As the holidays approach, Santa is busy making his list and so are the editors at SALON TODAY. Shortly before Thanksgiving, the applicants to the 2019 SALON TODAY 200 found out if they were on the list or not, but they didn't discover what categories they were honored in--yet.

On December 3, the magazine launches its 12 Days of the SALON TODAY 200, announcing a category a day via email newsblast, on salontoday.com and through SALON TODAY's Facebook page. This year's applicants could choose to compete in up to 12 categories, including Growth, Compensation and Benefits, Customer Service, Employee Education, Inventory Management, Retention and Referral Programs, Philanthropy, Technology, Retail and Merchandising, Salon Culture and Profit Center.

Editors from MODERN SALON Media spent the autumn months carefully reading, scoring and ranking each entry, then selected the honorees in each category. Applicants may be honored in more than one category. 

If you are a ST200 2019 honoree, check back December 3 through December 15 to discover in what categories you will be honored, and if you didn't enter, follow along and cheer on your favorites through our Facebook page.