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The fifth annual Team-Based Pay Awards were held in late September at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. The awards ceremony ran concurrently with StrategiesTeam-Based Pay Conference 2019 at the same location, and were sponsored by Kopsa Otte.

Strategies created the Team-Based Pay Awards to celebrate and honor the superior performance and financial successes of salons, spas and medspas that are currently using Strategies Team-Based Pay compensation program.

"These awards were created to recognize the hard work and successes of the best and brightest Team-Based Pay salon/spa operations. They are a shining example of what can be accomplished when the systems, leadership and team are all team focused, and not I/me/mine focused. It was an absolute honor to showcase these eight inspiring success stories during this year’s Team-Based Pay Conference,” says Eric Ducoff, Strategies’ vice president. 

Entrants were required to answer essay questions for each of the eight award categories, as well as provide profit & loss statements, balance sheets, cash-flow plans and broadbands for each department.

The 2019 Team-Based Pay Award winners:

Best Turn-Around Award
Mary Kate & Company – Wichita, KS
Owners: Mary Kate Denton & Rebecca Smith

Best Culture Shift Award
Omagi SalonSpa – Louisville, KY
Owner: Marian Sang

Productivity Award
Natural Remedies Spa – Vienna, WV
Owners: Bill & Linda Moore

Profitability Award
Shine Hair Color & Design Studio – Columbia, SC
Owner: Laura Pinkas

Staff Retention Award
Blush Salon Spa – Fargo, ND
Owner: Lacey Spaulding

Customer Loyalty Award
Viriditas Beautiful Skin Therapies – Providence, RI
Owner: Laurie Neronha

Coaches’ Choice Award
A New Beginning – Bethel, CT
Owner: Carol Romer

TBP No-Compromise Leadership Business of the Year
Poza Salon – Charlotte, NC
Owner: Pooran Okhovat