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PENZONE Salon + Spa Claims the 2019 Salon of the Year

by Stacey Soble | April 4, 2019
With its Free Sips Station, Social Room, Beauty Zone and cafe, the client experience is the name of the game at PENZONE Salon + Spa.
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With its Free Sips Station, Social Room, Beauty Zone and cafe, the client experience is the name of the game at PENZONE Salon + Spa.
Alternating walls of shiplap and aged metal barn siding creates a rugged, masculine feel within 1922 Men's Grooming.
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Alternating walls of shiplap and aged metal barn siding creates a rugged, masculine feel within 1922 Men's Grooming.
Whether seated in the scrolled back manicure chairs or snuggled into the sumptuous pedicure thrones, clients are pampered at LaBelle Nail Bar.
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Whether seated in the scrolled back manicure chairs or snuggled into the sumptuous pedicure thrones, clients are pampered at LaBelle Nail Bar.
Cleints are welcomed into the Anthony DeFranco Salon with 13-foot-tall ceilings adorned with dramatic stalactite lighting pendants above a sensous onyx reception desk.
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Cleints are welcomed into the Anthony DeFranco Salon with 13-foot-tall ceilings adorned with dramatic stalactite lighting pendants above a sensous onyx reception desk.
At Rob Peetoom Williamsburg, the salon floor is punctuated by crisp white chairs, light stone tiles and century-old dark wood columns.
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At Rob Peetoom Williamsburg, the salon floor is punctuated by crisp white chairs, light stone tiles and century-old dark wood columns.
With its Free Sips Station, Social Room, Beauty Zone and cafe, the client experience is the name of the game at PENZONE Salon + Spa.
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With its Free Sips Station, Social Room, Beauty Zone and cafe, the client experience is the name of the game at PENZONE Salon + Spa.
Alternating walls of shiplap and aged metal barn siding creates a rugged, masculine feel within 1922 Men's Grooming.
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Alternating walls of shiplap and aged metal barn siding creates a rugged, masculine feel within 1922 Men's Grooming.
Whether seated in the scrolled back manicure chairs or snuggled into the sumptuous pedicure thrones, clients are pampered at LaBelle Nail Bar.
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Whether seated in the scrolled back manicure chairs or snuggled into the sumptuous pedicure thrones, clients are pampered at LaBelle Nail Bar.
Cleints are welcomed into the Anthony DeFranco Salon with 13-foot-tall ceilings adorned with dramatic stalactite lighting pendants above a sensous onyx reception desk.
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Cleints are welcomed into the Anthony DeFranco Salon with 13-foot-tall ceilings adorned with dramatic stalactite lighting pendants above a sensous onyx reception desk.
At Rob Peetoom Williamsburg, the salon floor is punctuated by crisp white chairs, light stone tiles and century-old dark wood columns.
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At Rob Peetoom Williamsburg, the salon floor is punctuated by crisp white chairs, light stone tiles and century-old dark wood columns.

The final judging results are in and Penzone Salon + Spa Dublin, owned by Debra and Charles Penzone in Dublin, Ohio, captures the top honor in SALON TODAY’s 2019 Salons of the Year. In addition to the title, the salon will appear on the cover of the May/June 2019  magazine.

In a departure from years past, the judges designated winners in two specialty salon categories. They selected 1922 Men’s Grooming Salon, owned by Tim Timmons in Woodstock, Georgia, as the 2019 Men’s Grooming Salon of the Year; and LaBelle Nail Bar, owned by Oanh Le in Ardmore, Pennsylvania  as the 2019 Nail Salon of the Year. In addition, Anthony DeFranco Salon and Spa, owned by Anthony DeFranco and Pei Cheung in Plainview, New York, was named the 2019 First Runner-Up and Rob Peetoom Williamsburg, owned by Rob and Savana Peetoom in Brooklyn, New York, was named Second Runner-Up.

Sixteen additional  salons were named Salons of Distinction, and all 21 honorees will be profiled on salontoday.com and in the May/June issue.

The 2019 Grand-Prize Winner
PENZONE SALON + SPA DUBLIN
Dublin, Ohio
Owned by Debra and Charles Penzone

Men’s Grooming Salon of the Year
1922 MENS GROOMING
Woodstock, Georgia
Owned by Tim Timmons

Nail Salon of the Year
LABELLE NAIL BAR
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Owned by Oanh Le

First Runner-Up
ANTHONY DEFRANCO SALON + SPA
Plainview, New York
Owned by Anthony DeFranco and Pei Cheung

Second Runner-Up
ROB PEETOOM WILLIAMSBURG
Brooklyn, New York
Owned by Rob and Savana Peetoom

ANNASTASIA SALON
Portland, Oregon
Owned by Luke Huffstutter, Caitlin Angus and Toni Carlson

ATELIER
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Owned by Meghan Andrade

ATELIER ISABELLE ROSE
Houston, Texas
Owned by Ryan La Fleur & Joanna Samartzis

BOSS HAIR GROUP
Chicago, Illinois
Owned by John Blue

BUFFALO CO. SALON AND BARBER
Temecula, California
Owned by Travis and Jessica Mitchell

BUTTER BEAUTY PARLOUR
Calgary, Alberta
Owned by Jereme Bokitch

EMMA JUSTINE HAIR LOUNGE & SPA
Middletown, Kentucky
Owned by Amie Migirova

HAIR & BODY WORKS
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
Owned by Tanya & Jeremy Reisinger

JYL CRAVEN HAIR DESIGN
Canton, Georgia
Owned by Jyl and Jason Craven

MARCHELLE SALONE
Arlington, Massachusetts
Owned by Michelle A. Casey

MIRROR MIRROR SALON
Austin, Texas
Owned by Martha Lynn Kale

NOUVEAU DEPART NAIL STUDIO
Chicago, Illinois
Owned by Jill Sprinkle and Jessica Lowry

SALON COSABELLA
Broomfield, Colorado
Owned by Jamie and Torrey Staton

SALON LUDIC
North Liberty, Iowa
Owned by Emily Armstrong and Sarah Davis

THE PARLOR HOUSE
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Owned by Adrien and Ira Lyles

TOTALEE ON THE ALLEY
Berverly Hills, California
Owned by Lee Rittner

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