessica Keyser

Wingate Salon & Spa in Stratham, New Hampshire, onwed by Tom & Claire McDermott

Additional Honorees

Bravo! Salon & Spa LLC, Chippewa Falls, WI

Gary Patrick Salon, Pleasanton, CA

Hue Salon & Spa

Impressions, Mequon, WI

N Style Salon, Saugus, CA

Nurtur the Salon, Columbus, OH

Paris Parker, Hammond, LA

Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa, Wobum, MA

The Charles Penzone Salons, Powell, OH

Access the full profiles in the January/February issue and the digital issue on salontoday.com around January 1.