Awards & Contests

The 2017 Salons of Distinction

by Stacey Soble | May 11, 2017

For our 2017 Salons of the Year, The Boulevard Hair Company in Webster Groves, Missouri, captured the Grand Prize, while Dasi Salon in Livingston, New Jersey, Bella Rinova Salon in Houston and Champagne Nail Lounge in Los Angeles swept our runners-up categories. 

But that's where the gorgeous design inspiration for 2017 just gets started. Sixteen additional salons and spas earned honorable mention as our 2017 Salons of Distinction. Whether you're gathering ideas for a future renovation or are making plans for a brand new beauty space, now is the time to start flagging or pinning your favorite design ideas. 

The 2017 Salons of Distinction 

Anagen 11 in Appleton, Wisconsin

Art + Science West Loop in Chicago, Illinois

Backstage Salon + Spa in Rowley, Massachusetts

Base Salon in Chicago, Illinois

The Collective: A Salon in Atlanta, Georgia

Gloss Salon and Spa in Woodstock, Georgia

Hermosa Salon in Edmond, Oklahoma

Jose Luis Salon in Austin, Texas

Levato Salon & Skin Lab in Hinsdale, Illinois

Medalyn Salon and Medspa in Kennesaw, Georgia

Meraki Hair Studio in Clarksville, Tennessee

One Society in Northville, Michigan

Ouidad Salon-FL by Chadwick and Igor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Vanity Heights Salon in Houston, Texas

Zazu in Chicago, Illinois

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2019 Salons of the Year: Totalee on the Alley

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2019 Salons of the Year: Totalee on the Alley

by Stacey Soble

Step into the 1920s with this speakeasy-inspired salon. As clients arrive at Totalee on the Alley, a valet greets them and directs them to a semi-hidden steel door. What's on the other side, a luxurious and exclusive vibe, has earned Totalee a Salons of Distinction honor in the 2019 Salons of the Year.


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2019 Salons of the Year: Salon Ludic

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2019 Salons of the Year: Salon Ludic

by Stacey Soble

The gray-marbled, high-shine concrete flooring are balanced with the masculine touch of black took boxes give Salon Ludic an eclectic feel. A high-top table where clients can relax and recharge their phones serve as a centerpiece in the salon, which has earned a Salons of Distinction honor in the 2019 Salons of the Year.

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