Strategies' Neil Ducoff looks on as Pooran Okhovat and the team from Poza Salon in Charlotte,...

Strategies' Neil Ducoff looks on as Pooran Okhovat and the team from Poza Salon in Charlotte, North Carolina, accept the award for No-Compromise Leadership Business of the Year award. 

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

For reprint and licensing requests for this article, Click here.